Artesana is a boutique winery in the acclaimed Canelones region of Uruguay specializing in Tannat, Tannat blends and Zinfandel, the only Zinfandel produced in Uruguay. Made with the highest quality estate-grown fruit, Artesana’s iconic wines showcase Uruguay’s distinctive terroir and its signature varietal Tannat. Artesana is the only American-owned winery in Uruguay and is partnered with two award-winning Uruguayan women winemakers.
Artesana is located on an 80-acre estate in Las Brujas in the Canelones region, 30 miles north of Uruguay’s seaside capital of Montevideo. Canelones is the premier winegrowing region in Uruguay and home to the majority of the country’s vineyards. Ocean breezes keep the vines well ventilated and the combination of well-drained soils and 220 days of intense sunshine annually produces growing conditions similar to France’s Bordeaux region.
Tours, Tastings & Lunches
Artesana offers guided tours through our estate vineyard, wine tastings including reserves and barrel tastings with small pairings or a multi-course lunch prepared by our private chef. Dishes are prepared using products from the season and the region, many in our open wood-fired BBQ. Enjoy lunch on our beautiful patio overlooking the vineyard.
Handcrafting iconic wines that express
the unique terroir of our estate vineyard
Artesana wines are made with minimal intervention, allowing the character of the fruit to be expressed. Lots from the 13 blocks are fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks, giving the winemakers an abundance of options in constructing final blends. 15-20 day cool maceration regimes provide excellent aroma and flavor extraction. Barrel aging carefully accentuates the flavors of the wines in French and American oak for 12-24 months. Wines are bottled without fining or filtration and bottled-aged an additional 6-12 months. Beautifully accessible upon release, wines are structured to age up to 10 years or more.
Artesana wines are sold at the winery and in select shops and restaurants in Uruguay, Brazil and the US.
Please check with your local wine merchant.
The Artesana Line:
Jugada (unoaked): Tannat, Zinfandel, Tannat Rosado
Reserva: Tannat, Tannat-Merlot, Tannat-Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc-Merlot, Chardonnay-Petit Manseng
Reserva Edicion Limitada: Tannat-Zinfandel-Merlot, Zinfandel
Rosados Trece Parcelas: Tannat, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc