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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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Pisco

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Colville, Washington
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26 helpful votes 26 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

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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16 helpful votes 16 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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