As you emerge at Getaria harbour from Katrapona, the passage that runs underneath the church of San Salvador, you can perceive the carousel of sensations that have for centuries greeted those setting sail for many different motives, and those anxiously awaiting their return. The sea, the Bay of Biscay, imprints its character on the town where, back in 1476, Juan Sebastián Elcano was born. He was the first sailor to circumnavigate the Earth and his fame is set to equal that of txakoli, the wine synonymous with the Basque Country. Its oldest Denomination of Origin (DO) is in Getaria. Founded in 1989, Getariako Txakolina is a Denomination of Origin for 31 wineries and 150 vine growers that work 402 hectares of vineyard, 91% of which are in coastal areas.
Despite its pleasant sharpness, txakoli is enjoying a moment of sweetness, as it is increasingly lauded and demanded in different parts of the world. However, any wine is best enjoyed in the place it came from, where it expresses itself fully, revealing details of the land where the grapes grew and of the wine-making tradition of the place, in harmony with local cuisine and displaying the full merits of its palate. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste it in Getaria or to test its versatility as an ingredient in certain dishes.
Guided visit + txakoli and local product tasting
The visit can be done in any of these 3 "Txakolindegis":
- Akarregi Txiki: Everyday - Anytime - Minimum of 6 pax
- Elkano: Everyday - At 12:00 and 17:00 - Minimum of 2 pax
- Gaintza: Monday to saturday - At 11:30 - Minimum of 1 pax