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Wine-Tasting information

Cafayate , Argentina
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There are several wineries offering tours and tastings in and around the town.

The visits(English and French available)are short and bright at Bodega Nanni , a small, central winery with a lovely grass patio. Its wines are organic, uncomplicated and drinkable.

Tiny Salvador Figueroa is a friendly family winery in town that produces only 5000 bottles of torrontés and malbec per year with small hand-operated equipment. Nearby, El Porvenir focuses on quality wine production. The tour is free, but tastings cost AR$30, AR$60 or AR$90 depending on which wines you want to try.

Bodega El Esteco , on the northern edge of town, is a smart and attractive winery producing some of the region’s best wines. The tasting is a little spartan though.

Three kilometers south of town, Bodega Etchart offers a cheerful free tour including tasting. It produces some six million bottles of quality torrontés, cabernet and malbec per year.

Five kilometers west of town along the road to Río Colorado (it’s signposted ‘Mounier’), small, organic and friendly Bodega de las Nubes has a fabulous position at the foot of the jagged hills. The short tour and tasting nominally costs AR$15, but if you buy wine it’s not charged. It also does tasty picadas . Ring ahead to check it is open and if you want to eat.