Salta REGION, ArgentinA
Located in the “wine belt” (the opposite parallel of Napa Valley) of Northwest Argentina, the area’s wines are about to be unleashed.
Condor Valley has 7½ acres (3.04 ha) of field grafted vines planted in 2014/15 to Malbec, Tannat, Cabernet, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Criolla, Torrontes and Sauvignon Blanc. Condor Valley is located at 26.5 degrees south latitude at 3,000 feet (914 m). This high valley area and the near by Calchaqui Valleys are one of the hidden secrets of the world of wine.
Known also as “the slow Argentina”, in Salta there is no such thing as being in a rush.
Located in the heart of the Salta winemaking region, Condor Valley has legitimate viticulture potential, offering an array of expositions, climate patterns and soil types. Duncan Meyer of Arnot-Roberts, one of California’s most revered wineries, traveled to CV four years ago to conduct a terroir study. He studied the geography, analyzed soil samples and installed a Davis weather station to collect data. Additionally, he established a line of communication and connection for clonal material with Jose Luis Munier, one of the most notable producers in Cafayate.
Since Duncan’s visit, Martin’s son Bruno and Carlos Rodriguez, of Animani winery, have planted several varietals in various locations around the Valley, most notably Torrontes, Malbec and Criolla, and are working to turn this experiment into an actual operation. In addition, they are working toward establishing a wine research, development and preservation institution on the property. Condor Valley is a viable resource for prospective winemakers and investors alike who are interested in leasing or purchasing parcels of land at a fraction of North American price points. The opportunities are endless and open for negotiation.
We invite you to come visit Condor Valley and see for yourself.