June 01, 2001

Out of the Salta Earth: Winegrowing in Argentina's far north

Salta. If you have any sense, you won't go. The distances are insane, the roads aren't paved and airlines can't even figure out how to get there: one agent confused city names and nearly sent me to Patagonia; another wouldn't book Lapa Air for fear it would be my death. Maps showed no roads in the places I wanted to reach, bus schedules didn't seem to exist, and besides, the food was mostly awful, too. But who says I have any sense? By the time I arrived in Cafayate, five airports, four cabs and one five-hour bus ride later, the trip didn't seem so bad after all.

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