If there is anyone who knows their wine it is the French, and the southwest regions are certainly no exceptions. Vineyards are set on the steep, sunny mountainsides surrounding the Ba├»gorry valley. Original Basque vine-varieties are used to make the local character-filled wine. Txakoli – once a farmer’s thirst-quencher, now a unique local white wine that’s perfect partner with seafood and pintxos.

For real wine connoisseurs The Beach House sits not a million miles from the Bordeaux wine region to the North East, while Rioja lies just a couple of hours south into Spain.