Since 1776, the Dudognon family has been growing grapes and making cognac on the same plot of land using ancient methods. In the town of Lignières-Sonneville, the family has continued to independently farm their small plot of land—utilizing their Premier Cru terroir and bucking the trends of bigger negociant houses. Today, the estate is run by husband and wife team Gerald and Claudine. In the distillery and the cellar, their son works alongside them as he prepares to inherit the estate.
Across the board, the cognacs of Dudognon are flawlessly pristine. The youthful expressions—which reach up to 20 years in age—are classically styled gems full of vinous flavors and terroir. And the increasingly rare older reserves are milestones of master craftsmanship. The complexity and quality you’ll find in the cognacs of Dudognon are representative of what made this region so prestigious. For over 200 years, the Dudognon family has carried the torch of traditional cognac with an unyielding commitment to the exceptional.