GUIDED TOURS

THE OLDEST VINEYARD OF SOUTHAMERICA

"In the decade of the 1540's Francisco de Carabantes created the Tacama Vineyard, which is the oldest in Peru, and from where the grapevine was disseminated to Chile and Argentina."

History of the Chilean Wine, José del Pozo.

It is a pleasure to offer special guided tours to our vineyard and winery in the valley of Ica. Tacama is known for its wines, sparkling wines and piscos, but Tacama is also about its beautiful place.

Tacama is special because of its history: it is one of the oldest vineyards of America. Even today, it is irrigated by a canal built in the 15th Century by the Inca Pachacutec –known as the Achirana del Inca– that was immortalized by Ricardo Palma, as one of its marvelous traditions. The one hundred years old huarango wine press with which the juice of the grapes was extracted to make wines, piscos and sparkling wines in the area can be seen in the Tacama winery today.

Tacama is also special because of its location in the upper part of the Valley of Ica, where the vineyard operates as an observation point from where one can view nature as far as the eye can see, where a sea of vines dies at the foot of the Andes mountains and which, in Tacama, can be seen getting smaller and smaller until they turn into sand dunes and finally into desert.

Tacama is also special for its architecture. It is one of the few places in Peru where an old hacienda with all its typical elements, the avenue of trees, the patio, the arches, the church, the belfry, the stables and, even, many of its traditions have survived.

GUIDED TOURS

THE OLDEST VINEYARD OF SOUTHAMERICA

Peruvian paso horses that now are seen in Tacama's parades are descendants of horses raised by Mr. Manuel Pablo Olaechea Guerrero during the 19th century. He crossed Arabian mares imported from Spain with Peruvian paso colts, creating "Tacama's race", which has been a key element in the history and evolution of Peruvian paso horses.

Tacama is special for its wine cellar: a place where you can view, through guided visits in Spanish or in English, how cutting edge technology is used to continue with a centennial tradition and produce wines, piscos and sparkling wines that win excellence awards in the most reputed international contests and reach the most demanding markets.

Finally, Tacama is special because of its experience: because this implies exploring the history, the nature and the technology in a single day, while one follows the path of the grape from the germination trays in which it is initially planted up to the wines into which it is converted –and that our visitors can taste.

Come and share the Tacama experience with us. The tour will take, depending on your curiosity, up to two hours, but we promise that it will live on in your mind your entire life.




GUIDED TOURS

THE OLDEST VINEYARD OF SOUTHAMERICA

"In the decade of the 1540's Francisco de Carabantes created the Tacama Vineyard, which is the oldest in Peru, and from where the grapevine was disseminated to Chile and Argentina."

History of the Chilean Wine, José del Pozo.


It is a pleasure to offer special guided tours to our vineyard and winery in the valley of Ica. Tacama is known for its wines, sparkling wines and piscos, but Tacama is also about its beautiful place.

Tacama is special because of its history: it is one of the oldest vineyards of America. Even today, it is irrigated by a canal built in the 15th Century by the Inca Pachacutec –known as the Achirana del Inca– that was immortalized by Ricardo Palma, as one of its marvelous traditions. The one hundred years old huarango wine press with which the juice of the grapes was extracted to make wines, piscos and sparkling wines in the area can be seen in the Tacama winery today.

Tacama is also special because of its location in the upper part of the Valley of Ica, where the vineyard operates as an observation point from where one can view nature as far as the eye can see, where a sea of vines dies at the foot of the Andes mountains and which, in Tacama, can be seen getting smaller and smaller until they turn into sand dunes and finally into desert.

Tacama is also special for its architecture. It is one of the few places in Peru where an old hacienda with all its typical elements, the avenue of trees, the patio, the arches, the church, the belfry, the stables and, even, many of its traditions have survived. Peruvian paso horses that now are seen in Tacama's parades are descendants of horses raised by Mr. Manuel Pablo Olaechea Guerrero during the 19th century. He crossed Arabian mares imported from Spain with Peruvian paso colts, creating "Tacama's race", which has been a key element in the history and evolution of Peruvian paso horses.

Tacama is special for its wine cellar: a place where you can view, through guided visits in Spanish or in English, how cutting edge technology is used to continue with a centennial tradition and produce wines, piscos and sparkling wines that win excellence awards in the most reputed international contests and reach the most demanding markets.

Finally, Tacama is special because of its experience: because this implies exploring the history, the nature and the technology in a single day, while one follows the path of the grape from the germination trays in which it is initially planted up to the wines into which it is converted –and that our visitors can taste.

Come and share the Tacama experience with us. The tour will take, depending on your curiosity, up to two hours, but we promise that it will live on in your mind your entire life.




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