The most important region in the Province of Salta is Cafayate: a valley surrounded by mountain ranges, with an average height of 1,700m over sea level, more than 300 sunny days a year and thermal amplitude that may reach 18° C.
The dry weather, the wide thermal amplitude between day and night and the irrigation of the rivers of the area together with the underground water layers make up a micro-climate of special features.
The typical variety of the area is the Torrontés. This is the wine that, as a varietal, enabled Cafayate to transcend, even if the area is also proper for varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Chardonnay.
It is significant to point out some new undertakings located at higher points in the world: Yacochuya, 2,000m and Colomé, 2,300m.
The estancias are definitely linked to the history and the essence of our culture. And for such reason, the houses and inns that welcome visitors today are accurate representations of our identity. In them, the past and the present of both Creoles and immigrants are expressed.
We invite you to travel the country and discover these estancias, country houses and inns: a brief ride with accurate information to tempt you tour and visit them.
The Wine Harvest Festival in the City of Mendoza is one of the most important popular events in the agenda of celebrations in our country. The ceremony commemorates the beginnings, the sacrifice of winegrowers and their families, the harshness of the weather, the daily struggle and the end result when, after such a great effort, our beloved Argentinian wine is managed. This section summarizes this wonderful festival.