The Calchaquí Terroir

Andean Flavours

The Calchaquí Terroir

The Calchaquí Valleys’ have a flavour of their own, present in the traditional cooking of foods made from the local produce,  that perfectly match the full-bodied wines from the altitude vineyards:  Malbec and Torrontés, with fruity aromas unique to this terroir. A route where we combine the experience of meeting small agricultural traditional farmers, fine cuisine and wines with a strong personality. You will visit villages where Andean communities grow potato, corn and quinoa, goat, sheep and llama herders, cheeses producers. Small restaurants that honour our regional dishes of Andean origin and Spanish influence. Expert chefs who master a balanced fusion of local produce with the latest techniques. Cooking classes to learn how to make empanadas, locro or fresh corn humitas. Take home the recipe and its secrets. You’ll learn about the roots of the Andean cuisine while walking by fields covered by peppers drying in the sun, sip a cool Torrontés relaxing in a colonial style veranda,  and share the stories told when sitting around a fire under an Argentine moon.

Specifics:

• Cooking classes
• Walk with an expert in altitude vineyards
• Make your own blend
• Goat cheese dairy farm
• Organic farming
• Local small producers
• Regional and gourmet cuisine
• Wine pairing class

 

What’s Included: Accommodation in posadas in single or double occupancy; all transfers; all lunches and four dinners; wine tastings; all organized activities; snacks and beverages in vehicle; cooking classes;  wine tastings; bilingual guides.

Add ons: Iguassu falls and jungle |Patagonia glaciers |Atacama star gazing | Buenos Aires culture & arts

Highlights:

Calchaquí Valley - Andean cuisine cooking classes - Goats and llamas - Quinoa, Potatoes and Andean Crops - Charqui - regional restaurants – sun-dried peppers - Wines and Vineyards of Cafayate – Argentine Asado - Local Communities - Pairing wines and local foods - Wines high - Peoples adobe

Cook in Salta Photo Ossian Lindholm

Classics

ANDEAN FLAVORS

Where: Salta | Quebrada del Toro |Coronel Moldes | Talapampa | Cafayate | Angastaco | Molinos | Colomé | Cachi | Payogasta.
When: October to May. Harvests: Grape, February to April. Peppers: March tp May
Start and end: Salta, Argentina.
Trip length: 7 days/ 6 nights.
Activity level: Moderate (some short walks)
Hotels: Casual Posadas and estancias

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