Western Uruguay, Uruguay
Western Uruguay, Uruguay
Posada Campotinto is a small boutique resort, set on a sprawling hill, deep in the wine country around Carmelo, in Uruguay. Here great wines are being produced with the kind of easy going, grass-roots vibe that comes from small communities birthing their own tourism industry. Situated about 240 km northwest of the capital of Montevideo and just across the Río de la Plata from Argentina, it’s a place of grassy roads, fields of grazing cattle, and hillsides of pale green vineyards.
The main house at Campotinto offers four spacious bedrooms and a luxury African style tent. All are decorated in a country style, with white-washed wood panelled walls, floral curtains and a mix of modern and antique furnishings. Contemporary Italian dishes prepared with local organic ingredients are served at the al fresco Campotinto Restaurant, paired with Carmelo wines. Explore the countryside on bike or on horse, then relax at the open-air swimming pool with lounges.
Carmelo area, with about 1,000 acres of vineyards, is the second largest wine-growing region in Uruguay. Sitting at its heart is Posada Campotinto, one of eight small and family-run vineyards that are producing some fine wines and posing a challenge to its formidable opponent across the border in Argentina. Set within its vintage vineyard setting, it is no wonder why Posada CampoTinto was named one of the world’s top hotels for wine lovers.
Posada Campotinto Carmelo, Uruguay
Stay Posada Campotinto comprises of just four rooms and a tented suite. The four large living rooms, housed in the main villa are minimalistic in décor with plush King Size beds draped in fine cotton sheets and colourful spreads with traditional designs. Sitting areas have sofas, flowery curtains over grilled windows that look out onto vineyards and open spaces beyond. For special connection with nature, book La Campa, an African safari style, luxury tented accommodation, set in the woods.
ChildCare Families with children are welcome to stay at Posada Campotinto, but there are no specific facilities available.
Dine Meals at the lodge are served al fresco at Restaurante CampoTinto, with views of the property’s garden and vineyard. It serves simple, classic, and homemade Italian cuisine paired with local Carmelo wines. Most ingredients are from their own organic farm including salads, poultry and quality cuts of meat served in the evening. Begin your day with freshly baked scones and café con leche in the mornings and taste homemade cheeses and olive oils to the signature tannat wines.
Relax There is a swimming pool in Posada Campotinto for relaxation and plenty of open spaces for leisurely walks or bike rides in the surrounds. Guests are welcome to volunteer and learn about planting, growing and caring for grape-wearing vines. Inside the villa is a living room and library where you can relax with a good book.
Experience Campotinto is a Boutique Winery that produces limited items of Premium wines. Carmelo is one of the largest wine-growing regions in Uruguay but certainly not as big when compared with vineyards in neighbouring Argentina. The wide open and peaceful surroundings allow for various activities such as cycling tours, horseback riding and canoeing. Guests are welcome to take part in the everyday delights of picking fruits and enjoy a gourmet picnic of wine, cheese, and homemade bread.
Location Carmelo, Uruguay
Posada CampoTinto is located on the outskirts of Carmelo in western Uruguay, on a beautiful wine estate.
Getting there From Buenos Aires, one hour by ferry to Colonia del Sacramento followed by a one hour road transfer, or 10-minutes by private charter flight. Or a three hour drive from Montevideo.
When to go October to April is the ideal time to visit weather wise. The very popular peak summer season from Christmas to mid-February gets booked up well in advance so it's best to plan early.