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Montevideo: Tannat Wine Experience in Canelones

1. Montevideo: Tannat Wine Experience in Canelones

Escape Montevideo to sample fine wines in the countryside, and learn about the Uruguayan wine industry at a small family winery that is now more than a century old. Taste a variety of wines, including the Tannat grape. Located in the heart of the Canelones wine region, surrounded by lovely rural landscapes. On arrival, feel welcome by a winery expert, who will take you to the vineyards, cellar, and winery. Browse the grouns and ask your guide anything as you go. Enjoy this educational experience, perfect for meeting like minded travelers. Taste new and interesting wines with empanadas or cheeses, depending on the winery, in a fun and interactive experience.

Montevideo: Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience

2. Montevideo: Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience

Taste the wines of Uruguay on this trip to Montevideo. Tour a winery, join a tasting, then head to the vineyards to savor a lunch paired with wine. This is a fun day out making, perfect for making new friends with fellow wine and food lovers. If joining the tour in a group of four people or less, you'll be picked up in a private car and your tour will be private. If in a larger group of 5 or more people, you'll get a shared transfer in a van and your tour will also be shared. You will be picked up at your place of residence and get to see the best parts of Montevideo on route to the winery. Depending on availability, your guides will select the best winery to visit for the occasion. Most of the wineries that you can visit date back to the early 1900s, with most having at least 4 generations of history. Upon arrival at the winery, meet a winery guide who will take you through the vineyards, winery, and cellar so you can get an educational look at the winery and winemaking. The highlight of the day is a gourmet wine-paired lunch. Taste some delicious wines including Tannat, Uruguay's flagship grape, which can produce big, bold, robust wines.

Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

3. Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Explore Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja on a 2.5-hour cultural walk. Immerse yourself in the rich colonial history of the Old Town as your guide points out the details of intricate neoclassical facades. Dignified and bustling, the Ciudad Vieja provides a setting straight out of a movie. Walk down the Boulevard Sarandi, location for many of the city’s museums, art galleries, and nightclubs. Your guide will provide an in-depth commentary about the most important characters in the city’s development and how they made the city grow through novel marketing schemes. View a 42-foot (13-meter) stretch of the city's original wall, and stroll along the 25 de Mayo to learn about the original layout of Montevideo’s historic buildings, putting the first colonial Governor's Home into its current-day context. Finally, discover the mysteries hidden in the facade of the emblematic Palacio Salvo. Finish the tour at the Mercado del Puerto, where you can grab a bite of traditional food, if you like.

Montevideo: Full-Day Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

4. Montevideo: Full-Day Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Enjoy an education experience, learning about the Tannat grape from a winery expert and guide. Discover the difference in winemaking styles from a small and big winery. Meet your guide and explore two wineries in the Montevideo area. Tour the cellars, and stroll the vineyards and you take in beautiful scenes and learn about the winemaking process. Perfect for honeymooners, couples, families, or wine lovers who want to learn about Uruguay and the wines of the region. As one of the smallest producers of wine in South America, these wines make a big impression, especially those of Tannat. Admire the big, bold, and robust wines, full of flavor and complexity.

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Excellent Wine, Excellent Discussion, Excellent Comapny

Ryan did a great job. First working out logistics of picking us up and dropping us off was great (we were in a rented Air BnB). Communications were very good. Driving to the winery allowed Ryan to tell some good stories and give some history of Uruguay. When we got to the winery it was a family owned winery called Pizzorno. The great grandson of the founder gave us an educational tour and provide a very nice tasting of multiple wines plus some lovely homemade empanadas. After we returned from the tour I messaged Ryan later in the week to get some restaurant tips and he provided some great suggestions.

Alberto is a very knowledgeable guide who speaks excellent English. We'd walked around many if the areas covered in the tour but it wasn't until Alberto explained the sights and the history behind them that we actually saw them. Very enjoyable!

Our guide Migel was wonderful! Very informative and flexible. Such a pleasure. The wine and food were FANTASTIC. We had a great time!

Perfect winery, wonderful reception of owners, excellent wines and a superb lunch. It was a perfect and extremely pleasant day.

Exceptional experience.

We incredibly enjoy this activity, very enriching the learning about Wine.