Blandy's Wine Lodge, Funchal

4.2
#1 of 126 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 went to Blandy’s to go on the tour but one had already started so we opted for a wine tasting experience, we were guided by a lovely staff member who chose 8 glasses to taste, a 3year old wine and ...  more »
  • The well-known Madeira wine should definitely be tasted. In addition to Blandy's, there are other tasting options, but we chose this manufacturer and were not disappointed. We gave ourselves the offered city tour for the price of 29,00 EUR and paid only 9.95 EMU p.p. at Blandy's. After the tour, 2 wines will be tasted and each additional glass will have to be paid for with an extra €3.50. If the inclined customer buys this extra paid Madeira wine, there will not only be a 10% discount on the day of the visit, but the 3,50 € will also be deducted extra! So tasting Madeira wine is an absolute must!!!
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  • 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.
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