Day 8 : Salta - Cachi / Mira Luna & Colomé Bodega Wine Tours
Departure in private vehicle with English-speaking guide to reach the small colonial village of Cachi located at 2,200m, about 150km from Salta. We cross spectacular landscapes: the Quebrada de Escoipe, a large deep gorge where the green forests contrast with the ochre colour of the earth; the peeled mountains of the Cuesta del Obispo, the pass of the Piedra del Molino at 3,600m followed by the Regional Park of Los Cardones, arid lands spiked with candelabra cacti…
Cachi is a peaceful Indian village with low whitewashed houses, where the church of San Jose, dating from the 18th century with its carved cactus wood roof, stands. We visit the small archaeological museum which presents very beautiful collections of ceramics from the pre-Inca and Inca periods and especially from the Santa Maria culture.
You will visit the Mira Luna vineyard. You will be invited to a tasting of the typical wines of this arid region: here, the temperature range and the altitude are two factors that make the wine unique. Bodega Miraluna will offer you wines of great character thanks to an explosive mix of fruits. The bodega is very small and has managed to preserve its charm and authenticity: however, it has the technique and technology to develop the best red wine at high altitude. In the middle of the vineyards, enjoy the time that seems to stop in the immensity of the landscape, at the foot of the Andes mountain range, accompanied by a small glass of wine. (cellars are subject to change).
Then we reach the small village of Molinos dating back to 1659. Here you will discover the majestic church and the elegant farmhouse of Isasmendi, who was the last governor of the city of Salta.
We continue to the Bodega Colomé.
230 km – 4h45 of road / Asphalt and tracks.
Arrive at the Bodega Colomé. The estate covers 39,000 hectares and dates back to 1831. The wine estate is known for its wine but also for the museum of modern art James Turrell, a Californian artist who creates works of art by playing with light.
Night at the Bodega Colomé in a room with a view of the garden and vineyard. Entrance to the museum included.