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Blandy's Wine Lodge

Avenida Arriaga 28, Funchal, Madeira 9000-064, Portugal
+351 291 228 978
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The real story of Madeira Wine

If you want to know what's is Madeira Wine, the Blandy's Wine Lodge have the answer for that... read more

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Nelson C
Estoril, Portugal
Very professional introduction to Madeira

Went on the tour that Blandys offer in Funchal City Center. I am a retired executive from a very... read more

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Acquired in 1840 by Charles Ridpath Blandy, the Blandy's Wine Lodge has always been and is still an integral part of the production of Blandy's Madeira Wine. Located in the center of Funchal, Blandy's Wine Lodge allows visitors to Madeira an opportunity to experience first hand Madeira Wine in the making. Our tours will guide you through some of the history of the wine, its development and evolution, as well as the opportunity to taste the various styles of Madeira. Blandy's Madeira celebrated its bicentennial in 2011, the Blandy Wine Lodges give you a privileged perspective on 200 years of Madeira Wine. The lodge was bought by Charles Ridpath in the mid-19th century and not only was it an extremely valuable property, but was also very useful due to the fact that it was directly connected to the family's town house. Each one of the Lodge's rooms have their own character and due to the differing temperatures and humidity, the wines all have differing ageing profiles based on their location within the lodge. The eastern warehouse holds wine dating back to 1920 and the family's private vintage collection is held within thick stone walls, below the ground floor. The museum holds artefacts that include letters from Sir. Winston Churchill, coins from Blandy's bank and the island's oldest wooden lagar, dating back to the 17th Century. Murals from the renowned German artist Max Romer decorate the tasting room and references from the company's wide range of vintage wines are held in the sala frasqueira. Today the Lodge is the heart of the family's wine business where over 650 casks, tonnels and vats are stored, ageing the finest of the family's wines in the traditional canteiro method.
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Avenida Arriaga 28, Funchal, Madeira 9000-064, Portugal
+351 291 228 978

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Reviewed today

If you want to know what's is Madeira Wine, the Blandy's Wine Lodge have the answer for that. Madeira Wine is Blandýs

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed today via mobile

Went on the tour that Blandys offer in Funchal City Center. I am a retired executive from a very large international wine company and as such I have visited more wineries in more countries than you can shake a stick at. This tour is a...More

Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the premium tour which was great. Our guide was excellent and injected humour into her narrative which we loved. It was amazing to hear the history of Blandys and learn about all the types of grapes involved in making this wonderful wine. You...More

1  Thank joolia
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went 'on spec' to this attraction and booked an English speaking tour. Whilst waiting for our allotted start time we had an excellent lunch in the restaurant. The tour guide was informative and amusing and we visited the various wine producing installations in this...More

Thank SteveA371
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tour guide excellent English and humour. No pressure to buy at end of tour. Also has accommodation

Thank bella91_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I are not big on sightseeing we tend to be very lazy we just like to go on small half day jaunts. So this place fit the bill perfectly. It only takes about an hour or so to do the tour and...More

Thank jj66Bradford
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is well worth the money. The guide explains the process by which Madeira wine is made, and the wonderful aromas you experience in Blandy's are unforgettable. Highly recommended.

Thank JRTL1962
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

4.5 euros gets you a very interesting tour of the wine lodge with a wine tasting. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended

Thank Trickydicky1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a recommandation of our travel guides and it's well worth it !! We chose the Premium Lounge tour. It was very interesting to learn how they made and the process in ageing Madeira wine and the history of Blandy's. It was a lovely visit....More

Thank PhilipM26
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A delightful little tour of a historic building. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very reasonably priced tour.

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Response from Hoggan67 |
Just spent 4 days in one of the apartments. They are great, very well furnished, lots of space, no noise from surrounding areas. You will see lots of reviews on booking, not on tripadvisor
Brenda B
13 March 2017|
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Dear Mrs. Brenda, Thank you for your contact and interest on visiting us! Regarding your email we would like to inform you that we daily guided tours at 10:30; 14:30; 15:30 and 16:30. Please find below more detail... More