Bodega El Transito
At the beginning of 2012 Tim Atkin, Master of Wine and award winning journalist, tasted over five hundred wines from Argentina. One of the wineries that impressed him greatly was Bodega El Transito located in Cafayate, at over 6,000 feet, in the north-western province of Salta. He includes this in his ten wineries to watch and he also rates the wines particularly highly.
The roots of the El Transito winemaking tradition stretch back to the end of the nineteenth century when the current owner's great grandfather, Pietro Marini, emigrated from Italy and settled in Cafayate. The tradition has been handed down and is now in its fourth generation, in the very capable hands of Andrés Nanni.
Website: Bodega El Transito