Uruguay sits between the 30th and 35th parallels in line with Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Winemaking began in the 18th century when the Spanish brought vines to the region. With approximately 3,000 growers and 225 wineries, Uruguay produces 10 million cases annually from its 22,000 acres of vines.
Uruguay is considered one of the greenest and most environmentally sustainable countries in the world ranking third after Norway and Finland on the 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI). Uruguay’s water is the purest on the continent and by government decree, all beef is certified organic.
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Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast
“Artesana’s Tannat is dark, extracted and full in body and flavors.”
John Mariani, Huffington Post
“Artesana’s Tannat could easily go head-to-head with even some of the famous labels of California cabernets of much higher price.”
Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post
Artesana’s Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel is probably the best wine I’ve tasted from Uruguay”