The winery is still in the hands of the same family, with third generation Jorge Queirolo leading as head winemaker. Along with his oenology team, his aim is to produce wines and spirits that reveal the true personality of the Peruvian terroir. The original vineyards are located in a small plot in Cañete, near the desert coast, and in 2000 the family acquired some land in the Ica Valley. This impressive area is at the very foot of the Andes, 60km from the coastline and over 500m above sea level. Here, approximately 700 hectares of vineyards are planted on the hillsides with deep loamy soils and stones, a natural resource of minerals.
Today, Viñas Queirolo offers guided tours of the winery and vineyards, hosting tastings, wine pairing dinners, conferences and seminars, with the aim of spreading the culture of Peruvian Wine and Pisco. In 2011, Viñas Queirolo opened the doors of its new hotel opens, the first and only Peruvian hotel located on a vineyard, in the Ica Valley.
In-Bond / En-Primeur
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Selecting In Bond Prices will display wines with In Bond prices. These are exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wine purchased In Bond must be purchased by the unmixed case and stored in a bonded warehouse approved by HM Customs & Excise. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.
En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released onto the market. Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage. They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).
Vines have been grown in Peru since 1880 though until now you were more likely to use the grapes for Pisco, a kind of Brandy, than for table wines. Peru is an incredibly interesting place for vines. The country lies outside the famous 28-50 degree latitude zone where wine is made. Peru relies on altitude for its vineyards. It would be too warm otherwise. These vineyards, rising high in the Andes soak up the sun without the kind of heat that could ruin the crop. Delicate grapes that are perfectly ripe make up the wine.