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Flag Uruguay Wines from Uruguay

  • Dante Irurtia
  • Vina Varela Zarranz
  • Castillo Viejo
  • Catamayor

Since commercial production began in the 1870's, wine output has soared. If the idea of Uruguayan wine is difficult for Europeans to understand, it is not for the locals, who have little left over for export. The vineyards are located on rolling hills of volcanic origin spread across Montevideo , Canalones, Saint Jose , Florida , Soranio, Paysando and along the rover plate in Maldonado.

Summers are warm, and rainfall adequate. The most widespread vine the Harriague which is the Tannat of Southwest France and aquired its name from Pascualharriagues one of Uruguay 's 19th's century winegrowers.

Winery Castillo Viejo

Three generations of the Etcheverry family have passionately learnt, since 1927, to master the mysteries hidden in the elaboration of the great wines. The goal has been, since the beginning, constant improvement, a style that lead us daily to incorporate new knowledge, and to develop new and modern techniques, while keeping ourselves loyal, at the same time, to the oldest traditions in wine-making.

Thanks to a meticulous selection of the grapes, to the quality of our procedure, and to the enormous respect we hold for Nature, Bodegas Castillo Viejo has successfully managed to stand out in the most demanding international markets, with noble products of truly high breeding.

Today we can proudly say our wines have acquired a maturity that defines them for their unique character and personality, a fact that makes us, year after year, exert ourselves to offer the best from our vineyards, which is therefore transformed into wines that reward the consumer's palate beyond sheer pleasure, bringing new experiences to their senses.

Grape Varieties in Uruguay

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignan
  • Grignolino
  • Harriague
  • Johannisberg Riesling
  • Lambrusc
  • Merlot
  • Nebbiolo
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pedro Ximenez
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Semillon
  • Vidiella