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Esencia Uruguay

Sarandi 359 | Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
+598 2915 4472
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Friendly service and good wine

We had such a great wine and Grappa tasting. So friendly, helpful and a lovely relaxed atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
chriscT4994JQ
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What a nice place!

Being on a cruise to Montevideo and discovered this gem for wine tasting, very friendly English... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
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Uruguayan wine store - Gourmet products - Chocolate - Coffee Shop - Tax Free - Travel Packing - Sommelier Service
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sarandi 359 | Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo 11006, Uruguay
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a great wine and Grappa tasting. So friendly, helpful and a lovely relaxed atmosphere! We only had one afternoon but this was such a great way to finish!

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Being on a cruise to Montevideo and discovered this gem for wine tasting, very friendly English speaking host

Thank jakobinafrica
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

you don't have time, you don't know much about Uruguayan wines, but you definitely want to buy something nice at your taste..? You found the solutions: Estrella, the lovely owner of this shop will help you out. She knows so much about wines, bodegas, the...More

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EMBF, Propietario at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017
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Muchas gracias estimado cliente por su generosa opinión. Nos sentimos muy gratificados. Saludos, Estrella.

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were in Montevideo for one day during a cruise. We did not have time to go outside the city to taste wines so we went to this wine shop.It is a little pricey for what you get, but it was a nice,relaxing respite from...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Best selection of Uruguayan wines in town. The owner/manager really knows her wines. Always gives us good recommendations. Been here 3 or 4 times. Never been disappointed. There are other items available such as chocolates and licores but the wines are the main attraction. A...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Four stars for now, but this place could easily hit five stars once I do a tasting there. The owner, Estrella, is delightful and very knowledgeable about local wines. I found two bottles of one of my favorite tannats and plan on setting up a...More

Thank Kirk K
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We wanted to purchase a couple of bottles of wines for our local guests and this store is one of the few on Sarandi open on Saturday till 4:00. Very pleasant experience

Thank Marc O
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

We wanted to sample wines from different parts of Uruguay so decided to do a wine tasting with food pairings. We have been to many wine tasting and felt that this one was quite expensive. We were given three wines and a very small plate...More

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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016
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Estimado cliente, Muchas gracias por su opinión, valoramos su contribución que nos ayuda en nuestra tareas de mejorar cada día.

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

It does not get much better than this. Shop is very clean, service is top notch, they speak English and the articles are of high quality. Our purchases were wrapped for travel and we now have tastes if Uruguay back in the UK. Thank you.

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Estrella_de_EU, Gerente at Esencia Uruguay, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016
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Que linda opinión, muchas gracias. Ojalá vuelvan pronto!

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Very nice staff and knowledgeble about their wines. Great for some simpler wine tastings and samples. It's actually not a restaurant but more of a simplier tapas/wine tasting bar.

Thank Kare L
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