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Top Choice Argentine in Cafayate

Piattelli

The indoor-outdoor setting overlooking picture-perfect vineyards at this upmarket, yet slightly corny, winery 3km from Cafayate makes a fine lunch stop. The sophisticated food doesn't disappoint. A range of internat…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Cafayate

Chato’s Wine Bar

Run by a cordial English-speaker, the only proper wine bar in Cafayate serves a long list of dry whites, rosés and bold reds by the glass and bottle. Grab one of the round tables fashioned from wine barrels. It's a …
Top Choice Fusion in Cafayate

Pacha

A lovely new bistro, one block off Cafayate's main plaza. The Buenos Aires-trained chef sources ingredients (and wines) carefully and crafts a menu with welcome departures from traditional Argentine fare. Hits inclu…
Top Choice Winery in Cafayate

Finca las Nubes

Located 5km southwest of Cafayate along the road to Río Colorado (it’s signposted ‘Mounier’), this small, organic and friendly winery has a fabulous position at the foot of jagged hills. Tours depart hourly from 10a…
Winery in Cafayate

San Pedro Yacochuya

An atmospheric boutique winery set at the end of a dusty desert road with cacti on one side and vineyards on the other. It makes 250,000 bottles of wine here each year, most stored in oak barrels in a wine cave cool…
Winery in Cafayate

El Porvenir

This well-run family bodega has recently been taken over by the 30-something daughter, who knows how to keep good torrontés from touching corrupting oak (you may have noticed that most torrontés is a bit oaky and ro…
Winery in Cafayate

Domingo Molino

A small producer, perched on a gorgeous hillside overlooking the verdant valley, backed by rugged mountains, with vineyards cascading down the slopes. It bottles 21 varieties of wine here, including some bubbles. Yo…
Religious in Cafayate

Dia de la Cruz

A mass of devotees (what seems like the entire city – the young and old among them) makes a pilgrimage 1000m up San Isidro mountain – aka Cerro de la Cruz – to the white cross erected above town decades ago. It's qu…
Museum in Cafayate

Museo Arqueológico

This private museum’s collection was left by enthusiastic archaeologist Rodolfo Bravo and merits a visit. Sourced mostly from grave sites within a 30km radius of Cafayate, the excellent array of ceramics, from the b…
Museum in Cafayate

Museo de la Vid y El Vino

This impressive museum gives a good introduction to the area’s wine industry. The atmospheric first section, which deals with the viticultural side – the life of the vines – through a series of poems and images, is …