Uruguay has 3 main wine regions, namely Montevideo, Punta del Este & Colonia. You can catch the Buquebus to Montevideo, where you can spend a few days and visit family wineries followed by a couple days in Punta del Este with visits to costal wineries. You can then return to Buenos Aires via Colonia.
There are also beaches, small towns, colonial architecture, landscapes, farming (lots of cows), off-the-beaten track venues.
- Punta del Este: Casa Pueblo in Punta del Este. Seeing the famous hand out of the sand. Lunch at La Huella in Jose Ignacio. Visit wineries with a local guide.
- Montevideo: BBQ lunch at the famous Mercado del Puerto. Visit wineries with a local guide.
- Colonia: Visiting the oldest winery in Uruguay. Go to Carmelo to visit wineries with a local guide. Walking round the famous historic plaza in Colonia (world heritage site)
- Wine and Food Festivals: the Tannat Festival and Punta Food & Wine Festival.