We just spent a week in the other Argentinean wine country. Not Mendoza but Cafayate, in the northwest. It’s a lot less accessible than Mendoza and thus a lot less visited and a lot quieter.
It is Torrontes country but our highlights were more of the red wine and beer type – yes, beer.
More to come soon but a few links to get you all started:
– Me Echo la Burra Brewery – Belgian style brewing with a light, refreshing feel in the Calchaquies Valley
– Bodega Salvador Figueroa in Cafayate. What a winemaker makes once he retires: his wine, his way, his time and his quantity (5000 bottle per year). And no website.
We’re in San Juan now, getting ready for a second week of tasting, this time around here and later on in Mendoza…