Héritage René Rivière Cognac


Owned by Jean-Jacques Vidal, Héritage René Rivière Cognac is located in the north of the regions and within the Borderies terroir.  The brand concentrates on producing a small range of top quality, old cognacs using traditional methods handed down over the centuries.

Visit Héritage René Rivière: 3 Moulin de Chez Gauthier, 16370 Saint-Sulpice-de-Cognac, +33 (0)545 838406, +33 (0)6 87747229
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Hennessy VHILS Limited Edition VS Cognac: 8th in series
19-06-2018 / The Hennessy VHILS Limited Edition VS Cognac is the eight edition in this unique collaboration of the Cognac giant with some of the 21st century’s brightest artists. VIHLS, from Portugal, uses the technique known as ‘creative destruction’ in his work. Both he and Hennessy have worked together to create a limited edition bottle with what Read full article...
Why is Cognac Called Cognac?
08-06-2018 / If you know your Cognac, then you’ll already know the answer to this question. But despite massive leaps forward in the global recognition stakes, a lot of confusion still surrounds the term ‘Cognac’. Here is the definitive guide as to why Cognac is called Cognac. In addition, we’ll talk about the Cognac vs. brandy debate. Read full article...
Remy Martin VSOP Limited Edition
05-06-2018 / If you thought that it was only Hennessy that had the monopoly on funky artist collaborations, then think again. Introducing the futuristic VSOP Remy Martin Limited Edition Cognac with Matt W. Moore. This almost psychedelic offering draws on a modern day take on very old, traditional Remy icons. The world-famous graphic designer/artist has re-imagined vines, leaves, Read full article...
Craft is on the Rise: The 2018 COGNAC AWARDS
04-06-2018 / Year on year, the prestigious world beverage Cognac Awards competitions gain more entrants. After all, who doesn’t love a medal winner? And these awards are certainly not given out lightly by their expert panels of judges. We’re delighted to be able to bring you the results of not one, but three great 2018 competitions–The San Read full article...

History of Héritage René Rivière Cognac


Jean-Jacques Vidal, head of the house, is the grandson of René Rivière and the son of Marie-Madeleine Vidal.  From its inception, the house and its vineyards have been located in the smallest of the Cognac terroir - Borderies.  The grape varieties grown include Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc, and Colombard


Héritage René Rivière Cognac Today


The stocks of eaux-de-vie that have been harvested, aged, and stored over the centuries are now in the capable hands of cellar master, Jean-Jacques Vidal.  Knowledgable and passionate, he continues in the quest of his forefathers to create only the highest quality cognacs.  This exclusivity extends to some of their cognacs being preserved in their original barrels and only bottled just prior to shipping.


Jean Jacques also shows his entrepreneurial spirit in the fact ath you can rent a holiday cottage or room on the property - Le Moulin Chez Gautier.  What a great vacation destination for anyone who has a love of Cognac.


News, products, awards, and anecdotes


In 2002, the Héritage René Rivière XO was awarded the title, 'Commended Winner', at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London


Visiting Héritage René Rivière Cognac


There is no information available about visiting the cognac house.  Contact the house directly for details, and also for further information about renting the holiday cottage.