Supporting the small independent grape grower community.
TRADITIONALLY HANDCRAFTED PREMIUM PERUVIAN PISCO
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
We support the Pisco producing community by working with small carefully selected independent grape growers.
We produce a Pisco of the highest quality with traditional methods. No additives, 100% naturally fermented and distilled wine.
We integrate and share our founder’s Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese) heritage through working with Japanese materials.
We seek to create a positive impact on the local community.
We believe that it is through working with small independent grape growers that we can make a difference.
Smaller grape growers for generations know their land better than any industrial producer. Enabling them to pass on skills and teachings allows the community to thrive.
Gender equality is a right, and we seek to give women an equal opportunity to a better life. Independence through skills is a step in the right direction.
As with most things in life, there is no secret to making excellent Pisco, it comes down to hard work, persistence and great grapes.
One consistently seeks improvements, little by little, step by step, testing and trying.
Sachiko Okura, born in 1917 in Chincha, Ica, Peru to a Japanese immigrant father and a local Peruvian mother is tasked to oversee the small family vineyards in the late 1930’s, her focus was on producing and selling Pisco grapes to distillers. As times became more difficult due to pricing pressure from a cartel of industrialised buyers of Pisco grapes, she was forced to sell the family’s land, falling into the hands of Pisco Czars. Sachiko’s fate was not the first nor the last as many small independent grape growers were left with little choice than to pack up for the city.
Grandson, Chris grew-up seeing the continued difficulties faced by this community. As he traveled and gained experience in various fields of employment he always knew his heart remained in supporting this area of the local heritage. As such La Perúana is a homage to Sachiko Okura and her fellow small independent Pisco Grape Growers.