This experience starts at 11:00am in the morning. We will make our way to a small winery that is not open for tastings, so you will have exclusive access. You will get to see the Playa Brava coastline on route to the winery located in the La Barra countryside. You will be welcomed at the winery with a glass of sauvignon blanc, while we get to know the property. We'll visit the cellar and vineyards followed by a private tasting in the owners bar, where you will taste a variety of wines including the famous Tannat grape. You will get to taste homemade artisanal cheeses and breads made at the property. This is more of an educational experience, where you will learn about Uruguay and it's wines. After the tasting we will take head back to your place of residence with many fond memories!
I am Creator and Founder of The Wine Experience offering Food & Wine Tours to 130 destinations. My interest for wine started in South Africa. I grew up next to a wine farm and was always fascinated with the grape. After my studies, I worked for The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in the Highlands of Scotland, where I had to look after many high profile guests. I then secured a position at Majestic Wine in London, where I finished by WSET Advanced Certificate followed by working for The Yachts of Seabourn as Head Sommelier for 3 years. I then started a successful wine export business, but what I enjoy most is doing private tastings and taking wine lovers to small wineries off beaten track!
Artisanal cheeses and breads
Wine Tasting of select wines
Air conditioned car or minivan
You will visit a small 10 hectare winery that is off the beaten track and not open for tastings, so a very personal and exclusive experience. You will taste a variety of wines including Tannat and be guided by your expert wine guide paired with artisanal cheeses and breads made at the property.
Bring money if you want to to buy wines, cheeses, dulce de leche
We can speak via WhatsApp before the tour. There is also the option to pick you up at your place of residence in Punta del Este.
Wine Lovers - Winery off beaten track