Bodega El Esteco

Bodega El Esteco, founded in 1892 by David Michel and Gabriela Torino, is located in the Calchaqui Valley, which is in Argentina’s far northwest province of Salta. With over 1,500 acres of vineyards in what is known as the world’s highest growing region for wine, the Calchaqui Valley, Bodega El Esteco’s wines are reflective of their place of origin. The vineyards start at 5,500 feet in elevation and rising to over 6,600 feet above sea level. Bordered by two mountain ranges— the Quilmes to the west and the Aconquija to the east create a natural barrier and microclimate.

Abundant sunshine, little rainfall, combined with high altitude create a recipe for a winemaker’s paradise. The region sees as little as six-eight inches of rain a year so irrigation is a must, allowing the winemaking and viticulture teams to irrigate as they see fit. Abundant sunshine 330-340 days a year, allows the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness; while the cool nights allow for proper acid levels to be achieved for a balanced wine in the end. All the grapes are hand-harvested and benefit from sustainable and environmentally friendly viticulture.

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Current Selections

  • Altimus

    Altimus

    Altimus; meaning "highest" in latin is the icon wine of the Bodega El Esteco estate. The concept behind this selection is to showcase the true expres ...

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon Don David Reserve

    Cabernet Sauvignon Don David Reserve

    The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel. Terroir: Each selectio ...

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  • Ciclos Malbec-Merlot

    Ciclos Malbec-Merlot

    Ciclos was born as the expression of Cafayate's unique microclimate where two climates live together in perfect harmony. Terroir: Deep, poor, roc ...

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  • Malbec Don David Reserve

    Malbec Don David Reserve

    The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel. Terroir: Each selectio ...

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  • Chañar Punco

    Chañar Punco

    Terroir: Chañar Punco is a unique sub-region surrounded by the Quilmes Mountains, located southwest within the Calchaquí Valley. The Calchaquí Vall ...

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Terroir: There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Calchaquí Valley, home of Bodega El Esteco winery, is certainly one of them. T ...

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  • Malbec

    Malbec

    Terroir: There are few places on earth where magic really happens. The Calchaquí Valley, home of Bodega El Esteco winery, is certainly one of them. T ...

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  • Tannat Don David Reserve

    Tannat Don David Reserve

    The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel. Terroir: Each selectio ...

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  • Torrontes Don David Reserve

    Torrontes Don David Reserve

    The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel. Argentina’s native wh ...

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  • Chardonnay Don David Reserve

    Chardonnay Don David Reserve

    The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel. Terroir: Each selectio ...

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  • Syrah Don David Reserve

    Syrah Don David Reserve

    The Don David range are the flagship wines of the Bodega El Esteco estate named in homage to the winery founder David Michel. Terroir: Each selectio ...

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