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1540-2014

HISTORY

THE OLDEST VINEYARD OF SOUTHAMERICA

“In the decade of the 1540’s Francisco de Carabantes created the Tacama Vineyard,
which is the oldest in Peru, and from where the grapevine was disseminated to Chile and Argentina.”

History of the Chilean Wine, José del Pozo

1540

The vineyard’s origin
The Spanish Francisco
de Carabantes, viticulture
in Peru, created Tacama's
vineyard, the first vineyard
in South America.

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1652

Property Sale
Tacama was sold by
Mr. Alonso Calderón
Jara to Mr. Antonio Larios

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1776

Spain prohibited wine imports
from Peru as a protectionist
measure. That is how Pisco,
Peruvian liquor, was born.

1821

Tacama's vineyard property
is transfered to Saint Agustin
convent, and the architecture
built in the vineyard at that
time remains until today.

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1869

Lima Industrial Exhibition:
Silver Medal for Tacama
Mosto Verde.

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1872

silver medal at the National
Exhibition in the categories of Pure,
Muscatel, Italia and Mosto Verde.

1889

Olaechea family purchases
Tacama’s property
Tacama

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1920

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Dr. Daniel Olaechea Olaechea
introduces French technology
to Tacama territory.
Tacama

1961

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Dr. Manuel Pablo Olaechea du Bois hires French
wine expert, Robert Niederman. International
famous characters in the history of viticulture like
Jean Ribereau Gayon, Emile Peynaud, Alain Carbonneau,
Max Rives and Pascal Ribereau Gayon worked on the
technological improvement of Tacama's vineyard.
Tacama

2000

Dr. María Isabel Mijares, noted Spanish oenologist,
officially acknowledges Tacama as the first vineyard
in South America and as one of the first to implement
malolactic fermentation in the 60's, which is a
process now performed in the most important vineyards
in the world.

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2008

An important investment was made to update and
implement the latest technology in the productive
process. New irrigation techniques, new machinery
and bottling from Spain and Italy. It strengthens
its commitment to launch a high quality Peruvian line.

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2014

New image, New grapevine, New Piscos
Tacama announces the renovation of its brand image, extraordinary
new grapevines in its wine portfolio and a pisco line called
Mosto Verde, after decades of research.

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Don Manuel, Doña Ana, Demonio de los Andes

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