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“Very interesting place!”
Review of Tacama

Tacama
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Ica
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Owner description: Internationally acclaimed for its fine wine and pisco, this vineyards is housed in a 16th-century farm, yet employs modern technology for its wine production.
Boblingen, Germany
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“Very interesting place!”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Very interesting hacienda, there is a guide tour where they show you how to produce wine and pisco (to use for pisco sour). They also offer you to taste the different wines before you can buy them. It's the right place who likes winetasting.

Visited December 2011
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Lima, Perú
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“Best winery in Ica”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Best wines in Ica.
Great people work in there
Constantly improving their machinery and their methods.
The enologist is French. They are on the right path.
Cheers for them

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New York City, New York
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“Lovely views, great informative tour, highly recommended stop”
Reviewed January 4, 2011

Probably the best overall bodega visit for us in Ica (we didn't get a chance to visit Ocucaje, which is closed until March 2011). The bodega itself is gorgeous (used to be an old Spanish monastery, complete with a courtyard and belltower), and you have to drive through the vineyards to get to Tacama (great views with the dunes in the backdrop).

They're open every day from 9 to 4 pm, and it's best to call or email (celi.iturry@tacama.com) with your name, visit date, and passport/ID number so that they can have you registered at the door (they let you in faster that way). There are several tour guides available, they seem to leave once there are a few people ready for the tour, so not much of a wait. In our case we got started with our own tour guide (Heisel -- really great gal, wealth of information and was completely bilingual) and people joined our group during the course of the toured visit (about 30 minutes).

We then went to the tasting room, and had a pretty standard experience (not amazing, but not bad either). The guided visit and the setting (great old style hacienda, amazing gardens, views, horses, etc) were what made the visit worthwhile.

Getting there can be a bit tricky.... drive on the highway until Km. 294 (there will be a small green Tacama sign on the right side), and make an exit to the left (before a gas station). The vineyard is about 7 km away from the highway, but it will take about 15 to 20 minutes to get in (since the road is not paved all the way). Follow the main road (you will drive past Bodega El Catador and La Olla de Juanita restaurant), when the road "dead ends" in downtown San Juan Bautista (small street), make a left and immediate right (the continuation of the main road). A few blocks later there's a fork, stay on the left (there is a small sign for Tacama).... cross a bridge, keep on going and follow the few signs for Tacama. You will see the vines all around you, and Tacama will be on your left (large dark pink walls).

They have a phone number in Lima (--) and I highly recommend contacting Celi Iturry (--) our point of contact person.

Visited December 2010
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