The winemaker Pascual Harriague (1819-1894) from the French Basque Country immigrated to in 1838 Uruguay
on. From 1840 he lived in the city of Salto in the province of the same name in the northwest. There he later founded the "La Caballada" estate. He is considered an important wine pioneer in this country. Among other things, he led the grape variety brought back from his homeland Tannat
one, which is why he is called Harriague in his honor in Uruguay and occasionally also in Argentina.