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LocalAventura Tour: Uruguay Wine Tour: The Tannat Experience in Montevideo

Uruguay Wine Tour: The Tannat Experience in Montevideo

A relaxing day of wine tasting and empanadas in a family-owned Uruguayan winery
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4 hours

Montevideo

1 ~ 14

Medium content


Description

Experience the small, boutique vineyards that make Uruguay’s wine-producing region so unique. On this half-day tour, join sommelier and local guide Ryan, as he leads you to one of his favorite small wineries. Given the size, you will get a truly personal experience, being welcomed into the vineyard by the owner as if you are family. Spend the day tasting and experiencing Uruguay’s famous tannat wines and experience the tradition of a winery that's over 100 years old. During this relaxed and interesting tour, discover the tradition of Uruguay paired with wonderful wines and magnificent scenery. 

Itinerary

  • Pickup at your hotel at 10 am
  • You will be driven to the small, 106-year-old vineyard.
  • You will be taken on a private tour of the winery and vineyard with the owner himself.
  • After, you will enjoy a tasting of many different wines, paired with plates of homemade empanadas.
  • After relaxing and enjoying time at the vineyard, Ryan will take you back to your hotel to rest.

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or who use a wheelchair.


What's Included

  • Roundtrip transportation from lodging to vineyard
  • Private expert guide and sommelier
  • Private tour of the winery & vineyards with the owner 
  • Tasting of an array of wines with homemade empanadas

What's not included

  • Wine for personal purchase

Recommendations

  • Wear layers, as it can get chilly in the vineyards.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Eat a good breakfast before, as you will be tasting wine early!

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Ryan

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. 

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