Alto de la Ballena Vineyards, Punta del Este

(3.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
A boutique winery perched on a rocky hillside and only 8 km (5 mi) from the sea, Alto de la Ballena Vineyards offers a delicious selection of wines to taste among the open nature. From a west-facing hillside deck, the long and vast view takes in eucalyptus trees, vines and coastal lagoons. Taste local cheeses with an array of wines from their production including Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, and a Tannat-Viognier blend. Plan to see Alto de la Ballena Vineyards and other attractions that appeal to you using our Punta del Este travel itinerary planner.
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  • Mrs Paula received us, anticipating a little our visit because we arrived early (we calculate the wrong time). Easy access, with the hint of through the correct gate (warned when we called to mark the visit). Was very helpful and available, demonstrating much knowledge and dominion over the entire process of wine production. Good wine, good talk, calling beautiful! Is very worthwhile! Wines with great price.
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  • Don't waste your time, your money and your patience. Remember you're a Punta del Leste which has many options for leisure. Travel 35 km to arrive at bodega, there was no signage. Precarious location, we were greeted by the owner in a small wooden shed. The vines were almost completely destroyed by a gale in December. Pay for top tasting ($ 50), for we are wine lovers and we'd like to taste a wine that had been awarded. We taste 5 wines "normal" and when it came time to serve the top she picked up a bottle in the fridge, which was already open, uncork and served. Simply wasn't the desired wine. Boring but she said it was from a previous crop. The bottle wasn't even label and not even the type of grape were the same. Dark, a cloud of mosquitoes bit us incessantly, owner was upset about the mosquitoes. There was only one lamp, which he lit at the bottom of the shed. Bizarre episode.
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  • I was interested in meeting after reading reports of other visitors. The hotel that I stayed made the reservation, pay $32 per person. As we did the book in the Nick of time, we can only schedule for the sunset and it was beautiful. The wine is well rustica, arriving between main gate (plaque, hidden, but has) yet we and another couple just trying to get through the gate wrong. Site with lots of green, the silence comes to frighten (I am used to noise of the big city). The Dna Paula has a very friendly service! Super nice! Told us the story of the vinicula, as it began, as are the wines, let visitors reap the grape to try. The tasting is done as the package closed. We opted to try 4 types of wines. And she told us the whole story and procedure to get the taste and type of wine. All tasting is made with bread and cheese. This was more a wonderful sunset we could witness. In the end anyone interested can buy the wines on the spot. We bought 4. The difference is about $10.00 less buying there. But that's a comparison that I made the find at the supermarket. In no time she makes or force us to score the wines.
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