Bodegas Castillo Viejo is located in the department of San Jose, which is to the north and east of the capital city, Montevideo and borders the department of Canelones. Both San Jose and Canelones are in the sweet spot for wine production, being located between 30 – 35 degrees south of the equator which puts them in line with all the other main Southern Hemisphere wine producing regions. Both regions are also located in proximity to the ocean which helps to cool down the vines. Uruguay has a rich history of producing wine and one winery with a proud heritage is Bodegas Castillo Viejo which was established in 1927 by Basque entrepreneur Don Santos Etcheverry. Today Bodeas Castillo Viejo is in the third generation of family ownership and has 87 hectares of vines.