Artesana Winery is a small production, single vineyard estate winery in the acclaimed Canelones region of Uruguay specializing in Tannat, Tannat blends, and Zinfandel - the only Zinfandel planted and produced in Uruguay. Made with the highest quality estate-grown fruit, Artesana’s iconic wines showcase Uruguay’s distinctive terroir and its signature varietal Tannat.
The Artesana vineyard is entirely hand-farmed. Sustainable, low-input, dry farming is practiced using the Integrated Pest Management program (IPM). Wines are made with minimal intervention, custom blended and bottled without fining or filtration. Artesana has won numerous international awards for its wines and is one of the flagship estates of the Uruguayan wine revolution.
Tannat- the national grape
Tannat is the flagship varietal of Uruguay and produces rich, full-bodied wines with dark fruit and spice aromas and flavors. Originating from the Madiran Region of southwestern France, Tannat was brought to Uruguay in the 1870s. The variety grows especially well in the Canelones region and is softer and more velvety than its French counterpart. Named for its high tannin content, Tannat has been found to be the healthiest of red wines with 3-4 times more antioxidants and an average resveratol concentration of 4.2%