Feb 23 2009
The centre of Bolivia wines is in Tarija, between 21-22º latitude south close to the Tropic Capricorn. The closest neighbouring wine region would be that of Salta, Argentina. Despite the delay the fastest way to get to Tarija is by air (Aerosur) from La Paz, otherwise Road NR. 1 is connecting it with the north. The region was founded on the 4th July 1574 by Captain Don Luis de Fuentes y Vargas. Population of the department is 300.000 while the capital Tarija has 110.000 people.