Pisco is a city and an important port on the Peruvian coast located near the famous Nazca lines. The surrounding valleys contain extremely fertile soils which have lent themselves to the cultivation of the grape.
Pisco has given its name to Peru's national drink, one of the highest quality liqueur and symbol of Peruvian tradition.
When vine plants arrived from the Canary Islands, the first vineyards were planted in the coastal valleys in the Viceroyalty ofPeru.
Pisco was initially made from Quebranta grapes and takes its name from the conical pottery in which it was originally aged, also the name of the sites where it was produced.
Even though Spain imposed many restrictions on wine production and commerce, the wine-making industry developed rapidly, such as in the corregimientos of Ica.