a unique story
Vanessa Dejarnac - My work : my passion !
I have been a guide for Martell for a year and, quite apart from my passion for cognac, I love transmitting the values of this great house and bringing its heritage alive. It’s a pleasure to take my visitors on a voyage of discovery at Martell, starting with the historic house from the 1700s, moving on to the cellars from the 1800s where, supported by a full-size mock-up of vines, I talk about cognac.
Then, in the showroom, my visitors are impressed by the gradations of colour of the various samples of eauxde- vie displayed for their curiosity. Each room leads to the discovery of a particular savoir-faire and the visit ends in the new boutique, renovated in 2016, with an explosion of flavours - tasting a VSOP neat, on the rocks, in a cocktail or of two different XOs.
Many visitors are agreeably surprised by the different ways in which cognac can be savoured. I never get tired of recounting Martell’s story and I think
I’m very lucky to be able to work in such a magical place.
Crossing the threshold of the Martell House, in Cognac, means entering into a unique story.
It is the story of a man, Jean Martell who founded his cognac house, in 1715 under the reign of Louis XIV.
It is the story of a house which, from one generation to the next, has kept alive the age-old knowhow of vinegrowers, distillers, barrel-makers and cellar masters.
It is the story of a beautiful region, whose crus bear poetic names: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois.
It is the story of a French art of living made up of refinement and elegance, whose spirit gives Martell cognacs their clearly recognizable style.
It is the story of a house which has just celebrated its Tercentenary.
It is a story to be discovered, explored… and savoured.
MARTELL BE CURIOUS
Duration : 1h15 – 14€
Welcome to the oldest of the great cognac Houses …
Discover 300 years of artisanal knowhow during your visit to our historic site. Taste Martell VSOP, accompanied by classic French patisserie.
Duration : 1h15 – 19€
Immerse yourself in the Martell story …
From the vine to the glass, discover the secrets of artisanal knowhow and finish your visit with a sensory experience: mirror tasting of Martell XO and Martell Cordon Bleu, accompanied by appetizers.
Duration : 2h – 95€
Get to know the Martell style, marked by its favourite blend: Borderies.
From the vine to the cellar, the alembic to the carafe, discover the history and knowhow of the oldest of the great cognac Houses. Bring your visit to a close with a tasting and take away a personalised bottle of Réserve Borderies.
THE ART OF TASTING
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Become an expert at tasting Martell cognacs …
Taste our superior cognacs and discover the elegance, finesse and unique balance that, in a round of aromas, make them the House signature style.
Reservation for 2 people minimum – 40€
Invite your friends or family to the world of Martell cocktails. At the end of the cellar visit, an opportunity to try some cocktail recipes with a professional barman.
Learn about the savoir-faire of Cognac with the House of Martell …
Explore our cellars and soak up the remarkable heritage of this 300-year-old business. Top off your visit by entering the Creation Cellar, usually closed to the public. Here Martell keep hidden their oldest eaux-de-vie. Savour this rare moment, marked with history. Before a final tasting, you will be invited to bottle one of the House of Martell’s cognacs.
Book your visit to our cellars on www.martell.com