Conquistadors from Spain brought grapes to Ica several centuries ago. Although Ica is a desert, there is access to local water supplies that allow the region to be highly fertile. Grapes grow in abundance here, as do a myriad of other fruits and vegetables.
After they started making sweet red wines, locals created a way of distilling fermented grape juice into a type of brandy, which was called Pisco. Today, Pisco is known as the national drink of Peru, and has become famous internationally.
During this three-hour tour, you will visit a modern, industrial winery that uses efficient and cutting edge techniques to create wines and piscos. And you will visit a small, family-run winery that uses centuries-old artisan techniques to make wines and pisco the old fashioned way. And don't worry: you are welcome to sample the wine and pisco at every winery we visit!
We can offer this tour with private transportation, or with other travelers, but either way you will have english-speaking guides at the wineries to explain the entire process to you.