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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...more
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Avenida Arriaga 28, Funchal, Madeira 9000-064, Portugal
Enjoyed a couple of very entertaining hours learning about the history of Madeira making, touring the historic buildings, learning about the Blandy family business over generations, observing current production and tasting vintage Madeira. Sophia was a great guide: informative and knowledgeable. Worth a visit.
We came here to learn and try some of the famous Madeira wines. We toured the lodge and tried four different Madeira wines at the tasting bar - from dry & light to ==> sweet & dark - Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malmsey. We would...More
There are two 1 hour tours, one to the origin of the Madeira wine and one going more in depth to the vintage wines. The tours are nice and the guides make it worth the while, being nice and positive, and clearly knowing their business....More
Recommend the €5 wine tour, which takes you around the wine lodge to see all the different wines in storage & includes a guide who takes you round, giving you all the history behind both the family & the wines they make, in Madeira. At...More
Headed to Blandys wine lodge as they supply the wine for where I work. What an amazing place!! The setting is stunning in the centre of Funchal and the decor is thrilling. My friend and I were greeted with a smile and went on the...More
Good insight into the wine making of the island with tasting of 2 at the end. We had the 45 minute tour for only €5.90 each. We normally do a vineyard tours when we are away but this this was loads cheaper, similar idea and...More
We visited for the “Vintage tour” which took just less than an hour and included a tour of the barrel making area, storage rooms and a small museum. The tour ends with a tasting of two Madeira wines. We really enjoyed looking around - I...More
We found this via the hop on/hop off bus tour and really enjoyed it. The samples were lovely and the tour was the right pitch and pace.
Would have been nice to spend a bit more time reading the exhibit information. Only spoiler was a...More