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
The vineyard’s origin
The Spanish Francisco
de Carabantes, viticulture
in Peru, created Tacama's
vineyard, the first vineyard
in South America.
Tacama was sold by
Mr. Alonso Calderón
Jara to Mr. Antonio Larios
Spain prohibited wine imports
from Peru as a protectionist
measure. That is how Pisco,
Peruvian liquor, was born.
Tacama's vineyard property
is transfered to Saint Agustin
convent, and the architecture
built in the vineyard at that
time remains until today.
Lima Industrial Exhibition:
Silver Medal for Tacama
silver medal at the National
Exhibition in the categories of Pure,
Muscatel, Italia and Mosto Verde.
Olaechea family purchases
Dr. Daniel Olaechea Olaechea
introduces French technology
to Tacama territory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don Manuel, Doña Ana, Demonio de los Andes