I head out from my hotel and notice this fish stand on the beach
On the way to Bouza Winery, we are forced into a detour and when we get back on the highway I see a dead person on the road covered with a blanket. When I get to Bouza a very pregnant lady gives me a tour. Death and new life in less than 15 minutes. Here are the tannat vines and the national bird of Uruguay protecting them.
The winery is spotless and immaculately maintained. Here is a view of tannat vines. Tannat is the signature grape variety of Uruguay. Probably brought over by the Basque from Madiran in the South West France.
Uruguay is a catholic country. This plaque on the front of the winery is to thank San Isidro for bringing rain after a long draught.
Someone has money to play with, because all the gear is state of the art and perfectly maintained
A room full of French Barriques and not a cobweb in site
The owner is quite a collector. Here is a picture of a railroad car he hopes to convert into hotel rooms and a view of the winery
The owner has a collection of antique vehicles, including a few model Ts and this very unique 3 wheel car made by Messerschmitt. After WWII they could no longer make fighter planes, so this is what they came up with.
Here is the dining room. All the tables were reserved but I ate alone. I guess Uruguayans don’t eat lunch until around 1:30 pm.