Madeiran Wine Tour in Funchal (Self Guided), Funchal

Madeiran wine is a trademark of Portugal, and its value is almost equal to gold. The wine has a long history, dating back to the discovery of the New World. Winemaking in Madeira is still the main occupation of most of the locals, and has developed into an honorable tradition. This tour will help you discover the Madeiran wine tradition in Funchal.
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Madeiran Wine Tour in Funchal Map

Guide Name: Madeiran Wine Tour in Funchal
Guide Location: Portugal » Funchal (See other walking tours in Funchal)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: john
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Blandy's Wine Lodge
  • Núcleo Museológico da Madeira Vinhos
  • Pereira d’Oliveira Vinhos
  • Artur de Barros e Sousa
  • Instituto do Vinho Madeira
  • H.M. Borges, Sucrs
Blandy's Wine Lodge

1) Blandy's Wine Lodge (must see)

Blandy's Wine Lodge should not be missed when visiting Funchal. This old winery is situated right in the heart of the city. It offers a large spectrum of services, including wine tours, tasting rooms, winemaking techniques and of course a specialty shop where you can purchase the truly original Madeiran wine.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:30; Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00
Núcleo Museológico da Madeira Vinhos

2) Núcleo Museológico da Madeira Vinhos

The Núcleo Museológico da Madeira Vinhos is a very popular museum in Funchal. The Wine Museum is dedicated to the history and traditions of Madeiran wine, the national trademark of Madeira Island. The museum is located on the premises of one of the most ancient cellars in Funchal and is listed in the cultural heritage of Madeira.
Pereira d’Oliveira Vinhos

3) Pereira d’Oliveira Vinhos

The Pereira d’Oliveira Vinhos is yet another large wine producer in Madeira. The business is still run by the descendants of Joao Pereira d’Oliveira. They have preserved the traditional techniques of winemaking, keeping the original taste of Madeiran wine. It has a couple of wine lodges where you can taste and buy an impressive range of vintage and non-vintage wines.
Artur de Barros e Sousa

4) Artur de Barros e Sousa (must see)

The Artur de Barros e Sousa Vinhos is a popular local market in Funchal, though not well-known internationally. Nevertheless, it's a perfect place to enrich your knowledge and taste of Madeiran wine. The wine lodge provides a full spectrum of winetasting of the finest local selections.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Instituto do Vinho Madeira

5) Instituto do Vinho Madeira

The Instituto do Vinho Madeira is the only institution that regulates the winemaking industry on the Island of Madeira. It also has laboratories that evaluate the quality of the wine produced in Madeira. The institute has a great collection of wines and documentation about the winemaking industry, presented in the museum on its premises.
H.M. Borges, Sucrs

6) H.M. Borges, Sucrs

H.M. Borges, Sucrs has had a reputation for high quality wines for over two hundred years. The company is famous for its vintage wines, the so-called Frasquiera Vinhos, which are aged at least 20 years. They produce all four types of Madeiran wine: Malvasia, Bual, Verdelho and Sercial.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-12:30 & 2:00-5:30pm

Walking Tours in Funchal, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Funchal

Create Your Own Walk in Funchal

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Places of Worship Tour in Funchal

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Landmarks Tour in Funchal

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Museum Tour in Funchal

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
City Orientation Walk

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Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Monte Tour in Funchal

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles