Los NadiesTasting with the creator of Uruguay's best wines
Your chance to taste some of the best 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 Los Nadies produces very limited editions which he sells primarily to friends while exporting the rest to Japan and Australia. This is an opportunity to have an incredibly personal visit with the man himself. He makes so few bottles—we are talking 300 bottles of his top wine—that the winery fits into his family home.
So take a cab from your hotel in the centre and ten minutes later find yourself at Manuel’s home in the traditional, leafy neighbourhood of El Prado.
- A highly personalised wine experience led by Manuel Filgueira at his family home
- Ample pours of premium aged wines accompanied by locally-sourced snacks
- 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.
FAQ: I don’t know anything about wine. Will this experience be too ‘advanced’?
Not at all. Manuel is the most affable guy you will come across. And if you do know a lot about wine… well. What are you waiting for? Book this experience!
FAQ: What else can I visit in El Prado?
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.
What you should know
The vineyard is not on site The Los Nadies vineyard is actually located some 40 miles from Montevideo and they are not currently offering visits there.
This is a personal experience, definitely not a run of the mill tasting Other vineyards in Uruguay tend to serve a lot of wine during a tasting. At Los Nadies, the daytime wine tasting includes two wines. As one reviewer wrote on Trip Advisor: “This is much more than just a run of the mill tasting – it is an education about how to taste and match with food”.
Though this is a premium experience you could save money You will be trying aging wines of very limited editions. However you may actually spend less per person because of transportation. A cab from the centre to Los Nadies will cost under 8 USD total whereas the cheapest transfer to a winery in Montevideo or Canelones is at least 30 USD per person.
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