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Blandy's Wine Lodge, Funchal

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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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  • Very informative & great tour guide. Tasting was fun & discount definitely worthwhile (also very useful you can pick up purchases at the airport!). Enjoyed every minute of it 
    Very informative & great tour guide. Tasting was fun & discount definitely worthwhile (also very useful you can pick up purchases at the airport!). Enjoyed every minute of it  more »
  • Went to Blandys and when we asked if we could order cases to be sent home we were told very abruptly and rudely that they could not send cases to the UK. Presumably this is a punishment by the EU for....  more
    Went to Blandys and when we asked if we could order cases to be sent home we were told very abruptly and rudely that they could not send cases to the UK. Presumably this is a punishment by the EU for....  more »
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  • Well worth a visit: lovely buildings, interesting tour and museum, and two glasses of Madeira for €11. You can carry on and taste more Madeiras, and if you buy a bottle from the same year you get the price of the tasting back. Also 10% discount if you go on the tour. The facility to buy there, and pick up after passport control at the airport, is very useful indeed. Our 4 bottles are waiting for us!
  • The building was impressive. Some amazing attention to detail. Sadly the shop was closed. Low stars because we wanted to have tasting but couldn’t hear ourselves think due to building noise in the courtyard. We said we couldn’t hear and the server grimaced theme started shouting at us so we left.

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