This is one trip you simply cannot miss! Get ready for an assault on your senses as we take you to the springtime Cider celebration!
Deep in the green, lush, rolling hills of Gipuzkoa you can find, if you know where to look of course, isolated farm houses that during the spring, literally roar with the sounds and voices of locals partaking in a long established ritual. That of the Sagardotegi or Cider House/Restaurant!
There are different ciders to try, all pressed from the previous autumn’s crop. Just be careful to make sure you get it in the glass as it flies out from huge barrels. It’s not just Cider though, as the tradition inevitably involves eating… Have as much delicious salt cod omelette, grilled cod with peppers, expertly grilled, prime bone-in ox steaks as you can manage, and you will always find enough room for the traditional dessert of walnuts, Idiazabal cheese and home-made quince jelly.
A huge favourite with the locals, a trip to the Sagardotegi is a real insight into how Basques and food go hand-in-hand. Groups consist of all ages and numbers but all respond to the call of “Txotx!!” whereupon diners, glass in hand, make it to the barrels to sample the freely pouring cider! A truly Be delicious experience and one of our favourites.