Madeira News: MADEIRA WINE FESTIVAL 2016: 28 August-11 September

29th August

Madeira Wine Lodge

10.30am and 2pm – Barrel Building Demonstration – Coopers from Blandy’s

3pm – Regional Confectionery Tasting

30th August

Madeira Wine Lodge

11am Exibition by Trinidade Vieira

3.30pm Story teller and children’s workshop

3.30pm – Crafts Exhibition (“brinquinho” (musical instrument) and “Carapuça” (typical hat)

4.30pm – Grape Treading with performances by a folk group

31st August

Madeira Wine Lodge

10.30am – Regional Confectionery Tasting

2.30pm Madeira Embroidery Presentation and workshop

4.30pm – Presentation: Confection of honey cake

1st to 11th September

Decorations in the central walkways

Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

1st September – Thursday

3pm to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

4.30pm Crushing of the grapes and performances by folk dancing group

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Storytelling – “Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

7.30pm – Chefs Dinner, 3 Chefs cooking alive, 3 wine producers, 3 food pairings, 3 amazing wines

8pm Concert

Avenida Arriaga, 18 • 9004-519 FUNCHAL – MADEIRA • Telefone 291 211 900 • Fax 291 232 151

http://sretc.gov-madeira.pt

diretor.drt@gov-madeira.pt

REGIÃO AUTÓNOMA DA MADEIRA

GOVERNO REGIONAL

SECRETARIA REGIONAL DA ECONOMIA, TURISMO E CULTURA

DIREÇÃO REGIONAL DO TURISMO

Madeira Wine Lodge

4.30pm – Grape Treading with the performance of a folk group

2nd September – Friday

10 am to 8 pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

10.30 am and 2.30pm – Barrel Building Demonstration – Coopers from Blandy’s – Madeira Wine

Lodge

4.30 pm – Workshop: Blandy’s Cocktails – Madeira Wine Lodge

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10 pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3 pm – Storytelling –“Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5 pm Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6 pm – Happy Hour Cocktails and Jazz Band

7.30pm – Chefs Dinner, 3 Chefs cooking alive, 3 wine producers, 3 food pairings, 3 amazing wines

9pm Concert

10pm Theatrical Performance

3rd to 11th September

9am to 10pm Madeira Wine Decorations and Exhibition – Ribeira Brava Municipal Market

3rd September – Saturday

10am to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Storytelling –“Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5pm Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails and live Jazz Band

7.30pm – Chefs Dinner, 3 Chefs cooking alive, 3 wine producers, 3 food pairings, 3 amazing wines

9pm – Concert

10pm Theatrical Performance

4th September – Sunday

10am to 3pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

4pm – Historical and Ethnographic Parade

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

8pm Concert

Avenida Arriaga, 18 • 9004-519 FUNCHAL – MADEIRA • Telefone 291 211 900 • Fax 291 232 151

http://sretc.gov-madeira.pt

diretor.drt@gov-madeira.pt

REGIÃO AUTÓNOMA DA MADEIRA

GOVERNO REGIONAL

SECRETARIA REGIONAL DA ECONOMIA, TURISMO E CULTURA

DIREÇÃO REGIONAL DO TURISMO

5th September – Monday

3pm to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

8pm – Concert

6th September – Tuesday

3pm to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10:00 pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

8pm – Concert

7th September – Wednesday

3pm to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Storytelling – “Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

8pm – Concert

8th September – Thursday

3pm to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10 pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Storytelling – “Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

7.30pm – Chefs Dinner, 3 Chefs cooking alive, 3 wine producers, 3 food pairings, 3 amazing wines

8pm Concert

9th September – Friday

10am to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

Avenida Arriaga, 18 • 9004-519 FUNCHAL – MADEIRA • Telefone 291 211 900 • Fax 291 232 151

http://sretc.gov-madeira.pt

diretor.drt@gov-madeira.pt

REGIÃO AUTÓNOMA DA MADEIRA

GOVERNO REGIONAL

SECRETARIA REGIONAL DA ECONOMIA, TURISMO E CULTURA

DIREÇÃO REGIONAL DO TURISMO

3pm – Storytelling – “Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails and live Jazz Band

