Cachi is a small city in the Salta Province of northern Argentina of the Calchaqui Valleys. The small city is approximately 2,280 m above sea level and is surrounded by snow-covered  Andean mountains. Thus Cachi is derived from the Quechuan word meaning “salt” because the natives mistook the mountain snow for salt mines. Due to the great weather conditions, Cachi has the highest grown vineyard in the world. Tourists can visit the Bodegas Colomé and Finca La Playa wineries. Visitors can also walk down cobble stone streets as they marvel at colonial Spanish architecture, adobe built homes, 16th century churches, and 10,000 year old preserved ancient artifacts.