Observe Madeira winemaking practices at Blandy's Wine Lodge, where you can hear the company's stories and learn about its history. Operating since 1840, the winery ages its wines using the traditional canteiro method, involving 650 casks, tunnels, vats, changing temperatures, and varying humidity levels. Reserve one of the guided tours to see their cellars, wooden rooms, and huge barrels, and get a chance to taste some of their products. Among numerous wines at the site, you'll have the chance to purchase a golden vintage dating back to 1920 and a deep, dark-brown Madeira bouquet with spices, toffee, and vanilla from 1958. For Blandy's Wine Lodge and beyond, use our Funchal trip itinerary site to get the most from your Funchal vacation.
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we done the tour with an excellent English speaking guide very interesting family history from the very first Blandy to the present day 7th generation Lovely smell of the port in the barrels as...
we done the tour with an excellent English speaking guide very interesting family history from the very first Blandy to the present day 7th generation Lovely smell of the port in the barrels as... more »
An interesting and informative tour. Our guide was very good and spoke excellent English. We learned a lot in an informal way, and the tasting opportunity at the end was a bonus!
An interesting and informative tour. Our guide was very good and spoke excellent English. We learned a lot in an informal way, and the tasting opportunity at the end was a bonus! more »
Not being a huge wine lover I was sceptical if this would be worthwhile for me, however the history in the guided tour/museum is fascinating for everyone and the wine tasting at the end was lovely. Both wines were very sweet which really suited my taste and we ended up buying two bottles to take home! Well worth it especially if you get a day when the weather is a bit iffy!
Well worth a visit: lovely buildings, interesting tour and museum, and two glasses of Madeira for €11. You can carry on and taste more Madeiras, and if you buy a bottle from the same year you get the price of the tasting back. Also 10% discount if you go on the tour. The facility to buy there, and pick up after passport control at the airport, is very useful indeed. Our 4 bottles are waiting for us!
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