The Andes + The Western Wine Country
The Andes + The Western Wine Country Travel Guide
Visit this under-visited national park sometimes referred to as Argentina's Grand Canyon. View the towering red cliffs and 2,000-year-old petroglyphs etched in black by indigenous nomads.
Located in the Uco Valley, this strikingly modern winery complex founded by a Dutch tycoon, includes a lavish art museum and a gift shop that sells a $750 set of wine aromatics in thimble-size vials.
A bottle store in a restored mansion.
Cachi teems with artisanal shops; the widest selection is at the Mercado Artesanal (Craft Market).
The dramatic winery was built to resemble a Mayan temple.
Winemaker Michel Rolland has created superb Malbec and Cabernet blends at this boutique Argentinian winery.
The striking red-and-gold Baroque San Francisco Church was built in 1625.
Owner and enologist José Luis Mounier worked 18 years at Bodegas Etchart, Salta’s largest producer, before planting grapes on a slope he’d cleared. He has Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the brutishly tannic Tannat, but his best wine is white, a floral but flinty Torrontés.
Locals gather here for a glass after dinner.