Hiruzta is a young family business in the Basque Country. Hiruzta means 'a harvest by three persons', namely that of father Asensio Rekalde and his sons Txarli and Angel. Immediately after the admission of the village of Hondarribia to the D.O. Txakolí de Getaria, the family buys vineyards here. In 2012 their first wines come on the market. Hiruzta is now one of the best performing houses in the region. The wines are already sold in more than 20 countries.
Hiruzta works with the typical Basque white grape Hondarrabi Zuri (supplemented with a small amount of Gros Manseng). With this they make a classic Txakolí with an extremely subtle mineral bubble and the more modern Txakolí Berezia. A juicy Txakolí Tinto is also made with the red grape Hondarrabi Beltza.
Due to the high acidity, the mineral character and the civilized alcohol percentage, the Txakolí wines from Hiruzta fit very well with various dishes. Of course, the wines go perfectly with fish and shellfish, but also think of soft sheep and goat cheeses, grilled vegetables or veal.
The vineyards of Hiruzta are located about 3 kilometers from the Bay of Biscay. The winery is located in the Basque Country next to the village of Hondarribia, just one kilometer from the French border. Hiruzta grows the grapes on the mountain slopes of the Jaizkibel, the westernmost peak of the Pyrenees. This slope protects the vineyards from wind and moisture from the Bay of Biscay.