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The Wine Experience
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Small Group Tour: Sunset Wine Tour from Punta del Este
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Owner description: The Wine Experience will be offering Wine Tours in Punta del Este & Jose Ignacio that includes: All Transfers, Private Expert Guide & Sommelier, Gourmet Lunches, Romantic Sunset Dinners, Visit to 2 Wineries with and without lunch, Horse Riding, Sunset Tastings at Playa Vik guided by your very own sommelier and tasting wines from his private collection, opportunity to meet the Owner & Winemakers face to face. Even if you don't like wine, you will see breathtaking scenery, unrivalled beaches and the very best of Punta del Este in 1 day. You will be guided by a "wine expert", who will welcome you like an "old friend". Please click on the website for further details, or contact Ryan via the email form. We know you work hard - some come and join us - you deserve it!
Hermosa Beach, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

After reading the fantastic reviews, we decided to book a tour. Ryan patiently and promptly answered all of our questions promptly and recommended the Sunset Gourmet tour. We've been wine tasting all over the world and this was possibly the most unique experience ever.

Ryan's extensive wine knowledge coupled with his great sense of humor and his local knowledge make him a stand out guide. He seemed like an old friend by the end of the evening.

After touring a local winery and tasting several wines, we had a fantastic meal at the exclusive Playa Vik property. Wine tasting under the stars overlooking an infinity pool that dropped off into the ocean was so memorable.

I look forward to future wine trips with Ryan!!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Stacy J
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“Great Wine, Food and Fun Experience with Ryan”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

My friends and I booked Ryan from the Napa Valley after reading his reviews on Trip Advisor. We so thoroughly enjoyed our day with Ryan. We visited a small local winery in Uruguay, tasted wine accompanied by cheeses made at the vineyard. Learned alot about their farming processes.
Toured Punta Del Este with Ryan and visited the Vik resort. Enjoyed a scrumptious lunch paired with estate wines. Ryan was very gracious and informative. We came home with pictures provided by Ryan.
Definitely recommend Ryan and his tour services. A lovely memory for all of us.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank chrisnapa
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“This is a MUST”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

If you do nothing else in Uruguay, do a tour with Ryan. He is the best host-- so helpful, engaging, and knowledgeable about wine. This was one of the first things we did during our trip in South America and my husband and I considered it the highlight of our trip. When we go back to Uruguay, this will be the top priority on our list of things to do.

Visited December 2013
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Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
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“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My husband and I did the Gourmet and Horse Riding Experience with Ryan. Off the bat, Ryan was very responsive and helpful via email in booking our tour. On the day, he picked us up at the house we were staying at and drove us to our destinations.

My husband was a little apprehensive about the idea of doing a "tour" as he normally likes to do his own exploring in new places. But as he later said, this does not feel like a tour, this is like having a friend in a place that you are visiting take you around to all the special areas that you wouldn't otherwise know to go to.

Ryan provides a unique and one of a kind experience. You are missing out if you don't take one of his exceptional tours of beautiful Uruguay!

Visited December 2013
Thank Katie H
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“A highlight of our trip to South America”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We spend two wonderful and memorable days tasting wine with Ryan- visited three wineries and had a long leisurely lunch at Playa Vik. Everything was first class- the wine, the tours the experience. Ryan is an amiable, fun, knowledgeable host and the wineries all exceeded our expectations. Most fun was the opportunity to meet with the winemakers at Bodega J Chiapella. Karina and Laura were delightful. The architecture at Playa Vik is stunning. South America is a long way away for us but I hope we can do this again!

Visited December 2013
Thank dave b
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