Adegas Pereira D'Oliveira

Wine Cellar in Funchal (Madeira)

Adegas Pereira D’Oliveira, Funchal
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D.Oliveiras, a venerable and highly regarded company, offers a rich array of Madeira wines and boasts an inviting tasting room in the heart of Funchal, making it an essential destination for any wine enthusiast visiting Madeira.

Occupying one of Funchal’s most historic buildings, dating back to the 17th century, D’Oliveira prides itself on having one of the island’s most extensive collections of aged Madeiran wines. Their wines are readily available throughout Madeira, with a broad selection showcased at Funchal airport for travelers.

A highlight for purchase is their medium dry Madeira wine, aged for 5 years and exquisitely packaged. D’Oliveiras also offers a vast array of older wines, including the rare Terrantez variety.

Founded in 1850 by the Pereira D’Oliveira family, the company has expanded through acquisitions, tracing its origins back to the 1820s. Its headquarters in Funchal are housed in a building dating to the 1600s.

Annually, D’Oliveira produces about 150,000 liters of a wide range of wines, including Tinta Negra varieties aged 3, 5, 10, and 15 years. The winery also produces Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, Malmsey, and Terrantez wines, focusing on traditional wine-making methods rather than the more exotic grape blendings seen in some modern wineries.

Wines aged up to 10 years are crafted using the Estufagem process, while those labeled as 15 years old are matured using the Canteiro method. D’Oliveira is believed to hold an impressive stock of older wines, estimated at about 1.5 million liters, including rare vintages from defunct wineries now part of their collection.

These wines, often sold in attractive packaging, are ideal for gifts and are easily found across the island and at the airport. The welcoming tasting rooms in central Funchal are a must-visit, showcasing a range of maturing and unique Madeira wines.

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Visiting Adegas Pereira D'Oliveira

Address: Pereira D'Oliveira, Rua Dos Ferreiros, Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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