The Vineyard

The vineyard is located in Cuchilla Verde, near the departamental border shared between Florida, San José and Canelones, 60 km north of Montevideo, in the Santa Lucia Valley.

The vineyard reserved for Los Nadies:

Espalier Tannat: 2.5 m x 1 m over calcareous-clay soil
Espalier Merlot: 1.7 m x 1 m over calcareous-clay soil
1.4 ha. in total and produces approximately 8500 kg of grapes

Bulk sale vineyard surface area

7 ha. of Merlot 3 m x 1 m
4.8 ha. of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gray 3 m x 1 m
3 ha. of Cabernet Sauvignon 3m x 1 m
Cabernet Sauvignon 2.5m x 1 m

The selfless daily workload flows according to nature's will.
Pruning is done around a coiled rod and tied with wicker, in order to keep on with our manual traditions. In the pre-flowering stage processes like early defoliation, thinning and disbudding are done. During the veraison stage, a second thinning instance takes place. Finally, after veraison leaf removal is followed by one last, corrective thinning. Branch trimming and pruning may be done periodically if it is needed. The time of harvest is decided by tasting the grapes daily and keeping up with the weather forecasts. It takes 1800 man-hours per hectare, along with daily climate uncertainty, to bear each manual harvest.
Our true home is at the vineyard, it is the heart of Los Nadies, of its history and its future. It is a most intimate place where only our closest friends are welcome.