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Alto de la Ballena Vineyards

Ruta 12 Km. 16. 400, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
+598 94 240 365
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Small Family Owned Winery

Yummy tasting with several red wine varities. They served the wine with toasted bread/breadsticks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
snoopy647
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Victoria, BC Canada
Nice family owned winery

This is a small simple vineyard that is family owned but is worth going. They have amazing wines... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
BernardoLarreta
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“wine tasting” (2 reviews)
“paula” (8 reviews)
“blend” (7 reviews)
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Ruta 12 Km. 16. 400, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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+598 94 240 365
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy tasting with several red wine varities. They served the wine with toasted bread/breadsticks and cheese. This is not a big fancy facility, but a small family run operation. We had pouring rain the day we went, so went right in to where the wine...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 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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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...More

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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....

2  Thank HÉLIO S
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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...More

2  Thank DDCArgentina
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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...More

Thank Rick C
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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...More

Thank Russelll1
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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!

1  Thank Mateus V
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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...More

Thank Ilgson
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

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...More

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