There are several ways to drink Madeira wine. You can drink as an aperitif, or after the meal, or to celebrate an historical date.
The Madeira wine was drunked on the celebration of the independence of the USA, on the 4 July 1776, acclaimed by Shakespeare in his plays, it was admired by kings, princes, generals and explorers and some say that it is, without a doubt, a precious nectar of the gods. The best wine grape varieties are Sercial, Boal, Malvasia and Verdelho.
Make your stay memorable and drink Madeira Wine. Combine the pleasure of being together with the smell and flavors of this Island.
H. M. Borges, Sucre, Lda.
Henrique Menezes Borges, a business trader, devoted his entire life to searching for a selection of wines produced on the Island of Madeira with the aim of aging and building up stock. Nowadays, the company H. M. Borges is run by the fourth generation of his family and, not only has it increased its stock of Madeira Wine, it has also enriched its quality.
Address: Rua 31 de Janeiro nr. 83.9050 -011 Funchal
Visiting hours: Monday-Friday: 09 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:30
Adegas de São Francisco (wine cellar and wine museum)
This Wine Cellar consists of 650 barrels of wine and you can have a guided tour.
Address: Adegas São Francisco
Avenida Arriaga, 28, 9000 in Funchal, Madeira
Opening hours: Monday-Feitag: 09:00 - 20:00
10:30 to 15:30
Henriques & Henriques, Lda.
The company was founded in 1850, Henriques & Henriques, and is the largest independent producers of Madeira wine. It is also the only company that has its own vineyards.
Address: Sitio de Belém, 9300 Câmara de Lobos