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Address: Avenida Ejido 1469, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 97 348 445
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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, 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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Spectacular tour with endless wine and incredible food!

This was my first tour with Ryan and I can promise you, it won't be my last. This tour focuses on wine and food, as promised in the literature. On our tour, we visited the H... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was my first tour with Ryan and I can promise you, it won't be my last. This tour focuses on wine and food, as promised in the literature. On our tour, we visited the H. Stagnari vineyars, a few miles out of Montevideo. Ryan picked us up at the hotel and it was a quick 30 minute drive to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband an I did two wine tours with Ryan during our visit to Uruguay, one in Montevideo and one from Punta del Este. They were both fantastic and we learned so much about Uruguayan wine - and wine tasting in general. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Uruguay who is interested in seeing the country and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon spent in one of Montevideo's finest wineries, il Stagnari. A very personal experience, one not to be missed if visiting Montevideo. Ryan was a great host and very knowledgeable of the local wines!!

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Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ryan was engaging, knowledgeable, professional, and easy to communicate with. Private Chef's lunch was highlight as was his personal collection wine for the event. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Highly recommend it!!! I've been to wine tours everywhere: Napa, Australia, Chile, Italy, Canada. This one is by far one of the best I've ever seen. Ryan is just so friendly and so funny, and the heir of the winery H.Stagnari, Franco, is the friendliest person I've ever known (apart from being extremely handsome ). The restaurant we visited for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ryan offers a personal, not a packaged, tour. This was the highlight of our trip to Uruguay. We visited two distinct wineries and sampled 8 or 9 wines. Amid good conversation and conviviality, it felt more like a visit than an organized tour. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you have a chance to take this tour, DO!. Contact Ryan well in advance, as this is not a bus tour, but rather a very small group (ours was four people), and you will be visiting wineries that have special character. Ryan knows his wine, his wineries, and the winemakers, and his knowledge added immeasurably to our excursion. One... More 

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Brig, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had the opportunity of going on a wine tour with Ryan. Had a great time, the wine tasting was amazing, he drove us to two wineries and both were different, but are a must. He is really putting the Uruguayan wine on the map, and got me hooked.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We spend 4 days in Montevideo and went on the Wine Experience tour with Ryan Hamilton. We visited 2 small bodegas, Stagnari and Pizzorno. It felt like a private visit, walking through the vineyards, meeting the owners and in an idilic atmosphere tasting wines. Ryan knows his stuff. We had an amazing day finishing off in El Palenque restaurant in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A real wine tour among Uruguay winneries only should be done by the Hands of Ryan Hamilton.Almost mandatory!!!

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