Uruguay lies between latitudes 30 and 33 degrees south, wedged in between Brazil and Argentina. With a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Plate, it’s a land of rolling plains and low-lying hills. Like the Southern Hemisphere’s other famous winemaking areas (Chile, Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia), its temperate climate is particularly suited for growing vines.
With a winemaking tradition that dates back to the nineteenth century, Uruguay currently forms part of the group of fine wine producers, and its penetration of the most demanding world markets is growing steadily.
Alto de la Ballena is situated in the southeast region, in the department of Maldonado, very close to the sea and to Punta del Este, the country’s most important tourist centre.