San Sebastian, spain, getariako
Founded in 1995 by D. Alejandro Arregui Mendizábal, this
family winery is located in Basque Country east of the town of Zarautz
(Gipuzkoa). The winery's south-southwest facing slope of land was part of the
ancient village of Ibaita.
Arregi Txakolina is produced exclusively with grapes from
their own vineyard, under the close supervision of D. Alejandro Arregui and his
When founded in 1995, 5 acres of vineyards were planted and
the first vintage of dry, white txakoli wine was available after the 1996
harvest. Currently, almost 24 acres are cultivated annually.
The winery's 2-story warehouse is home to stainless steel
tanks with a capacity of 4,000-5,000 liters each. Grapes are manually harvested
and whisked to the pneumatic press, where they are gently pressed. Annual
production is 60,000 liters.