With the snow-capped Andean mountains as a backdrop, the Argentine provinces of Mendoza and Salta produce South America’s most exquisite, high-quality wines in small batches. On this handcrafted adventure, Wildland Adventures’ founding directors Kurt and Anne Kutay join David and Ruth Arista of Arista Wine Cellars
through the vinicultural paradise of Mendoza and Argentina’s Noreste, Salta and Juyjuy, regions also known for lively folk music, zesty cuisine, dramatic landscapes and a rich cultural heritage.
Accompanied by local expert guides, we sample wines and meet producers at intimate garage bodegas, cycle through the vineyards at Michel Roland’s Clos de la Siete, sip Torrontes at the highest vineyard in the world and try our hand at preparing empanadas, humita and locro in a private kitchen. In addition to wine and food, each day we have optional adventures to choose. From our historical hacienda in Molinos, we meet a gaucho known locally as the ‘horse whisperer’ and ride with him through the fertile fields and colonial towns of the Calchaquí Valleys. In the Quebrada, we tour rare archeological sites, hike through vividly colored hills and dance to folk music at a peña before returning to Buenos Aires for a night of tango and celebration. For lovers of wine, aficionados of culture; and for all adventurers who yearn for authentic interaction off the beaten path, this Wildland Adventure will captivate you, whether you’ve been to Argentina before or are a first time explorer.