27 professionals (researchers, professors) and their families from Australia, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, India, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, USA, Spain and even some locals enjoyed a typical spring day in Gatika.
In this occasion, they visited the familiar and friendly Bodega BUTROI, txakoli winery, created three experienced txakoli wineries (Sasines from Larrabetzu, Oletxe from Zamudio and Etxebarria from Gatika) and for families. The group enjoyed this oenology experience thanks to the partners’ explanations. They visited the wine cellar, the bottling plant, and the area of wine-tasting. Not only was an oenology experience but also a chance of interacting members of the four families with the researchers and their relatives. Afterwards, they tasted traditional products and made a barbecue meanwhile all of them chatted. They also saw fruit trees and cider production. After these 2hour and a half activity, the participants had lunch in a restaurant of the area.
These professionals are working and researching in Basque organisations such as the Technology Centre TECNALIA; BCAM – Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, BC3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change, Ingeteam, CIC bioGUNE, CIC nanoGUNE, Fundación Biofísica Bizkaia. (18/04/2015)