TXAKOLI, GASTRONOMY & CULTURAL HERITAGE
THE ORIGIN OF TXAKOLI
HIRUZTA has recovered the centennial tradition of txakoli production and manufacture for Hondarribia, the town which gives its name to the indigenous varieties used to make this wine: Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza. A tradition lost in the 17th century which has been recovered thanks to the HIRUZTA project.
A DREAM COME TRUE
HIRUZTA, the only winery in Hondarribia, is the dream of the Rekalde family. They are so passionate about the world of wine that they decided to set up their own txakoli winery in the most traditional production area in the Basque Country. Today HIRUZTA exports to over 20 countries, with specialised importers placing their trust in the quality of our wines.
Since its beginnings, HIRUZTA has followed a serious roadmap with a view to the future. To this end, it has developed a complete oenological project via the manufacture of exquisite txakolis with their own personality.
A clear innovative vocation with a long-term vision endow the project with an oenological line that places its trust in the indigenous grape variety Hondarrabi Zuri. Meanwhile, the Winery assumes its commitment to fostering wine culture via a wide range of txakolis.
Climatology, soils and crop type are critical for HIRUZTAs exceptional terroir. The vineyard surrounding the winery is set in a privileged spot. Since the project conception, a selection of plots has been made in order to attain significant ecological diversity.
Astarbe is one of the oldest cider houses in Gipuzkoa (founded in 1563), run by the same family that generation after generation, for five centuries, has been dedicated to making cider and growing apple trees. The transfer of knowledge, the quality of our apple trees, the control in the cider production and the quality of our traditional gastronomy courses are some of our differences.
Cider is part of who we are, and weve been making it since 1563. We tend to our apple trees throughout the year so that, come autumn, the best fruit is ready for harvest, a process we carry out by hand before selecting the best apples. Our traditionally-made cider is aged in the bottle for three months before consumption.