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The Wine Experience

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Address: Avenida Ejido 1469, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 97 348 445
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Description: The Wine Experience will be offering Wine Tours in Montevideo that...
The Wine Experience will be offering Wine Tours in Montevideo that include: All Transfers, Private Expert Guide & Sommelier, Gourmet Lunch at a Special Venue prepared especially by the Chef & Owner with wines selected and paired from your Guide & Sommeliers Private Collection, BBQ Lunch Experience, Visit to 1 or 2 Wineries, Morning & Afternoon Tours (without lunch, but lots of snacks), Tastings of 10 or more wines. Even if you don't drink wine, you will get to see the Best of Montevideo and heart of the Canelones wine region with Great Architecture, Beautiful Scenery & the Opportunity to meet the Owners & Winemakers face to face for the very best cultural experience. You will be guided by your very own "inside man and wine expert", who will welcome you like an "old friend". Please click on the website for further details, or contact Ryan via the email form. We know you work hard - some come and join us - you deserve it !!
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With all the positive reviews received by Ryan and our interest in wine, this was an obvious choice for us in Montevideo. And we were greatly pleased with our selection of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Ocean View, Delaware
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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

With all the positive reviews received by Ryan and our interest in wine, this was an obvious choice for us in Montevideo. And we were greatly pleased with our selection of this excursion. Ryan is personable, and knows about wine. The Wine Experience is a great name for his company/tour. If you enjoy wine and/or want to learn more about... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful day with Ryan learning about wine, tasting some nice wines in an intimate space at a small winery, followed by a fantastic lunch at a restaurant in town. Ryan brought some wine from his cellar to share with our lunch and it was superb. He picked us up from our cruise ship at the port and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We did two different wine adventures with The Wine Experience - the Gourmet Experience out of Montevideo and the Jose Ignacio Experience out of Punta del Este. Both were excellent opportunities to learn about the fine Tannats and also the other fine wines of Uruguay. The two experiences were very good, but very different. The Gourmet Experience started with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My daughter and I had a wonderful time last December visiting a vineyard and experiencing an amazing lunch with Ryan Hamilton and our fellow travelers. Ryan was a terrific host, knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine tour and tasting was lovely and memorable. And the lunch we had was outstanding, literally one of the best and most flavorfull lunches we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a great day with Ryan. We went to two wineries where we were loaded up with plentiful samples and snacks. At the first winery, the son of the family (3rd generation in the wine business) gave us a tour and insight into his perspective on growing up there and his interest in the marketing side of the business.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

2 weeks in South America, and the private wine tastings in the beautiful Uruguayan countryside is what I remember most. Ryan did a great job from getting inside access to great wineries to arranging amazing meals. We had a "tough life in Uruguay" for sure ;) thanks Ryan!!!

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Thank you, Ryan, for an informative and personal wine tour. The chosen wineries were lovely, family-run enterprises, and everyone we met was so gracious. Our half-day tour included excellent snacks and many, many generous pours. Ryan is both personable and knowledgeable: everything a great guide should be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Thank you to Ryan for a truly amazing and informative day learning about and tasting the wines of Uruguay, followed by an incredibly delicious gourmet lunch complemented by wines from your personal collection! It was especially wonderful to meet the wine makers and hear about the wine-making process and history directly from them. It is clear why your tour is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Uruguay has a wine scene that is just now beginning to garner attention. The Wine Experience is a great way to experience this first hand. KEY is Ryan. He's an enthusiastic supporter of the local wine community, is knowledgeable about Uruguayan wine and has worked internationally as a sommelier so his breathe of experience for discussion and comparison is extensive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is an excellent way to spend a day in Montevideo. Ryan is an accessible expert on the wines of Uruguay and the small groups which he limits his tours to mean that you can ask all the questions you want. Visiting the vineyards gets you out of the city which is a bonus and the wine-tasting is great fun.... More 

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