Madeira Wines Route

Exploring the Madeira Wines Route means enjoying the opportunity to immerse yourself in the century-old history and secrets of one of the archipelago's most internationally acclaimed products. This distinctive nectar is an unmistakable mark of Madeiran culture and its landscapes.
Did you know that this is one of the few regions in the world that produces mountain wines? One of the charms of the Madeira Wines Route is, precisely, the diversity of scenarios it offers. The landscape of the wine-growing autonomous region, spread over the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, has around 500 hectares of vineyards. These plots of land can be found both at sea level and at higher elevations, at an altitude of 700 metres.
The production of wine with Protected Denomination of Origin "Madeira" (PDO Madeira) and "Madeirense" (PDO Madeirense), as well as the wine with Protected Geographical Indication "Terras Madeirenses" (PGI Terras Madeirenses), is mainly carried out in slopes/terraces. Ingeniously built by human hand, supported by stone walls, they allow cultivation on very steep slopes. Resembling a staircase, they offer a unique peculiarity to the framings of the archipelago.

Which places should you really visit?

The Madeira Wines Route allows you to admire, up close, some cinematic vineyard landscapes. Here are a few of them:
Between São Vicente and Seixal: on this route, it's possible to observe the iconic trellis vines by the sea (some even a few metres from the water).
Estreito de Câmara de Lobos: the largest area of vineyards in Madeira, from the coastal area to Jardim da Serra, at an altitude of over 600 metres.
Experimental Viticulture Station: located in Arco de São Jorge, it integrates the Vine and Wine Museum.
Quinta de Santa Luzia: belonging to the Blandy family, it allows you to get in touch with the profile of traditional Madeiran farms. It still produces grapes used for some of the wines of the Madeira Wine Company.
Fajã do Barro viewpoint: located in Porto Moniz, it allows you to overlook the vineyards of Fajã do Barro, Fajã de Manuel and Arrudal da Ribeira da Janela, framed by the Atlantic.
Ginjas: offers a panoramic view of the São Vicente valley, with vineyards on both sides of the mountain.
Take advantage of the Madeira Wines Route to savour this gift of Nature in complete serenity. Choose the right wine for each moment or meal and let yourself be carried away by the notes of elegance and authenticity that make this product so unique.

Restaurants and Wine Bars

Know where to go
International, Fusion
Kampo
With a sharing and 'comfort food' concept, Kampo was created to pay tribute to meat in all its senses, with an emphasis on matured meat.
Read More
Signature cuisine, Gourmet
Design Centre Nini Andrade Silva
Panoramic restaurant located in Pontinha that combines creativity with a passion for traditions, in a reinterpretation of regional cuisine with Atlantic cuisine.
Read More
Mediterranean Food and Wine Bar
The Old Pharmacy
Occupying the space of the former Ponta do Sol pharmacy, it offers a selection ranging from snacks to more elaborate dishes, in addition to an excellent wine service.
Read More
Madeira Wine Producers
Justino's Madeira Wines, S.A.
Parque Industrial Da Cancela, Caniço 9125-042 Santa Cruz
Blandy's Wine Lodge
Av. Arriaga, 48 - Funchal
Quinta do Barbusano
Caminho Agrícola do Barbusano, 26
J. Faria & Filhos, Lda.
Travessa do Tanque, 85/87, Funchal
Tourist Entertainment
Wine Tours Madeira
Rua da Alfândega, 78 - 3ºAndar 9000-059 Funchal
Keep in Touch
@visitmadeira
Subscribe and we will keep you updated with little bits about paradise.