Located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, on the "Cider's road", near the village of Cambremer, you are welcomed in all seasons at the Manoir de Grandouet cellar. The terroir and the climate make it a privileged site for cider products.
At the foot of the Grandouet's small church (12th century), the timber-framing press room, dating from the 16th century, contains vats more than a century old. It has belonged to the Grandval family since 1856. Grandfather Yvon undertook the rebuilding of the manor and developed cider production from the years 1945. François, the father , continued this development and still takes care of the distillation and aging of calvados. Today, Stéphane the son and his wife Lucile, perpetuate this know-how.
In this typical Pays d'Auge farm dedicated to apples and milk AOCs / PDOs, production is now converted to organic farming.
All the products are made with the farm's cider apples, around 25 varieties, and aged in timber-framing cellars with the aim of continuously improving the taste quality of the products.
The AOP Pays d'Auge ciders are rich in color and nuance. They combine a fruity roundness with a touch of bitterness. The Pommeau de Normandie is aged in oak barrels where it takes on a beautiful amber color. Made with a pot still, Calvados AOC Pays d'Auge are raised and aged in accordance with tradition. Apple and perry juice also prepared with the fruits of the farm complete the range.
All products are on sale directly from the cellar. It is also possible to buy PDO cheeses from Normandy (Pont-L’Eveque, Livarot and Camembert de Normandie).
The tasting is free, the welcome is family-friendly. A video presenting the work of harvesting, elaboration and distillation accompanies the visit.
Visit opening hours : 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.