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Viñas Queirolo

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Oct 30, 2017 11:46:00 AM

In March 2015  I had an invitation from Viñas Queirolo to visit their hotel in Ica.

The first part of the trip was a visit to their location in Pachacamac just 1 hour from Lima. We learnt about the process of preparing the Wine and Pisco.

The hotel was built resembling a Republican time Manor House and the part of decoration are the artifacts they used at their first years to press the grapes and prepare their products.


Viñas Queirolo Hotel Entrance

After a delicious lunch we continued our way to Ica ……. And after 3 more hours we finally arrived to the hotel. Located in a small part of the Wineyards Queirolo owns.

You could smells the sun bathing the grapes. The smell took me back in time…. When I was a teenager and I enjoyed time at my grandparents house. There were grapes in their garden among many other fruits and flowers.

Decoration of hotel makes you feel at home, cozy rooms, common areas that invite you to take a seat and enjoy landscapes. Food is delicious and fresh and you can enjoy a glass of their wine with the meal.

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Old artifacts used to "taste" Pisco & Wines in a special room

Even though I did not know much about wine I had the possibility to learn a bit about it and taste different wines from Sec, Demi-Sec , Rose and White wine……. And of course my favorite drink the Pisco, all traditional drinks in Ica.

We were a group of 24 persons and there we some more persons at hotel and we visited the rooms.

After a nice sleep I woke up quite early to enjoy the pool from 04.20 to 05.20 am. The sun forescast was 35ºC and I wanted to avoid the sun burning my skin. Water was in a good temperature for me.

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One of the pools at Hotel

After a breakfast with the group we went to the Large Vineyard to harvest grapes. We were part of a competition to see who could harvest more grapes in 30 minutes. It was so much fun despite the dirty faces and sweating T-Shirts.

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Partial view of Wine Yards

We ended the morning with a visit to the view point from where you can see all the fields. A great way to end the experience.

I can only say that Viñas Queirolo is the place to spend time with your family and I felt I was taking ''A Walk in the Clouds'' & spending 'A Night in Paradise''.

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Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Ica, local culture

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