Making the local universal
Discover GORKA IZAGIRRE wines, the essence of Biscay in a bottle
GORKA IZAGIRRE contributes to the spread of Biscay wines by preserving and cultivating local grape varietals to create award winning white wines recognized around the world.
Get to know our roots ...
Making txakoli white wine was once a common tradition in early farm houses or caserios of the Basque Country. In 2005, our family founders wanted to bring back this wine making tradition in Biscay. Michelin Star Chef Eneko Atxa and his uncle Gorka Izagirre envisioned a project that would bring together the region’s best gastronomy and preserve the local grape varietals. Their goal was to apply modern technology and sustainable techniques while staying true to tradition and roots.
Today Gorka’s son and oenologist José Ramón Calvo continue to build on that dream by creating great white wines that bring out the best characteristics of our autochthonous grapes, preserving local grape varietals and Basque txakoli tradition and culture so that it can be shared with the world.
... with international scope
Located on the Northeast Atlantic coast of Spain, Biscay is a province of the Basque Country. With the capital city of Bilbao and the modern Guggenheim museum, the region is becoming a growing tourism destination offering excellent gastronomy, culture and history to visitors from all over the world.
Gorka Izagirre winery is part of this dynamic growth. Our team is commited to sharing our wines, story and culture with the world. With presence in over 15 countries and numerous awards, our family winery continues to grow.
On our blog All Things Grape! You can follow all our achievements and interesting news about our winery and the world of wine.