Montevideo Winery Tour Excursion Reviews

Uruguay has a growing and celebrated wine industry. Several lines offer an afternoon excursion with a cellar tour and extensive wine tasting (sometimes including delicious empanadas and local cheeses and meats).
A very short coach trip to the station where an old steam train took us on an hours journey into ...
Sail Date: January 2019
A very short coach trip to the station where an old steam train took us on an hours journey into the countryside passed amazed locals. Then another short hop on the coach to the winery. Here we were shown the vines and the cellars before a ... Read More
A very short coach trip to the station where an old steam train took us on an hours journey into the countryside passed amazed locals. Then another short hop on the coach to the winery. Here we were shown the vines and the cellars before a sumptuous barbecue buffet and a tasting of five of the wines. Tango demonstration finihsed the visit before a sleepy ride back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
What would a tour of the local area be without a luncheon with great wine and food.
Sail Date: December 2018
What would a tour of the local area be without a luncheon with great wine and food. Very good choices of wine and beef, pork and chicken cooked on an open bbq.
What would a tour of the local area be without a luncheon with great wine and food. Very good choices of wine and beef, pork and chicken cooked on an open bbq. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Winery handled addl.
Sail Date: December 2018
Winery handled addl. # of people attending very well. The city tour was fine, but the real joy of the excursion was at the winery . . ., well done Santa Rosa!!!!!
Winery handled addl. # of people attending very well. The city tour was fine, but the real joy of the excursion was at the winery . . ., well done Santa Rosa!!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Wine Experience.
Sail Date: March 2018
The Wine Experience. We enjoyed our day going to a very small winery where we met the winemaker and his father.
The Wine Experience. We enjoyed our day going to a very small winery where we met the winemaker and his father. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We were late into Montevideo due to being storm bound in Porto Madryn, so city tour was rushed.
Sail Date: February 2018
We were late into Montevideo due to being storm bound in Porto Madryn, so city tour was rushed. Winery tour was good, but the lunch, with the wine flowing and tango show and dancing made this a big hit.
We were late into Montevideo due to being storm bound in Porto Madryn, so city tour was rushed. Winery tour was good, but the lunch, with the wine flowing and tango show and dancing made this a big hit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Juanico winery is one of the most beautiful places I've been in a long time.
Sail Date: January 2018
Juanico winery is one of the most beautiful places I've been in a long time. Pedro was awesome and our guide Karla was outstanding.
Juanico winery is one of the most beautiful places I've been in a long time. Pedro was awesome and our guide Karla was outstanding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
There was a bus tour with a good guide prior to going into the country to Varrela Zaranz Winery, ...
Sail Date: January 2018
There was a bus tour with a good guide prior to going into the country to Varrela Zaranz Winery, where a fourth generation owner, led the tour. The lunch was excellent and they were extremely generous with the wines. We had a white, a ... Read More
There was a bus tour with a good guide prior to going into the country to Varrela Zaranz Winery, where a fourth generation owner, led the tour. The lunch was excellent and they were extremely generous with the wines. We had a white, a rose, 3 reds, and a sparkling. This was a working port with a shuttle provided. There was a small souvenir shop in the port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good excursion if you want small, intimate wine tasting.
Sail Date: December 2017
Good excursion if you want small, intimate wine tasting. Ryan was top notch and with only 12 of us, we got to know each other and enjoy the tasting.
Good excursion if you want small, intimate wine tasting. Ryan was top notch and with only 12 of us, we got to know each other and enjoy the tasting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Although there the tour did not include much of the process of making the wine, the winery was ...
Sail Date: April 2017
Although there the tour did not include much of the process of making the wine, the winery was absolutely gorgeous and the lunch fabulous. The people were so nice and the tour guide was excellent.
Although there the tour did not include much of the process of making the wine, the winery was absolutely gorgeous and the lunch fabulous. The people were so nice and the tour guide was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Awesome!!
Sail Date: January 2017
Awesome!! Established 4 generations ago in 1898. It was interesting to tour the building. The wine tasting class, event, and snacks were great!
Awesome!! Established 4 generations ago in 1898. It was interesting to tour the building. The wine tasting class, event, and snacks were great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Fabulous.
Sail Date: January 2017
Fabulous. The food and wine were excellent and the Tango show was a bonus.
Fabulous. The food and wine were excellent and the Tango show was a bonus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Don't miss this winery- its the best in the country!
Sail Date: January 2017
Don't miss this winery- its the best in the country!
Don't miss this winery- its the best in the country! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were met just outside the main gate in Montevideo.
Sail Date: January 2015
We were met just outside the main gate in Montevideo. The tour was the 2 of us plus one other couple. He took us to two smallish wineries. Had an opportunity in the second winery, Bodega Pizzorno, to meet the owner, go out into the ... Read More
We were met just outside the main gate in Montevideo. The tour was the 2 of us plus one other couple. He took us to two smallish wineries. Had an opportunity in the second winery, Bodega Pizzorno, to meet the owner, go out into the vineyard and taste the grapes and see the differences between the varieties. Our guide has a fascinating background and shared that along with information about the wine industry in Chile. And, of course, we sampled some very nice wine. Lovely day. Would recommend this as an alternative to the ship's tour of a large winery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
• Pizzorno Winery- This was hands down the best wine tour/tasting we have ever had.
Sail Date: February 2014
• 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 ... Read More
• 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 are used. Our group of four were the only visitors on a glorious Saturday morning where the owner spent 3-hours with us showing us their fields, where they were in harvest then how they make their wine in part, using decades old concrete casks then potting into barrels followed by bottling & aging then labeling and packaging and finally we sat down for tasting the wine accompanied by bread, cheese and sliced meat plates. The wines were delicious and one of their wines won 1st place in a tasting competition of Uruguayan wines. This is a fantastic experience and personal beyond anything you can imagine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises