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Enjoy our natural cider and
our delicious cider house menu.

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We are open

During the TXOTX season (from January 13th to April 29th, we are open from 13.30-15 (kitchen close at 15, the cider house is open until 17) for lunch and from 20-22 (kitchen close at 22, the cider house is open until 24) for dinner. We are closed on Sundays and holidays. The rest of the year, the celler is open for the purchase of cider in bottles, for visits, experiences and groups. Contact us.

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Buy from the comfort of your home, and if you live in the greater San Sebastián area your order will be delivered free of charge.

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The Cider House

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PROCESS

Puede ver en este video el proceso de elaboración artesanal de la sidra.


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  • Unloading

    Trucks loaded with apples arrive at Gurutzeta from the beginning of October to the middle of November.

  • Trituradora
  • Crusher

    Apples are washed and sorted as they head towards the crushing machine.

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  • Pressing

    Once the apples are crushed, they are pumped to a pneumatic press and the must (juice) is extracted. This process takes approximately 5 hours.

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  • Must

    The liquid that is the result of the pressing process is called must, or apple juice. It is very sweet and is the basis of quality cider.

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  • Cooling

    Once the must is extracted, it is pumped into cooling tanks, which facilitates maturation and ensures that fermentation occurs uniformly.

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  • Settling

    After settling, the must is clean and ready to ferment.

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  • Fermentation

    The must is always kept at the same temperature, so fermentation takes place in the same conditions all throughout the apple season. The fermentation process takes approximately 20 days.

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  • Bottling and marketing

    After fermentation and the transfers have taken place, the cider will rest in barrels until it is bottled. Once the cider is bottled, it is ready to sell.


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HOW TO ARRIVE

Put the following address into your mobile telephone or GPS

Camino Oialume, 63, Astigarraga, Guipúzcoa 20115

 

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Sidrería Gurutzeta en Astigarraga

Public transport

  1. From San Sebastián, take the A1 or A2 bus line from the stop on Calle de Oquendo, and get off at the Ergobia stop. From there walk 400 meters to the cider house.
  2. From Hernani, take the A1 or A2 bus line. Get off either at the Martindegui stop and walk 300 meters to the cider house, or get off at the Ergobia stop and walk 400 meters to the cider house.

From Vizcaya/Bilbao

  1. Take the A-8 towards Donosita/San Sebastián. At exit 27, follow the signs towards BAIONA / BORDEAUX / HERNANI.
  2. At exit 19 follow the signs towards ASTIGARRAGA / HERNANI.
  3. At the roundabout, take A15 (exit to the right) towards IRUINA-PAMPLONA / HERNANI and then take the first exit, exit 167.
  4. At the roundabout, take the G131, following the signs to ASTIGARRAGA. At the ERGOBIA roundabout, turn right onto OIALUME BIDEA. Continue straight ahead, for 300 meters, to GURUTZETA SAGARDOTEGIA.

From Irún / France

  1. (From Bayonne). Take the A63/E05 highway towards San Sebastián. Follow the signs in the direction of Biarritz / Saint Jean de Luz / San Sebastián. When you arrive at Irún, continue along the A8 highway towards San Sebastián.
  2. Take exit 12, then continue on towards HERNANI /A15 VITORIA / GASTEIZ.
  3. Take exit 19, continuing in the direction of the A15, then take exit 167, which will end at a roundabout. At the roundabout take the GI 131 towards ASTIGARRAGA.
  4. Continue to the ERGOBIA roundabout, and exit to the right onto OIALUME BIDEA. Continue straight ahead, for 300 meters, to GURUTZETA SAGARDOTEGIA.

From Vitoria / Pamplona

  1. From Pamplona: Take the A15 highway towards Donostia / San Sebastián.
  2. From Vitoria: Take the N1, and at exit 447B follow the signs to URNIETA / HERNANI.
  3. Continue on the A15 without entering HERNANI, passing under the HERNANI exchange. Take the first exit after the tunnel, and at the roundabout head in the direction of ASTIGARRAGA, until you arrive at the ERGOBIA roundabout.
  4. At the ERGOBIA roundabout, turn right onto OIALUME BIDEA. Continue straight ahead, for 300 meters. GURUTZETA SAGARDOTEGIA.

It's easy to get to us. If you need to contact us, we're happy to hear from you. Txotx!!!


MAKE A RESERVATION

During the TXOTX season (from January 15th to April 16th, we are open from 14 :00-23 :00 for lunch and dinner. From April 18rd to May 31th we are open from 19:00-23:00 for dinner and Fridays and Saturdays from XX:00 to XX:00 for lunch and dinner. We are closed on Sundays and holidays.
 The rest of the year, the bodega is open for the purchase of cider in bottles.

Fill in the form below to make a reservation. NOTE: This does NOT mean that the reservation is guaranteed. We will confirm your reservation as quickly as possible.

