GIPUZKOAKO SAGARDOGILEEN ELKARTEA
The Natural Cider Association of Gipuzkoa (Asociación de Sidra Natural de Gipuzkoa), established in 1977 and with headquarters in Astigarraga, currently groups 40 cider-makers, all of which produce natural cider.
Its remit ranges from the defence of the interests of association members to promoting their products. The association offers its members services and it promotes and develops projects of interest for the industry regarding production and innovation.
In recent years, work has focussed on the professionalism of the industry and on product quality. It brings together small and large producers of natural cider. Member cider-makers produce 8 million litres of natural cider.
The association is working to create the Euskal Sagardoa Protected Designation of Origin, as an indication of origin and quality. Therefore, it is promoting the planting of new apple groves, researching local apple types and the cider, etc.