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Blandy's Winelodge, Funchal

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Winery / Vineyard Historic Site
Observe Madeira winemaking practices at Blandy's Winelodge, 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. Use our Funchal tourist route planner to visit Blandy's Winelodge on your trip to Funchal, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Where to stay in Funchal

Funchal's array of accommodation presents an interesting conundrum, as many of the upscale hotels and budget options lie outside the city center. If you opt to stay there, you'll need transportation in order to best explore the city. Luxury hotels touting outdoor pools, spas, exclusive restaurants, and other amenities certainly dazzle with their locations along the coast. To get a taste of authentic Madeira culture and history, try staying at one of the
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  • Great convenient place to try Madeira wine in a calm, cool oasis in the city. We came back for an evening wine tasting event featuring over 100 wines from the region. Great value and fun local event t...  more »
  • I good all round introduction to Madeira from cooperage to how to store and enjoy the wine. We had a knowledgeable guide for the English language tour and a group that wasn't too big. Questions were e...  more »
  • We went for the premium tour which included a guided tour, access to the museum and a wine tasting. At under €6, it was great value for money and our tour guide Rita was very knowledgeable.  more »
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  • Guides are very good and they have tours in many languages. A must go if visiting the island as a tourist. You learn the whole history of Madeira wine.
  • Fantastic wine. Complex tastes and great variety. Noticed someone left a review that the wine was expensive and gave it 3 stars and that's not fair. The wine is certainly priced well. In London I can't buy anything like it for that price tag. A 1988 cost me 300 here and in London it would easily be north of 600. Anyways, staff were great too. Definitely worth a visit and/or taste.
  • Guided visit was very good. Did the premium tasting as well (2 glasses). Lasted 45minutes for 5.90 eur so not bad and 10%off purchases
  • Good tour. Excellent guide. Interesting
  • Very interesting tour! At the end there is a wine tasting.