The bodega can be found in Ayegui, next to the Monastery of Iratxe
. Initially it grew Tempranillo, Graciano and Viura grape varieties as well as Garnacha, with which its former owner used to make some outstanding wines. In 1950, the Santesteban family took over the enterprise and continued to follow traditional winemaking systems while at the same time extending and modernising the facilities to adapt to market demands.
The bodega has a spectacular ageing facility in a unique building of semicircular arches which is capable of holding 10,000 casks, and is always extolled by visitors as a true 'cathedral of wine'. Following the example set over the centuries by the Monastery of Iratxe, Bodegas Irache wishes to continue the tradition of hospitality for pilgrims. For this reason, it has built 'The Irache Fountain' on the legendary pilgrim's route with two faucets, one of water and the other of wine. It also has a museum shop where you can buy its products.
The bodega makes a wide range of different wines: the leading brand, "Irache", plus a large number of secondary brands depending on its markets, including "Don Iñigo", "Don Cristian", "Viña Ordoriz", "Don Galo", "Borda Vieja", etc.
imprescindible cita previa.
Price of the visit:
visita con cata, 16€.
Opening hours - Todo el año:
todos los días, a las 12:00. Para otro horario de visita, consultar con la bodega.