The winery "Bodega Colomé" is located near the village of Molinos in the Calchaqíes Valley in the Cafayate area in the region Salta, This oldest winery Argentina was founded in 1831 by the last Spanish governor of Salta, Nicolás Severo de Isasmendi y Echelar. His daughter Ascensión first introduced the Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec varieties in 1854. The business remained family-owned for 170 years, then went to the Rodó family for 13 years and was finally transferred to the Swiss company in 2001 Hess Family Estates sold. The property covers 39,000 hectares of land, most of which are used for sheep and cattle breeding. Part of it is set up as a luxurious hotel. There is also an important art gallery.
The vineyards cover 135 hectares and are between 2,400 and 3,111 meters above sea level. The vineyards, aptly referred to as "Altura Maxima" (maximum elevation) in over 3,000 meters above sea level are the ones highest vineyards of the world. The resulting intense sunshine results in particularly hard-shelled, tannin and anthocyan Berry. The sustainable The vineyards are managed according to the guidelines of the Biodynamic viticulture with no chemicals. Partly is an artificial one irrigation required. The red varieties Malbec ( Cot ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Tannat. Pinot Noir. Tempranillo. Petit Verdot. Syrah and Bonarda, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc and Torrontés Riojano cultured. Three vineyards are partly over 150 years old ungrafted Vines stocked.