7.30pm – Chefs Dinner, 3 Chefs cooking alive, 3 wine producers, 3 food pairings, 3 amazing wines

9pm – Concert

10pm – Theatrical Performance

10th September – Saturday

10am – Live Grape HarvestEstreito de Câmara de Lobos

11am – Ethnographic Parade- Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

3pm to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Storytelling – “Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5pm – Commented Wine Tasting (with oenologists and wine producers)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails and live Jazz Band

7.30pm – Chefs Dinner, 3 Chefs cooking alive, 3 wine producers, 3 food pairings, 3 amazing wines

9pm – Concert

10pm – Theatrical Performance

11th September – Sunday

10am to 8pm – Folk group performances in downtown Funchal

Wine Village (Praça do Povo)

Noon/10pm – Madeira Viticultural Region Wine Tasting and Gastronomy

3pm – Storytelling – “Madeira Wine Storiesby Sofia Maul

5 pm – Conversations about Wine (producers, oenologists, winemakers, chefs, others)

6pm – Happy Hour Cocktails

8pm – Concert

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Madeira News: Rabaçal Levada walks are back open!

Great news! After the wildfires in Madeira.. The Rabaçal Levada Walks in the concelho of Calheta on the south west coast are back open!

PR6-Levada das 25 Fontes

PR6.1-Levada do Risco.

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Madeira News: Top walks include LEVADA DO MOINHO PR7

 

Detail
Distance: 10,3 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 3:30 hours

Start/Finish: Ribeira da Cruz (E.R. 101) / Junqueira (Tornadouro)

Highest point:/Lowest point: 900 m / 496 m

At the north-western end of the island, the Levada do Moinho once served several watermills, and was a ‘private’ levada for the use of those who paid to have it constructed.

This trail begins at the E.R.101 regional road, by the Ribeira da Cruz River, which separates the Porto Moniz Municipal area from the Calheta Municipal area. Walking in the opposite direction to the flow of the water you can visit one of the springs that runs into this levada. To carry on to Junqueira you will have to turn around and go in the direction in which the water flows. Be aware that you will find a number of branches going off the levada that take water to irrigation system tanks.

The Levada Grande or Levada do Moinho (Mill Levada) is known as such because along its route there were several water mills, the ruins of three of which can still be seen (Achadas Mill, Cancelas Mill and Levada Grande Mill).

This is a popular levada which means it was built at the expense of its users and only they had a right to use it. The levada irrigated the whole of the Pico Alto area, covering Fajã do Nunes, a large part of the town, Fajã do Barro, Fajã dos Barbusanos and Arrudal, and along its route use of other water from wells and springs was not permitted.

At Pico Alto there is a place known as the Anel (Ring). At this place a bore-hole was built which sent a small amount of water to two ladies who suffered from leprosy who lived there. This was intended to supply water to the ladies without their contaminating all the water in the levada. Later, making use of that bore-hole, the Anel well was built to irrigate part of the land in Pico Alto.

Popular lore has it that the last spring to be tapped was that of Madre de Água, which comes up on the side of Ponta do Pargo, in the Calheta Municipal area. At that place, when the levada was being built, the people building Levada do Moinho and those building Levada da Ponta do Pargo, causing problems in linking the spring to the levada. As the people from Porto Moniz had taken figs for their picnic, they offered some to the people from Ponta do Pargo, warning them that they shouldn’t eat the seeds as they were poisonous. So, while the Ponta do Pargo residents were distracted by separating the seeds from the figs, the Porto Moniz group built a small levada linked the Madre de Água spring to Levada do Moinho.

The trail ends at Tornadouro, in Junqueira, where the levada splits.

It should be pointed out that the bottom of some sections of the levada has been paved in order to waterproof areas from which water leaked.

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