My first post comes direct from Cafayate, Salta, the source not only of some of Argentina’s best (and unknown) wines but also of its most impressive landscapes. In the two days I’ve been here I have honestly been torn about whether my time is better spent tasting wine or taking photographs.
With an average vineyard altitude of almost 5,500 feet above sea level and as many cactus as grapevines, the terrain here in Cafayate is like no other wine producing region in the world. The high altitude, desert climate, and drastic temperature contrast between daytime highs and nighttime lows result in concentrated, idiosyncratic wines that reflect the unique geology of the land as well as the artistry of the local winemakers. I must say that even after almost a year and a half tasting wine in Argentina, I have been impressed since I got off the plane in Salta.