We spent an idyllic afternoon pedaling through the rolling hills of Calchaquíes, Argentina’s white wine region. Virtually alone on the roads, we cycled through vineyards and although we couldn’t get a single taste (too late in the day) we were perfectly happy traveling by bike. Eventually we did get to sample wines, even an organic one. They didn’t disappoint. Unlike Mendoza, this area is comparably non-commercial and tastings tended to be free or inexpensive. It’s always nice to buy a bottle though.
Cafayate, the main town is an intimately laid back colonial town. With only 12,000 inhabitants, the place feels more like a bucolic village and we immediately fell in love.
Argentina has a great grape growing climate and produces a huge variety of reds and whites. Of course the most famous region is Mendoza, where the Malbec grape is predominately grown. We spent our month in Argentina drinking red wine and eating steak. Not that I’m complaining, but I was desperate for veggies by the time we left. Check out more of our Argentina posts for more gushing about how much we loved the country, or just skip to our Argentina photos!
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IF YOU GO: Argentina is a fabulous adventure destination. There’s everything for everyone, from delicious food and wine to incredible hiking and great cities. Check out our Argentina guide if your going. Interested in a wine only trip somewhere besides the italy holidays your friends have booked? Try Argentina! There are great whites and of course the famous reds!