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EXPERIENCES

OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY THE TXOTX RITUAL

We offer other ways for you to enjoy the TXOTX experience, allowing you to gain in-depth knowledge of each of the elements involved (cider, traditional dishes, Idiazabal cheese). We open our house to you, and as our special guest you’ll get to experience it from the inside and help us prepare the TXOTX that you’ll be enjoying afterwards, making you part of the Gurutzeta cider house family.

  • txinparta gurutzeta

    Cider tasting and Txotx with traditional cider house dishes


  • txuleta gurutzeta

    Learn to prepare cider house steak and enjoy the Txotx experience


  • grupos gurutzeta

    Experience the Txotx the Basque "Kuadrilla" way


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    Arrauntxotx

  • Queso Idiazabal y Txotx

    Idiazabal cheese and Txotx


  • montañas pais vasco

    Montaña, queso y sidra


  • pintxos pais vasco en sidrerias

    Pintxo making at the cider
    house (outside the Txotx season)


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CIDER TASTING AND TXOTX WITH TRADITIONAL CIDER HOUSE DISHES

Our cider maker joins us as we talk about what cider is, how it’s made, and how it’s evolved throughout history. We’ll also guide you through a cider tasting and give you an insider’s tour of the facilities and cider making process. Afterwards, as our special guests, you’ll enjoy the TXOTX and its traditional dishes.

Sidrería Gurutzeta en Astigarraga

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXPERIENCE:

LEARN:

  • How cider is made
  • The history of cider and the TXOTX
  • How to taste cider
  • About the cider house’s facilities

EXPERIENCE:

  • A cider tasting with the cider maker

ENJOY:

  • A private guided tour of everything that goes into creating an authentic TXOTX experience

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42

LEARN TO PREPARE CIDER HOUSE STEAK AND ENJOY THE TXOTX EXPERIENCE

You’ll learn how to prepare a real Basque steak—the txuleta—with the cider house’s master griller. We’ll show you the characteristic features of quality beef, how to cut the meat into bone-in rib eye steaks and how to prepare them on the grill, so that later you will be able to recreate the process on your own barbeque like the experts do. We’ll show you the two main techniques: with salt and without salt.

We’ll also do a cider tasting in our bodega with the cider maker, so you can learn to the distinctive features of the cider that comes from the different kupelas (barrels).

Then, as our special guests, you will enjoy the TXOTX and the traditional menu, which includes the txuleta that you helped to prepare.

Sidrería Gurutzeta en Astigarraga

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXPERIENCE:

LEARN:

  • How to choose quality beef
  • How to cut txuleta steaks
  • Two techniques for preparing txuleta

EXPERIENCE

  • Preparing your steak and a cider tasting with the cider maker

DISFRUTAR:

  • An authentic traditional TXOTX ritual

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42

EXPERIENCE THE TXOTX THE BASQUE ‘KUADRILLA’ WAY

The TXOTX ritual is special, and we help you experience and enjoy it the same way the locals do, which is with their ‘kuadrilla’, or group of close friends. A local will accompany you throughout the lunch or dinner, explaining everything related to the TXOTX ritual: how it started, the traditional dishes, the richness of cider, the Basque language, and our Basque traditions. Take advantage of your Basque friend and ask whatever you’d like to know about our country and customs.

Before the TXOTX itself, you’ll visit the cider house and do a cider tasting. The idea is to enjoy the TXOTX ritual like an insider, knowing the ins and outs and sharing in our Basque tradition, which we hope will remain authentic.

Sidrería Gurutzeta en Astigarraga

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXPERIENCE:

LEARN:

  • How cider is made
  • What the TXOTX ritual is and how it’s done
  • How you fill your glass directly from the kupela
  • About our traditional dishes, our cider, and what we Basques are like

EXPERIENCE:

  • The cider house ritual from the inside
  • Learning how to fill your glass from the kupela
  • A cider tasting with the cider maker

ENJOY:

  • An authentic traditional TXOTX ritual

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42

ARRAUNTXOTX

Before enjoying the traditional cider house meal (the TXOTX), why not go out in a trainera, a type of rowboat used by Basque whalers.

We’ll go rowing in La Concha Bay or along the Urumea river, routes that were formerly used to transport cider.

The coxswain will teach you to row the trainera and you will also learn about the history of the boats, whale hunting and whatever else you’d like to know about this traditional Basque sport of rowing. We’ll row and then we’ll stop to rest and take in the beautiful landscape surrounding La Concha Bay or the Urumea river. As you rest in the boat, we’ll pour you some cider to help you regain your strength.

Afterwards, you’ll be welcomed to the cider house by the cider maker as our special guests. There will be a cider tasting in the bodega, where you’ll learn the distinctive features of the cider that comes from the different kupelas (barrels).

At this point you’ll be ready to dive into the TXOTX ritual and fully enjoy the cider and traditional dishes.

