Bodega Amalaya was born in 2010 in the high-altitude plains of the Calchaqui Valley in Salta, Argentina. It is the vision of Larissa and Christoph Ehrbar (wine pioneer Donald Hess’s successors).
They believed in the unique ’high-vibration’ qualities of Cafayate’s terroir and the ability to craft high-quality, fresh, vibrant and contemporary high-altitude wines.

Bodega Amalaya was born in 2010 in the high-altitude plains of the Calchaqui Valley in Salta, Argentina. It is the vision of Larissa and Christoph Ehrbar (wine pioneer Donald Hess’s successors).
They believed in the unique ’high-vibration’ qualities of Cafayate’s terroir and the ability to craft high-quality, fresh, vibrant and contemporary high-altitude wines.

Our Wines

We create extraordinary high altitude blends from the healthiest sustainably-farmed grapes in the Cafayate Valley. Our wines are easy and fun to drink, and have a luxurious fruit-forward expression, balanced acidity and great freshness. They also win a lot of awards!

Our Wines

We create extraordinary high altitude blends from the healthiest sustainably-farmed grapes in the Cafayate Valley. Our wines are easy and fun to drink, and have a luxurious fruit-forward expression, balanced acidity and great freshness. They also win a lot of awards!

Amalaya Corte Único

2019

AMALAYA
CORTE ÚNICO

Our Icon wine, born from rocky, alluvial soils that provide its intense, luscious and memorable taste, which reflects the great potential of the Argentine northern region. Fermented in new barrels and aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine bears a unique and admirable character.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Cabernet Sauvignon 10% – Tannat 5%

Aromas and flavors of spices, floral notes, ripe fruits, jams, chocolate, great concentration in the middle of the mouth.

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Amalaya Corte Único

2019

AMALAYA
CORTE ÚNICO

Our Icon wine, born from rocky, alluvial soils that provide its intense, luscious and memorable taste, which reflects the great potential of the Argentine northern region. Fermented in new barrels and aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine bears a unique and admirable character.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Cabernet Sauvignon 10% – Tannat 5%

Aromas and flavors of spices, floral notes, ripe fruits, jams, chocolate, great concentration in the middle of the mouth.

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2019

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2019

AMALAYA
GRAN CORTE

An exquisite Malbec blend with contributions of Cabernet Franc and Tannat. Its winemaking process consists of manual harvesting, selection of grapes and fermentation in small cement vessels to be aged later for 12 months in American and French oak barrels.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Cabernet Franc 10% – Tannat 5%

Brilliant with a deep and penetrating ruby color. Aromas of red and black fruits with floral and spicy notes, typical of the region and soft notes of vanilla, from its time spent in the barrel. In the mouth, it is concentrated, complex and elegant, with rounded, fruity tannins, a long, delicate finish supported by the freshness of the blend.

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2019

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2019

2019

AMALAYA
GRAN CORTE

An exquisite Malbec blend with contributions of Cabernet Franc and Tannat. Its winemaking process consists of manual harvesting, selection of grapes and fermentation in small cement vessels to be aged later for 12 months in American and French oak barrels.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Tannat 10% – Petit Verdot 5%

Brilliant with a deep and penetrating ruby color. Aromas of red and black fruits with floral and spicy notes, typical of the region and soft notes of vanilla, from its time spent in the barrel. In the mouth, it is concentrated, complex and elegant, with rounded, fruity tannins, a long, delicate finish supported by the freshness of the blend.

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2019

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2019

Amalaya Corte Único

2019

AMALAYA
MALBEC

Malbec crafted with high altitude organic grapes from Fincas Las Mercedes with outstanding contributions of Tannat and Petit Verdot. This fresh Malbec with soft tannins is truly packed with all the magical high vibrations of this desert oasis.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Tannat 10% – Petit Verdot 5%

Purple color with shades of red. On the nose, aromas with a hint of violet roses, followed by a fruity profile of cherry and strawberry with traces of white pepper. In the mouth it is initially smooth, then becomes consistent and silky with a persistent finish.

