It’s not just about getting to know high-altitude wine, it’s about unique, exclusive experiences. Whether you are an expert wine enthusiast or a recent convert this is a chance to really understand and enjoy the wine from the northern deserts of Argentina.
All of our tours are custom designed for you so you can choose what to do, below are many of the elements that can offered and, below that, our suggested schedule:
- Private, in-depth tastings and explanations from wine experts and guides
- Tours of high altitude vineyards including the highest in the world
- Visits to the wineries, meeting the owners, vintners and sommeliers, and pick their brains
- Wine blending classes, create your own blend and take some bottles home
- Cooking classes, learn how to prepare the iconic Argentine Asado and Empanadas
- Visit the local market to buy ingredients, learn how to select the meat cuts
- Visit rural, artisanal wineries and learn the “old school” methods of wine production
- Learn about other agriculture in the region, olive oil and tobacco for example
- Choose from active pursuits, horse riding and mountain bike, work off those calories
- Other visits such as the goat cheese farm plus the wine museum.
- Stay at rustic local hotels and treat yourself to a luxury stay such as The Grace Hotel
- Travel the spectacular routes around the region, it is a photographers dream
- Stay away from the crowds at non-touristy events – Click to See Our Blog
Day by Day Overview
Day 1 – Arrival Salta
Arrival pick up and transfer – Check in hotel in city – city tour – introduction to high altitude wine of Salta and Cafayate with a tasting – evening Peña
Day 2 – Drive to Cafayate – stops en route for photos in Quebrada de las Conchas – check in hotel (probably El Porvenir house) – go to market buy stuff for Asado – teach and cook asado and eat plus make – private wine tasting at El Porvenir – evening free
Day 3 – Wine muesum after breakfast – goat cheese farm tour – tasting / tour at Nanni – lunch at Nanni restaurant – afternoon optional activity such as horses, bikes or further tastings.
Day 4 – Drive to Molinos stopping for photos – rural winery visit – free time to wander town and relax on arrival. Down time required I would suggest.
Day 5 – Visit Colome and Tacuil – lunch at one of the places – museum – late afternoon continue to Cachi – Merced del Alto prefered hotel.
Day 6 – Visit wineries in Cachi – Isasmendi and Miraluna – Optional activity or down time to relax
Day 7 – Back to Salta via Cardones – direct to airport or overnight.