Barbeito Madeira

Barbeito Madeira, Camara De Lobos: Hours, Address, Barbeito Madeira Reviews: 5/5

Barbeito Madeira
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Vinhos Barbeito entered the wine business in 1946, during a particularly dark time for Madeira. During World War II, production and sales had ground to a virtual halt. As a result, far more companies were leaving the business than were joining. But Mario Barbeito had faith in the future. He also believed that the value of great Madeira could only go up as it became older and production of young vintages declined. But while Barbeito saw those vintage wines as a nest egg for the future, he was content to let the wines age. He wisely built the business in the early years around more modest Madeiras. It was left to his daughter Manuela - when she gradually took over the business from him in the 1970s to continue his work. In the mid 1990s, Manuela Barbeito began to turn over the reins of the company to her son Ricardo Freitas. He not only brought a deep respect for Madeira's classical roots, but also brought new energy and new ideas to the company. One of these ideas was to restore the role that Madeira once had as a companion of food. Ricardo is continuing his grandfather's and mother's legacy of making wines and preserving them for future generations. But he is also creating his own legacy: a series of Madeiras he calls his "Signature" wines. These handcrafted wines combine the best elements of Madeira's classical tradition with Ricardo's own quest for purity and vineyard and varietal expression. Made in tiny lots, their astonishingly graceful style has prompted British wine critic Jancis Robinson to call Barbeito the "Lafite of Madeira".
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Traveling_Geologist
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
Huge highlight of our trip to Madeira. The wine production site is nestled atop a hill, up above Funchal, not far from the Santo Antonio restaurant (where you can go to for lunch before visiting here). This is a producer that doesn't sell many bottles in Europe and is mostly known within Madeira and Japan. The quality is incredible, the prices are fantastic and it is the most intimate tour you can get at any wine producer in Madeira. Highly recommend (and bring some bottles home with you!)
Written June 14, 2021
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On behalf of Barbeito Wines, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written September 6, 2021
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GlobeTrotting601742
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Barbeito Madeira offer a very welcoming and informative tour of their modern wine making facility with the history beautifully preserved. If you are looking for something more unusual than the big commercial providers this establishment is definitely worth visiting. We climbed the hill on a hot afternoon to be greeted kindly by our considerate and very knowledgeable host Leander. Even though there was just the two of us Leander showed us all the areas of the process of making Madeira wine with the history and technicalities of the grapes and the complicated ageing process. At the end of the tour we were offered a choice of a free tasting of two wines, 5 wines including a 50 year old for 10 euros or 8 wines for 20 euros. Leandro took us through 5 very different wines with full explanations. Then we were left to make our choice of purchase from a very reasonable range of prices. It was very good of him to put the same energy in to a tour for just us as a big group. Many thanks for a memorable afternoon.
Written September 8, 2020
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On behalf of Barbeito Wines, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting. Leandro is quite known for his hospitality and friendliness, always willing to go the extra mile to welcome guests. Gladly, we hear that your visit was no exception to this. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written October 8, 2020
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Filip H
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Couples
Legendary tour guide. He’s very friendly, well informed and funny.
The tasting was great, he presented us a fine selection of different wines and provided us with the necessary info. There is no purchase obligation, but after the tasting you just want to take home some of the wines you tried. Totally worth a visit!
Written July 2, 2022
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On behalf of Vinhos Barbeito, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written July 5, 2022
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KateJRR
Heaton, UK1,098 contributions
Couples
Visited as part of a Jet2 excursion. I’ve visited a number of Madeira producers before in Madeira such as Blandy’s but never Barbeito.
Really interesting tour - you see the factory elements which you don’t often get on other tours. The highlight is the tasting as the 5 yr old medium dry Barbeito rainwater is something else. Totally unlike other Madeira’s I’ve tried from Blandy’s & D’OLIVEIRAS thanks to their unique production methods. It’s a taste sensation & we snapped up a couple of bottles at the airport. Leandro wasn’t available when we visited so thank you to the young woman who stepped in it was really interesting.
Written September 22, 2021
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On behalf of Vinhos Barbeito, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written January 31, 2022
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Tristanfox
Greater London, UK22 contributions
Couples
Leandro gave us a wonderful tour and tasting - very highly recommended. Wines tasted from 15 to 350 euros a bottle, all included in the very reasonable 20 euro price. Well worth the trip out from Funchal.
Written September 27, 2021
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On behalf of Vinhos Barbeito, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written January 31, 2022
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Daniele 🇲🇴
Warsaw, Poland6 contributions
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We have been welcomed by Leandro who provided us a wonderful tour of the Barbeito production. A fantastic journey to discover Madeira whine, history and techniques. The awesome tour ended with a very nice wine tasting with a well detailed explanation of the different wines. I really recommend the tour for anyone who wants to discover more about Madeira culture and history.
Written April 9, 2021
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On behalf of Barbeito Wines, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written September 6, 2021
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lyndonbracewell
Worcestershire, UK7 contributions
Couples
Having researched the other wineries to visit we decided to walk to the one closet to us using one of the Levada walks. We were not disappointed. Leandro provided us with a very informative tour around the premises and educated our palates with a good range of sweetnesses and ages of Madeira. We can certainly recommend a visit to Barbeito.
Written February 6, 2020
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On behalf of Barbeito Wines, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Barbeito Madeira
Written February 14, 2020
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Kahanni
Berlin, Germany233 contributions
Couples
You should definitely go to have a winetour and a tasting in Barbeito. They are really friendly and offer very good wines even older ones in the tasting. The tour is short but interesting. Thank you.
Written October 14, 2019
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On behalf of Barbeito Wines, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour & tasting with Leandro. What a great way to celebrate such a special ocassion. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Barbeito Madeira
Written October 23, 2019
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carole s
Bishops Stortford, UK26 contributions
Couples
Up in the hills above Camera do Lobos you will find Barbeito.You will need a car or taxi to get up there
I booked a tour and found it just excellent. Less busy than Blandys but treated to better vintages.
Do buy from here as the rip off so called Duty Free at the airport charges about 35% more!!
Unfortunately we were restricted travelling with hand luggage only.
The 2007 single harvest tinta negra medium dry is simply divine.
Written February 6, 2019
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On behalf of Vinhos Barbeito, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written January 31, 2022
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Dan W
Vastervik, Sweden159 contributions
Couples
Visiting The Barbeitos Winery is always an adventure. Far up in the steep slopes above Camaro de Lobos with a stunning view, you could be surprised with the most unexpected tastings. This time we were offered cask samples of four different grapes before the oxidation process had started! Most interesting. After followed ready wines of different styles from medium dry to full sweet richness and even different ages.
The Barbeitos Winery is surpassed by no other Madeirian winery
Written December 6, 2018
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On behalf of Vinhos Barbeito, I would like to thank you for joining our tour and wine tasting, I am pleased to hear that you found it interesting. We take pride in the quality of our wines & it is with great satisfaction that we receive such positive feedback. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards,
Written January 31, 2022
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Barbeito Madeira is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM