The lands of “El Colorado” are located about 30 kilometers North from Montevideo. It is a region formed by a series of hills south and north of El Colorado Creek. The red stones over which this stream flows give it its name and also the region its named after this stones. El Colorado has a very rich flora, living together with the vineyards different species of wild trees and bushes. It is one of the most ancient viticultural regions of Uruguay. The way to the winery from Road 5, which crosses the country from south to north, starts on the crossroad with Road 48. On this road we find the “Escuela de Vitivinicultura”, and from that point on we start seeing the vineyards on the left and right side of the road. It is a lively region, it has a small church and also a cultural and sports center. From this point of road 48, it starts the way called rdl which leads us to the winery, which is beside El Colorado creek.
De Lucca´s domain comprises three vineyards situated in the communities of “El Colorado”, “Rincón de El Colorado, “El Colorado Chico” and “Progreso”. These vineyards total 50 hectares and are located about 35 kilometres from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The dominant climate is temperature, warm and humid and is relatively dry and sunny during spring and summer. The select soils suitable for grape cultivation are quite shallow, well drained yet store enough water to supply vines during the growing season. The predominant soil colors are brown and black with the calcareous sub-soil emerging in some spots.
We have selected the grape varieties we grow according to the dominant climate and the different soil types in our vineyards. The main ones in red are Merlot, Tannat, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Néro Dávola, Petit Berdot and in white, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Marsanne, Viognier.