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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Héritage René Rivière Cognac

Héritage René Rivière Cognac

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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.