From the vineyards in the upper reaches of the
Valle de Uco, high on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Salentein
is changing the face of Argentine winegrowing.
The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in
the shape of a cross, allows for customized gentle handling of
the grapes, reducing the distance wine needs to be moved between
Each of the wings is a small winery with two levels-a ground
level that houses stainless steel tanks and French wooden vats
for fermentation and storage, and an underground level for aging
wine in oak casks. The two levels allow wine to flow from the
tanks to the barrels by a traditional gravity transfer system.
The four wings converge in a circular central chamber, which
resembles an amphitheater and was inspired by ancient classical
The Salentein estate consists of 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres),
700 hectares (1,124 acres) of which are planted to grapes in
three estate “fincas”. The fincas, where grapes are grown at a
range of altitudes among the highest in the world, are irrigated
with pure mountain run-off, which creates lower pH in the grape,
resulting in higher acidity, more color in the wine, and greater
ageability. The region´s thermal amplitude ranges as much as
16°C (29°F) from daytime highs to nighttime lows.
Activities included in the rate:
• Welcome glass of wine
• Special visit to Salentein Winery including wine tasting
• Visit to the Art Gallery
Activities with charge:
• Special shuttle service
• Adventure tourism
• Regional cuisine lessons
• Private tastings
• PIC-NIC at the Manzano Histórico.
Posada & Bodega Salentein
Ruta 89 s/n. Los Arboles.