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Wine Basics By Region - Salta Print

Overview

Located in the northern part of Argentina, closer to the equator than other regions, but also higher in altitude. Said to have the highest vineyards in the world, reaching up to 9,860 feet above sea-level, which maintain a cool and dry growing season.

Salta’s wine producing regions are found in the Calchaquies Valleys, which were established during the Spanish conquest, making them among the oldest in Argentina.

Primarily known for its production of Torrontes, particularly from the very high-altitude subregion of Cafayete. Smaller amounts of red varietals Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat can also be found in Salta.