You have the option of having a cider house guide join your group during the TXOTX (look at EXPERIENCE THE TXOTX THE BASQUE ‘KUADRILLA’ WAY).

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXPERIENCE:

LEARN:

  • How to row a trainera
  • About the traditional sport of rowing traineras

EXPERIENCE:

  • Rowing a trainera
  • A unique view of La Concha Bay or the Urumea River

ENJOY:

  • Rowing a trainera and drinking cider on board
  • Cider tasting with the cider maker
  • An authentic traditional TXOTX

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42

IDIAZABAL CHEESE AND TXOTX

We will visit an authentic, family-run cheese maker that produces organic Idiazabal cheese using traditional methods. We’ll talk with the shepherd and learn his story. He’ll show us the facilities and we’ll see how the sheep are milked—you can even milk them yourself if you’d like. At the end of the tour, we’ll taste various cheeses, accompanied by the best local cider. (This experience is only available before dinner seatings at the cider house).

Sidrería Gurutzeta en Astigarraga

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXPERIENCE:

LEARN:

  • About the shepherd’s lifestyle and history
  • The requirements for organic production
  • About the facilities and cheese making

EXPERIENCE:

  • How sheep are milked

ENJOY:

  • Visiting the cheese maker as a special guest
  • Tasting organic Idiazabal cheese
  • Tasting cider with the cider maker
  • An authentic traditional TXOTX

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42

MONTAÑA, QUESO Y SIDRA

Te llevaremos hasta el corazón del País Vasco, para que disfrutes de en un escenario totalmente natural y sientas la verdadera esencia de nuestra tierra.

Selecciona la actividad de la que deseas disfrutar:

  • Senderismo hasta la cuna del Pastoreo.
  • Montañismo hasta una cumbre emblemática.
  • Espeleología en el refugio de animales prehistóricos.
  • Paseo en bicicleta alrededor de un lago.
  • Mountain-bike por sendas divertidas y solitarias.
  • Ciclo-turismo por míticas carreteras de montaña.
  • Visita un santuario construido en la montaña.

“Las actividad seleccionada será siempre adaptada para ti y dispondrás de la ayuda de un instructor profesional o un guía para que puedas disfrutar al máximo”.

Visitaremos una autentica quesería familiar, donde elaboran queso de forma tradicional. Charlaremos con el pastor, conoceremos su historia, nos mostrara las instalaciones, veremos cómo las ordeñan y si te animas incluso podrás ordeñarlas. Y para terminar disfrutaremos de una degustación de diferentes quesos en compañía de la mejor sidra local.

Vive el auténtico rito del “TXOTX” y disfruta de la comida tradicional en nuestra sidrería Gurutzeta.
Os recibirá el sidrero para realizar una visita a la sidrería, seguida de una cata en la bodega. Y ya solo os quedará sumergiros en el “TXOTX” y disfrutar de la sidra y los platos tradicionales de sidrería.
Nuestra idea es que disfrutéis el “TXOTX” desde dentro, entendiéndolo, participando con los vascos de una tradición que deseamos siga manteniéndose auténtica.

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LO ESPECIAL DE LA EXPERIENCIA:

CONOCER:

  • Los valles profundos, las montañas, la gente y el estilo de vida del interior del País Vasco.
  • La historia, el estilo de vida, las instalaciones y la producción de queso del pastor.
  • El proceso de elaboración de la sidra, la cata, las instalaciones, qué se hace en el “TXOTX”, los platos tradicionales, la sidra y cómo somos los vascos.

EXPERIMENTAR:

  • Un nuevo escenario natural, como se ordeñan las ovejas, el ritual de la sidrería desde dentro.

DISFRUTAR:

  • De la actividad seleccionada, de la degustación del queso artesano, la cata y la visita a la sidrería con el productor y del auténtico TXOTX tradicional.

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42

PINTXO MAKING AT THE CIDER HOUSE (outside the TXOTX season)

Gurutzeta opens its doors to you and your group, inviting you to join in a contest to make three typical pintxos and taste cider from different kupelas. The cider maker will welcome you and take you on a tour of the cider house, after which there will be a cider tasting in the bodega. Afterwards, under the guidance of a local chef, you will be divided into groups. Each group will work at different tables, and each table will focus on making a particular pintxo. At each table you will find all the ingredients, but no instructions—you get to experiment and create the pintxo using your own imagination! Once we’ve made our pintxos, we’ll have a tasting and give prizes to the best creations.

Sidrería Gurutzeta en Astigarraga

LO ESPECIAL DE LA EXPERIENCIA:

LEARN:

  • About the ingredients, techniques and tricks for creating the best pintxos
  • About the cider house facilities

EXPERIENCE:

  • Making pintxos in a cider house

ENJOY:

  • Tasting the pintxos and giving awards to the best creations
  • Tasting cider and visiting the cider house with the cider maker

+INFO:

gurutzeta@gurutzeta.com
+34 943 55 22 42