One Day Madeira Wine Tour
Join us in this comfort Wine Tour!
Wish to try a unique and revealing trip? Over the course of a day and with all the creatures comforts, you will taste several wines from Madeira Wine (fortified) and Madeiran Wines (red, white, rosé) producers.
We will start to show you the vineyards and take on visits to Madeira Wine (the famous fortifies wine) cellars. But we will also take you to taste our young still wines (white, rosé and red wines). Over an 8 hour tour we will take you to the magical and secular world of Madeira Wine and we will explain to you the unique Madeira’s terroir and its wines, highlighting the extraordinary production process. We will have many stories to tell you about this wine that has conquered the world for more than 500 years of history! During this tour you will have the opportunity to see the best of Madeira island, past the south coast to the north coast and getting to know the emblematic populations of Câmara de Lobos, São Vicente, Seixal and Porto Moniz.
Madeira Vineyards & Cellars Wine Tour - Program
Morning, Madeira Wine Tour
Departure from Funchal is scheduled at 9:30. Nothing better than starting the morning in the vineyards! Our first stop will be at Câmara de Lobos vineyards, the main Viticulture municipality of Madeira. Then we will follow directly to a Madeira Wine producer where the original production process of the fortified wine will be revealed. After visiting the winery we will have the first tasting of the day.
The next stop will be on the north coast of the island in the municipality of San Vicente, the second largest county grape grower in Madeira. In this landscape marked by incredible natural beauty, we will show you some of the most unique vineyards in the world. The vineyards in Madeira are very diverse in its landscape and guarantee some very original photos. Can You imagine those epaldier vineyards stretching for kilometres out of sight? ... Well, here in Madeira everything is quite different ... any ideas you have about a vineyard landscape, here in Madeira things are many times the opposite!
Lunch, Madeira Wine Tour
Following shall be served lunch in a typical Madeiran house and harmonized with several local wines. You will be served a typical Madeiran meal using plenty of local ingredients and some very tasty traditions! Moreover it is known that generally the best wines to match local cuisine and ingredients are naturally those of the region.
Afternoon, Madeira Wine
After lunch we will visit part of the awesome north coast of the island, where you will be able to overlook the imposing landscape, starting by the sea, passing through the vineyards lodged at the base of the lofty slopes that give life to the Laurel forest up on the top. We will visit a modern vineyard in Porto Moniz, one of the most emblematic villages of Madeira.
It's time for another wine tasting in Madeira and we will visit a Madeira still Wine producer. Let's start with Madeira white wine that has come to stand out for its freshness, acidity and tropical aromas. Then we will taste the rosés and reds. It is time to return to the south coast, but before we get back to Funchal we will make a last stop in another Madeira wine producer where we will taste some very special Madeira Wines. As some secrets have been unravelled during the day everyone will be prepared to comment on these wines ☺
The return to Funchal will be around 17:00 arriving at city centre at 17.30. Throughout the tour, expert guide in Madeira Wine shall provide all the main information on the wine growing region, its wines and its history.All tastings will be guided so you can understand and appreciate them. All wines that will be tasted can be bought at the cellars/producers we’re visiting. The trips will be made in vans with every comfort, air conditioning and guide monitoring.
* All sessions are in English
If you are staying in Funchal, we will pick you up at the hotel.
You just need to email us with the name of the hotel you are staying.
The meeting point for the "One Day Madeira Wine Tour - Vineyards and Cellars" is right at the city centre, at “Posto de Turismo Funchal (Tourist Information Desks) - Avenida Arriaga" at 09.15am, right next to Madeira Wine Lodges. Posto do Turismo Funchal - Address: Avenida Arriaga nº16, 9004-519 Funchal.
The Tour begins at 09.30am but attendance 15 minutes earlier is required.
Drop off at the hotel.
Reviews of our One Day Tour
“Thanks again for a wonderful day full of wine and food set to the backdrop of your beautiful island!”
David Mustra, United States
"We had a good day out, we visited wine growers and wine makers, we had lunch in a traditional village house and saw the real Madeira"
farmergeorge21 “Off the tourist trail”, 25th March - 5 star rating: Highly Recommended