Cafayate: a unique place for wine, nature, and comfort lovers.
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Cafayate, located in Salta province, is an ideal destination and even a must-visit for oenologist who are seeking for luxury and nature. It is no coincidence that Salta has been chosen as one of the most intriguing places to visit in 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal. Cafayate is a corner in northwestern Argentina (NOA) that has several reasons to select it as your next travel destination, and the excellence of its wines is only one of them.

Cafayate, settled in a privileged area for wine production, has a dry, arid, and mild climate. It has average temperatures that go from 15 to 29 degrees Celsius, with sunny days and cold nights. It is for this reason that this place in Argentina is internationally recognized for its excellent quality of high mountain wines.

Where is Cafayate located? At 189 kilometers from Salta city, in the center of the \"Calchaqui Valleys\", a circuit of around 520 kilometers that extends through Salta, Tucuman and Catamarca provinces. A journey surrounded by amazing landscapes of valleys, peaks, mountains, and history.

If you decide to choose Cafayate as your next destination, the first thing you must to do is taste its renowned Torrontes wine, only produced in Argentina. In this area, which has a special climate for the growing of this grape, the vineyards are located at a height of around 3,000 meters above sea level.

Visit the traditional wineries in Cafayate, where you will be able to combine the flavors of the best Argentine wines with gastronomy in an environment surrounded by beautiful landscapes of vineyards and mountains. Two wineries you cannot miss in the wine route are: El Esteco, of approximately 480 hectares, and El Porvenir of Cafayate, with four vineyards: El Retiro, Rio Seco, Alto Los Cardones, Alto Los Cuises. Here you will discover the savors of the famous Torrontés, as well as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, among other wines, along with different cheeses and cold meats. A unique experience to delight the palate!

The natural reserve Quebrada de las Conchas or Cafayate, is one of the most spectacular places in Argentina. One of the Calchaqui Valleys' jewels, conforms a landscape of unique beauty with reddish rock formations, product of the water, winds erosion, and tectonic movements, which occurred millions of years ago. During the journey, you will be amazed with several unusual geoforms, but two of them will stun you for sure:

  • The Devil's Throat: it is one of the most emblematic corners of Quebrada de las Conchas. An imposing canyon with red brick rock formations, where you will feel the immensity of nature.

  • The Amphitheater: unforgettable natural scenario of reddish rock formations, sandy floor and one of the most impressive acoustics, which leaves the visitors without breath. The Amphitheater has been the location of several local music shows. Mercedes Sosa, an icon of Argentine folk music, performed there.

For oenologist who love pleasure and good wine, sleeping among vineyards is a way of being closer to the history and culture of wine. Can you imagine starting your day with the unique landscape of mountains and vineyards in Cafayate?

This is possible in Patios de Cafayate, a hotel with 31 colonial-style rooms with original furniture, a swimming pool surrounded by pergolas filled with grapes, a beautiful garden, and a traditional winery in Salta: El Esteco.
Here you will find amazing sceneries, high quality wines, and an experience that brings together wine tourism, gastronomy, luxury, and nature. With a local chef, delight in the local flavors of the zone accompanied by the best Argentine wines. Also enjoy a wine tasting with different varieties of El Esteco wines, or even dare yourself in a \"blind wine tasting\"!

From tranquility and comfort, massages, horseback riding among vineyards, are just some of the activities you can do in Patios de Cafayate, a unique experience for wine lovers!

If you are interested in receiving more information about Cafayate and all its tourist offer,do not wait anymore and contact our Experts in Argentina and start planning your trip!

Did you know…

  • The best time to visit Cafayate is during autumn (from March to May) and in spring (from September to November), where temperatures average is 20 degrees Celsius.

  • The northwestern Argentine area (NOA) covers Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, and Santiago del Estero provinces.

  • The Salteño Carnival is celebrated with parades, dances and traditional costumes in Salta. This occurs at the end of February.

  • The National Pachamama Festival, which takes place in several locations in Salta, is celebrated during the beginning of August.

  • The Serenata to Cafayate is a folkloric festival that honors culture and tradition, and it is celebrated in Cafayate in the middle of February.

  • Argentina was chosen as one of the destinations to travel in 2019, according to the prestigious Lonely Planet travel guide.


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