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El Gaitero Cider Factory
Villaviciosa (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
La Espuncia 33300, Villaviciosa
985 892 938 / 985 890 100
Email Website
  • Permanent Collection:

    1st June to 15th September:

    Monday to Friday: 10:00am-1:30pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm

    Saturday: 10:00am-1:30pm

    Rest of the year:

    Group tours by prior arrangement (minimum 15 people), booking at least one week in advance.


    15th May to early September:

    Monday to Friday: 10:00am-1:20pm and 4:00pm-6:20pm

    Saturday: 10:00am-1:20pm

    Late September to mid-May:

    Thursday to Sunday: Tours at 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:15pm and 6:30pm

    Visit to the permanent collection: €1.50 (under-16s accompanied by adults, free)


El Gaitero is a brand that represents the entrepreneurial tradition, the Asturian character and the resources of a land

La Espuncia is strategically located between the N-632 and Villaviciosa Estuary, a place of extraordinary beauty. The implantation of this factory, which commenced in the late 19th century with the first building for making cider and the cellar, was successively expanded and remodelled in the buildings that were subsequently raised, resulting in a congruous ensemble of particular interest, in harmony with the environment. It also boasts the unique feature of having piers on the longest estuary in Asturias, a listed Nature Reserve thanks to its rich biodiversity of waterfowl.

El Gaitero is more than just a brand and a factory, it symbolizes a family way of doing business, based on a raw material and product directly linked to the natural essence of the land of Asturias, the quintessential cradle of cider. The factory can be visited and is definitely worth discovering so as to understand the essence of Asturias and its history.

El Gaitero Cider Factory