Spectacular Geteria

Spectacular view of Txomin Extaniz

We just finished our first ever tour to the Basque region and although it’s not a ripe area for wine lovers, there is a wealth of interesting and cultural things to do in addition to wine; here are the top 5:

  1. Most picturesque winery visit: hands down, it’s Txomin Extaniz. Just the drive to the winery will cause your heart to palpitate
  2. Best pintxos bar in San Sebastian: the group consensus was  Gandarias at 31 Calle de 31 agosto
  3. Best winery visit: again hands down, it’s Nekeas, near Pamplona. Technically it’s in Navarra but our visit there beat any visit even in Rioja.
  4. Best restaurant: Elkano in Geteria, called by some the best fish restaurant in Spain
  5. Most impressive winery  Bodega Otazu with an over-the-top barrel room rivaling Chateau Margaux
  6. And our favorite wine: this was a tough one, but the most votes seem to be Nekeas (Vega Sindoa in US) Chaparral 2013 made from old vine grenache, a spectacular spicy wine priced at 7,4 euros at the winery – a ganga!
    grilling fish at Elkano

    Grilling fish at Elkano

You can read all about our Basque food and wine tour in the articles below:

 

 

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