As you may already know, Peru is recognized for its authentic gastronomic experience, where thousands of dishes with unique flavor tell the story of our cultural evolution. But beyond these delicious plates and desserts, there’s a liquor that you surely have heard of.
Pisco is the flag drink of Peru, an alcoholic beverage belonging to a variety of grape ‘aguardiente’ produced in the southern coast of our country since the XVI century.
According to historians, the region of Ica was the birthplace of Pisco, which is why it holds some of the oldest vineyards in the country and Latin America itself. For that reason, we have prepared a special itinerary that will take you to explore three of the most renowned vineyards of the region!
If you love fine drinking as much as we do, then you’ll be glad to join this experience, where you’ll get to know the history of Pisco, its modern and traditional production, taste it and much more. Learn everything about it here.
1. El Catador
It is a traditional vineyard located at the outskirts of the city of Ica; El Catador has been one of the major producers of Pisco and wine since 1856, a family business carried out for generations until the current date.
The site offers a complete experience, where you’ll get to learn everything about their unique distillery process, taste some of their iconic drinks and explore their pisco winery. El Catador has been awarded many times for products such as the Pisco Sour Semi Preparado and La Fina Crema de Pisco.
2. Bodega Vista Alegre
This famous pisco winery is recognized for the mass production of Pisco in our country, they produce about 5 million litres of the national drink per year, aiming for a more modern distillery process.
The Bodega Vista Alegre is a family-owned business and was born in 1857 by the Italian Picasso brothers who settled in the region of Ica around the 1850s. It offers one of the finest wines and pisco in Peru.
3. Bodega Tacama
It is the first vineyard in South America, founded by Francisco de Carabantes in 1540. The famous winery has its headquarters in the San Agustin Convent in Ica, a well-preserved colonial structure adapted to a whole new purpose.
Here you’ll get to experience the history of pisco itself, right at the place where everything began back in 1776 when the Spanish crown banned the import of wines from Peru. Nowadays, the Bodega Tacama is property of the Olaechea family.
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As you already know, Ica is located about 4 hours south of Lima. If you’re planning a trip to Southern Peru, we encourage you to explore even more places until you reach your final destination.
Luckily for you, our excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region,
to later explore the natural Oasis of Huacachina.
To book the Ruta del Pisco Tour, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.
Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is
why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with
- Duration: 4 hours approx.
- Entrance: Already included in the travel package.