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wine tasting

Tasting with History and Past

wine tasting

Tasting with History and Past

13 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Portuguese
wine tasting

Tasting with History and Past

wine tasting

Tasting with History and Past

13 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Portuguese

What you'll do

People who visit us will be welcomed to our reception, an old and traditional grocery store from 1934, where they begin the tasting and observed unique pieces in this space, giving us a description of them and their importance in the past, using photos and images also on important topics of our Madeiran cultural history! Then we will go to our Garcês Museum / Winery, which is half walls with our wine press, where in September we squeeze our grapes produced on the property! Inside the Garcês Museum / Winery, we begin a view and explanation of the many pieces that are there and we go to another tasting, now with the traditional Madeiran dry wine, who does not like drink dry wine with the traditional "orange" (a typical juice of our island) this mix of wine and juice is a kind of sangria, which we in Madeira call "the village drink". Afterwards we taste two different sweet wines, in the end you will taste the traditional brandy / rum of wine sludge, which can once again be drunk with the traditional "orange" to this mixture we call the "hopscotch". During the tasting there are appetizers

Your host

Learn more about Leonel

Leonel

We are Elda Garcês and Leonel Dias, owners of a Rural Tourism space in São Vicente in the north of the island of Madeira. As an academic background, we are both teachers, my wife from the Visual Education (Arts) discipline and I from the History discipline. We are also employees of our property, by its name "The Golden Starry House Garcês". This property consists of 5050 m2, where we explore our vineyards and produce our own wines, sweets (new and reserve) and the traditional dry wine of the island of Madeira, which are stored in our Garcês Museum / Winery.

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Where you'll be

Guests will visit our reception (an original 1934 grocery store), then weather permitting (weather / season) will visit the property's vineyards. Then you will visit our Garcês Museum / Winery, the space we call the mill, where we squeeze the grapes and visit our steakhouse / BBQ (opnen space) with many old items / pieces! Enjoy the views and landscapes of our gardens!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

On our property the working of the vineyards and the wine, as well as the production, is done as our grandparents did in the past! Other information we deem pertinent we are SUPERHOST 13 times!

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Leonel
Tasting with History and Past
13 reviews
From €25/person
13 reviews
From €25/person