The Jules Gautret Cellars Producers' Shops / Delicatessen Shops in Siecq

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 09:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:00 am - 12:00 am 02:30 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Opens Thursday at 09:00 am

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Useful information

  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Vignobles et Découvertes
  • Vins de Pays Charentais

Location : In the countryside

Province : Saintes and Vals de Saintonge

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Free tasting
  • Groceries shop/ Food
  • Heating
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
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  • English
    • The Jules Gautret Cellars of Siecq welcomes you all year round from Tuesday to Saturday to introduce your taste buds to the wine world of our two Charentes. Taste our wines, pineaux and cognacs to grasp all the know-how of the various local actors of our cooperative. From winegrower to cellar master, let Nathalie and Sarah guide and advise you in choosing the product you need.

      To complete the tour of the region, discover our selection of local gourmet products.

      The Jules Gautret Cellars of Siecq is a paradise for cognac and pineau. It is located on the road from Saint-Jean-d'Angély to Angoulême, at the entrance to the village on the left, arriving from Matha. Created in 1953 at a place called Liboreau, the cellar was transferred to Siecq in the early seventies. Entirely destroyed in 1994 by a fire, the wine-growing facilities were rebuilt in nine months for the 1995 harvest.

      The Siecq cellar produces local Charentais wine, grape must for pineaux and wines for the production of cognac. The grapes are harvested from approximately 250 hectares, which represents 2,860 tons of fruit. The cellar produces 22,000 hectoliters of wine each year, distributed as follows: 30% red wine, 30% rosé wine and 40% white wine. The cellar has two conquets to receive the harvest. The grapes then descend into a destemmer which separates the berries from the stalk. Three pneumatic presses ensure the pressing of the harvest.

      The grape juice is sent to tanks for fermentation. For red wine, an intermediate phase of maceration, from two weeks to one month, is observed before pressing. This step allows the wine to obtain its red colour. The Siecq cellar reserves a storage place for cognac. The large barrels contain 35,000 liters of eau-de-vie. As with cognac, the pineau aging area reserves several barrels of 350 hectoliters. Further on, you reach a vaulted cellar in which the oldest pineau barrels are kept.

      The old pineaux have aged for at least seven years. The patina observed on the barrels testifies to the work carried out over many years, either for the aging of the Pineau or for that of the Cognac.

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Traveller Reviews The Jules Gautret Cellars

4.7 sur 5 86 reviews

  • Iain Dunbar

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Iain Dunbar on 02/06/2022

    Good wines at reasonable prices.

  • Tom G

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Tom G on 13/06/2023

    Very nice welcome, great explanations, very tasty wine and cognac

  • Bas de Goede

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Bas de Goede on 29/04/2023

    In a tiny little town, suddenly a Cave with a nice selection of wines, pineau and of course cognac. Local pate and a stray beer. Very friendly lady working who complemented my lumberjack French and her lumberjack English... Nice to visit for local delicacies!

Traveller Reviews The Jules Gautret Cellars

5.0 sur 5 2 reviews

  • "Winery and distiller with wine store for purchasing and tasting"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Nicholas H (London, United Kingdom) on 30/06/2018

    Came here on a searing hot day in mid June. Going into the air-conditioned shop to taste the wines and then buy some of the very reasonably priced wine and cognac to bring back to the UK was a joy...

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  • "Retablir la vérité : Pour un oup d'essai c'est un coup de maitre (de chais, évidemment)"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Patrick R (Cognac, France) on 14/08/2019

    Bonjour, Habitué des visites des maisons de cognac, cette saison nous avons décidé de visiter le domaine Jules GAUTRET. Meme si d'apparence, l'accueil fait un peu "amateur" (comparé aux grandes...

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The Jules Gautret Cellars

Address

18 rue de l'Océan
17490 Siecq

GPS coordinates

45° 49'49.5"N, 0° 11'46.07"W

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