In 2009 Txorierriko Upeltegien Elkartea (the Txorierri Vintners’ Co-operative Society) was founded with the goal of bringing wine-making activities together in order to combat the atomisation of the txakoli sector in the Basque province of Bizkaia. Many of these are small-scale producers in the Txorierri district and surrounding area, and who meet at agricultural fairs and other, similar events. These reunions and the discussions arising therefrom gave rise to an idea that today has become the biggest txakoli co-operative in Bizkaia – Talleri Upeltegia. Txakoli is the slightly sparkling, dry white wine from the Basque Country.
There are currently 16 associate members making up the co-operative, all of them in the Txorierri and Busturialdea areas of Bizkaia, and whom this year have seen their dream come true on inaugurating the Talleri bodega (wine cellar).
Inside this winery, a space has been set aside to remind us of the names of those bodegas which closed in order to fuse in the Bodega Talleri project, a small but patent tribute to each and every one of the members.