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“Amazing wine, food and lots of learning!”

The Wine Experience
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Small Group Tour: Sunset Wine Tour from Punta del Este
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Small Group Tour: Gourmet Wine Experience from Punta del Este with 3-Course...
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Jose Ignacio Sunset Wine Experience 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!
Sao Paulo, SP
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“Amazing wine, food and lots of learning!”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My husband, two friends and I had an amazing Wine Experience with Ryan in Uruguay. It was more than just a vineyard/wine tour. We learned a ton from Ryan while truly enjoying every sip of wine with the delicious cheese (made there) at Bodega Narbona. Followed by an incredible meal at Playa Vik - truly one of the best - it was spectacular. On top of it all, the experience was all subtly exclusive as Narbona is not open to the public for wine tasting and Playa Vik is only for guests of the hotel.
Ryan is fun, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about the world of wine!

Visited March 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Ryan Hamilton is the best!”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We discovered Ryan on TripAdvisor. We arranged The Wine Experience at Punta del Este while cruising on the Silversea Silver Spirit. Ryan met us at the Tender dock and guided us for the remainder of the day. It was a very pleasant day.

Ryan first drove us into the country to visit a local vintner. After touring the vineyard we did a wine tasting in a vintage restaurant. The locale itself was very interesting with historic pictures to show the development of this site. The countryside was very beautiful and Ryan explained the history of the country and the city very well.

The wine tasting was extraordinary because of Ryan's expertise in winemaking. I have enjoyed many wine tastings but never had it taught to me so well as Ryan did. While we were enjoying our various tastings and delicious cheeses, Ryan took pictures and sent them to us later for our trip album. Very thoughtful!

We also visited a very exclusive hotel in Punta del Este called Estancia Vik. We have never seen anything quite so unique. The view of the Atlantic was breathtaking. The luncheon was superb as was yet another local wine that Ryan selected for us. Perhaps our most unusual memory is the unusual wash basin in the bathroom. It was a geode cut in half with beautiful amethyst colored crystals inside! Spectacular!

We mentioned to Ryan that we had hoped to see one other site...CasaPueblo. Although not included in the itinerary, Ryan took us to the other side of the city to enjoy that experience. Again...very thoughtful.

We have since received our pictures from Ryan and relived our enjoyable time with him.

Visited February 2014
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Hermosa Beach, California
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“Glorious”
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
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Napa
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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
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Austin
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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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