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Esencia Uruguay

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Friendly service and good wine

We had such a great wine and Grappa tasting. So friendly, helpful and a lovely relaxed atmosphere... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
chriscT4994JQ
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What a nice place!

Being on a cruise to Montevideo and discovered this gem for wine tasting, very friendly English... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
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Jan 30, 2018
“Friendly service and good wine”
Jan 30, 2018
“What a nice place!”
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Uruguayan wine store - Gourmet products - Chocolate - Coffee Shop - Tax Free - Travel Packing - Sommelier Service
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Sarandi 359 | Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
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+598 2915 4472
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great wine and Grappa tasting. So friendly, helpful and a lovely relaxed atmosphere! We only had one afternoon but this was such a great way to finish!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chriscT4994JQ
EMBF, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019
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Pronto se cumplirá un año de tu visita a Esencia Uruguay, nos encantaría que volvieras!!!

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Being on a cruise to Montevideo and discovered this gem for wine tasting, very friendly English speaking host

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jakobinafrica
EMBF, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019
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Pronto se cumplirá un año de tu visita a Esencia Uruguay, nos encantaría que volvieras!!

Reviewed May 12, 2017

you don't have time, you don't know much about Uruguayan wines, but you definitely want to buy something nice at your taste..? You found the solutions: Estrella, the lovely owner of this shop will help you out. She knows so much about wines, bodegas, the...More

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EMBF, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017
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Muchas gracias estimado cliente por su generosa opinión. Nos sentimos muy gratificados. Saludos, Estrella.

Reviewed February 8, 2017

We were in Montevideo for one day during a cruise. We did not have time to go outside the city to taste wines so we went to this wine shop.It is a little pricey for what you get, but it was a nice,relaxing respite from...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

Best selection of Uruguayan wines in town. The owner/manager really knows her wines. Always gives us good recommendations. Been here 3 or 4 times. Never been disappointed. There are other items available such as chocolates and licores but the wines are the main attraction. A...More

Thank Camera_O
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Four stars for now, but this place could easily hit five stars once I do a tasting there. The owner, Estrella, is delightful and very knowledgeable about local wines. I found two bottles of one of my favorite tannats and plan on setting up a...More

Thank Kirk K
Reviewed February 20, 2016

We wanted to purchase a couple of bottles of wines for our local guests and this store is one of the few on Sarandi open on Saturday till 4:00. Very pleasant experience

Thank 247marco
Reviewed December 12, 2015

We wanted to sample wines from different parts of Uruguay so decided to do a wine tasting with food pairings. We have been to many wine tasting and felt that this one was quite expensive. We were given three wines and a very small plate...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank minnesotans4
Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016
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Estimado cliente, Muchas gracias por su opinión, valoramos su contribución que nos ayuda en nuestra tareas de mejorar cada día.

Reviewed December 6, 2015

It does not get much better than this. Shop is very clean, service is top notch, they speak English and the articles are of high quality. Our purchases were wrapped for travel and we now have tastes if Uruguay back in the UK. Thank you.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016
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Que linda opinión, muchas gracias. Ojalá vuelvan pronto!

Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very nice staff and knowledgeble about their wines. Great for some simpler wine tastings and samples. It's actually not a restaurant but more of a simplier tapas/wine tasting bar.

Thank Kare L
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