Uruguay Wine Tour
Fine wines and foods of Uruguay are at the forefront of our own 11-day Uruguay Wine Tour. Explore the best Uruguay wineries, discover the local cuisine with immersive experiences, and all the while find yourself surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of a small but significant South American destination.
The culinary arts of Uruguay started with its immigrant settlers, who introduced both cheese and wine during colonization. Our Uruguay wine tour combs through the vineyards and wineries that now freckle the region. Begin by uncovering history in the UNESCO World Heritage village of Colonia del Sacramento, a quintessential town rooted in Spanish and Portuguese influence. Not far from here you will find the Narbona Wine Lodge, based on the site of one of Uruguay’s first wineries. Get acquainted with the Tannat, Uruguay’s signature grape, while touring Uruguay wineries nearby. Of course, you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of Finca Narbona’s vineyards and artisan cheese production, too.
Next is Montevideo, where your guide will take you through the vibrant port market and the historic Ciudad Vieja. Spend the night in Alma Historica Boutique Hotel, a place that celebrates the distinct Uruguayan culture and identity.
Head into the coastal province of Rocha next and explore its natural playground of lagoons, bird life, and gaucho culture. Connect with the land on a half-day hike from the town of Barra de Valizas through the coastal dunes and Buena Vista Hill to the village of Cabo Polonio and one of the largest sea lion reserves in the world. Down time comes at El Charabon Estancia, where wines are sipped poolside and the resident horses guide you through the countryside.
Olive oil is on the menu on your way to Garzon with a behind-the-scenes look at the Colinas de Garzon olive oil plant. Pair the award-winning olive oils with local cheeses and varietals from Uruguay wineries before continuing on to Casa Anna Garzon. A private casita and the peace of Pueblo Garzon recharges you for the last stop on your Uruguay wine tour.
Finish the journey in Punta del Este, the resort wonderland of Uruguay. At Bahia Vik José Ignacio, views of the Atlantic will leave you enchanted. At nearby Estancia Anastasio, a private cooking class will leave you with your own recipes and techniques to take home from your Uruguay wine tour. Book your Uruguay travel experience with Ker & Downey today.