Red Rocks and Wine Tasting: Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate Wine Region

Red rocks and desert. Doesn’t sound like the right conditions for a wine region, does it?The name Cafayate, another of Argentina’s winemaking regions, doesn’t quite have the same ring as Mendoza. But there’s something about the sandy soil -- good for irrigation control and filtering – that finds expression in the local grapes, including the local white wine … [Read more...]

Patagonia: Hitchhiking the Wild West of Argentine Wine

Vineyards in Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia: the home of otherworldly landscapes, uplifted granite, glaciers, unrelenting wind, and the toughened skin of a Pinot noir grape. At the region’s northern reaches, where fabled mountains yield to desert flatlands, there are wineries.We couchsurfed and hitchhiked our way to find them, and when we did, we were pleasantly surprised to find that we had … [Read more...]