Discover the amazing Madeira Islands, renowned for their fortified wine, with this full-day tasting tour from Funchal.
Over an 8 hour tour you will be taken to the magical and secular world of Madeira wine and learn about the unique terroir, as well as the extraordinary production process.
You will hear many stories about this wine that has conquered the world for more than 500 years!
You will have the opportunity to see the best of Madeira island, past the south coast to the north coast and get to know the emblematic populations of Câmara de Lobos, São Vicente, Seixal and taste several wines from Madeira Wine (the famous fortified wine) and Madeiran wines (red, white, rosé) producers.
The tour starts in the morning in Funchal, where you will visit a Madeira wine producer where the original production process of the fortified wine will be revealed. After the visit, you will enjoy a wine tasting.
The following stop will be on the north coast of the island in the municipality of San Vicente, the second largest county grape grower in Madeira. In this landscape marked by incredible natural beauty, you will discover some of the most unique vineyards in the world. The vineyards in Madeira are very diverse and guarantee some very original photos.
A delicious lunch will be served in a producer's house and paired with several local wines. You will enjoy a typical Madeiran meal using plenty of local ingredients and some very tasty traditions! Moreover, it is known that generally the best wines to match local cuisine and ingredients are naturally those of the region.
After lunch you will visit part of the awesome north coast of the island, where you will be able to overlook the imposing landscape, starting by the sea, passing through the vineyards lodged at the base of the lofty slopes that give life to the Laurel forest up on the top.
Then you will enjoy another wine tasting in Seixal and visit a Madeira still wine producer, starting with a Madeira white wine that has come to stand out for its freshness, acidity and tropical aromas, followed by the reds.
Return to the south coast, but before getting back to Funchal you will make one last stop in Câmara de Lobos and visit another Madeira wine producer and taste some very special Madeira Wines. As some secrets have been unravelled during the day everyone will be prepared to comment on these wines.
Please note: This tour operates on Wednesdays and Fridays only. If not staying in Funchal, the meeting point is at Blandy’s Wine Lodge in the city centre at 9:20-9:25 AM.
- Visit Câmara de Lobos vineyards
- Delicious lunch paired with wines
- Three wine tastings
- Three winery visits
- Pick-up and drop-off in Funchal area
- Additional alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Pick-up and drop-off outside of Funchal
For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.