Tasting with History and Past

São Vicente, Portugal

Experience hosted by Leonel

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in Portuguese and English

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
Other things to note
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!
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…

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 4.94 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Carina
December 2021
Leonel was a wonderful person that gave a guided tour throughout his wonderful home made wines. His knowledge as a history teacher is outstanding. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this experience as an experienced user in Airbnb. He has also shown his accomodation as a host and all spots where cosy, beautifully decorated and with complete bathroom and kitchen with all appliances needed. Thank you for your time Leonel. To repeat again.
Regina
November 2021
An amazing experience and definitely the highlight of our holiday. Wine tasting with Leonel was great value for money. He was very friendly and helpful. The views were beautiful and overall It was a very enjoyable experience and very interesting learning about the wines. I would highly recommend
Peggy
November 2021
Leonel's family has a very special bnb and wine making tradition. We enjoyed just sat chatting with Leonel and him pouring his delicious wine and rum for us. Went home with 3 bottles which we bought to enjoy at home because we love his wines so much! very lovely and special time with Leonel
Madison
October 2021
Leonel was a very kind and welcoming host. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and he offered us a unique taste and experience of Madeira we couldn’t get anywhere else. However, we did have a lot of trouble finding the Location. The wine was not what we expected but not in a bad way - was just a unique flavor and style of making. We appreciated all of the food and generosity of Leonel.
Suzanne
October 2021
Leonel was very friendly and compassionate in his stories. We really likes the, very unique, wines. The atmosphere was very informal, which we really liked.
Stefanie
September 2021
We had a very nice evening at Leonels and Eldas place. We really enjoyed the winetasting and learning about the differences in Madeiran wine production in an intimate atmosphere. Thanks for the good time! Highly recomend it! Stefanie and Magnus

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Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Good mood and joy!

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.