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Blandy's Wine Lodge

Avenida Arriaga 28, Funchal, Madeira 9000-064, Portugal
+351 291 228 978
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Very nice wine lodge!

I did enjoy this wine lodge; take one hour to visit it, learn about Madeira’s wine and taste it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cp P
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Great value tour and tasting

My fiancé and I visited Blandy’s Wine Lodge on a Thursday afternoon, having pre-booked onto one of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vicki H
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Telford, 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did enjoy this wine lodge; take one hour to visit it, learn about Madeira’s wine and taste it! They have a cooperation where you buy the wine on the lodge but you collect it on the airport after security!

Thank Cp P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My fiancé and I visited Blandy’s Wine Lodge on a Thursday afternoon, having pre-booked onto one of the tours. It was only around 6 euros each, which was great value. Our tour guide was excellent – she had a very clear voice and a lovely...More

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the oldest producers of the islands famous wine and a free glass of Madeira leads to you buying bottles of the stuff! Interesting quick tour with a central location and a fully stocked gift and souvenir shop!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the money . ( 5,70 € 35 min. Tour ) Interesting guided visit ( we took the French one) after the visit we were offered a tasting of 3 Madeira’s. Do take the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 45min tour in English. Relaxed talk as we walked round. Lots of facts and opportunity to ask questions for wine lovers and not too detailed for others. Need to be able to mange a flight of stairs. Tasted 3x wines with explanation...More

Thank debfaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The evening was relaxed and full of great tastes of Portuguese wines. The Madeira masterclass was wonderful. The location is stunning and we felt perfectly well

Thank Waterman1961
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short tour around Blandy’s,30 mins costing around 10 euros for 2,informative interesting and particularly for people with no previous knowledge of Madera wine production,wine tasting and gift shop available,worth a visit just for the smell,try it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the samples of the different vintages very pleasant. We then ordered 2 bottles for us to collect when we had gone through security at the airport. We paid and collected as normal. Excellent service

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wine here is excellent. We did the 45 minute tour and, whilst informative, it was just a little bit long winded and plodded along. Worth it for the cost just for the samples

Thank cookmr86
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Escorted trip around lodge very informative, well worth the small entrance fee. Interesting to see how the wines are made and stored as well as sampling! Followed by a visit to the Blandy Shop of course.

Thank Graham H
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Cosmicgill
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
4 tours per day and worth booking in advance to make sure aplaces are available
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Kathryn G
February 6, 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
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Maggie R | Reviewed this property |
A barrel may be the solution!!! Best suggestion.
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