Bodega Reinaldo de Lucca
Reinaldo De Lucca is a passionate third generation farmer of a set of 50 hectares of vineyards tucked into one of Uruguay's oldest wine growing districts, Canelones, about 20 miles north of the capital Montevideo.
And while he would most certainly classify himself as a humble farmer, he is both one of the most internationally educated of Uruguay's old guard winemakers, and an ardent advocate for Uruguay's modern fine wine industry, having personally helped push the country's level of quality to new heights.
Reinaldo farms his vines as naturally as possible (no chemical fertilisers or insecticides) and keeps his winery as basic as possible. This style of artisan production with strict management that respects the ecosystem is reflected in high quality grapes that make genuinely original wines.