Bodegas open their doors to teach the history and manufacturing, and of course provide samples, of the traditional wine produced by the people of Salta. The famous white Torrontes has long been a favorite. Bodega La Banda (Ruta 40 s/n, Tel: 42-1850; office: Santiago del Estero 722, Tel: 421-7716) the oldest wine cellar in the CalchaquÃ Valley. Also check out Domingo Hermanos (Nuestra SeÃ±ora del Rosario and 25 de Mayo 4427, Tel: 42-1386) and Etchart (Ruta 40 Sur, Km 1047, Tel: 42-1310, URL: www.bodegasetchart.com).
Other bodegas are Bodega y ViÃ±edos Nanni S.A. (S ChavarrÃa 151, Tel: 42-1527, URL: www.bodegananni.com), Bodega El TrÃ¡nsito (Belgrano 102 and S ChavarrÃa, Tel: 42-2385), Bodega El Esteco (Rutas Provincial 68 and Nacional Norte 40, Tel: 03868-155-66019, URL: www.elesteco.com.ar) and Bodegas y Estancia ColomÃ© (Ruta Provincial 53, Km 20, Molinos, Tel: 49-4044).8 42 1283).
Other Activity Types:
Most of the bodegas are within walking or biking distance of Cafayate, with the exception of Bodegas y Estancia ColomÃ©, which is 110 kilometers (66 mi) north (no public transport; in prÃvate car or on tour).
The tourism kiosk posts the various Bodegaâ€™s hours.
Price Description: Some bodegas give free tours, but charge $1.50-2 dollars for the tasting.
Relative price: Budget
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring:
Check out the wine and archaeological museums. Visit the small villages and artisan workshops along Rutas Nacional 68 and 40. Go hiking in Quebrada de las Conchas and Quebrada de las Flechas.