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Peruvian wine producers have never been known for their aggressive and widespread marketing. In fact, this nation has been lagging behind when compared to Argentina and Chile. However, things are changing, and that too for the good.

Right now, the country is producing not only excellent wines but is also making sure that once the world sips them, they ask for more. How can you leave Peru without tasting some of its finest wines? This South American country has many vineyards across its various regions that supply well cultivated wines.

Wine aficionados and experts believe that the slow move has helped the wine cultivators here to understand the science of this production more thoroughly. They have experimented with techniques, flavors, and blends. As a result, most Peruvian wines available in the market are of high standard.

It may shock you that Peruvians are cultivating wine since the 16th century. That was the time when Spanish conqueror - Marquis Francisco de Caravantes, introduced the people of the land to grapes. These days, the best wine of the country comes from the city of Ica, located in the Ica Province. Many Ica wineries still make wine the traditional way.

In the local language, wineries are called "bodega", and this term is used as a prefix before the name of all wineries in the country. The most famous winery in Peru is Tacama, popularly known as Bodega Tacama. The Peruvian wine produced here is of the best kind and much of it gets exported all around the globe.

Vista Alegre is another winery situated in the northern part of Ica. Apart from wines, it also produces Pisco brandy, which is another famous product of Peru, and is much used for medicinal purposes.

Apart from the above, there are at least 85 small wineries also known as Artesanales wineries, which produce good quality Peru wine. So, take your first sip of this country's wine, which is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

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