21 generations

The Frapin family have been involved in the art of winemaking since 1270 and specilised in distillation much later and have continued to stand strong throughout twenty one generations.  Their knowledge and experience has been passed down over centuries and today they produce top class Cognac.

Exceptional terroir

The estate in the heart of the Grande Champagne region, comprises 240 hectares of  vines.  Frapin’s home is the beautiful castle of Fontpinot in the town of Segonzac.

Ancestral methods of our Cellar Master

Frapin’s cellar master continue to produce year after year exceptional Cognacs.  Discover the art of making cognac from growing grapes in the vineyard, hand-crafted distillation, and ageing in century old cellars.

Discovery Tour 

Price: €15 / person (free for children)

Duration : 1 hour

During the visit, you will have the opportunity to discover the history of the House and its vineyard in our new museum, to get to know our distillation process and visit our aging & blending cellars. The visit ends with the tasting of 4 cognacs (without exceptional carafes).

VIP Tour 

Price: €250 / person (free for children)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Discover the secret world of our prestigious family estate. During 2 1/2 hour visit you will explore our vineyard, distillery and then dive into the half-lit atmosphere of our century-old ageing cellars. Halfway through the tour, nestled in the heart of the vineyard, a break at Château Fontpinot will be made to discover the house and the ancestors of the family, including the famous François Rabelais, followed by a cocktail break. You will also find the treasures contained in the paradise cellar. The visit will continue with the discovery of our new museum, cellars and will end with the tasting of 4 cognacs, including our top the range carafe…

Visit Cognac Frapin

We welcome visitors by appointment only. Please book in advance by submiting the form below :

Guided tour open all year round:
Monday to Friday by appointment only from 9am to 6pm.  Please email form to request a visit.

Visit in French or English.

Cognac Frapin,
1 rue Pierre Frapin,
16130 Segonzac.


+33 (0)5 45 83 40 03