The Winery

50,000 litre “estufagem” tanks

Facilities

The company has three facilities. The winery at Mercês Quinta and the Blandy’s Wine Lodge are both located in Funchal and the production area is located in Caniçal on the eastern most point of the island.

The Caniçal facility was as a result of a 3.5 million euro investment completed in 2014, which allowed the company to significantly improve their storage capacity to 22.000 hl and to become more efficient in quality control and production with the construction of 14 new 50,000 litre “estufagem” tanks for all 3 year old wines.

The Mercês Quinta today houses the Cooperage, where 4 coopers maintain the stock of old seasoned American oak casks; storage facilities for the premium wine aging in barrels; and the company’s main vinification lines for both red and white varietals.
The Blandy’s Wine Lodges are located on Avenida Arriaga, in the centre of town. The premises have a unique micro-climate due to its solar exposure, brick roofs, thick stone walls and wooden floor. The lofts continue to be used as a key element in the ageing of Blandy’s finest wines, by means of the traditional “canteiro system”. Guided tours are available for those interested in learning more about the history of the family and the company, the island, and the techniques used during the vinification and ageing processes. The tour ends with a tasting of a range of Madeira wines.

Quality Assurance

The pursuit of the highest levels of quality has always been a company goal. In the latter years, the company has implemented the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system and has been certified with the ISO 9001:2008 and BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standards.

Quality & Environment Policy

The Company develops its activity with a long-term sustained growth perspective, setting as its main objective the continued improvement of its products and services and implementing and maintaining policies that incorporate added value to the Company.

The Company is aware of the impact that its activity has on the environment and on the community and has therefore adopted the role as promoter of sustainable development through its Quality Management System, incorporating the principles of good management practices in the areas of quality, environment and safety.

Madeira Wine Company
  • Plataforma 3, Pavilhão T
    Zona Franca Industrial da Madeira
    9200-047 Caniçal
    Madeira – Portugal

    Tel.: (+351) 291740 100

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Madeira Wine Company
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Blandy's Wine Lodge
  • Avenida Arriaga 28,
    9000-064 Funchal,
    Madeira – Portugal


    Tel.: (+351) 291 228 978

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