HENNESSY IMMERSIVE INITIATION
From Hennessy’s vineyards to its historic cellars, discover some of the secrets behind the Maison’s time-honored craftsmanship and rituals.
- Duration 2h
- Tasting of Hennessy V.S and Hennessy V.S.O.P (neat, on the rocks and in a cocktail)
- New offering from May 2023
- 5 languages : English, French, Chinese, Spanish, German
HENNESSY IMMERSIVE INITIATION
An introduction to Maison Hennessy's legacy, savoir-faire, and the secrets of cognac-making. Includes access to our new artistic immersive installation, MOBILIS. Blending poetry with cutting-edge technology, this virtual reality odyssey brings to life Hennessy’s saga in a way never seen before. A must see.
Designed with newcomers in mind, the Hennessy Immersive Initiation Tour offers an introductory overview of the Maison's legacy, its time-honored craftsmanship, and the secrets of cognac-making. Board a shuttle for a brief crossing of the Charente River — an essential part of the Maison’s history — and step into a culture of excellence and dedication to savoir-faire.
Highlights of this two-hour odyssey for beginners include a visit to the Pavillon cellar, where the Maison’s saga comes to life.
From May 2023, our guided tours include a next-generation immersive experience and virtual reality odyssey: MOBILIS, the brainchild of world-renowned French artists Olivier Kuntzel & Florence Deygas. Together with a team of 50 talented artists and artisans, they drew a whimsical portrait of Maison Hennessy following a 'carte blanche' invitation from our President, Laurent Boillot.
Two years in the making, this ambitious work of art blends the simplicity of drawing together with cutting-edge technology, bringing our history and craftsmanship to life in a way never seen before. A must-see when visiting Cognac, MOBILIS cements Hennessy’s position as a landmark wine tourism destination.
It also includes a visit of an active ageing cellar where you'll learn about the phenomenon known as the "angels' share."
A presentation of the Hennessy Tasting Committee's daily ritual is followed by a guided tasting of two of Hennessy's most popular cognacs, Hennessy V.S and Hennessy V.S.O.P — neat, on the rocks and in a cocktail.
On Saturday 3 June, due to a public event on the Charente river, please note that the transfers between the welcome desk of Hennessy Visits and our ageing cellars will take place by bus, and not by boat. This temporary change applies to the 2pm, 4pm and 5pm guided tours.
Please note that for health reasons, pets are not allowed on the grounds.
For health and safety reasons, the use of virtual reality headsets is reserved to visitors aged 12 and above.
For all visitors aged 12 and above, please note that exposure to virtual reality can disrupt the sensory system and may lead to various mild symptoms (such as nausea, vertigo, cold sweats, paleness or loss of balance) that wear off quickly. The use of these technologies is not recommended for people who suffer from epileptic seizures or sensitive people (pregnant women, people suffering from motion sickness, showing signs of balance disorders or prone to migraines or panic attacks).
For visitors not participating in the virtual reality immersive experience, our visits offer a range of alternative activities in an adjoining room inside the Chai des Pavillons (barrel calligraphy initiation, drawing/colouring, a MOBILIS artistic creation making-of video). These activities have been imagined by the artists Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas. For all minors, it is mandatory for an accompanying adult to be with them in the non-virtual room. Minors aged 12-17 will not be allowed to take part in the virtual reality immersive experience without an accompanying adult.
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