Dominant varieties

White


Sercial, Verdelho, Boal and Malvasia

Red


Tinta Negra

Madeira

A wine to be tasted over and over again, to understand and appreciate.


In Madeira, the temperate Atlantic climate and the slopes with soils of volcanic origin where the vines are planted in small terraces give rise to a fortified wine that can be kept for over two centuries. It was considered an exquisite wine that, according to legend, even served as perfume for the handkerchiefs of court ladies. It is one of the most famous Portuguese wines in the world. Well kept, it manages to maintain its qualities for almost two centuries.

The Wine Festival (Festa do Vinho), at the end of August, will unveil all the secrets of production and its culture, especially in Estreito da Câmara de Lobos, where you can experience the unique atmosphere of the grape harvest festival. On Madeira farms, you can take part in the harvest and treading the grapes in traditional mills, do moonlit grape harvests and sample the gastronomic specialities at themed dinners.

In Funchal, you will learn more about this archipelago discovered 600 years ago and the history of Madeira liqueur at the Wine Museum (Museu do Vinho), as well as exploring the natural beauty of the botanical gardens found in the city. Madeira wine can be enjoyed at any time during your visit to the island’s heritage or after a walk along the old levadas.

Between the blue of the sea and the green of the vegetation, the exotic colours of the flowers stand out, in an archipelago where two thirds are protected areas and where we find the largest Laurel forest in the world, considered to be World Heritage.

Madeira offers excellent conditions for water sports and diving. And to relax, the extensive sandy beach and crystal-clear waters of the Island of Porto Santo are ideal for balancing the well-being of body and soul.

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