El Catador
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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,a very old Falca for Pisco Distillation (150 Years Old ) Traditional Restaurant and Tasting Room with a Cave full of Wine.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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kathinpa
Philadelphia, PA166 contributions
Sep 2019
While on a day trip, we stopped at two wineries in Ica. This was the 2nd.

We had a lovely lunch at Tacama, which is larger & exports internationally. It was beautifully landscaped, spacious, and picturesque. But, it was pretty crowded, and even though we had no problem getting in for lunch, we would have had to wait another hour for a tour. We didn't have the time, so our guide took us to Catador.

Catador was much smaller, but had character. The staff were friendly and fun, and we were pleased with the tour & tasting. I was disappointed, though, that they only had sweet wines. Just a couple of sweet wines, a couple of liquors, and pisco.
Written January 3, 2020
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,410 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I went to the winery tour of this place, it did not give me a vas knowledge about wine making process, just the normal information we have.
The place was nice and clean with Peruvian hospitality.
They offered few different kind of wines to taste which was a good experience
Written August 19, 2022
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quebad
New York City, NY18 contributions
Dec 2010
Bodega El Catador and Tres Generaciones are right next to each other, they share their facilities, so it's actually a 2-in-1 visit (they're owned by brothers). It's the best "artisanal" bodega visit in the area, and it's conveniently located off Km. 294 on Panamericana Sur, and en route to Bodega Tacama (which is also worth a visit). El Catador has it's own restaurant inside (nothing amazing, but not bad either). Although I would actually have lunch right next door at La Olla de Juanita, which is the restaurant for Tres Generaciones (looked better, and was recommended by several locals).

We were given an amazing tour by Joel (from El Catador). He was insanely knowledgeable and very funny. We got a very in depth tour of the artisanal machinery and detailed descriptions of what goes on during the Pisco Vendimia in March. We then went back to the restaurant, which is where they hold their tastings. The tour and the tastings are completely FREE.

Tasting was INCREDIBLE... nothing fancy, actually, quite the opposite... but you get to taste absolutely everything they have. Their pisco is pretty good... their wines not so much... super sweet, but interesting. They have a Pisco Creme (made with figs and heavy cream) which closely resembles Bailey's. They also have a pisco+lime+sugar mix which is ready to make pisco sours... ideal if you want to take back home with you.

Besides drinks they have a wide selection of artisanal products. I highly recommend the Chocotejas de pecanas (pecans covered in dulce de leche and chocolate) and the jams. They have an incredible lucuma and pineapple jam (two thumbs up) and a very good lucuma and strawberry jam.

Overall it was a great experience (we spent about an hour at the bodega, plus an additional hour for lunch), a definite MUST DO.
Written January 4, 2011
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Milagro Campos Llontop
Lima, Peru32 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
My Friends and I met Joel, a local guide who introduce us into the Pisco culture, it was very very informative and empathic. At the end they offer a "Pisco" tasting for free! Was so fun!
Written August 25, 2019
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Jesus Mirko Hernandez Alfaro
Stockholm, Sweden225 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
Sound really funny go during the sunmer Peru time over this place and check how is create a nice enveroment with A greaps and all this staff,, This Place are so good to see how the Pisco is make as a traditional way and also taste and learn about it this Peruvian spirit I love the idea after have a short tours in the winery have a nice lunch in the restaurants.. The Staff are good and please don't forget to try the Tejas,, are good

Grat time to go in in january, febrary and March ,, is About the last month the Big festival with music, food and really tons of Wine and Pisco ,, I will also recomend to try the Cachina is a kind greap juice being fermenting by a couple days is also.
Written February 4, 2013
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SouthernGalNPeru
Fayetteville, AR35 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
I was fortunate to get a private tour with only my friend and the tour guide. Our guide, Jorge, was very knowledgable and showed us the entire pisco-making process. I learned significantly more than I did on my tour at Tacama and felt like the service was better. Jorge fielded all of my questions very well. I highly recommend El Catador! I'd like to return in grape season, which is around January to March, I believe. I enjoyed the lunch at the restaurant as well!
Written September 8, 2013
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Chrissy G
Westport, CT187 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This place is included with your PeruHop ticket and it was so fun. We took a tour of the process and then came back to the massive tasting room to try some wines and pisco. Peruvian wine is really sweet but we were warned and it wasn’t bad. The pisco tonic was good and the pisco was soo strong. The pisco baileys is delicious! Our guide was hilarious and told us funny stories about every drink and then led us in a cheers for each tasting. It was a great time. They also have food, chocolate, and ice cream. Great experience!
Written March 29, 2019
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lulu l
Bucharest, Romania189 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Delicious food. A wonderful presentation and wine tasting. The bathroom very clean. The Staff work a lot. Thank you very much! Steluţa Caliţa
Written August 4, 2018
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,806 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Wow, this place was set for tourists and we were obviously on a tourist trail. We had a lovely guide talk to us about how they make pisco and all of us found it very interesting. Then came the tasting! That was superb and even though we had a little in shot glasses, we all felt slightly tipsy. The lunch was good whole food but was funny to see tinned asparagus wrapped in processed ham. Some of the others said their meat dishes were tender and generous in portion sizes.

Toilets were clean and easily accessible. Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.
Written January 11, 2018
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Tim P
Martina Franca, Italy31 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We visited both Tacama and El Catador during our trip. If you have limited time, go for Tacama. It is a much nicer place. The guides take more time to explain everything and in our opinion, the Tacama wine/pisco is much better.
El Catador feels much more touristy an busy.
Written November 1, 2017
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