Blandy's Wine Lodge, Funchal

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#1 of 95 in Wineries in Portugal
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 attend the french tour which takes place on Thursday at 11:30. The guide talks a little fast, but knows his subject very well. The premises are pleasant to discover. Tasting at the end nice visit.
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  • Super, only the entrance to the Blandy wine lodge's is impressive. As I said to find something heavy in the city, probably 4 times because walked past. But thanks to a nice police officer, I have found the way. Think you should be definitely in this guide it. It's worth.
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  • Very cozy rooms, nice guide and interesting tour. Becomes obviously touristy and corrected with this type of guided tours. Was, however, disappointed at the test afterwards, only two varieties and no guidance. So it was more of a tasting.
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you have an hour or so in Funchal. I did the premium tour and it was informative yet not too long. The guide was able to answer all the additional questions. If you do a guided tour, you get 10% discount in the shop at the lodge. You can also buy stuff in the shop and pick it up later at the airport after the security check, very convenient.
  • Went to Blandy,’s on the rainy day. Tours and guide excellent. Great place to learn about Madeira wine especially Blandy’s and the process of Madeira wine making. Wine tasting and wine shops with informative and helpful staff.
  • The guided tour was interesting, the guide knew what she was talking about, the tasting afterward was great too. What do you want more!
  • A must when visiting Madeira, fantastic location, building and courtyard setting, make sure you try the produce in their very own wine cellar.
  • Fun tour that included a tasting of 2 Madeira wines. Barrel-making, wine maturation/storage, and a cool little museum included in the tour. The building was pretty and it was conveniently located in the middle of town. Definitely touristy, but enjoyed it anyway.
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