Private Tour: Wine-Tasting Tour from Montevideo
Escape Montevideo for a morning or afternoon of wine tasting! One of the largest producers of wine in South America, Uruguay is known for its red wines made from tannat grapes. Youíll sample these wines, plus many others, at two different wineries. During private tours of the wineries and 10 total tastings, youíll learn about the countryís winemaking history and significance from a knowledgeable guide.Your Uruguay wine-tasting tour begins as you are picked up from your Montevideo hotel in your private car or minivan and driven to your first stop of the day.Enjoy sample tastings of tannat, a red wine grape that makes rich, bold wine. Learn about the wineryís long history of winemaking — a family operation that has taken the winemakers to France and back — as you tour the property with your guide, who is knowledgeable about Uruguayís wine industry. Youíll then be walked through the wine-tasting process before enjoying five tastings of the wineryís varietals. Light snacks such as cheese, crackers, nuts and grapes will accompany your tasting. Then, head to your second winery, a family-owned winery that produces varietals like merlot, chardonnay and Albarito (a type of white grape). Take a private tour of the facilities, originally built in 1942 in the style of a French estate, and learn about the winemaking process, and then enjoy another five tastings as you admire gorgeous pastoral views of the grapevines. No need to worry about consuming too much wine, as youíll be driven right back to your Montevideo hotel at the end of your tour!