This was our second wine tour which we had taken with The Wine Experience. We just returned from taking the Gourmet Wine Experience in Punta del Este. Everything was planned so easily and efficiently with Ryan, after our initial contact through his website. We were actually staying in Montevideo, but Ryan suggested coming to Punta del Este for the day. We took the bus from Montevideo and Ryan met us at the bus station in Punta as planned.
The tour began visiting a boutique winery where we literally had the entire winery to ourselves. Ryan had arranged for an incredible wine tasting with meats and cheese to accompany the wines. The winery itself was truly beautiful but in a very rustic way. It almost felt like we were on a movie set. We just enjoyed the wines and the experience itself so very much! It’s very hard to explain what an incredible experience this was, we felt like VIPs.
If that part of the tour wasn’t spectacular enough, the best was yet to come. We left the winery and drove to Playa Vik, which is a beautiful resort right along the ocean. We had a gourmet lunch, family style overlooking the infinity pool in the near ground and the ocean just beyond that. Family style dining may not sound gourmet, but believe me, it was a fantastic absolutely gourmet dining experience. We were served a delicious appetizer along with a local white wine and then for our main course, we had platters of beef, fish, shrimp risotto, yams and more along with Vik’s world renowned red wine. Enjoying this meal with the beautiful scenery in front of us and in an exclusive resort, it’s as amazing as it sounds.
The day was so much more than we could every have imagined. Thank you Ryan for everything you did to make our day so memorable.