Bodegas Carrau is a winery located in the town of Cerro Chapeu, in the region of Rivera, Uruguay. The winery was founded in 1752 by the Carrau family, who migrated from Catalonia, Spain. Today, the winery is run by the 10th generation of the Carrau family, and is one of the oldest wineries in Uruguay.
Bodegas Carrau has 120 hectares of vineyards, located in the hills of the Cerro Chapeu region. The vineyards are planted with a variety of grape varieties, including Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. The winery is known for its high-quality Tannat wines, which are produced using traditional winemaking techniques.
In addition to its Tannat wines, Bodegas Carrau produces a range of other wines, including a sparkling wine made using the traditional method, and a white wine made using the rare Albariño grape variety. The winery also produces a range of fortified wines, including a vermouth and a Port-style wine.
Bodegas Carrau is committed to sustainable winemaking practices, and uses a combination of traditional and modern techniques to produce its wines. The winery has implemented a range of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, including the use of solar panels to generate electricity and the recycling of wastewater.