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Address: Fundo Tres Esquinas # 102 | Subtanjalla, Ica 04, Peru
Phone Number: +51 56 403427
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Description: Take a free tour and taste the Pisco & wines of the area at this winery...
Take a free tour and taste the Pisco & wines of the area at this winery & Distillery, which also has a Very Old Lagar to stomp the grapes, Traditional Restaurant and Tasting Room with a Cave full of Wine.
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Short tour, lots of Pisco!

The actual tour was very short, although informative and our guide was very entertaining. The main event was the Pisco tasting and this consisted of two wines and five shots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The actual tour was very short, although informative and our guide was very entertaining. The main event was the Pisco tasting and this consisted of two wines and five shots of different types of Pisco. Make sure to line your stomach! We were unsteady on our feet by the time we left! Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's difficult to get to the vineyards in Ica unless you take a taxi - but even then, they might charge you a lot for the ones that are far away. This was one of the closest, and as soon as I was dropped off, I was approached by one of the people running it. He gave me a private... More 

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Thanks for your compliments and for your visit. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was a nice, short tour through the traditional winery. Tasting contains two pisco's and two wines. Lots of souvenirs available.

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ElCatadorq, Manager at El Catador, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments we have a small winery and distillery in ica but full of peruvian history since our ancestors founded the winery on 1856. I will like to see you again in our facility. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I visited the location during a tour of Ica city booked through my hotel. The tour lasted around 40 minutes and the tour guide walked us around the traditional facilities to show how they make wine and pisco. After the tour we were able to try 3 different types of wine and 2 different pisco shots (both very nice). We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I really wanted to like this place. The articles I saw online made it seem quaint. My tour was one-on-one and lasted less than 10 minutes which was really disappointing because it seems like this facility still uses old, traditional methods. The tasting was rushed, with almost zero information provided. I tried two sweet wines and two piscos. They didn't... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited this winery as part of a wine tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide was fluent in English, was very relaxed and friendly, and knowledgeable of the wine and pisco making process. The wines were sweeter than what we usually drink, but still tasty! We also ate at the restaurant, which offered typical Peruvian fare for 30 soles... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I booked this tour through an agency near the Plaza de Armas and it consisted of Tacama, El Catador and Lazo, all for $45 Soles, a price that I negotiated. After the Tacama vineyard tour, we ended up at El Catador. We hung out in the wine cellar for a bit then proceeded with a formal tour of the grounds... More 

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ElCatadorq, Owner at El Catador, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and it will be very important for us to improve our family business. The Old Winery and Distillery El Catador is trying to remark the Peruvian Pisco History very important for Peruvian Market because we show to the visitors and tourist our hispanic traditions. Keep in mind that the inkas they never knew about the grapes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had an English guide and he was awesome and passionate about the pisco. We learned a lot about the process and the winery and its history and the region. Loved it and the tasting session went well too!

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My friends and i stopped here for a quick tour and tasting. It is a good place to try pisco and varieties of pisco. Good to buy some for later on.

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You can visit it by yourself, it´s not too far from the city When you get there, they will show you all the process of making Pisco and after that they give you some Pisco to try it...it´s delicious...oh, and the tour/Pisco is all free...of course they sell Pisco there but you don´t have to buy if you can resist... More 

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