Guided Tours

Learn about the history of Zapiain and the sagardo through a guided tour. The trip starts back to the 16th century, the date on which the first written mention that relates our family to the production of cider is known, and ends in a 20th century cellar that combines innovation and tradition.

The visit begins in the area where the apple is received, where you can visualize how the raw material is managed before being fermented. You will receive explanations about pressing the apple and obtaining the must, before moving on to the fermentation zone.

After the introduction, you can enter the production area of ​​our sagardotegi and observe the large tanks in which we pass to ferment the must that will become cider. We will explain the different phases of the fermentation and you can taste our sagardoa straight from the barrels or the tanks.

The visit ends with a tasting of our bottled products, which will allow you to complete the life cycle of our sagardoa from the apple orchard to the glass. Depending on the products you want to try, we have two tasting modalities: Basic and Premium.

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Basic tour

The basic tour includes the complete visit with txotx tasting and the following bottled ciders:

  • Zapiain Gorenak Sagardoa: Natural cider with Gorenak quality certification.
  • Zapiain Euskal Sagardoa: Natural cider with protected designation of origin.

During the tasting you will receive a detailed explanation of the differences between the two certifications.

Premium tour

The premium tour includes the complete visit with txotx tasting and the following bottled ciders:

  • Zapiain Gorenak Sagardoa: Natural cider with Gorenak quality certification.
  • Zapiain Euskal Sagardoa Premium: Natural cider with protected designation of origin that has been qualified as Premium by the tasting panel.
  • Zapiain Bizi-Goxo: Ice cider made in the Basque Country with the native Errezile apple.

During the tasting you will receive a detailed explanation of the differences between the two certifications and obtaining the Premium qualification. We will also explain the origin of ice cider and how this gourmet sweet cider is made.

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