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.