Bodega Varela Zarranz

+598 (2) 364-4587 Pilar Cabrera 639
Las Piedras, CP 90200
Uruguay View map

Children of Spanish inmigrants, Ramon and Antonio Varela managed to surpass their humble origins on the basis of an untiring dedication to work and a great talent for businesses. They began in the exciting wine world as grape growers and in 1933 established their first winery. The great step was in 1944 when they acquired the Pons Farm, one of oldest and better equipped grape growing establishments in Uruguay, founded on 1888 by the industrialist and politician Diego Pons, who began next to the pioneers of Uruguayan grape growing: Harriague, Vidiella, Varzi and Portal. Roberto, Luis Alberto, Julio and Ruben Varela Zarranz continued the tradition of their parents, and with the same enterprising spirit they directed the winery through a way of constant growth. With the incorporation of the third generation in 1986, a plan of renovation and implantation of new vineyards began together with the modernization of the elaboration plant using the latest generation technology. The centennial olive trees, Read more »

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  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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