Argentina Pt VIII: Cafayate

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Cafayate

Cafayate is a fairly touristy town in Valles Calchaquíes and there were many restaurants and vineyards in and around it.

After checking in at Hotel Killa, we rested a while before heading out for lunch at El Rancho.

Empanada – South American curry puff

Milanesa – Argentine schnitzel

Omelet which Ying didn’t really like

After our lunch, we went to Bodega Nanni for some wine tasting.

Bodega Nanni

Courtyard

Wine tasting area

Tasting available for 20 ARS per person

Wines for sale

The wines that we tasted

The staff also brought us through a short tour of the wine making process.

Barrels of goodness

We didn’t buy any wine though. After Bodega Nanni, we walked around the town while deciding what to do.

Winter

Cute logo

Table soccer

Yellow building

La Taberna – check out the hen and chicks

Helados Miranda was recommended in many guidebooks for having ice-cream flavors which are unique to the area.

Helados Miranda

Two wine flavors – Torrontes or Cabernet Savignon

Torrontes flavor – 45 ARS

One could easily taste the torrontes in the sorbet.

Weird building opposite Museum of Wine – can anyone explain this?

With time to kill, we decided to vist the Wine Musuem. Sadly no photography was allowed inside.

Museum of Wine

I learned quite a few interesting facts – for instance, the Salta region is home to the highest vineyards in the world (above 2,000m). However I couldn’t remember much of it once I left the museum.

Museum of Wine

We ended our night in Cafayate with a dinner at El Terruño.

Soup

Red this time

Salad with seafood

Salmon and zucchini

Great food and awesome wine. Life couldn’t get better.

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