Known for having an arid, mountainous climate, Salta offers the perfect locale to produce many of the world’s great wine varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Although conditions are prime for producing these grapes, there’s only one true star in this northwestern Argentine province. Torrontés is only produced in Salta, and at 5,000 feet above sea level, Salta’s mountainous climate combines cool winds with an abundance of sunlight, lending to the Torrontés grape’s robust flavor profile, an aromatic, dry floral white wine, known for harboring notes of rose and lemon.
To make the most of your trip to Salta, opt to stay at House of Jasmines, set minutes from downtown and the perfect introduction to northwestern Argentina’s finca lifestyle. With 250 acres of fields to roam, enjoy horseback rides, empanada cooking classes and wine tastings.
Just three hours away and with nearly 4,500 acres of vineyards, a drive to Cafayate is a must, denoted by the popular Ruta del Vino. While in Cafayate, opt to stay at Grace Cafayate, set on 1,360 acres of idyllic country. Enjoy bespoke outings at the property, and venture outside to the highly-regarded bodegas in the area, including Piattelli Vineyards and Bodega El Esteco.
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