Wine ExplorersUruguay wine tours & tastings
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. They organise tours in Montevideo, Canelones and Maldonado along Uruguay’s three major wine roads.
With Wine Explorers you get access to many wineries that are still yet to receive visitors on a regular basis.
Verónica González (pictured right) has been organising wine tours for newcomers to Uruguay for a number of years now. Uruguayan born-and-bred she’s excited about how wine tourism has really grown since she’s been involved. It was hard to get into more than a handful of wineries as a visitor even as little as ten years ago.
What you should know
Choose the type of tour that most interests you Wine Explorers works with wineries of all kinds, the majority of which are family-run. If there is a particular tasting experience you are after, just tell Verónica. Some wineries are very simple and rustic—with the menu and wines accordingly—, others are premium experiences.
Group expeditions once 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 expat in Uruguay, you will love Wine Explorers’ relaxed monthly group tours. 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 for more information.
Rates vary depending on wineries visited and what is included. Solo travellers, couples and groups welcome.