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El Catador

Fundo Tres Esquinas # 102 | Subtanjalla, Ica 04, Peru
+51 56 403427
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Ica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Colville, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A visit here shows how pisco was made. It has a huge old grape press made out of a whole tree. The concrete fermentation tanks were interesting along with the falca. And of course the sampling of the final product. There is a difference in pisco but I think it all tastes the same in a pisco sour.

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Costa Rica
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We arrived to the place as a recommendation from a hotel in Paracas. It was hard to find for us, since we were driving on our own and the signals are not visible, if they exist. But once in the place, we were approached by one of the guides. He was very kind and explained all the pisco and wine... More

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Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Jesus was a great tour guide. We did this tour en route to Huacachina and the timing worked out well to do both in one day. It was not a long tour. We were able to taste a wide variety of piscos and wines. Nice area to sip on your souvenirs if you decide to purchase any after the tour/tasting.... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This tour wasn't exactly the most funny thing of the trip, but all the souvenirs was amazing. I almost buy everything on the store. Besides, is better in liquors than this other bodega Lazo

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Syracuse, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Had a great (English) tour by Jorge who was very friendly and knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Also great time sampling all the different wine and pisco varieties at the bar, again with Jorge. Also ate lunch here (stuffed avocados!) and enjoyed it. Good option for a side tour if travelling through Ica as we were.

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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Two couples - we had lunch and then a wine and pisco tasting. The wines were too sweet for our taste, which is to be expected as peruvians like their wines sweet, but we really enjoyed the piscos. For those who like a drink this tasting was wonderful - I think we tasted 3 wines, 3 piscos and 3 pisco... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Learn about the traditional way of making wine...it was pretty interesting and the guide was very friendly. Wine tasting after- 7-10 different types of wine and pisco. Great lunch stop also!

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Lima, Peru
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We visited El Catador in a Ruta del Pisco's tour. The Tour in the Winery also the Wine/Pisco/Pisco Cream tasting were free. The Guide brought us around and explained very friendly, even offering us a tour in English since my Spanish is not very well. The Winery area also have Olla de Juanita Restaurant. This winery have a souvenir store... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I came here for lunch with my 5 friends. We had an absolute blast! The food portions were more than generous compared to what I am used to in the states. AND of course, I ate it all! I ate the spa seca, typical from the Ica region. My girlfriend had the chicken milanesa. It was almost bigger than the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you want to see the process, go in March or April. But we were happy just to get an overview and have three different bodegas that gave us samples. By that I mean pisco samples with a little bit of sweet wine, because the grapes grown in the region are not chardonnay or malbec grapes. There is also a... More

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