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2020

Amalaya Corte Único

2019

AMALAYA MALBEC

Malbec crafted with high altitude organic grapes from Fincas Las Mercedes with outstanding contributions of Tannat and Petit Verdot. This fresh Malbec with soft tannins is truly packed with all the magical high vibrations of this desert oasis.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Cabernet Sauvignon 10% – Tannat 5%

Purple color with shades of red. On the nose, aromas with a hint of violet roses, followed by a fruity profile of cherry and strawberry with traces of white pepper. In the mouth it is initially smooth, then becomes consistent and silky with a persistent finish.

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2020

2020

AMALAYA WHITE BLEND

Exquisite and fresh white blend elaborated with Torrontes and Riesling, attractive aromas of fresh lychees and peaches. Special wine to enjoy in a hot summer day pairing with Chinese food, soft cheeses, dried pasta with vegetable.

Varietal Composition

Torrontes 85% & Riesling 15%

Bright greenish-yellow in color. With subtle and complex fruity aromas where green apple and floral notes stand out. On the palate, sweet and full-bodied entry with a very fresh finish. Mineral notes and acidity stand out.

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2020

AMALAYA WHITE BLEND

Exquisite and fresh white blend elaborated with Torrontes and Riesling, attractive aromas of fresh lychees and peaches. Special wine to enjoy in a hot summer day pairing with Chinese food, soft cheeses, dried pasta with vegetable.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Tannat 10% – Petit Verdot 5%

Bright greenish-yellow in color. With subtle and complex fruity aromas where green apple and floral notes stand out. On the palate, sweet and full-bodied entry with a very fresh finish. Mineral notes and acidity stand out.

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Amalaya Corte Único

2020

AMALAYA ROSE

A unique Rose blend made from Malbec and Torrontes. On the nose, a very subtle floral aroma of orange blossoms from the Torrontés and strawberry notes typical of Malbec. In mouth, it has a refreshing and silky mouthfeel preserving the freshness.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 90% – Torrontes 10%

Bright pink salmon color. On the nose, a very subtle floral strike of orange blossoms from the torrontés and cherry and strawberry notes typical of Malbec. In mouth, it has a refreshing and smooth entrance with a lot of fruit, medium volume preserving the freshness and on the end of mouth you can subtly perceive the touch of Torrontés.

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Amalaya Corte Único

2020

AMALAYA ROSE

A unique Rose blend made from Malbec and Torrontes. On the nose, a very subtle floral aroma of orange blossoms from the Torrontés and strawberry notes typical of Malbec. In mouth, it has a refreshing and silky mouthfeel preserving the freshness.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Cabernet Sauvignon 10% – Tannat 5%

Bright pink salmon color. On the nose, a very subtle floral strike of orange blossoms from the torrontés and cherry and strawberry notes typical of Malbec. In mouth, it has a refreshing and smooth entrance with a lot of fruit, medium volume preserving the freshness and on the end of mouth you can subtly perceive the touch of Torrontés.

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2020

AMALAYA
SWEET WHITE

A fresh and delicately sweet wine elaborated with Torrontes & Riesling. Excellent pairing for starters and main dishes such as Mediterranean salads or white meats

Varietal Composition

Torrontes 85% – Riesling 15%

Pale yellow colored wine. Fruity aromas with notes of banana and pineapple, accompanied by a very soft floral freshness provided by the Riesling. In the mouth it is unctuous and sweet, with a perfect balance between sugar and acidity. Persistent citrus notes, with a fresh finish.

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2020

AMALAYA
SWEET WHITE

A fresh and delicately sweet wine elaborated with Torrontes & Riesling. Excellent pairing for starters and main dishes such as Mediterranean salads or white meats

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Tannat 10% – Petit Verdot 5%

Pale yellow colored wine. Fruity aromas with notes of banana and pineapple, accompanied by a very soft floral freshness provided by the Riesling. In the mouth it is unctuous and sweet, with a perfect balance between sugar and acidity. Persistent citrus notes, with a fresh finish.

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Amalaya Corte Único

AMALAYA SPARKLING WINE

Delicate and sophisticated. Amalaya Brut Nature is a harmonious blend of two emblematic varieties, the Calchaquí Valley, Salta. Riesling-Torrontés is the perfect blend for this sparkling wine of great aromatic persistence with fruity notes.

Varietal Composition

Riesling 80% – Torrontes 20%

Bright golden color and fine bubbles. Fresh sensation, a subtle reminder of the vagaries brought by the Torrontés, accompanied by notes of fresh fruit such as green apple and pineapple brought by the Riesling.

