The department of Cafayate is a department in the province of Salta, in the northwest of Argentina. It is located in the south of the province. It is limited to the departments of San Carlos, La Viña, Guachipas and the provinces of Tucumán and Catamarca. Its coordinates place it between 65º38'20 "and 66º11'34" Long Oeste and 25º52'00 "and 26º21'15" from Lat Sur, at 1683 masl. The department of Cafayate was created by law of November 14,1863 with part of that of San Carlos.