Your tour commences with a scenic drive through downtown Montevideo en route to Juanicó - The Site of Wine in Uruguay. The advantageous soil and micro-climate of Juanicó combine to make this an excellent location for viticulture. Originally started with 50,000 plants, over a century later Juanicó has become Uruguay's largest winery. Wines produced here include classic varieties such as, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, Gewürztraminer, Semillon and Viognier. The stone buildings of these historical premises date back to the 1840s and although remodeled, still possess the original style of that era. Your tour through the magnificent vineyards and winery will showcase how the co-existence of state-of-the-art technology and time-honored traditions, can successfully blend together to create an outstanding and unique wine product that has garnered many international awards.
Before leaving the winery to return to the ship, your hosts will treat you to a buffet lunch of traditional Uruguayan foods, accompanied by an outstanding selection of award-winning Uruguayan wines.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of walking. The terrain at the vineyards includes some moderate climbing and there are stairs to negotiate at the winery. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.