Fodor's Expert Review Hacienda La Caravedo

Ica Winery/Brewery/Distillery
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Dating to 1684, this is one of the oldest working distilleries in the Americas. For the past few years the historic hacienda has been continually upgraded, now that it is the home of internationally famous brand Pisco Portón. Master distiller and pisco celebrity Johnny Schuler designed the new distillery so that it would also move liquid only through the natural forces of gravity, which allows for the same small-batch distillation and control over every bottle. On the guided tours you’ll see the traditional pisco-making methods on the estate, from the large wooden press to the gravity-fed channels. Then you’ll see the modern additions, such as the roof garden that was planted to offset the carbon dioxide emissions created during fermentation, and a water-treatment system to recycle water from distillation into irrigation water for the vineyards. Tours end with, of course, a tasting. With prior notice, they can set up lunch in the vineyard or Peruvian Paso horseback rides. Reservations... READ MORE

Dating to 1684, this is one of the oldest working distilleries in the Americas. For the past few years the historic hacienda has been continually upgraded, now that it is the home of internationally famous brand Pisco Portón. Master distiller and pisco celebrity Johnny Schuler designed the new distillery so that it would also move liquid only through the natural forces of gravity, which allows for the same small-batch distillation and control over every bottle. On the guided tours you’ll see the traditional pisco-making methods on the estate, from the large wooden press to the gravity-fed channels. Then you’ll see the modern additions, such as the roof garden that was planted to offset the carbon dioxide emissions created during fermentation, and a water-treatment system to recycle water from distillation into irrigation water for the vineyards. Tours end with, of course, a tasting. With prior notice, they can set up lunch in the vineyard or Peruvian Paso horseback rides. Reservations are essential.

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Km 291, Panamericana Sur
Ica, Ica  Peru

511-711–7800

www.piscoporton.com

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