Summary of The Day: Travel with us through Madeira to discover the famous wines cellars of this enchanting island! This tour will make you a true Madeira wine expert and explain the unique Madeira’s terroir and wines. Along the way we'll learn about the local history of the wineries, which are over 500 years old! We'll also enjoy sweeping views of Madeira Island, traveling up the south coast to the north coast while learning about the cultures of Câmara de Lobos, São Vicente, Seixal and Porto Moniz.
We'll depart from Funchal at 9:30am and head out across Madeira's gorgeous wine region. First, we'll visit the Câmara de Lobos vineyards, the main Viticulture municipality of Madeira. From here we'll discover a local Madeira winery 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.
Next, we will be traveling to the north coast of the island in the municipality of San Vicente, the second largest county grape grower in Madeira. In this stunning region, we will show you some of the most unique vineyards in the world.
Afterwards we'll enjoy lunch in a typical Madeiran house along with with several local wines. You will be served a typical Madeiran meal, prepared with a variety 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.
After lunch we will visit part of the north coast, enjoying stunning views of the imposing landscape, from the sea to the the vineyards lodged at the base of the lofty slopes and the Laurel forest. Here we will visit a modern vineyard in Porto Moniz, one of the most emblematic villages of Madeira.
Then it's time for another wine tasting in Madeira. We will start with Madeira white wine that has come to stand out for its freshness, acidity and tropical aromas, followed by the rosés and reds.
Finally, we will 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.
We will return to Funchal around 5:00pm, arriving at the city centre at 5:30pm. Throughout the tour, your 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, from an air-conditioned vehicle to the services of teh expert guide.
|* This tour requires 2 guests to depart.|
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