Please check here for the current list of Vintage Madeira wines available.
We supply Vintage Madeira from Blandys, Leacocks and Cossart and Gordon, all of which are old historic Madeira houses. Today they are all owned by the Madeira Wine Company, which is, in turn, owned by The Symington Family who are most famous for owning Dows, Warres, Grahams and Cockburns Port Houses amongst others.
Vintage (or Frasquiera) Madeira must be aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years, in practise they are aged for much longer, before being bottled under Madeira Wine Institute supervision. The wine must then be aged in bottle for a further two years before being released for sale. It must be noted that the word vintage does not appear on bottles of vintage Madeira because, in Portugal, the word “Vintage” is a trademark belonging to the Port traders. Therefore one normally find the grape variety and the vintage on the bottle or label, usually with more information on modern back label.