The chateau in Jonzac, used to belong to the Gautret family.


  • 1847 Established by Jules Gautret in Jonzac as a merchant/distilling company.
  • 1959 Gautret initiates the founding of a co-operation called Unicognac. The Gautret company becomes its main brand.
  • ca. 2000s Unicognac and Charentes Alliance collaborate which finally becomes a takeover
  • 2015 Unicognac, now part of Charentes Alliance, becomes a subsidiary of Océalia
  • 2017 Unicognac is renamed Jules Gautret


Gautret produces the following qualities: VS, VSOP, Napoleon, XO and Extra. Their brands tend to be light without too much wood notes.


The swan logo can be seen on many Gautret bottles. It is in fact the logo of Unicognac.
Address: ZI de St Germain de Lusignan, Route de St Genis, 17503 Jonzac. Telephone: 0546 481099. (opening hours: Monday till Friday 09-12h and 14-17h).