Discover this unique wine, an experience within the reach of very few.

What is txakoli?

This wine is produced using varieties of native grapes, such as the Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarrabi Beltza and Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratia, following a typical Atlantic viticulture. The humid and warm climate of Bizkaia is essential for giving this wine its unique features. Txakoli has different varieties, from fresh whites to whites fermented on the lees, cask-fermented, rosés and even a surprising and promising red Bizkaiako Txakoli.

The history behind a singular and different wine.

The history of Txakoli is very interesting since its linguistic origin has generated various theories by historians and linguists. It is believed that the word “txakoli” comes from the expression “etxeko ain”, which means “just right for home”, and that the winemakers used as a response to the amount of txakoli that they had produced. Another theory says that the term comes from "etxeko egina”, which means “home-made”, in reference to the craft production of this drink in farmhouses. Over the centuries, txakoli has been an important drink for the economy of the area, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries, which were considered the golden centuries for txakoli in Bizkaia.

Shall we go to the bodegas?

If you want to know more about this wine, we recommend that you visit the numerous Txakoli bodegas in Bilbao Bizkaia, where you can sample and purchase this exclusive and unusual wine. In these bodegas, you will find a large variety of txakolis, from the most classic and traditional up to the most innovative and daring. Furthermore, you can find out first-hand about its production process and discover the secrets and techniques that make each bottle unique.

Some of the areas with the most representative bodegas in Bizkaia are San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Flysch de Uribe, the Pozalagua cave, Urdaibai nature reserve, Gorbeia Park and Salto de Nervión, Urkiola and Lea Artibai nature parks.

Visiting the txakoli bodegas in Bilbao Bizkaia is not just an opportunity for tasting a good wine, but also to enjoy a broad tourist and cultural attraction that will make the experience unforgettable.

Bilbao for all tastes

Bizkaia is a modern and very important region not just for its architecture and shopping, but also for its rich cultural activity and museums. It is an ideal destination for exploring the world of txakoli, whether visiting the bodegas of the region or enjoying the many hospitality options of the city of Bilbao and its surroundings.

Very nearby, in Bakio there is a museum completely devoted to this wine where you can fully immerse in the production process and learn about the characteristics of txakoli in a unique environment. Furthermore, our hospitality offers a wide variety of txakoli wines on its menu, from bars and restaurants to specialist shops.

In conclusion, the Bizkaiko Txakolina is a unique wine and much appreciated in our area, which is produced using traditional methods and with a unique raw material.

Do not leave our land without enjoying one of the guided visits and tours organised by our txakoli bodegas to find out more about the wine culture and tradition of our region. If you have the opportunity to try a good txakoli, go for it! You won't be disappointed!