The Madeira Wine Festival 2022
The Madeira Wine Festival is one of the island´s main tourist attractions that pays tribute to this precious nectar and its undeniable socioeconomic significance, an event programmed from August, 25th to September, 11th.
Taking place during the grape harvest in late August, early September, this event aims to recreate the old traditions of Madeira, which were developed over centuries of labour in viticulture. This event has been commemorated since the late seventies of the last century. It begins in Funchal and includes the European Folklore Week, ornamentations, exhibitions and live portraits depicting the wine culture, as well as traditional and light music performances.
This Festival culminates in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, with the Wine Harvest Festival.
Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Wine Festival:
Other initiatives included in the programme:
Madeira Wine lounge - Praça do Povo - Funchal
August, 25th to September,11th
Sunday to Thursday: 6pm to 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 12am
17th European Folklore Week - August, 28th to September,1st
August, 28th to 31st - Municipal Garden Auditorium
September, 1st - Santa Maria Maior Civic Center
9pm – 11pm
Masterclasses with Madeiran Wines - Madeira Wine Lounge - Praça do Povo - Funchal
August,31st and September, 4th, 6th and 7th
Chefs’ Dinner with Madeiran Wines - Madeira Wine Lounge - Praça do Povo - Funchal
September,1st and 8th
Talks with Madeiran Wine producers - Madeira Wine Lounge - Praça do Povo - Funchal
August, 26th to 30th
September,1st to 3rd
September, 8th to 10th
Concerts from the Vineyard to the Winepress
September, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th
Music concerts in iconic places in the region, organized by the Retoiça Association, lasting approximately 60 minutes, in a wine-growing environment, whether in a natural location or others allusive to the wine theme.
Madeira Ethnographic Museum – Ribeira Brava
September,3rd - Performance by Mandolin Quartet (L.E.Q.U.E 4et )
Quinta das Vinhas - Calheta
September,4th - Performance by Sena Collective
Solar do Aposento – Ponta Delgada
September, 10th - Performance by Divas da Madeira Duo
September,11th - Quinta do Barbusano – São Vicente
Performance by Black Dog Blues
Estreito de Câmara de Lobos - Câmara de Lobos
Live grape harvest – Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (in front of Quinta da Pinheira)
Ethnographic parade, followed by grape treading, music entertainment and regional gastronomy organized by the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos Cultural and Recreational Association (ACRE).
On Saturday morning, the spotlight turns to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, where the Harvest Festival takes place. There, on a Madeiran quinta, the harvest will be carried out followed by an ethnographic parade counting on the participation of a vast number of folklore and ethnographic groups. After the parade, the treading of the grapes is recreated, in a traditional winepress, with the free participation of those present under a festive atmosphere where there is music entertainment and regional gastronomy.
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