The mythical Rio di Plata - The River Plate
perfect for a sunset aperitivo
or the favourite drink of all Uruguayans - Mate
growing the famous Tannat grape but also Albarino, Chardonnay and many more
a land that grows organic vegetables
The land of the gaucho
riding across the pampas
and then there are the contrasts of the intriguing capital, Montevideo
the famous asado grill
and the people
and the world's longest carnival
till the next time...........
Uruguay… a vibrant, welcoming, exciting land where I was surprised every day I travelled the length and breadth of South America’s hidden secret, perhaps its most remarkable nation…….
This is just a taste though, as coming soon is a The Winetattoo’s URUGUAY WINE TRAIL, stretching across the country discovering not just some wonderful wines and beautiful vineyards, but above all a family of Uruguayan wine makers who immediately made me feel at home, whether in a small family-run winery or one stretching over hundreds of hectares.
Thanks to Inavi, the Uruguay Wine consortium, for organising my trip and Guru’Guay for being the perfect Montevideo guide.