Tacama

Ica,
Peru

In his interesting and well documented book about the "History of Chilean Wine", the author, Jose del Pozo states that cultivation of grapes spread very fast in the region. In Mexico, it was cultivated since Hernán Cortés' time around 1520, following the Conquest of Mexico. It arrived later to Peru, where the names of Bartolomé de Terrazas and Francisco de Carabantes stand as the pioneers of vine growing in this country - during the decade of 1540. Carabantes formed the vineyard of TACAMA in the oasis of Ica, south of Lima, and which is the oldest in Peru. From there it spread to Chile and Argentina.” During the decade of the 1920's, TACAMA established its first contacts with French Technology, importing wine casks and hiring French technicians. This is the beginning of the vineyard renovation with the introduction of grapevines imported from France. This is the first effort to produce wines using modern technology. The Second World War put an end to this experiment, and it is only after 1958 that Read more »

Varietals Produced by Tacama View all

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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  • Tacama "Blanco de Blancos" Ica Valley Blanc 2008

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    one of the best white wine you can get from Peru, I love it Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Tacama Red Blend Gran Tinto 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by ronald 38


  • Tacama Tannat Blend Selección Especial 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Tacama Tannat Blend Selección Especial 2009

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    love it very smooth Read More

    Wine review by j saltachin


  • Tacama Tannat Blend Selección Especial 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Gain9reen


  • Love this winery and the wine is perfectly balanced. Would love to have it sold in the USA.

    Comment by 444117Halle1 444117 Halle1


  • I recently visited the Tacama tasting room in Ica, Peru. The service was great and the tastings were free. Later that week I shared a bottle of the 08 Seleccion Especiale blend at a restaurant in Cusco, and couldn't get enough of this balanced medium bodied red. At the airport I saw the bottle being sold for $13 US, and now that I am home after ...

    Comment by 346434gracesudry 346434 gracesudry


  • Tacama Tannat Blend Selección Especial 2004

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    Fantastic! Earthy, mature, great straight out of the bottle. Price worthy. Buy two! Read More

    Wine review by Joel B


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  • Extra Brut Tacama Vino Espumoso Perú NV

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    Light and sweet. Nice for drinking outside on a summer evening. Read More

    Wine review by 157901sparklingallison 157901 sparklingallison


  • I have a trip to Lima, Perú coming up. Just wondering if I should visit the TACAMA winery in ICA. TACAMA is as far as I know the only decent wine coming from Perú. Has anybody been there? Any tips? Read More

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  • Tacama Red Blend Gran Tinto 2006

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    This wine goes really well with chocolate cake. I would like to know where to purchase this. Read More

    Wine review by dayhiker


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