Txakoli Vineyard & Winemaker Tour

Learn about local viticulture and visit a family owned txakoli winery for an in depth tour about the production of the Basque Country’s prized white wine
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General manager and sommelier Jon is a local expert when it comes to txakoli, having spent years researching the history and nuances of txakoli and working closely with local organizations to educate the public about local wines he is a wealth of information. His background in hospitality and culinary experience stems from La Rioja wine region in Spain to Paris, France

Txakoli is a crisp, refreshing white wine that originated in the Basque Country and is rapidly growing in popularity in wine circles around the world. Served often as an aperitif, the spirit is refreshing, smooth and elegant. It is the perfect compliment to pintxos, and a popular local beverage of choice.

Sheltered by several mountain ranges, the verdant Valley of Ayala is a prime area for growing the indigenous hondarrabi zuri grape used to make txakoli wine. With southern-facing slopes and protected by mountain ranges from northern storms and from the south by the Sierra Salvada. These prime growing conditions allow the delicate crop to mature.

Hidden in the northwest corner of Alava, meet a boutique wine maker who has taken every care to produce the finest quality txakoli. Having received the D.O. or denomination of origin quality recognition in 2001, Alava is home to the youngest denomination of Basque txakoli. The valley also shares a long winemaking tradition with historic records of vineyard production in the area dating back to 760 AD.

During your guided visit you will learn how the environment, climate, techniques, character of the indigenous grapes and sustainable practices of the winemaker are reflected in each glass of wine. You will also enjoy five tastings, and wine pairings with local products.

Enjoy samples of the vineyard’s limited production wines and txakoli tastings from neighboring provinces, all served with a generous selection of local cheeses, spicy chorizo, brick oven bread toasts and chips.


*Visit to bodega & vineyard

*Txakoli wine production explanation

*Five tastings and wine pairing snacks

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Details & Reservation

Where: 20 min from Bilbao
Minimum Recommended: 6 People
Length: 3-4 Hours
Languages: English, Spanish, Basque
Included: Menu
Book in Advance: Yes

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