Natural Cider Saizar
Cider is made by fermenting the natural juice of cider apples, and has been made and drunk in the Basque Country for thousands of years.
Natural cider has no added CO2, water or sugars, and is made according to the strict rules governing it. Finding the right mixture of apples together with each cider maker's experience mean there are a wide range of natural ciders for drinkers to enjoy.
A cider that has been improved over the generations and displays the character of its maker, the hand-made product of experience.
Upon the arrival at the cider house, the imposing façade made of steel with the surrounding apple orchards offers us the first overview of the philosophy of this cider house: tradition linked to the future. Half a century has passed since Esteban Lertxundi made the professional leap in the farm of his wife, Olivia Ibarguren. The next two generations are the ones that carry the rhythm of the house today. Napoleon, Esteban and Ramón together with their wives, sons and daughters and a great work team make the Saizar group work every day. Since 2000 they have expanded apple production and subsequent cider production. The year 2004 was a turning point when it came to significantly increasing the production of quality and local apple. Since that time it does not stop. The commitment to the home and native apple has been clear, and has been increasing progressively. The latest strategic incorporation has been the tourist activity, thus diversifying the cider activity and offering guided tours in the cider cellar, accommodation, among other proposals.