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Narbona Wine Lodge, Carmelo

With over 15 hectares of rolling vineyards, you’d expect Narbona to produce excellent wine. But surprisingly it also makes superb cheese, created in the winery’s own dairy.

Relax in the sun on a colonial- style patio, beside a tinkling fountain. Hectare after hectare of vines stretch off into the distance. Slightly closer to hand – in your glass, in fact – is the product of the vineyard; a deliciously fruity and satisfyingly mellow red wine created from soft Tannat grapes. And beside your glass is a plate of homemade cookies, and the fragrant, characterful cheese made by the winery’s own dairy.

Stay at Wine Lodge Narbona on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Uruguay and you’ll be able to explore both the ancient and modern wine-making processes, cycle round the vines, attend tastings in the winery’s cellars and treat your palate to homemade jams and cookies, artisan olive oil and handmade pasta. And even laze on a nearby beach.

Wine Lodge Narbona, at a glance

  • One of the country’s oldest vineyards, close to the River Uruguay and a private beach
  • Choice of only five exquisite guest rooms
  • Superb combination of period features and décor and modern comforts
  • Large living areas and en suite bathrooms with showers and capacious baths
  • Extensive balconies and terraces for sitting and sampling cheese and wine
  • Excellent views of either the vineyards or the winery itself
  • Colonial yard with fountain
  • Communal lounge with cosy fireplace
  • Dining room and pool bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Outdoor swimming pool with sun deck, plus gym with weights and treadmill
  • Laze on the private beach at Puerto Camacho
  • Explore the viticulture of a winery that dates back over 100 years – one of the oldest in Uruguay
  • Guided tours of the vineyard, including the extensive dairy
  • Tastings in the Old Cellar and exhibitions of modern wine-making in the New Cellar
  • Visit the still that produces grapa
  • Easy access to the Uruguay River, forest and Carmelo and Punta del Este with their fine restaurants
  • Cycle or take a kart ride round the estate’s 15 hectares
  • Picnic in the vineyards
  • Quiet reading room

  • The company is by far the best we have ever used... In fact, wherever we have travelled we have made a specific point of mentioning the company to anyone we meet.

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