Narbona Wine Lodge in Carmelo, Uruguay is a haven of inexhaustible tradition where taste genuinely reflects the essence of this littoral wine region of international acclaim.
Narbona Wine Lodge is an ambassador for generations of custom, sharing a history with Uruguayan wine as one the native wineries dating back to 1909. The farm was originally founded by Juan de Narbona, a settler from Aragón, who was drawn to the environment along the River Plate during a time of economic prosperity and religious stimulation. An atmosphere of calm still pervades the region.
Faithfully renovated in the 1990’s, the wine cellar reflects the original footprint while discretely functioning with modern technology. Vineyards have been replanted with now 20-year old vines, nurtured exclusively for Finca Narbona wines, primarily Tannat, which is synonymous with Uruguayan wine identity.
But Finca Narbona offers more, in vineyards planted with international varieties. Enjoy relative rarities such as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc alongside sparkling rosé and even Uruguayan grappa for a range of Finca Narbona small-batch offerings.
“Wine is always moving, it never stops,” says Finca Narbona winemaker Valeria Chicola, a devotée of concentrated wines from exceptionally low yields—the product of hand-cultivated vineyards and deliberate cellar work. Advised by the company of wine legend Michel Rolland, Chicola’s vision is centered on premium-level quality and Finca Narbona wines are met with critical accolades—2013 Tannat Roble earned a 90-point score from Wine Enthusiast in the U.S.