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The Wine Experience

Avenida Ejido 1469, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay
(00598) 99 675 750
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Ranked #1 of 26 activities in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Wine Experience will be offering Wine Tours in Montevideo that includes All Transfers, Private Expert Guide, Gourmet 3-Course Lunch at a Special... more » Owner description: The Wine Experience will be offering Wine Tours in Montevideo that includes All Transfers, Private Expert Guide, Gourmet 3-Course Lunch at a Special Venue with Private Chef, Visit to 2 Wineries, Morning & Afternoon Tours (without lunch), Tastings of 10 wines. Even if you don't drink wine you will get to see the Best of Montevideo with Great Architecture, Beautiful Scenery & the Opportunity to meet the Owners & Winemakers face to face. You will be welcomed 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 !! « less
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Lakeville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Have visited many wineries in the U.S. and been on several wine tours around the world. The experience Ryan gave us in Montevideo was absolutely wonderful! It was intimate (just our 2 couples in the group) and personal. Ryan was an absolute joy. He was filled with knowledge and enthusiasm about the local wineries, the wine industry, you name it.... More

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The O.C., California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We arranged a full day tour with Ryan out of Punta del Este. The four of us had a tour of the city and countryside on our way to Alto de La Ballina winery. We toured the vineyard's with the owner followed by a tasting of their wines accompanied by local cheeses and toasts. The people and views were great... More

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Montery California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of touring with Ryan twice. Once from Montevideo and then another when we stayed in Jose Ignacio. Both were incredible. From Montevideo we toured two boutique wineries. At the first, Pizzorno, we were toured through the vineyards with the wine maker and then tasted with the owner, Carlos. This was truly a... More

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Aucune
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

the only downside of this tour is that it has to end. Ryan was a great guide, very easy to communicate with and even e-mailed me some pictures he had made during the day. The best part of this experience is that you get to sit & drink with the owners or oenologists of the wineries, which is different from... More

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Palm City, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Ryan took us to Pizzorno Winery- This was hands down the best wine tour/tasting we have ever had. This is a 3rd generation winery with the grandson of the founder now running the business and his 20-year old son following in his footsteps. This winery makes eight verities of wine totaling only 140,000 bottles and only grapes from their vineyard... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Although we enjoyed Ryan Hamilton at Punta del Este, we took his advice about a restaurant in Montevideo, Uruguay, the next day. We enjoyed Palenque in the city square very much. After a self-guided walking tour of the city square and local shops, we found the restaurant. We enjoyed a local drink called medio y medio (half and half) which... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Ryan is an amazing tour guide. He took us to two extremely different wineries, we got to see two extremely different wineries, one being very small and one much larger. Both wineries made a huge effort to make us feel at home, and it was great to see the contrast between these two different types of wineries. Not to mention,... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If your looking for a nice wine tour in Uruguay hook up with Ryan and the Wine Enthusiast tour. First rate and the wine is very good and Ryan is a charming hospitable guide. Just a heads up, if you are visiting Montevideo via cruise ship you must meet up with Ryan just outside the gated cruise port area and... More

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Really enjoyed our time with Ryan--he's a great host/guide. The tastings were great and well-worth drive. The only downside is that it ended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This winery tour was first class, exceeding all expectations. Our guide was an ex-sommelier with international experience and background, fluent in English and Spanish. We visited two lovely boutique wineries, one very family-owned with a long tradition and another very well-developed with all the high-end marketing and technology. Wonderful wines, personalized information and an overall fantastic experience. Well worth the... More

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Wine7Guy7, Owner at The Wine Experience, responded to this review

Hola Rob: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed our day immensely. It was like catching up with old friends. Next time> let's do an Adventure in Punta del Este !! Thanks a mil, Ryan Hamilton Owner, TWE More

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