Madeira Wine Association began in 1913 as a group of wine companies working together to maximise global exposure in a world where the export market was experiencing an all time low. Led by the Blandy family, who joined in 1925, this association managed to survive the bleak years whilst many individual companies fell by the wayside.
In 1989 in order to further expand their global market, the Blandy's approached another Anglo-Portuguese family, the Symingtons of Oporto (Port producers since the 19th century) and offered them a partnership in the newly named Madeira Wine Company. Today the company is managed and owned by the Blandy's Family.
Blandy's Madeira is a family owned business with over 200 years of experience in producing the finest quality Madeira wines, and prevails totally dedicated to the preservation of the Madeira wine production traditions whilst maintaining the highest quality standards.
Founded by John Blandy – the family Madeiran branch patriarch – in 1811, Blandy’s Madeira is a family-owned wine company synonymous with quality Madeira wine.
Chris Blandy [right] and winemaker Francisco Albuquerque [left]
Today Michael and Chris Blandy, members of the 6th and 7th generations, continue to work in the company, which is today run by Chris, and is the world’s leading producer of premium quality Madeira wine.