ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

TOURS

Come experience the best of what Basque Country has to offer, from scenic vineyards to all natural cider production, all minutes from the heart of one of the most vibrant culinary cities on the planet: San Sebastian, Spain. 

TASTINGS

We will experience and taste the quintessential Basque flavors in drink form, from Txakoli Wines, to unique vermouth, to organic & biodynamic all natural ciders - and many other classic beverage concoctions.

TALKS

Some of the most vibrant and engaging minds of the global wine & spirits industry will be in attendance to share and discuss a broad range of topics and educate us all on the past, present, and future of this incredible region and beyond. 

Schedule of Events

10/4/2019

Arrival in San Sebastian

8pm - 11pm

Old Town, San Sebastian

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10/4/2019

Arrival in San Sebastian

We invite you to show up at any time during the day, and then join the group for a casual "Potea", the Basque word for a food and bar crawl through the Old Town of San Sebastian.

8pm - 11pm

Old Town, San Sebastian

10/5/2019

Day of Tours, Tastings, and Talks

11am - 5pm

Zarautz and Astigarraga

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10/5/2019

Day of Tours, Tastings, and Talks

We will begin with a tour of Bodegas Talai Berri, an "integrated production" winery just 20 minutes outside of San Sebastian, located high on a picturesque hill overlooking the Bay of Biscay, where we will tour the vineyard and taste their amazing txakolis and brand new vermouth made from the same wine. Afterwards, we will drive another short distance back towards town, and visit one of the most sustainable and all natural Basque Cider Houses in the world, where we will see how their production and methods create such unique and delicious ciders. Lunch will be available, and we will gather in their open dining hall to engage in discussion on the days tours, tastes, and future opportunities.

11am - 5pm

Zarautz and Astigarraga

10/5/2019

Night Out in San Sebastian

8pm - ???

Museo Del Whisky

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10/5/2019

Night Out in San Sebastian

After we return to San Sebastian from the day's tours, there will be time to rest, relax, and get ready for the night out before we once again hit Old Town for more Potea crawling, and then finish the night at the bar with the best spirits selection in the city - el Museo Del Whisky. It will be a fun night of food, drink, and camaraderie. 

8pm - ???

Museo Del Whisky

10/6/2019

Buen Viaje Brunch

12pm - 2pm

TBD

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10/6/2019

Buen Viaje Brunch

We are hoping to send off everyone from our great day beforehand with a delicious and casual "Gin-Tonic" demonstration. TBD

12pm - 2pm

TBD

COSTS

The Conference Itself is FREE

All Meals, Lodging, and Transportation Not Included

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COSTS

The Conference Itself is FREE

While we are happy to provide the tours and tastings of beverage products, we ask all attendees to make their own travel plans, select accommodations, and be prepared to pay for their own meals. Please contact us below for any questions, comments, or for recommendations. 


The nearest airports to San Sebastian are the domestic airport in Donostia (EAS) or the international airport in Bilbao (BIO). 

All Meals, Lodging, and Transportation Not Included

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2019 Basque Country Drinks Conference

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