Los NadiesTasting with the creator of Uruguay's best wines
Your chance to taste premium Uruguay wines at the hand of one of the top three wine-makers in the country at his home and winery minutes from downtown.
Manuel Filgueira makes magnificent, complex, aged wines. His winery Bodega Los Nadies produces very limited editions which he sells primarily to friends, a few hand-picked restaurants in Uruguay, and Japan and Australia.
The first Tannat—Uruguay’s flagship variety—ever to be imported to Australia was by Bodega Los Nadies (the same importer introduced the first Argentine Malbec to the aussie market).
The winery is equipped to produce 11,000 litres of traditionally-made wine, using Manuel’s grandfather’s manual press, a 1960s Bertolaso wine-corking machine and concrete wine tanks. Los Nadies has learned to make wine in the city with all the limitations that entails. Waste and air and noise pollution are kept to a minimum. Electricity consumption, water and sanitation are hyper efficient.
Los Nadies creates fine blends from Tannat, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris which will only improve over time.
- A highly personalised wine experience led by Manuel Filgueira at his family home
- Pours of premium aged wines accompanied by local cheese and cold-cuts
- Los Nadies offers an evening wine experience (Ignis) with Manuel and his family including a fondue and dessert
- Maximum 7 people per visit.
FAQ: Do I need to book?
Booking is essential to ensure Manuel is available to meet up with you.
FAQ: How long does it take to get to Los Nadies?
By taxi, Los Nadies is 10-15 minutes from the Old City and the city centre and 20 minutes from Pocitos. It is the only winery located within the city.
What you should know
The winery is in El Prado and well worth a visit
El Prado is a leafy residential barrio of former summer houses for the wealthiest Montevideans built in the 1880s. It’s a photographer’s paradise, full of mansions, some still glorious and others falling to romantic wrack and ruin. The neighbourhood is safe for strolling and definitely recommended for those who like to wander off-the-beaten-track. El Prado is also home to the Botanical Gardens and the Museo Blanes with its lovely Japanese garden.
Join their Friends’ Club (club de amigos)
It’s an excellent way to be first to learn about limited vintages, promotions and their member-only events—including a speakeasy.
GPS problems with Uber Beware that the GPS on Uber may take you a few blocks beyond Manuel’s. Once you are on Buschental, keep your eye out for the house number 3390, or ask your driver to. If you find yourself in a leafy park you’ve gone too far.
Tierra Incognita Mon-Fri 11, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm; Saturdays 9 and 11am (lasts 1 hour 20 minutes)
Ignis Mon-Fri at
Tierra Incognita experience 80 USD per person
Ignis experience 110 USD per person