Blandy's Wine Lodge, Funchal

Winery / Vineyard · Historic Site
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 decided to take a 30 min tour of the wine lodge. We were very lucky because we were the only ones on the tour so our very knowledgeable guide took her time and explained the intricacies of the...  more »
  • We enjoyed our first visit to Blandys approx 10 years ago so we returned on this trip to take the Vintage tour and tasting. An excellent guide escorted us around the atmospheric buildings. There was.....  more »
  • The entire premises are beautifully restored. It breaths very old times, with a narrow street and old objects. You have a large variety of Madeira wines to taste and by. The tasting room is in the...  more »
  • Best place we visited in Funchal. We took guided 30 minutes tour (bought at the place at cost of wine tasting at the end). We don't know much about wines and we actually learned something here. At the end of tour we there was wine tasting of 5 year blend and "rainwater" wines. You can buy other too. Learning and tasting aside: the building is great and it has a really nice scent.
  • Fantastic experience, but recommend doing the “vintage” tour. Knowledgeable guides, able to answer every question about Madeira wine making. Set in the original, Blandy’s winery, the whole place is imbued with history and the sweet, oaky smell that pervades every room is just devine.
  • Interesting tour, there could be more detail about the tasting, more time is being spent hearing about how we can buy bottles at the airport
  • Nice tour. Good guide with more than enough explanation. some extra tastings would be nice.
  • They have a very good tour with excellent guides who speak English very well. Their prices are affordable and the wine tastes great.

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