Pizzorno winery has a story that starts similar to many in Uruguay: an Italian family settled in the wine region and began producing wine as they had in their home country. In the late 80s they switched from table wine to fine wine, and have been producing fine Uruguayan wines since – now under the leadership of Carlos Pizzorno and family.
With vineyards in Canelones, you will find the usual suspects in the wine line up (Tannat, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) but also some much more unusual and interesting wines including a beaujolais-style Carbonic Maceration Tannat which results in a fresh, fruity wine perfect for lunches and summer evenings; and other interesting varieties like Arinarnoa and Petit Verdot. Pizzorno also produce a handful of traditional method sparkling wines and ice wine.
You can visit the winery for different tastings of their portfolio, and stay for lunch at their bistro restaurant.