The hidden gem of Uruguay

Discover some of the finest wineries in Maldonado as you explore this hidden gem of a country in South America.

The region of Maldonado is located in the south of Uruguay. It is the seventh most populated city in the country and is known for its idyllic beaches, picturesque city center and of course the delicious wines produced here.

It lies in the same geographical area as Argentina, Chile, Australia and South Africa- countries known to produce some fine wines. It has a mild temperature with cool breezes helping to calm the summer heat for the wines. over 90 million liters of wine is produced in Uruguay over vineyards of around 9000 hectares. The main grape varieties used here are Tannat, Merlot, Cabernet and Malbec, and white grapes such as Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon or Riesling, among others. These varietals are cultivated on vast clay soils and stony ground surrounded by exotic and astonishing landscapes characterized by the influence of Atlantic breezes.

The different wines produced in Uruguay can be experienced by embarking on a wine tour in one of the fine wineries in Maldonado. On one of these wine experiences you can see yourself visiting the famous vineyards of the region and learning about the wine making techniques of this region. Go behind the scenes and interact with the wine makers about the secrets of producing fine wines. You may also indulge yourself in a guided wine tasting session or opt for a gourmet experience where you can learn to pair the local cuisine with some of the best wines of the country. The wineries in Maldonado will help you experience the best of wine tourism in Uruguay.

Contact our member wineries in Maldonado or get in touch with our local travel expert in the region to book yourself a wine holiday in the beautiful wine country of Uruguay.

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