THE HEIGHT WINE ITINERARY
A 200 km route in which you can taste the qualities of “high altitude wines”, the vineyards are located between 1600 m in Cafayate and over 2400 m in Molinos. These wines are characterized by their intense color and great character. The Salta wine region also boasts impressive colonial architecture from the time of the Spanish conquistadors. You can also feel the presence and the cultural influence of Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay that give an authentic touch to the place. Despite the fact that the wine region in Salta is one of the smallest in the country, around 1% of wine production is produced, without a doubt what is most striking is the cultivation of the Torrontés white vineyard.
TASTE OF TORRONTÉS
Torrontés is the emblematic grape of Argentina, it is the only 100% Argentine wine. The producing region of this stock is the Argentine Northwest for its height and microclimate. Precisely the Cafayate Valley in Salta has gained a strong reputation in the world for this variety. In this area the vineyards reach a height of up to 3,000 meters above sea level and there is little rain.
A grape that leaves no one indifferent, cultivated in Salta is distinguished by its white, highly aromatic appearance, with a wild / fruity palate and sometimes with a bitter taste. Many wineries along the wine route offer tastings and the city’s restaurants pairings that will leave you very satisfied.
The wine pairing offer Torrontés – white wine – is very wide. Enjoy it with locro, empanadas, fish, seafood, Asian food, Mexican food … We at House of Jasmines Relais & Châteaux always propose it to accompany our cooking classes or during pic-nic in our organic garden.
Visit the Wines of Argentina page to learn more about the history of Torrontés wine.
CAFAYATE WINE CELLAR
Some of the most famous wineries in Cafayate:
- Domingo Molina Winery
- El Porvenir Winery
- Colomé Winery
- Domingos Hermanos Winery
- Vasija Secret Winery
The Colomé winery is the oldest and tallest in Argentina, founded in 1831 and located in the heart of the Calchaquies Valleys at 2300 meters high. The Colomé winery is distinguished by its high quality Argentine wines. The vineyard produces around half a million liters of wine and exports to more than 25 countries. If you are visiting Salta we recommend you visit the Bodega Colomé, you can enjoy a guided tour and a wine tasting. In addition to visiting the museum of James Terruel, an American artist who stands out for being one of the artists who works with light and space.
SUNDAY WINERY MOLINA
A family winery from the Salteño region located in the Calchaquí Valleys, Salta. This winery is located in an exclusive and special microclimate to develop the authenticity of the Torrontés grape. This winery is located between 1,600 and 200 meters high, the vineyards are distributed in three valleys: Valle de Cafayate, Valle Rupestre and Valle de Yacochuya. The Domingo Molina winery offers guided tours of its vineyards and wine tastings.
The Nanni winery stands out for the production of organic wines, the winery is certified as a producer of organic wine, no chemical is used, neither during cultivation nor during production. The winery produces around 300,000 liters of wine a year that are sold only in the province of Salta. So if you visit Saltan, you will be able to bring an exclusive souvenir from the region.
PAIRING TRADITIONAL FLAVORS AND TORRONTÉS WINE
Our restaurant La Table House of Jasmines offers you a food menu with wines from the best wineries in Cafayate.
If you decide to visit us, Marcela Food and Beverage Manager will recommend the best wine and food pairings. One of the most popular pairing is the Charqui and Humita Tamal with purple flour combined with a glass of Laborum Torrontés Single Vineyard wine, Bodega El Porvenir. A fresh, young, fruity, wine. We like this wine for its structure, balance and, above all, its acidity.
If you are planning to visit Salta, choose our House of Jasmine stay or reserve a table in our restaurant.
In addition to the food you will have endless activities.
Activities in Salta
- The Cathedral of the Rosary
- The highest wine route in the world
- Vine and Wine Museum
- Calchaquí Valleys
- Wine therapy: spa with local wines
- Quebrada de las Conchas – place that protects flora and fauna
- Wine ice cream
Live an unforgettable experience at the House of Jasmines ranch in the Salta province. Enjoy all the comfort of a Relais Châteaux stay and admire the fabulous landscapes and the Andes mountain ranges …