This private Uruguay wine tour and tasting will be the highlight of your travels. Venture into Uruguayan wine country at the hand of the friendliest local wine explorers who take care of the logistics, so you can focus on the wine.
Wine Explorers can take you to wineries just minutes from downtown Montevideo or meet you off the boat in Punta del Este or in Jose Ignacio to visit some of Uruguay’s up and coming Atlantic vineyards.
Wine Explorer founder, Verónica González, knows absolutely every one of Uruguay’s wineries. She’s led wine tours for English speakers for almost a decade to all corners of Uruguay.
Uruguayan born-and-bred she’s excited about how wine tourism has grown, particularly in the last decade.
What you should know
Choose the type of tasting that most interests you Wine Explorers works with wineries of all kinds, the majority of which are family-run. Some are very simple and rustic—with the menu and wines accordingly—, others premium experiences. Visit Uruguay’s principal wine roads—in Montevideo & Canelones, Carmelo and Maldonado—or go beyond. If there is a particular tasting experience you are after, just request or ask for suggestions. Ask Veronica if you can access a winery that do not offer tours to the public for a really special experience.
Group expeditions twice a month If you are looking for to meet people in Uruguay as well as drink fine wine in beautiful surroundings, or if you’re an foreigner in Uruguay, you will love Wine Explorers’ relaxed group tours into wine country and gatherings at selected city wine venues. Regulars are a diverse group, from retirees to business executives to diplomats. It’s a great way to meet people—everyone sits at group tables—and it’s an excellent way to get to know Uruguay more. Just sign up to their newsletter (which is in English) for more information.
Wine Explorers is the only wine tour company in Uruguay endorsed by the Uruguayan National Institute of Viticulture (INAVI) as “of national interest for Uruguayan wine culture”.
Information on both private tours and group events is available on the Wine Explorers website
To reserve, ask for more information and to sign up for the Wine Explorers mailing list, contact Verónica via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/WhatsApp at +598 97 502 218.
Rates vary depending on wineries visited and what is included. Solo travellers, couples and groups welcome.