Estancia San Alberto

A Timeless Haven in Uruguay’s Countryside

Nestled in the heart of Melo, Cerro Largo, Uruguay, lies a place of cherished memories, a sanctuary where generations of the Steverlynck & recently the Emberson Family have found solace and joy. Estancia San Alberto, with its rich history and breathtaking landscapes, stands as a testament to the enduring bond between the family and this cherished piece of land.

A Place of Enduring Memories:

Estancia San Alberto holds a special place in the hearts of the Steverlynck, Macchi and Emberson Family, a place where cherished memories have been woven over the years. Sabine, fondly recalls the countless days she spent here, creating an everlasting tapestry of joy and happiness and most recently spent her 60th Birthday with a special group of friends in San Alberto. For the younger generations, Tatiana , Camille Santiago and Chiara, this enchanting retreat is an integral part of their upbringing, and the tradition of spending Easters at San Alberto has become a treasured ritual.

Exploring Nature’s Beauty:

One of the most profound experiences at San Alberto is exploring the countryside on horseback. The feeling of freedom and connection to nature is unmatched, leaving a lasting impression on all who venture forth. Even for those, like an «island boy at heart,» who may not have expected to find such a profound connection, San Alberto proves to be a soothing escape from the rigors of everyday life.

Magical Asados and Garden Luncheons:

The magic of San Alberto extends to its delectable offerings. Delicious Asados and long, leisurely luncheons in the garden are just one facet of the estate’s charm. The Steverlyncks the hosts King and Claire, revel in the joy of having the entire family together during Easter. The atmosphere is alive with laughter and joy, with Domi, Sabine, Rafa, Carola, Santi, Camille, making every moment truly special.

A Place of Community and Spirituality:

Beyond its role as a cherished family retreat, San Alberto plays a vital role in the local community. Outpost School No. 122 on the property provides essential education to the children of the hardworking farm families. The Virgin de la Rueca Chapel, a spiritual beacon, opens its doors to all inhabitants in the area, hosting mass on special occasions, connecting the community through shared faith and celebration.

Preserving Tradition and Legacy:

The Steverlynck family, who acquired San Alberto in 1987, continue to carry the torch of tradition and agricultural excellence. Breeding Red Aberdeen Angus cattle and Merino Dohne sheep, they maintain the estate’s commitment to preserving the region’s agricultural heritage. The annual San Alberto Cabaña livestock auction stands as a testament to the estate’s vibrant legacy and its enduring significance.

A Symphony of Nature:

San Alberto boasts abundant Eucalyptus trees, a testament to the estate’s dedication to environmental preservation. Additionally, the farm has diversified its agricultural activities, outsourced rice farming across 400 hectares, exemplifying a harmonious blend of sustainability and agricultural productivity.

The People Who Make It Special:

Behind every success stands a dedicated team, and San Alberto is no exception. Roberto Campos («The Capataz»), Daniel Arostegui («The Vet»), Bonino, and Rafael, the farm’s manager, have played pivotal roles in the estate’s prosperity, working hand in hand with the Steverlynck & Maachi families – not to mention Stani ( AKA King ) whose vision and hard work early on in the peace was so vital.

Signing off Estancia San Alberto in Melo, Cerro Largo, Uruguay, stands as a timeless haven where nature’s beauty, cherished memories, and a sense of community converge. This enchanting retreat is not just a piece of land; it is an enduring legacy of love, tradition, and shared experiences—a true testament to the profound connections that can be found in the heart of the Uruguayan countryside.