Welcome to Molinos


Still, there's no pressing reason to spend the night, which is why the vast majority of visitors hit and run as they're heading up or down the Valles Calchaquíes under their own steam.

Molinos takes its name from the still-operational flour mill on the Río Calchaquí.


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Luxury Colome wine tour

Pick-up at your hotel in Salta city: from here, we travel up the winding mountain road of the Cuesta del Obispo, reaching a height of nearly 3,500m at the peak of the Piedra del Molino. The landscape changes completely from verdant green sub-tropical vegetation to the wide open desert plain of the Parque Nacional de los Cardones: peppered with candelabra cacti as far as the eye can see.   We travel through the breath-taking deep red landscape of Los Colorados and from Molinos follow a rough mountain road, with outstanding views at every turn, to arrive at Colome, a superb vineyard set like a jewel in the hills of the Valles Calchaquies.   This is the highest altitude wine region in the world, famous for its Torrontes white wine and red varieties of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and the lesser known Tannat, perfectly designed for the Argentine asado (barbecue). Colome is also developing varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Bonarda and Pinot Noir. After wine tasting we will visit the James Turrell museum, a stunning exploration of how light plays with and deceives human perception.   Overnight at the luxury hotel of Estancia Colome.   On our second day, after a leisurely check-out, we will have time in the nearby colonial town of Molinos, visiting the hacienda which was the home of the last royalist governor under Spanish rule two centuries ago. We will also explore the mountain town of Cachi, with its picturesque cactus-roofed church before returning to Salta through the Parque Nacional de los Cardones.