For those who love to be pampered, this unique Uruguayan wine experience will allow you to indulge in the finest culinary delights of Montevideo. Join local guide and sommelier, Ryan, as he leads to takes you to the top spots for luxury in the city. First, you will go to Uruguay’s most famous Tannat producer for an exclusive tasting and tour. Delighting your taste buds even more, you will then get to dine at the best restaurant in Montevideo for a gourmet 3-course lunch paired with wines handpicked by your expert local guide. Let an insider lead you through this unique city and all its brilliant flavors with this upscale way to experience the beauty of Uruguay.
Ever since I was young, my life has been centered around wine production. I grew up in South Africa in Paarl, which is a stunning winemaking town in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Growing up next to a vineyard, my brother and I used to climb over the fence as kids and help ourselves to the clusters of ripe Chenin Blanc grapes.
Growing up, my wine adventure went from stealing grapes to working all around the world as a sommelier. My love of wine has taken me to working in places like the highlands of Scotland, The Covent Garden Hotel in London, and the Yachts of Seabourn, where I worked as the head sommelier. Eventually, I found myself working for the wineries of Mendoza in Argentina, where I fell in love with South America and its unique varietals. Soon after, I went on to taste the wines of Uruguay, and was delighted by the charming boutique vineyards and the tannat grapes. After experiencing the wonderful wines of Uruguay, I decided to start hosting tours here, to show wine enthusiasts and travelers alike, that while small, Uruguay is truly an underrated and magnificent wine producing region.