Blanleuil et Fils Cognac
The artisan house of Blanleuil et Fils Cognac covers 30 hectares of prime Grande Champagne countryside. It’s a family run affair, resourcefully not only producing cognac but also offering holiday gite accommodation, tours of the vineyards and wine tastings. The estate, known as Chez Beillard, is recommended on ‘Les Etapes du Cognac’ – the tourist trails that criss cross this wonderful region of France.
Visit Blanleuil et Fils: Chez Beillard ,16300 Criteuil la Magdeleine ,+33 (0)545805201 ,Other products by Blanleuil et Fils: Pineau des Charentes
History of Blanleuil et Fils Cognac
You have to look right back to the end of the 18th century to discover the early roots of Blanleuil et Fils Cognac. Eight generations before the current owners, the family Blanleuil settled in Criteuil la Magdeleine – a village situated 23kms south of the town of Cognac – and the story of Blanleuil Cognac began.
The location was perfect for the production of grapes, with the close proximity to the ocean providing a mild micro-climate year round.
Blanleuil et Fils Cognac Today
Today the cognac house is run by Roger and Marine Blanleuil and their sons, Jerome and Nicolas. They are the eighth generation to be the proprietors, and not only create and sell their eaux-de-vie, but also offer holiday accommodation in beautiful lodgings. This includes two separate cottages that house six and eight people respectively.
Utilising the latest in technology, the Blanleuil family sell their cognacs directly via their website, as well as travelling around various fairs and events held throughout France each year.
News, Products and Prices
Blanleuil et Fils produce a small range of cognacs in both VSOP and XO quality. A bottle of Blanleuil et Fils VSOP Cognac can be purchased for around €26, and the Blanleuil et Fils XO Cognac retail at around €44. They also produce a smaller, 50cl Special XO Decanter for €69.00.
Their cognacs have won silver and gold medals at the Segonzac spirit competitions.
The house also produce a white and rose Pineau des Charentes, as well as artisan cognac chocolates.
Visit Blanleuil et Fils Cognac
Blanleuil et Fils Cognac welcomes visitors for a wine tasting tour of the cognac house. The proprietors speak both French and English. Because it is a small, family run house, it’s advisable to telephone in advance to arrange a time to visit.