Museo de la Vid y el Vino
Museo de la Vid y el Vino
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KenNYC150
New York City, NY233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were walking around town and bumped into the museum, not really expecting much. We ere pleasantly surprised. It gives a really good history of the region with sophisticated multi media presentations. Worth the visit
Written February 8, 2020
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Fiona M
Mendoza, Argentina74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We enjoyed this new museum with one half dedicated to growing grapes and the other to making wine. A bit of history and a bit of "how to". We enjoyed it.
Written August 24, 2017
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zuppiat
Amsterdam, The Netherlands236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Very interesting museum and bigger than I expected. There are two parts, one with mostly written texts in both Spanish and English and a part of exhibits and video material, most of it also English. First part was very educational, teaching about wines in general and the local specifics.

We ended with a tasting where you can try two wines, that you can choose yourself among a fixed set of 5, or whatever is open. The glasses were poured generously. The local staff was very friendly, also when one of the wines was bad, I received another one for free.
Written December 22, 2018
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SandyGrim
Bala Cynwyd, PA113 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
This is a splendid looking museum and obviously a lot of money was spent in its building and equiping. For us, however, it was spoiled by a couple of serious problems. Many of the exhibits have a sound track turned up way too loud. As a result you cannot hear any of them as they clash and interrupt each other. Second, for English speakers who don't read Spanish, the English text is in dull green writing which is difficult, and in some places impossible to read in the subdued lighting. There is much of interest in the museum, but unfortunately we left with a feeling of dissatisfaction and with headaches.
Written November 5, 2013
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Thelastdodo20
London, UK435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We spent an hour or two going round this museum, which comprehensively covers the history of winemaking in this area. The museum is modern and quite well done - very arty as well as informative, with most of the writing being in a poetic style rather than ordinary text. Everything is in English as well as Spanish. We learnt more about winemaking here than at any of the wineries we visited! I have to say though I thought it was rather over the top with all the poetry, and would have preferred just normal text. My boyfriend liked it a lot though! Worth a visit, and the entry price is reasonable (60 pesos).
Written May 14, 2016
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Luzifrau
Hamburg, Germany176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Surprisingly modern museum that includes everything important to know about the wine in the region and wine making. A lot of love to the details and most of all: both spanish and english text boards and clarifications.

We were positively surprised by this! Don't miss it in Cafayate! Great spot to visit during the midday heat.
Written February 10, 2016
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StephenCopenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
It's only fitting that a museum of wine be established in Cafayate as it is the heart of the Calchaqui Valley – home to wines grown at the highest altitude in the world. The museum is very specific to both the geography and history of wine growing in this region.
When you enter the museum you are led through a series of darkened rooms which detail in a series of panoramas with both English and Spanish text the aspects of nature that enables such fine vintages to be produced. A detailed analysis is presented of the properties of the soil and water, effect of the altitude and daily contrast between sunlight and darkness which combine to produce the crops which are harvested here. The exhibits are interactive and entertaining.
The next room illustrates the history of wine making in the region with a series of displays of artifacts specific to the trade and region together with photographs and films. Finally the visitor is presented with a selection of the most important varietals produced in the region and you are led out through a series of rooms in which their function when the museum was an actual bodega is explained. Finally there is an opportunity to taste and purchase some wine.
While there might be a bit too much detail for the casual visitor, anyone with a keen interest in wines in general and wines of this region in particular will be very impressed with what has been put together here in this museum.
The museum is open until 19.00 and does not close in the middle of the day so is about the only thing open in town during the siesta.
Written March 21, 2015
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trbaldwin
Oxford, UK124 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
This museum is made up of two exhibitions. The first is a multimedia, artsy explanation of what makes Cafayate a good grape-growing region. There are a lot of sound effects and poems describing each component - water, earth, sunshine etc. See photos for example poems - we didn't enjoy them at all (English translations).

The second exhibition is much more as one would expect, an explanation of the history of winemaking in the area. This was much more interesting though all the videos are only in Spanish.

Overall, we felt that the 30 pesos per person was far too high a price for so little worthwhile information. You will get much more out of visiting the local bodegas and talking directlly with the wine producers.
Written March 9, 2013
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David M
Bath, OH70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Business
I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to visit a "wine museum" or what it would be like inside. This museum was recently completed and certainly worth the few pesos it costs to visit. They did a very nice job. I was surprised.
Written January 9, 2013
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julesdaniel
oakland california28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
I'm amazed that TA reviewers have concluded only four stars for this museum. It's both an absolutely brilliant and poetic evocation of the vine, and a highly technical display of the art and science of winemaking in the area around Cafayate. Displays are state-of-the art. In addition, the renovation of the old winery into the museum is a miniature masterpiece of architecture and adaptive reuse, The plazas and water feature that link the museum to the streetscape are highly evocative and brilliantly conceived. We were shocked that a presence such as this would take shape in this small wine town; there is nothing remotely comparable, for example, in the Napa Valley. Make no mistake - though not on a scale of the big world attractions, this gem is world class.
Written November 9, 2012
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