Agua Verde Luxury Wine Lodge is a magic place that blends history, nature, gastronomy and wines. It was built in 1780 using the local stone and adobe by pirates, as a secret place to hold clandestine meetings in times of war when Uruguay was disputed between the Portuguese and Spanish empires. It was afterwards acquired by the Eguzquiza brothers who sold it to a renowned Argentinean couple: Blanca Alvarez de Toledo and Nicolas Garcia Uriburu (architect, visual artist and a pioneer in land-art whose work has been exhibited at major museums and galleries worldwide). They named it Agua Verde after a project carried out by Uriburu and other artists like Andy Warhol to preserve water in the world. By means of a biologically innocuous liquid that sailors around the world use to identify vessels, Uriburu colored the waters of the Canal Grande a fluorescent and electric green. This action in Venice became the springboard for an international coloring campaign: Uriburu’s green was at the four cardinal points, in two continents, coloring the most celebrated waters. After the couple separated, Blanca marries Bartolome Mitre, owner of the Argentinean newspaper La Nación who started with a stud farm of Arabian horses in the property which was finally sold to Amalia and Esteban, two art and wine lovers who were inspired by the history of the place and surrounding beauty. At the top of Cerro Eguzquiza, it offers magnificent views of the countryside, lagoons and Atlantic Ocean. It features seven bedrooms (including two separate Villas on the property which add an element of privacy and retreat) all of which have been uniquely styled and designed with an array of collected art pieces and artifacts from around the world. All fabrics, carpets and drapery have been hand-selected from the finest purveyors. The vineyards at Agua Verde flow out from the main house and pool and merge with the natural beauty of the landscape, between streams and hills of different shades. The 50-meter infinity pool is perfect for laps or sunbathing, the soccer field and tennis courts are available for guests to enjoy matches while the amazing wine spa and gym complete the experience.