Cerro Chapeu is born from the tradition that our family carries in their veines: dedicated to wine for more than ten generations, started in Catalonia by Francisco Carrau Vehils in 1752
In 2005, under the leadership of winemaker Dr. Francisco Carrau, Bodega Cerro Chapeu
launched the wines in the U.S.A.
Today owners Francisco, Gabriela and Margarita Carrau, are dedicated to train and advise the
young team that leads the project, with which they believe the great potential of Cerro Chapeu
region will be demonstrated.
LOW IN-PUT WINEMAKING
Francisco had also developed a vineyard-based research program, dedicated to careful clonal
selection, rejuvenation of the oldest vineyards and the application of low-input winemaking
techniques for obtaining from our vineyards some of the best Sauvignon Blanc and Tannat
wines from South America.
Francisco Carrau Bonomi
Doctor in Chemistry in yeasts and wine aromas. From 1981 he played the role of
winemaker and participated in the management of Bodegas Carrau. In the 90s he
promoted the research and development area of the company, whose innovations allowed
to open new export markets such as the United States, thus contributing to the
development of the prestige of Uruguayan wine in the world. He is currently closely
advising the Cerro Chapeu project.
Margarita Carrau Bonomi
Wine tourism Manager
Trained in Communication Sciences. From 2000 developed the Wine Tourism area in
Bodegas Carrau, and transform it into one of the areas with the greatest commercial impact
of the company. In 2003, she promoted the creation of the Wine Tourism Association of
Uruguay, “Los caminos del vino”, which presided in its origins. Currently, Margarita, with her experience and knowledge, has positioned Cerro Chapeu between the main tourist
interests of Rivera and the northern corridor of the country.