D.O. CIDER CELLAR CIRCUIT
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Explore the world of the cider of the Basque Country when visiting some cider houses and meeting the producers.
- Visit of 3 D.O. cider cellars
- Tasting of apples, apple juice and cider
- Traditional cider house menu
- Transport service
- Accompaniment by a tour guide
DURATION Approximately 5 hours
The Natural Cider of the Basque Country is a country product made 100% with Apples of the Basque Country and with a certified quality. The apples, taken care with a special attention, grant the personality that we’ll be able to taste on bottle or directly from the barrel. In this route that you’ll enjoy from the apple field to the bottle you’ll taste our History.
10:00 a.m.: MEETING POINT - We will meet at the agreed meeting point, in Donostia-San Sebastian or surroundings.
10.30 a.m.: CIDER HOUSE 1 – Apple field and Production Zone. You’ll visit an apple field knowing the old plantation systems, the current ones and looking at the special care that requires the production of the prime material for the Basque Cider Designation of Origin. You’ll taste different varieties of apple and you’ll have the opportunity of picking the apple with the tool that is used in this zone: “kizkia” and the basket. After picking the apple, cleaning it and selecting it, we proceed to smash it and press it. While you enjoy all this process, you’ll taste the natural apple syrup obtained in place, the future Basque Cider. You’ll go through the chapters of the history of cider making visiting the modern zone and traditional making zone with old machinery.
12.00 p.m.: CIDER HOUSE 2 – Cellar and Tasting. The made syrup ends its route in the barrel, at Basque cellars. In there it awaits the fermentation in which it will turn it into the Basque Cider. We’ll explain this production phase, along with the bottling phase. You’ll taste bottled cider. Fine production to appreciate the process from the syrup to the bottle in your own mouth.
13.30 p.m.: CIDER HOUSE 3 – Lunch, Traditional Cider House Menu and Cider Tasting. To finish the journey, we’ll taste cider directly from the barrels with the traditional cider house menu, as tradition in the Basque territory.
Meeting point: At Bengoetxea street, 2 in San Sebastian. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.
Please inform us if you would like to agree another meeting point.
Languages: Basque, Spanish, French and English.
Schedule: September to October, in cider making season. From Monday to Sunday. 10:00 to 16:00.
No additional services are available for the “D.O. Cider Cellar Circuit”.
If you require a specific service, please contact Sagardoa Route.
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