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Wine-growing region or province with the capital of the same name in the northwest corner of Argentina with about 1,500 hectares of vineyards. The area is located between the regions Jujuy in the north and Catamarca or La Rioja in the south. Most of the vineyards are situated between 1,500 and 2,400 meters above sea level on the slopes of the Andes valleys in the Calchaquíes Valley around Cafayate. Some of Colomé 's vineyards are even located at 3,111 meters, making them the highest vineyards in the world. The fine sandy and deep soils on stony subsoil offer excellent permeability. The water for the absolutely necessary artificial irrigation of the vineyards comes from the rivers Calchaquí and Santa María as well as their tributaries. In addition, water is obtained from wells up to 100 meters deep. More than 90% of the vines are grown on trellises.

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