Tacama wines will be making their debut in the U.S. this week with a series of tastings and dinners in Charleston. The wine comes from grapes grown in the cold Pacific coast of Peru in soil that is stony and sandy, similar to that of the best grape-growing regions of California and France. Peruvian wines have not been widely available outside of South American, but that’s now changing, and Vidalco importers has chosen Charleston for its first market. “After several political changes on the last decades in Peru, the Olaechea family sees the rainbow of stability and they invested over $5,000,000 to create one of the most ‘state of the art’ modern wineries in the world,” says Constantin Zamfirescu of Vidalco importers. Winemaker Pedro Olacheia will be in town for these events, where all the wines will be available for purchase at a discount. On Thursday night, there will be two wine dinners, one at Neil Jordan’s in Mt. Pleasant and the other at the Harbour Club downtown. There will also be tastings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.