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Amalaya Corte Único

AMALAYA
SPARKLING WINE

Delicate and sophisticated. Amalaya Brut Nature is a harmonious blend of two emblematic varieties, the Calchaquí Valley, Salta. Riesling-Torrontés is the perfect blend for this sparkling wine of great aromatic persistence with fruity notes.

Varietal Composition

Malbec 85% – Cabernet Sauvignon 10% – Tannat 5%

Bright golden color and fine bubbles. Fresh sensation, a subtle reminder of the vagaries brought by the Torrontés, accompanied by notes of fresh fruit such as green apple and pineapple brought by the Riesling.

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Collections

The Amalaya Collection is a series of limited edition wines available
at the Amalaya Wine Bar at our winery in Cafayate, Salta, Argentina
and online when ordering within Argentina.

Collections

The Amalaya Collection is a series of limited edition wines available
at the Amalaya Wine Bar at our winery in Cafayate, Salta, Argentina
and online when ordering within Argentina.

The Amalaya Collection is a series of limited edition wines available at the Amalaya Wine Bar at our winery in Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and online when ordering within Argentina.

AMALAYA SINGLE VINEYARD COLLECTION

An exclusive collection of 6 unique varietals especially designed to be enjoyed only in our winery surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Cafayate. Its vibrant energy comes from the high altitude, the sun, the mountains, the desert and the pure air.

The Collection
Amalaya Single Vineyard Malbec
Amalaya Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Amalaya Single Vineyard Tannat
Amalaya Single Vineyard Petit Verdot
Amalaya Single Vineyard Torrontes
Amalaya Single Vineyard Riesling

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Amalaya Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

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2019

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Amalaya Single Vineyard Malbec

Tim Atkin
2019

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Amalaya Single Vineyard Riesling

Tim Atkin
2019

AMALAYA SINGLE VINEYARD COLLECTION

An exclusive collection of 6 unique varietals especially designed to be enjoyed only in our winery surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Cafayate. Its vibrant energy comes from the high altitude, the sun, the mountains, the desert and the pure air.

The Collection
Amalaya Single Vineyard Malbec
Amalaya Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Amalaya Single Vineyard Tannat
Amalaya Single Vineyard Petit Verdot
Amalaya Single Vineyard Torrontes
Amalaya Single Vineyard Riesling

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Amalaya Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc

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2019

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Amalaya Single Vineyard Malbec

Tim Atkin
2019

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Amalaya Single Vineyard Riesling

Tim Atkin
2019

Sustainable Vineyards

AGROSUSTAINABLE

The healthiest grapes possible. This is what we live for. We do this by respecting the soil, the vines, and all who work this land with us. Sustainability has been part of Amalaya since the very beginning. Today, we are excited to be on our way to achieving a full organic certification of our vineyards–our way of tending the earth for future generations.

Amalaya has two separate vineyards located on the outskirts of Cafayate. Our San Isidro vineyard sits right below our winery at the foot of the mountain with the same name. The second, Las Mercedes,
can be found just outside Cafayate on the road to San Carlos.

The Wine Bar

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THE SOUL OF AMALAYA

Come visit us at the Amalaya Wine Bar. Our signature space sits right next to the winery, in one of the most magnificent settings in Cafayate, overlooking the vineyards at the foot of the San Isidro mountains.
It is a place for connection. Where time slows down, and we can enjoy the moment, reflect, and take in the nature that surrounds us. We love sharing the magic that goes into our sustainably-farmedhigh altitude wines.

Visiting Amalaya

The charming village of Cafayate is the high elevation wine capital of the Province of Salta, in Northwest Argentina. Rising 1’600m above sea level, it is also one of the highest places in the world for growing wine. It sits in the heart of the Calchaqui Valleys, in the Andean foothills, some of the most spectacular landscapes in Argentina. On your way to Amalaya, the landscape changes dramatically, moving from sub-tropical forests to mountains and deserts.

CONTACT US

BODEGA
25 de Mayo s/n, Cafayate (4427).
Salta, Argentina.
Tel: +54 (3868) 421100

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
Del Milagro 248.
Salta, Argentina
Tel: +54 (387) 4219132

COMMERCIAL OFFICE

Humboldt 1629 (1414)
CABA, Argentina.
Tel.: +54 (11) 4535 2145
Mail.: info@amalaya.com

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