Enter the secret of the transformation of wine into Cognac

 This is the purpose of the visit to ABK6’s domain. The « Domaine de Chez Maillard », at the heart of its 90 hectares of vineyards, on an exceptional chalky hilltop location is home to the production of the  famous ABK6 Cognacs. Come and discover the estate’s « eaux-de-vie » secretly housed in our cellars. We hope to have the pleasure of  welcoming you to our estates in the near future.





 With  250 hectares of well exposed vineyards and excellent chalky soils,  you’ll love to stroll through our vine rows on top of the hill slopes.




 You’ll also discover the fermentation process in our thermo-controlled cellars, one of the  most important steps of production, carried out with the double  objective of obtaining the best wine whilst respecting the environment.








  Each  estate having its own distillery, you’ll admire the pot-stills  belonging to “Domaine de Chez Maillard”, where wines are distilled  according to  the tradition in the Charente region.




Having both time and  place available to age Cognac is a real privilege. You’ll enter the  universe of ageing cellars , and discover the paths to  paradise  followed by “eaux-de-vie”.








  We’ll  show you the “barrel cellars”, where the cellar-master carefully  monitors each batch of spirit in order to match maturation and ageing  potential, this in 350 & 400 litre oak barrels.




You’ll see the birth  of the finished product while looking at the bottling chain. Once the  Cognacs are filtered, the bottles are rinsed with Cognac; this is the  last step in production of a Single Estate Cognac.







 Finally, we’ll be pleased to initiate you to the golden rules of Cognac tasting in our shop adjoining the distillery.


Additional information :

  • Custom tours and specific group workshops can be arranged on request.
  • Rates: 5€/ adults (free for -18 y.o.)
  • On site, the chance to join the club and enjoy many benefits.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday – from 9h to 12h and from 13h30 to 17h30
  • Saturday and Sunday – visits by appointment only.
  • Locally: Shop, picnic area, walking paths
  • Close to: Restaurants, lodgings
  • Adress and Map: Domaines ABK6