We had an exceptional day today. We hired a car and driver and headed out of the city, but not too far. It is amazing how close to Montevideo you can find some great wineries with a range of wines that equal the best the world has to offer.
To my right is Marguerite and the range of wines of this winery. A marvellous lady. It was a joy to sample her hospitality as well as the wines.
Next stop was Bodega Bouza, only minutes away by car. We didn't do the tour here, but had lunch. Alan did some more wine tasting of their reds but I didn't push my luck. I did, though enjoy a glass of white with my meal. We both had lamb and as seems to be a feature of meat in this country, it melted in our mouths. How do they do this?? As they had apple strudel on the dessert menu I just had to try it and it didn't disappoint. But I swore to Alan there was no way I'd be eating that night. Our waiter was a local and spoke excellent English so we had a great commentary on the wine and food as we went along.
The final stop of the day was at H. Stagnari winery. We arrived pretty late in the day but twenty-year-old Franco let us in and we sampled yet more extraordinary wines. The young man's knowledge of wines for his age was remarkable. He spoke excellent English and was well travelled. I gave him my card as he is threatening to come to Australia.