The Queirolo family arrives in Peru from Geneva, Italy, and settles in the historical district of Pueblo Libre, in Lima.
The Founding of the Queirolo Tavern: Don Santiago Queirolo personally begins making wine and pisco and immerses himself in this new business.
The launch of the first Queirolo labels for the Peruvian market, “Borgoña” and “Vino de la Magdalena”.
Due to rapid urban growth, the family decides to move the vineyards to the Cañete Valley, located in southern Peru.
After consulting with world famous winemakers Jacques Blouin and Edmundo Bordeu, the third generation of the Queirolo family starts renovating their winery.
Vineyards are acquired in the Valley of Ica, where ideal conditions are present for the cultivation of exquisite grape varietals.
The Ica Valley vineyards are planted with the assistance of Mercier Group, the French international nursery.
The processing plant undergoes modernization in order to meet international standards. However, it is made sure our processes stay true to our unique traditional methods.
The first harvest of vineyards in Ica Valley
Tours of the vineyards and wine cellars start
Intipalka wines are launched in the Peruvian market.
Winemakers Jiusan and Jorge Ernesto Queirolo, one of the grandsons of the founder, are responsible for the quality and care of our premium wines and Piscos, which express the personality of our Peruvian lands.
Hotel Vinas Queirolo opens its doors for the first time.
Many are surprised by this new concept of a luxury Hotel located within a vineyard in Peru.
A new distribution center is added to the Tavern and together they have an area larger than 40,000 squared meters.
Intipalka Gran Reserva N° 1 launches its first vintage.
Our Ica vineyards are located in the highlands of the Ica Valley, at the feet of the Andes Mountains, 60 Km from the coastline and over 500 meters above sea level. The soils are deep loam and the climate is desert weather, with fresh to chilly winters and sunny hot summers. Ica valley has a large thermal amplitude reaching differences of up to 20° Celsius between day and night, thus making this area a real oasis for ideal grape vine cultivation. We use drip irrigation and our harvest is done by hand.
Geographical Location: Ica, Km 300 Pan Americana Sur/Ica Valley. Area: 350 ha/Height: 500 meters above sea level.
Our Cañete vineyards are located on the desert coast of Peru alongside the Cañete River, 3.5 km from the coastline. The soil consists of sandy loam and alluvial subsoil with gravel. The climate is desert, seashore weather with sunny summers tempered by the proximity of the sea. Sea breezes provide mineral notes and complexity to our wines. We use gravity irrigation and harvest is done by hand.
Geographical Location: Cañete, Km 151 Panamericana Sur/Cañete Valley. Area: 120 ha/Height: 50 meters above sea level.
The winery receives grape varietals during the harvest season which is usually done between February and April.
It has the capacity to produce more than 5 million liters annually and is equipped with stainless steel vats with cooling systems.
When we age our wines it is done in French and American oak barrels, which are kept in a temperature and humidity controlled room.
For Pisco production we have a row of discontinuous Charentais pot stills. We also have a traditional still called a “falca”.