Winemaking in Ica, Perú Part One

I just came back from another trip to Perú.  This time the main objective was to go with a big group of friends to Machu Picchu (pics in a post later this week), but we also visited the coast – Lima and Ica.  Here are some pictures of the winery we visited in Ica.  At this particular winery they use modern techniques for extracting liquid from the grapes, but they also maintain their traditional grape stomping equipment, which they use once a year in a big festival.  Below are a couple of pictures.  This is the same winery mentioned in The Shattered Swan ( and now available on Smashwords)