A family history
The Dobbé family has been producing exceptional cognacs in Salignac-sur-Charente, a small village near Cognac in France, for eight generations. The family’s vineyard estate extends mainly over the Petite Champagne area, one of the largest and most prestigious cru in Charente.
Eight generations, one passion for cognac
It all started around 1787, when the family’s ancestors acquired a few acres of vines. Then, gradually, harvest after harvest, each vineyard began to produce its first cognacs. There have been eight successive generations of passionate wine growers and distillers on this challenging land, passing down from father to son and from mother to daughter their authentic Savoir-faire in producing prestigious eaux-de-vie.
The house of DOBBÉ is recognised for its strong values and guided by generations who love the land. Michel Dobbé and his wife, a descendant of the founder, have managed to combine tradition and modernity to produce charming, high-quality DOBBÉ cognacs. Today, the new generation continues the family heritage.
A family estate in Petite Champagne
The Dobbé family’s vineyard estate covers 35 hectares, two thirds of which are located on the sun-drenched hills of Petite Champagne, the second largest cru in the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) which produces exceptionally smooth eaux-de-vie. The remaining third is located in Dompierre in Fins bois, on the banks of the Charente. This is a bountiful area which produces full-bodied, supple eaux-de-vie whose bouquet is reminiscent of pressed grapes.
With its characteristic chalky soils, the Prunelas estate in Salignac-sur-Charente, a few kilometres from Cognac, is mainly planted with the ugni blanc grape variety, which produces fruity, fine and delicate cognacs.