K5 Argiñano is a modern vineyard estate located on a hillside near the Basque village of Aia, overlooking the Cantabrian seaports of Zarautz and Orio at a noteworthy 1000 feet above sea level. The estate was founded in 2005 by Spanish celebrity Karlos Argiñano and his four partners, all sharing the same dream: to showcase the noble and age-worthy quality of the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and its ability to produce extractive, super-dry mineral white wines.
The ultra-modern, gravity-flow bodega – designed by the famous architectural firm Alonso & Balaguer – is ideally matched to its environment and offers extraordinary views of the surrounding countryside and seacoast. Fifteen acres of Hondarribi Zuri are dry farmed in slate and granite soils with yields limited to less than 2 kilos per vine. To compensate for these extremely low pH levels, the wine is aged six months on the fine lees for complexity.