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