Polanco® caviar represents the best of two worlds. On the shore of the Rio Negro in Uruguay lies the fishing village of San Gregorio de Polanco.® Artisanal fishermen use traditional methods to care for fish and harvest caviar in the austral winter. Since importing live Russian sturgeon twelve years ago, our partners continue to seek out the best genetics from Russia every year, with over 80,000 live eggs arriving annually.
Polanco Caviar comes from the sturgeon farm belonging to Estuario del Plata in the waters of Rio Negro, in South America. The river, from its source in Brazil to its mouth in the Uruguay River, flows through the middle of a country known for its soil fertility and air and water purity. The icy river waters of Rio Negro have provided a perfect habitat for sturgeons to grow and spawn, producing the only caviar in the southern hemisphere.