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Embark on a journey to Sacromonte landscape hotel and vineyard in inland Maldonado. Nestled in the Maldonado hills, Sacromonte treats you to unforgettable culinary experiences against the backdrop of 250 acres of untouched valleys and manicured vineyards.

Stay in one of Sacromonte’s four architecturally designed ‘shelters’—with their almost supernatural reflective glass exteriors. Time Magazine chose them as one of “The World’s 100 Greatest Places”.

Accessed via a private track and your personal four-wheel drive electric cart, each ‘shelter’ or lodge is a haven of rustic luxury and privacy, despite the floor-to-ceiling glass walls, providing uninterrupted views. Relax in your heated plunge pool and cozy up in the reading nook next to the fireplace.

Sacromonte is the brainchild of a French-Peruvian whose French grandfather was founder of a Peruvian vineyard also called Sacromonte. Edmond moved to Uruguay in 2008 and having discovered Maldonado’s unique terroir, named his own winery in his grandfather’s honour.

The vineyard is the highest in all of Uruguay (over 300 metres above sea level). Vines were planted from 2014 on excellent land for wines—layers of sand, limestone, shale and mica schist—quickly producing award-winning wines. The very first vintage of their flagship Carapé (2018) took a gold medal from Decanter magazine. Carapé is now a fantastic blend of the six varieties produced at the time of writing in Sacromonte—tannat, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah and marselan.

Visitors rave that what truly sets Sacromonte apart, besides the accommodation and wine, is the genuine warmth and professionalism of its team from the moment you arrive, and the culinary creations of a talented young Uruguayan chef.

Whether you’re seeking serenity, culinary delights, or simply a moment of escape, Sacromonte is an experience that will linger in your memory long after you’ve returned home.

What you should know

  • You may not want to leave the solitude of your ‘shelter’ throughout your stay. So book at the on-site restaurant or bring supplies, pick up wine at Sacramonte’s reception and prepare a light meal in your private mini-kitchen.
  • Everything has been designed to be as natural as possible. The shelters were built in Montevideo and transported to the hills so as to disturb the environment as little as possible. All Sacromonte wines are minimal intervention. Drinking water is from an onsite spring.
  • The well-groomed walking trails are a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike.
  • Advance booking essential for all experiences.
  • Pricey but as one visitor put it: “way worth every nickel”.

How to get to Sacromonte

Under an hour and a half from Montevideo’s Carrasco airport and 50’ from Punta del Este Airport. On arrival, take the second entrance if you are not driving a 4×4.

What’s close by



Camino La Guillermina km7,
Mataojo, Maldonado, Uruguay

+598 95 910 150

Photos: Tali Kimelman, Leonardo Finotti, Luli Duggan and Martín Huberman.

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