Bodegas Etchart

The first Torrontes vines were planted in 1850 on La Florida vineyards in Cafayate, province of Salta, Argentina. These vineyards situated at the foot of the Andes give birth to one of the highest vinicultures in the world.

When Arnaldo B. Etchart acquired the vineyards in 1983, he imprinted it with own energy and drove giving rise to the true vinicultural development of the region. Within a short period of time some other French varieties were added – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, malbec, Merlot – and the vineyards grew from almost 65 hectares to the 300 that the winery possesses today.

Today these vineyards stretch across 450 ha. The 50% of the area is dedicated to white varieties such as Torrontes and Chardonnay and the rest to red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tannat, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.