San Sebastian is home to some incredible wine, and there’s no better place to learn about it than on a wine tour!
Wine tours and wine tastings in San Sebastian do so much more than simply allow you to try fabulous wine. They also provide you with the story behind each wine, which helps you better appreciate every sip. And with so many amazing wines produced in the area around San Sebastian, there’s no shortage of vino to try! Here’s a peek at our favorite wine tours in San Sebastian, as well as the surrounding region. Wine lovers can’t leave the Basque Country without trying at least one!
Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour
There are lots of great wine tours in San Sebastian, but our favorite by far is the Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Tour. We might be biased, but this experience is perfect for wine newbies and budding sommeliers alike.
Over the course of three hours, you’ll pop in and out of six of San Sebastian’s best-loved pintxos bars. These places were hand-picked due to their irreplaceable status in local culture. Each of them is a place that locals have loved for years, and each has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best bars in the city.
San Sebastian has long been hailed as one of the best foodie cities in the world, and during your tour, you’ll taste for yourself why that’s the case. From Spain’s iconic melt-in-your-mouth Iberian ham to home-cooked Basque specialties, each bite will leave you craving more!
Oh, and we can’t forget about the wine! As one of the best wine tours in San Sebastian, this experience gives you the chance to sip on several local varieties you’ll love. Rich local reds and whites perfectly complement each delicious pintxo. As a bonus, you’ll also get to try the Basque Country’s famous cider, too!
San Sebastian vineyard tours
Some of the best wine tours in San Sebastian actually take place outside the city itself. The city’s beautiful location along the Basque coast, surrounded by lush greenery, means that it’s just a stone’s throw away from some of the most beautiful vineyards in the country. Consider taking a day trip to a local vineyard for one of the most unique wine tours in San Sebastian!
There are dozens of great vineyard tours in the area. Many of the best are found in the picturesque seaside town of Getaria. This picturesque fishing village is famous for two delicious reasons: anchovies and txakoli, a crisp, semi-sparkling white wine from the Basque Country. Gaintza (San Prudentzio Auzoa, 26, Getaria) is a stunning century-old winery offering guided tours. Another great option for a visit is Bodegas Txomin Etxaniz (Eitzaga Auzoa, 13, Getaria), a family-run winery producing some of the most iconic txakoli in the region!
The nearby town of Hondarribia is home to Hiruzta Bodega (Barrio Jaizubia, 266, Hondarribia), which offers another one of our favorite wine tours in San Sebastian. This family affair was a pioneer in resurrecting the winemaking tradition in the village.
Don’t forget to join us one one of the best wine tours in San Sebastian (in our humble opinion)! Our Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Tour takes you off the beaten path and into San Sebastian’s best-loved family run pintxos bars. Bite by bite and sip by sip, you’ll come to understand why the food in this city is second to none!
Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.