A “friendly” glass of wine? Wineries of San Sebastián
From the centennial to the modern ones, the wineries of San Sebastian are the perfect place to meet up with friends between bottles and barrels. In the article you’ll find our top wineries in San Sebastian, with friendly ambience and delicious wines and plenty of stories and anecdotes. Many of them are close to our hotel in San Sebastian. For the real wine lovers we have listed some of the best wineries in Donostia.
VINATERÍA MANU MENDEZ
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One single winery, close to the beach of Zurriola in el Gros, a really typical one for this district and life led by the friendly Manu Méndez. A person that becomes friends with everyone very fast, overflowing with kindness and with professional waiters. You will be surprised by the wines, Manu a real wine lover offers you over more than 500 wine brands, international brands as well as many of the 67 names of Spanish origin. If you have still not defined the pairing you are looking for the staff will help you find it for sure. You will find a lot of: los Rioja, Ribera de Duero, Priorato, Somontano, Penedés, Navarra, Toro, Mancha, cavas and a wide selection of international wines.
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But this is not everything, Manu the owner of the winery, that has been in the wine sector for over 30 years, decided to create a wine that defines his ‘second son’ called 4besos. An exquisite variety of ‘tempranillo’ made with the collaboration of the wineries Lar de Paula and winemaker Toni Meruelo.
You will find this winery in the street: Calle Bermingham 8, Ground floor.
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Ainhoa y Luis are the current owners of this mythical establishment, located in the heart of the old part of Donostiarra, next to the gothic church of San Vicente (XVI century). This shop is one of the most characteristic shops in the area and is offering typical wines of the region to the real wine lovers for over 100 years. But this is not everything you can also find other typical gastronomic products from our area in this shop. Apart from the wines from Origin Rioja, a variety of Txakoli, Ciders, natural patxaran, there is a wide selection of canned and cured fish (bonito, anchovies, chillies Ibarra, Idiazabal cheese, asparagus, etc.) from the area of the Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja. They also have an interesting selection of spirits, malt whiskeys, brandies, Armagnac, Caribbean rum, absenta, Port wine and different types of sherry, sparkling Catalan, etc.
Nowadays they have reached the fourth generation, always loyal to the wineries that inspire them the most, selecting the best wines for their customers.
Hoy en día ya han llegado a la cuarta generación, siempre fieles a las bodegas que más cofinancia les inspiran, seleccionado para sus clientes unos vinos excelentes.
ARDODENDA – ESSENCIA
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For more than 6 years you can find this winery in the street Zabaleta del barrio de Gros. They decided to start their little wine adventure here. But this is not everything, they also started a wine club here called Essencia, and they organize wine tastings. This is how they describe their club:”You can find a multitude of landscapes, colors, memories, people and sensations encased in a bottle, waiting for you to be discovered and shared. To appreciate and value these small pleasures of our lives, we share our knowledge and experiences in our courses: introduction to wine tasting. ”
Of course you have to contact them in advance to see if they are available. The phone number is 943 326 915.
You can find them in the street: C/ Zabaleta, 53 in el Gros.
I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra en San Sebastián!
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
Elena Estomba Garín
Assistant General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra