One of the most impressive wineries to visit in terms of architecture, Salentein was founded in 1992 by a Dutch entrepreneur. In the heart of the Uco Valley, Salentein has two wineries: one does the large bulk of production, whereas the other – the one that you will visit – is focused on premium level wines.
A stunning building outside and in, renowned local architects Bormida & Yanzon designed this winery with a functional gravity flow system in mind, but also creating a very handsome Greek amiptheatre-style cellar room and a Southern Cross formation to the winery. The acoustics here are amazing, and they hold tango and classical music concerts here twice a year to prove it, and a huge stone mural at the center makes it picture perfect.
As well as the ‘wine cathedral’, Salentein houses an impressive art gallery with Dutch and Argentine art and has a quaint chapel. For lunch you can pick between the tasting menu at the main restaurant with impressive views over the Andes, or go for the more homely asado-style lunch at the Posada (hotel) next door.