La Guilde du Cognac


La Guilde du Cognac is not so much a Cognac house, rather it’s a way to bring a range of products to market that’ve been created by small, artisan producers of the region.  It’s the creation of Maison Villevert, a house that boasts a history that can be traced back as far as 1487.  The concept is about bringing the expertise of some of the most talented small producers to the notice of a larger global population: a population of Cognac connoiseurs who understand and cherish true quality when they taste it.

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    Tasting review: Eye: Brilliant gold color Nose: Deliciously floral, with violets, honey, plum, and cedar wood Palate: Floral notes continue, combined with toffee and dried figs.  Finish is long, round, and creamy

    Tasting review: Eye: Brilliant gold color Nose: Deliciously floral, with violets, honey, plum, and cedar wood Palate: Floral notes continue, combined with...

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    Eye: Bright, straw yellow Nose: Aromas of summer fruits, peach, fig, apricot, as well as hints of lime peel, and green tea. Palate: Flavors of buttered honey, citrus fruits, and apricots.  Finish is lengthy, fresh, and bright.

    Eye: Bright, straw yellow Nose: Aromas of summer fruits, peach, fig, apricot, as well as hints of lime peel, and green tea. Palate: Flavors of buttered...

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    Tasting review: Eye: Deep, blood orange glow Nose: Spicy - cinnamon and nutmeg. Buttery vanilla Eye: Sweet spices, muscat grapes, evolving into elegant notes of wood.  Long, warm finish.

    Tasting review: Eye: Deep, blood orange glow Nose: Spicy - cinnamon and nutmeg. Buttery vanilla Eye: Sweet spices, muscat grapes, evolving into elegant...

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    Tasting review: Eye: Deep amber Nose: Complex and imposing: notes of coffee, nuts, cigar box, and leather Palate: Rich, round, with tones of oak, tobacco, chocolate, and raisins.  The finish is complex and powerful

    Tasting review: Eye: Deep amber Nose: Complex and imposing: notes of coffee, nuts, cigar box, and leather Palate: Rich, round, with tones of oak, tobacco,...

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La Guilde du Cognac

La Guilde du Cognac

NORMANDIN-MERCIER: Cognac aged at the Atlantic Coast
13-08-2018 / In Dompierre Sur Mer, a village not far from La Rochelle, lies the estate of Normandin-Mercier Cognac. The house was founded in 1872 by Jules Normandin. Today it is headed by his great-great grandson, Edouard Normandin, and is one of the few remaining family-run Cognac houses in the region. Buy Normandin-Mercier during our Special Sale! Read full article...
BERTRAND COGNAC: Strength, Passion, and Female Influence
13-08-2018 / Situated in the heart of Cognac’s Petite Champagne region, you will find the Domaine des Brissons de Laage. This estate comprises 82 hectares of Cognac vineyards, with the trademark Bel’Air windmill still standing proudly among the vines. The windmill is the last one remaining in the town of Reaux. Buy Cognac Bertrand during our Special Read full article...
The Difference Between Cognac And Brandy
02-08-2018 / It’s a question that’s been asked many a-time; What’s the difference between Cognac and Brandy. So here’s a simple explanation to easily understand why the two are different. Is it Cognac? Or is it brandy? The first thing to understand is this: ‘All Cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is Cognac’. Or, to put Read full article...
Godet Cognac: Making history generation by generation
18-07-2018 / Nestling quietly on the harbor shores, deep in the old town of La Rochelle, is perhaps the true meaning of family. And it’s in the form of a humble Cognac estate, known simply as Godet. And we’re talking family in every sense of the word. Because the house of Godet is today headed by three Read full article...

History of La Guilde du Cognac


In the middle ages such guilds existed.  Comprised of a designated group of people who carried out a specific activity - such as the creation of Cognac - and brought them together with specific rules to follow.


The Cognac house, Maison Villevert, is the brains behind bringing this concept back to life.  The family Robicquet settled in the Cognac region in the late 15th century, and played a key role in the beginning of the Cognac industry as we know it today.


La Guilde du Cognac today


The guild is passionate about providing their customers with a unique approach to enjoying Cognac.  Utilizing a human and a geographical approach, they’ve taken both the artisan and the terroir into account when creating their products.  To this end, each Cognac offered is a single cru blend from an artisan distiller.  Each distiller has been selected thanks to their unique and traditional approach to their art, not to mention the production of truly high quality Cognacs.


News, products, and anecdotes


La Guilde du Cognac offers a range that genuinely represent the different crus (terroirs) of the region.  Each terroir has differences in soil, subsoils, climate, and even the know-how of those who work the vines.  These unique regional characteristics lead to very different end products.  So the range produced by La Guilde du Cognac is that of Cognacs not only by terroir, but also by individual village.


It’s a unique approach, and one that will appeal to those who enjoy Cognacs that are of the highest quality and truly exclusive.


Visiting La Guilde du Cognac


Because this is not a Cognac house in the usual sense, it would be necessary to visit Maison Villevert - the house behind the concept.  There is no information available about visiting here.  Please contact the Cognac house directly for more information.