In an effort to revitalize the Basque region and its culture, in 2005, the Azurmendi family –Eneko and his uncle Gorka– created a bold project for the Basque gastronomy and wine-making industries, becoming role models in both areas.
From its very beginning, the aim of the winery was to boost the cultivation of local grape varieties and produce unique wines that mirrored the great potential of this magnificent viticultural area.
Gorka Izagirre’s wines come from their own 40-hectare eld which lies in steep slopes that sometimes reach more than 30% of inclination. They cultivate Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Zerratia local grape cépages, which grow in very small bunches and weight, in average, 100 to 120 gr. These types of grapes are scarce and very concentrated.