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Why Visit Montevideo?

Montevideo is the understated capital of Uruguay, home to more than 1.3 million people and with more art-deco than any other city in the world, second only to New York. The city itself revolves around the Plaza de la Independencia and continues on to the Ciudad Vieja where old colonial homes and art deco buildings can be found. Those who are looking for history, rich culture and a mouthwatering steak to go with it, can certainly find it here.

But there’s more to Montevideo than its steakhouses, gorgeous beaches and sizzling nightlife, it is also home to some excellent wines. Some of the more long-standing wineries can be found here, however, due to the urbanisation of the city, more and more vineyards can be found just outside Montevideo, particularly in the heart of Canelones.

Canelones has become the reigning capital of wine production, with more than 60% of Uruguay’s wines coming from there. The soil from which the grape vines grow is rich with some calcareous soils, and it’s best known for its production of Uruguay’s infamous Tannat. Tannat is a grape variety that thrives in humid conditions and without fail results in the production of high-quality wines with fantastic colour, acidity and structure year after year. 

Book your vineyard holidays to Montevideo and Canelones to try what the country and region is most known for, as well as the many other grape varieties that grow there which include Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Biognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Albariño and more.

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