Departure from Funchal is scheduled at 9:30. Nothing better than starting the morning in the vineyards! The first stop will be at Câmara de Lobos vineyards, the main Viticulture municipality of Madeira. Then you 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!
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.
After lunch you 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 you 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 you will taste the rosés and reds. It is time to return to the south coast, but before you get back to Funchal you will make a last stop in another Madeira wine producer where you 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.