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