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Blandy's Wine Lodge

Avenida Arriaga 28, Funchal, Madeira 9000-064, Portugal
+351 291 228 978
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Great visit.

Managed to get on the half hour English tour. Very good, guide knowagable and pleasant. Tasting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lynneandkeith
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Order here - collect in Duty Free

Ideal way to buy your Madeira to take home! Order and pay in the Blandy's shop and collect from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CZLB
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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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
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+351 291 228 978
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Managed to get on the half hour English tour. Very good, guide knowagable and pleasant. Tasting included.

Thank lynneandkeith
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ideal way to buy your Madeira to take home! Order and pay in the Blandy's shop and collect from duty free to save on luggage weight. Good Madeira too.

Thank CZLB
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great tour and good selection of wines to buy at the gift shop. You can also buy and pick up after customs at the airport

Thank Neale P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It would of been easy to of walked past the entrance, if we had not had the address (picked up from Trip Advisor) and been looking out for it we would of missed it. You need to look out for the large barrels and the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked online for the Premium tour. It was just over €5 per person. We went on a Monday morning at 10.30am and the tour lasted about 90 minutes. We arrived at the venue 15 mins early and were shown in to a room where...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the middle level tour - very knowledgeable guide, and very interesting information, followed by a tasting of two very different Madeira wines. Tours in different languages are available at different times of day, so stop by and check ahead.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour (45 minutes, 5 euros 90) includes the history of the wine, information about corkage and storage, a tour of the museum and wine tasting afterwards. Really useful tour.

1  Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is more about the history of Blandys rather than an actual wine making tour which happens in summer about 45mins from Funchal. It filled in an hour and was quite interesting. No pressure to buy at the end.

Thank JaxiTravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly not enough info for us but still enjoyed it the staff are accommodating we have liked a guided tour giving us history the who when and how information so although we enjoyed it could have been a whole lot better

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Blandy's wine lodge and it has changed a fair bit since the last one in 2012 so interesting to see it again. The tour was different and we saw things we had not seen before and learnt more about...More

Thank Studd2710
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Cosmicgill
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Your best booking to get the tour you wish. They mainly run in the morning so go the day before to book
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Kathryn G
6 February 2018|
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Response from ruthiegee | Reviewed this property |
Hello Kathryn G, yes there were children on the tour we took.
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Maggie R
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Response from Maggie R | Reviewed this property |
A barrel may be the solution!!! Best suggestion.
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