Madeira Premium Wine Tour
Have you ever tasted a wine from the 19th century?
The Premium Madeira Wine Tours is a 6 day (7nights) trip guided and planned around wonderful Madeira Wine flavors and the best cuisine in the island! Come explore one of the most exotic and amazing wine-growing regions in the world.
The program includes tastings of extraordinary old wines dated back from the nineteen-century with visits to five producers of Madeira wine, including Vinhos Pereira de Oliveira, Blandy's Vinhos Barbeito, Justino madeira Wines and Henriques & Henriques.
This is also a journey through time, we’ll go through 5 centuries of history and so many stories to tell. Together so many episodes would give birth to an extraordinary film script. If Madeira script didn’t exist it had to be invented!
Madeira Wine was able to fascinate great personalities from all over the world and gained an incredible status in the American society of the 18th and 19th centuries, being considered by the upper crust as “The King of The Wines”. It became the favourite drink of most of the Founding Fathers and it was used to taste to the Celebration of the Independence of the newly born Nation. In Europe, England was the main importer of this fortified wine that has also travelled endless routes to the East and West Indies. This voyages determined the character of the wine itself, since this trips revealed that the exchanges of temperatures passing the tropics and the balance of the ships contributed to the ageing and complexity of the Wine. That’s why Madeira Wine started being heated on its production process! Do you wish to know more? We are eager to show you!
The enchantments of Madeira wine and its small region are countless, starting with the exuberant energy of its wines showing a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, that probably only the impossible could create! The improbability of a small volcanic island with deep rugged terrain situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean producing such extraordinary wines that have been exported to all over the world, over the centuries…well…you could call it a miracle.
These are the secrets we challenge you to come discover! Come discover this secrets in the island that is known as Pearl of the Atlantic. Madeira is an extremely versatile island, rich in impressive landscapes, also known for its peaks and beautiful mountains, amazing clean seawater, Laurel ancient forest of Laurel and mild climate.
Funchal is the island's capital, a city of just over 150,000 inhabitants where the natural beauty joins a cosmopolitanism that offers everything, from excellent restaurants, hotels diverse cultural circuits to very original festivities as the Flower Festival, New Years Eve and of course the Wine Festival!
The program of the Premium Tours could not help but match the best cuisine with the best wines. We selected a set of restaurants and meals wishing to present you not only the diversity of local ingredients in traditional combinations but also more sophisticated and modern styles.
The trip will be led and guided by Rita Galvão a Madeira Wine specialist, born and resident on the island, being connected to the Madeira Wine sector for over 10 years.
Taking into account the vast top quality accommodations Madeira has to offer we have decided to give you the opportunity to choose the hotel that best suits your preferences which are listed below in the acommodation tab.
Premium Madeira Tour Program