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Alto de la Ballena Vineyards

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Address: Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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+598 94 240 365
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Nice family owned winery

This is a small simple vineyard that is family owned but is worth going. They have amazing wines and the visit is very pleasant as the people are very nice and polite.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small simple vineyard that is family owned but is worth going. They have amazing wines and the visit is very pleasant as the people are very nice and polite.

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Conegliano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We found at  Alto de la Ballena exactly what we were looking for: a winery where you do not just taste good wine and hear interesting stories about that, but also feel the human background of it all. Mr.Alvaro walked us through the vineyard, describing the different vine varieties, the soil and the local climate. He also told us the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice experience. The owner Paula attended us. Just perfect setting for my wife and me. Good wine, cheese, quiet place, what else....

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Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Winery by the beach? You are thinking, is it really worth taking a day off from the beach to go inland and see the only winery in punta del este? The answer is YES!! Don't miss this place. Send a mail or call before you go and you'll be taken up to a beautiful mirador and led through an amazing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Our extended family visited Alto de la Bellena on vacation in January, 2016. Easy to say it was a highlight of our trip. Alvaro was a wonderful host and took time to cover all aspects of the winery from finding the land through the planting all the way to the process by which they blend each wine. The tasting was... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this family-owned vineyard. The couple who owns it gave us a tour of the vineyard and conducted the tasting, which included an assortment of cheeses and crackers. They tasting room is on a porch atop a hill with beautiful views all around. The wines are all excellent- they specialize in red blends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I did a private tour with Paula. Everything perfect. Very good wine! It takes just 30 min to arrive from Punta del Este. Beautiful place. Thank you Paula!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Located on the Sierra de La Ballena, or "The Mountains of the Whale" this young winery is wonderfully located, overviewing the huge "Sauce Lake". As many visitors reviewing the place, we also took Paula's tour and learned quite a bit about the process they've been through in the last 15 years and their achievements, as a winery. In fact, we... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

We made an appointment with Paola by email to visit the vineyard on a Saturday. Coming from Punta del Este, it takes about 30 minutes to reach the vineyard. The Ruta 12 exit from the Ruta Interbalnearia is well-marked but make sure you measure 16.4 km to reach the entry gate. We found the gate with the Alta de la... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We did a private tour with one of the owners, Paula. It was great, we learned a ton and drank so much wonderful wine. I had found Tannat, Uruguay's regional wine a little acidic for my palate but they had some wonderful blends of it that I loved. Paula gave us a wonderful tour of her property in English, she... More 

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