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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 place to place ones husband whilst shopping !

Left hubby here to enjoy a tour of the famous Madeira wine and how it’s made etc. He enjoyed and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kent, United Kingdom
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This is a bit of a must do if you're in Madeira. Good value, interesting talk but only 2 wines to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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
+351 291 228 978

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Reviewed yesterday

Left hubby here to enjoy a tour of the famous Madeira wine and how it’s made etc. He enjoyed and said it was very interesting especially the tastings afterwards. He ordered and paid for a couple of bottles which we collected after the luggage drop...More

Thank Nicky2626
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a bit of a must do if you're in Madeira. Good value, interesting talk but only 2 wines to taste. The price of the wines in the shop were as much as 20% less than in the duty free shop at the airport.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely have to pay a visit to Blandy’s Wine Lodge while on Madeira. A range of tours offered. I chose the combined tour and evening meal - offered only on a Weds night (in November). It comprised a 30-40 minute tour followed by a four...More

Thank suekirk1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit blandly's wine lodge and it was a great couple of hours . In there you learn about the famous madeira wine and the blandly's family and their contribution to this industry in Madeira . Also they show the different types of this great...More

Thank Carlosifer
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the mid range tour. Interesting and well presented, there were rather a lot of us so it wasn’t as good as I would have liked it. It all felt a tad rushed. The guide was fairly new to the company, and i was...More

Thank Sandiwin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was ok. You go on the tour, the tour guide/ PR rep was well informed and interesting. You get to taste two types of Madeira wine at the end, and then others if you want to put your hand in your pocket. They offer...More

Thank Alex_851
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice presentation of Madeira wine production from harvest to blanding. Stuff is great, loves the wines and good humour. The only thing that could be better is wine tasting at the end of the tour. We were given two different Madeira wines but I...More

Thank Katarina V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Madeira should not be made without a tour at Blandy’s Wine Lodge. We took the full package which included a wine tasting and evening meal. Our guide gave excellent information which was interesting and not too detailed - the history of the...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a full day wine tour via our hotel, Reid’s - and it started here - really informative tour - recommended

Thank cwh562
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour is interesting and the wine at the end was very good. The Blandy's wine can be bought cheaper at local liquor stores so you can save 1-2$ by waiting to buy a bottle elsewhere after the tour.

Thank John Z
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Maggie R
28 August 2017|
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Response from Maggie R | Reviewed this property |
A barrel may be the solution!!! Best suggestion.
Kelly C
14 March 2017|
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Response from Hoggan67 |
Just spent 4 days in one of the apartments. They are great, very well furnished, lots of space, no noise from surrounding areas. You will see lots of reviews on booking, not on tripadvisor
Brenda B
14 March 2017|
Response from Ana V |
Dear Mrs. Brenda, Thank you for your contact and interest on visiting us! Regarding your email we would like to inform you that we daily guided tours at 10:30; 14:30; 15:30 and 16:30. Please find below more detail... More