Canelones has a large number of wineries that offer wine tasting and tour. Visit our website to book beautiful wine-filled experiences and learn more about the wine region.

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There are a big number of wineries in Durazno with wine tasting and tour activities that you can book easily via winetourism.com.

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You can experience amazing wine tasting and tour activities at the various wineries in Colonia . On our site you can read all about this regions to be prepared for your stay.

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On our website, book visits to beautiful wineries in Maldonado and enjoy guided wine tasting and tour.

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Montevideo has a large number of wineries that offer wine tasting and tour. Visit our website to book beautiful wine-filled experiences and learn more about the wine region.

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Rivera wine region is a great destination with a broad offering of wineries with wine tasting and tours. On our website you can book your visits in order to be prepared for your time in the region.

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You can experience amazing wine tasting and tour activities at the various wineries in San José . On our site you can read all about this regions to be prepared for your stay.

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Uruguay Wine Country

The Fourth-Largest Wine-Producing Country in South America

Uruguay wine country is the fourth-largest wine producer in South America. The country is the best to know for the red wines produced from Tannat grape variety as well as white wines produced from Albarino.


The history of winemaking in Uruguay goes back to 1870 when Italian and Basque immigrants first brought Tannat here. Later in 1954, Albarino was introduced by Spanish immigrants. In recent years, the quality of wine produced in Uruguay wine country has been increasing as well as the popularity of wines across the globe. Besides Tannat and Albarino, there are other common grape varieties such as Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, and Cabernet Franc.

The land of Tannat

In contrast, it was French immigrants in Uruguay who brought along a French variety: Tannat, which is widespread in southwestern France. Uruguayan wines are for lovers of strong tannins. In France, tannate has fallen out of favor due to the harder tannin structure, but in Uruguay, under the South American sun, it produces softer, more charming wines.

Wine Tourism in Uruguay

Take a tour to Uruguayan wine regions with us to discover the authenticity of the country together with our local partners. Discover the aromas of Tannat, explore the local gastronomy, and admire the natural beauty of the wine country.

Uruguayan Wine Regions

Here, vineyards cover around 8000 hectares and spread from east to west from north to south across different Uruguayan Wine Regions. Uruguayan wine regions are divided into Southern, Eastern, Southwestern, Central, and Western Riverside zones.

Southern Zone – The Largest Vineyards of Uruguay Wine Country

Canelones, located in the Southern zone is one of the largest Uruguayan wine regions. The region boasts spectacular landscapes of rolling hills, beaches, and farmlands. Canelones is located north of Montevideo, where warm climate and clay-rich calcareous soils favor the production of wines with well-balanced alcohol and acidity level.

Find out about Wine Tasting & Tours in Canelones to enjoy your visit to the region.

Another important wine region located in the Southern Zone is Montevideo, the capital of the country. The region is home to one of the oldest vineyards of the Uruguay wine country. The expansion of the city pushed out the vineyards from the boundaries of the city towards Canelones. That is why the majority of the wine production of Uruguay wine country takes place in Canelones.

Arranged rows of vines under clear blue sky at Bodega Cerro Chapeu.
Vineyards of Bodega Cerro Chapeu in Montevideo, Uruguay wine country

Find out about Wine Tasting & Tours in Montevideo to enjoy your visit to the region.

The fourth-largest wine region of Uruguay wine country, San José, is also located in the Southern Zone of the country. Climate conditions and the soils are pretty much similar to the Canelones wine region. Winemakers from San José produce white wines from international grape varieties such as Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Tannat, solely or in blend with Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot, is also well-spread in San José.

Central Zone – Sunny Corner with Red Earth Soils

Durazno is of the famous Uruguayan wine regions located in Central Zone. This zone is characterized by a warmer climate. Thus in Duranzo they normally harvest two weeks before then in Canelones. Durango is famous for the production of well-matured Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wines.

Eastern Zone – Vineyards on Higher Altitude and Interesting Terroirs

Mandolado wine region represents the Eastern Zone of the country, which is characterized by interesting soils of crystalline rocks and quartz inlays. Particular soils of the region give specific minerality to the wines produced here. Mandolado is the home to one of the most popular coastal resorts of Uruguay, which puts this region on the hotspot of international travelers. The latest investments and improvements in winemaking bring promises that Mandolado is becoming a new center of Uruguyan winemaking after Canelones.

Viña Edén Winery, one of our partner wineries from Maldonado region, Uruguay wine country

Find out about Wine Tasting & Tours in Maldonado to enjoy your visit to the region.


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Wine Regions in Uruguay

Canelones
Canelones has a large number of wineries that offer wine tasting and tour. Visit our website to book beautiful wine-filled experiences and learn more about the wine region.
Colonia
You can experience amazing wine tasting and tour activities at the various wineries in Colonia . On our site you can read all about this regions to be prepared for your stay.
Durazno
There are a big number of wineries in Durazno with wine tasting and tour activities that you can book easily via winetourism.com.
Maldonado
On our website, book visits to beautiful wineries in Maldonado and enjoy guided wine tasting and tour.

Wineries in Uruguay

Bodega Cerro Chapeu
Winery built inside a hill on four levels and using low-input sustainable winemaking
Bodega De La Carolina
Bodega Familia Deicas
Bodega J. Chiappella
Winery owned by an Italian family who replanted their vineyards in the 90s

Wine Tasting & Tours in Uruguay

Wine tasting and tour at Bodega Cerro Chapeu
Get to know about winemaking and taste their wines with local food and snacks
Wine tasting and tour at Bodega De La Carolina
Join a wonderful Canelones wine tasting and a cellar tour at Bodega de La Carolina
Wine tasting and tour at Bodega Familia Deicas
Take part in Uruguayan wine tasting and a guided winery tour at Bodega Familia Deicas
Wine tasting and tour at Bodega J. Chiappella
Tour the winery with the owner and relish their best wines

Wineries in Uruguay

Discover the long wine tradition of Uruguay and discover some of the best wineries in this country

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