No visit to Cafayate can be complete without visiting a winery and tasting some Malbec and especially Torrontes wines.
First of all, there is the Wine Museum (“Museo de la Vid y el Vino”) to visit. The museum is open from 10.00AM till 19.00 PM, Tuesday till Sunday. http://museodelavidyelvino.gov.ar/#googtrans/es/en
Then there are the guided tours in many of the local bodegas. Bodegas Nanni, Etchart and Piattelli are popular wineries for a guided visit. Their wines are also highly recommended. There are many other bodegas, such as Porvenir, Vasija Secreta, El Secreto, etc….
A good wine shop with correct prices and a great selection – among the many available in Cafayate – is located across from the restaurant Baco. (Ruta 40/Avenida Gral Guemes Norte).
The following site gives an overview of the wines available from Cafayate. Here is more information regarding wine tasting in Cafayate. Cafayate wines are praised here and also here. The following website gives their opinion of a ranking of Cafayate wines.
On this excellent blog, written by people who actually live in Cafayate, you can find some recommendations of quality wines.
Below you can find some practical information on bodegas to visit:
Vasija Secreta: www.vasijasecreta.com
This bodega is open from 9am-1pm, closed for siesta then opens again at 2:30pm-6:30pm. (Address: RN 40 S/N)
Pena Veyrat Durbex: www.labodegadecafayate.com
This bodega is open every day from 11.00 am till 18.00 PM. (Address: RN n68 km 18)
Nanni is open Monday to Saturday from 10am with last tour given at 6pm, tours offered on the half hour. It is closed for siesta between 1pm – 3pm (but still open for lunch). Sunday it is open 11am with last tour given at 5:30pm, and is also closed for siesta (but still open for lunch) 1pm – 3pm. (Address: Silverio Chavarria 151)
Salvador Figueroa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday till Saturday from 09.30 AM till 12.30 PM and from 15.00 PM till 19.00 PM. Sunday from 10.30 AM till 12.30 PM. (Address: Pasaje 20 de Junio 25)
Open from 09.30 AM till 18.00 PM. Visits in Spanish at 10,12,13,16 hours. Visits in English: 11,15 hours. Restaurant is open from 12.30 PM till 16.00 (Address: Ruta Provincial 2)
San Pedro de Yacochuya: email@example.com
Monday till Friday from 10.00 AM till 17.30 PM (Address: Finca Yacochuya)
Tierra Colorada: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every day from 10.00 AM till 18.00 PM (Address: Ruta Nacional 68, km 10)
Only on reservation (RN40 – km 4326)
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