Classic Pitch Lined Bota - Peregrino Brand
A true bota wineskin from Spain is a work of art, handmade with expertise handed down from generation to generation. A wine-filled bota is excellent for picnics, hikes or any journey. Its soft goat black suede exterior is comfortable and attractive. Share a sip of wine with your companions and add the romance of old Spain to your next get-together.
This traditional version of the bota is made the same way it has been for countless generations. Don't fall for poorly made imitations made in China. Each bota is made from premium local goat hide by the famous bota-maker Jesus Blasco and branded with our Peregrino logo.
Making a bota takes expertise and patience. There are about 40 stages before the wineskin is ready to be used. The leather of our botas is cut and sewn by hand to make a tight pleating. Next, it is turned inside out and pitch is applied make it waterproof. Finally, the bota spout is attached and the final touches are added.
Our brand, Peregrino, means pilgrim in Spanish. Many of the pilgrims walking the road to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia carry a bota to refresh themselves and friends during their long journey.
Jesús Blasco is an ancient bota workshop in the ancient castle town of Sigüenza, about two hours northeast of Madrid. Since the 19th century, they've practiced the ancient method of bota making, using flawless local goat suede, wood tannins and natural pine pitch. To this day the company is run by descendants of the original founder, Julián Blasco.