wine tasting tours and winery visits
Why Visit Uruguay?
Uruguay is a breath of fresh air with miles of stunning beaches, verdant green countryside, rich colonial cities and extraordinary diverse wine regions. There are over 200 wineries in Uruguay with some dating back to more than a hundred years old! Located in southeastern South America and tucked between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay, with an area of around 176,215 km², is the second smallest country in South America.
Wine holidays to Uruguay will astound and delight each and every visitor who graces its land. It’s best known for its special grape varietal, Tannat which is now known as the healthiest red wine in the world. Not only will you be treated to old and treasured wines when you arrive, but local enologists fixated on making new styles and attempting new blends will show you exactly why Uruguay is a wine region not to be slept on. Many of its wine has achieved gold and silver medals from global competitions and is a well-known rival of Argentina.
It is not uncommon for families with Spanish or Italian ancestry to grow grapes and become local winemakers in their own homes. The conditions for winegrowing is on par with some of the best wine regions in the world, such as Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It is the only country in South America located completely outside of the tropics, existing in temperate zones. It’s growing conditions are comparable with the world-class French wine region of Bordeaux.
Some of the best wine regions in Uruguay include Colonia, Maldonado, Salto and Rivera. Wine lovers who are constantly striving to find star quality wines to indulge their palate should start planning their vineyard holidays to Uruguay now.