Cafayate, Salta, in Argentina's northern reaches, showcases landscapes as
mystical as they are majestic and carries the legacy of the Incan empire as much
as that of geological distinction. Every bottle of wine produced here holds some
of Incas’ ancient spirituality; every vine still feels their touch in the earth. In
homage of this area’s first inhabitants, who called their chief "Tukma" and their
land "Tukmanao," this new project, with vineyards situated among the
mountains and red desert on the border between Salta and Tucumán (just outside
of Cafayate) reflects their heritage in its name.
Master local winemaker and Torrontés specialist, Jose Luis Mounier, crafts
wines that could only be made by one who deeply understands this unique land.
The vineyards are completely unique: "Los Tolombones", situated in Tolombón
at 1,700 meters above sea level, and "Los Angastacos", in Angastaco at 1,990
meters above sea level, which total 15 hectares of vineyards under production.
Bodega Tukma also owns vineyard land in Colalao del Valle, Tucumán province,
and in Huacalera, province of Jujuy, this latter at an incredible 2,700 meters
above sea level, considered to be the highest altitude vineyards in Argentina.
Although the vines are as old as 38 years (in the case of the Torrontés), this is
only the second bottled vintage of Tukma wines.