In 2002, private entrepreneurs lead by Carlos Ferreyros S. and Diego Loret de Mola acquired Bodega San Isidro, located in the Valley of Ica, Peru. However Bodega San Isidro dates back to the 1800’s. The new ownership has been making pisco of outstanding quality, reflected in the several awards received over the years. Focusing in maintaining the artisanal style of a 100 year old distillery, the structures of the distillery have been revamped and expanded and the two copper stills dating back to the 1800’s have been re-assembled and re-conditioned, incorporating into the process modern technology such as Italian de-stemmers and pneumatic presses which have elevated the quality of the pisco by achieving a better treatment of the grapes during the crushing process. Mr. Alfredo Mendiola joined the new production team to make the first pisco in 2002 as the new team has continued perfecting the quality and the process each year thereafter. In 2005 Bodega San Isidro became the top exporter of Pisco of Peru, being the first company ever to export one solid 20’ container of Pisco in Peru’s history. This single act became the stimulus and motivation for other producers of pisco to pursue similar growth paths, and today there are many pisco producers focusing their attention to share the building of this category in the international markets.