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Tasting with History and Past

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.São Vicente, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Leonel

2 hours
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
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…

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Meet your host, Leonel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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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.
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 isl…
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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!

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Dennis
August 2020
Das Erlebnis war wirklich einmalig. Leonel hat uns mit Herzblut seine Leidenschaft näher gebracht und uns mit Freude in seine Welt entführt. Wir haben tolle Weine und lokale Spezialitäten probiert. Er hat sich sehr gut um uns gekümmert und sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben. Außerdem bekamen wir eine exklusive Führung durch seine Ferienwohnungen, die ganz nebenbei bemerkt wunderschön und einmalig sind. Bei unserem nächsten Aufenthalt auf Madeira ist das die erste Adresse für eine Unterkunft. Absolut zu empfehlen!
Das Erlebnis war wirklich einmalig. Leonel hat uns mit Herzblut seine Leidenschaft näher gebracht und uns mit Freude in seine Welt entführt. Wir haben tolle Weine und lokale Spezia…
Dina
August 2020
Highly recommended. Leonel has a deep knowledge of both Madeiran wine and wine in general. He made us feel very welcome and looked after, fed and wined us superbly. The location is stunning and his wine is incredibly crafted. Compare it to some standard Madeira wine and you’ll taste the difference instantly.
Highly recommended. Leonel has a deep knowledge of both Madeiran wine and wine in general. He made us feel very welcome and looked after, fed and wined us superbly. The location is…
Lois
August 2020
My husband and I enjoyed various homemade wines coupled with thoughtful snacks. It was great to get insight in Madeira’s wine culture on a beautiful outdoor patio. Thank you for providing a safe experience; keep making wonderful memories!
Katharina
August 2020
Genial. Das war ein einzigartiger Abend mit wundervollen Menschen und tollem Wein in einer außergewöhnlichen Umgebung. Hier wird alles noch nach alter Tradition, mit viel Liebe und rein biologisch hergestellt. Von Leonel, der dieses Wissen von seinem Vater und Grossvater übernommen hat bekommt man alles zur Herstellung und Geschichte erklärt. Wer nach Madeira kommt, darf das auf keinen Fall verpassen.
Genial. Das war ein einzigartiger Abend mit wundervollen Menschen und tollem Wein in einer außergewöhnlichen Umgebung. Hier wird alles noch nach alter Tradition, mit viel Liebe und…
Oddgeir
February 2020
Leonel, gave us a warm welcome , it was very spectacular atmosphere between mountains. He loves wine, he know what he was taking about . And to taste wine from his own wines was for all 12 of us very unique experience. Good cheese, bread, stories and his passion for wine made this trip worth every thing even the little rain we got. I sure can on behalf of all of us recommend this visit. We had a fantastic time. Easy access with taxi or take the bus. SaoVicente is sure worth a visit and this was my 4 visit to Madeira and I know where I will go next time to taste wine
Leonel, gave us a warm welcome , it was very spectacular atmosphere between mountains. He loves wine, he know what he was taking about . And to taste wine from his own wines was fo…
Caroline
February 2020
Definitely worth a visit to experience a bit of Madeira’s amazing wine culture and get taste of local life. Leonel was kind and knowledgeable

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

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

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!

What to bring

Good mood and joy!