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Blandy’s Wine Lodges

Blandy's Wine Lodge

The Blandy’s Wine Lodges are located on Avenida Arriaga, in the centre of Funchal.

The premises have a unique micro-climate due to its solar exposure, brick roofs, thick stone walls and wooden floor.

Each one of the Lodge’s rooms has its own character and due to the differing temperatures and humidity, the wines all have differing ageing profiles based on their location. The eastern warehouse holds wine dating back to 1920 and the family’s private vintage collection is held within thick stone walls, below the ground floor. The museum holds artefacts which include letters from Sir. Winston Churchill, coins from Blandy’s bank and the island’s oldest wooden lagar, dating back to the 17th century.

Murals from the renowned German artist, Max Römer, illustrate the traditional Madeiran harvest in the main tasting room where a wide range of the company’s wines are kept.

The Vintage room is the cathedral of Blandy’s rarest and oldest Madeira wines, where wines dating from the beginning of the 20th century can be tasted, such as Blandy’s Bual 1920.

Today the Blandy’s Wine Lodge continues to be used as a key element in the ageing of Blandy´s finest wines, where over 650 barrels and vats are stored.