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Madeira Wine Festival 2015 – Programme

30th of August to September 2nd
Municipal Garden Auditorium – Funchal
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm – 12th European Folklore Week – with the participation of regional, national and international Folklore Groups –
Project by Grupo de Folclore e Etnográfico da Boa Nova ( Boa Nova Folklore and Ethnographic Group)

August 31st – Monday
InfoArt exhibition room at the Secretaria Regional da Economia, Turismo e Cultura (Regional Secretariat for Economy, Tourism and
Culture)
10:00 am to 5:30 pm – Exhibition: “The 1st Harvest Festivity”, by Eugénio Perregil

3rd to the 6th of September
Central Squares of Avenida Arriaga (from the Cathedral to the street of S. Francisco) and Restauração Square
Ethnographic exhibitions, living pictures, local food and diversified entertainment:
– “Winery Courtyard” – Project by José Manuel Freitas
– “Madeira Terrantez” – Project by Isabel Borges
– “Grapes colours and tones” – Project by João Egídio Rodrigues
– “Wine and Gastronomy Lounge” – Project by Rita Galvão
– “Music Shows” – Project by Madeira Light Orchestra
Central Square of Avenida Arriaga in front of the Secretaria Regional da Economia Turismo e Cultura (Regional Secretariat for
Economy, Tourism and Culture)
4:00 pm to Midnight – Presence of Madeira table wine and Madeira Wine producers, with exhibition and wine tasting, as well as other
local products – organised by the Instituto do Vinho, Bordado e Artesanato da Madeira (IVBAM, IP – RAM) – Madeira Wine, Embroidery and
Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM, IP – RAM)Central Square of Avenida Arriaga in front of the Loja do Cidadão
10:00 am to Noon – Madeira Embroidery and regional Handicrafts exhibition – organized by IVBAM, IP – RAM Municipal Garden Auditorium
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – “The Malvasia” project by Associação de Animação Geringonça – shows, local products and gastronomy display

September 3rd – Thursday
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by Associação Cultural e Recreativa da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeiran music groups and a show by Orquestra Ligeira da Madeira (Madeira Light Orchestra) – Restauração Square

September 4th – Friday
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by Associação Cultural e Recreativa da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeiran music groups and a show by Orquestra Ligeira da Madeira (Madeira Light Orchestra) – Restauração Square

September 5th – Saturday
10:00 am – Live harvesting at Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Grape harvest at Quinta da Pinheira, followed by an ethnographic parade with the following itinerary: Rua António Vitorino Castro Jorge,
Rua Capitão Armando Pinto Correia, Rua do Damasqueiro, Rua Cónego Agostinho Figueira Faria, Rua da Igreja and Rua João Augusto de
Ornelas, where the treading of the grapes will take place along with musical entertainment and local food display – Project by Associação
Cultural e Recreativa do Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (ACRE) (Estreito de Câmara de Lobos Cultural and Recreational Association).
11:30 am – 4:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by the Monteverde Folklore Group
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by Casa do Povo da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by Orquestra de Ponteado da Madeira (Madeira Strings Orchestra), of the Associação Musical e
Cultural Xarabanda (Xarabanda Musical and Cultural Association) and by Madeiran traditional music groups – Restauração Square

September 6th – Sunday
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Performances in the city centre by Casa do Povo da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeiran music groups and a show by Orquestra Ligeira da Madeira (Madeira Light Orchestra) – Restauração Square

 

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Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation.

At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital.

Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.

Teeing off here is to walk through a verdant and tranquil 200-year-old country estate, and an abundance of fragrant, exotic flora lends the course a unique and singular quality. Melodic birdsong enriches the experience.

Play calls for a fair degree of accuracy – the contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers guarding fast, undulating greens mean there’s little room for error. A halfway house, The Tea House, offers refreshments and a chance to pause and assess scorecards.

Indeed, a round of golf at Palheiro engages all the senses and rewards those of all abilities with an enjoyable and memorable experience. And remember, Casa Velha hotel guests have privileged access to the course and its facilities.

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São um dos Jardins mais bonitos da Iha da Madeira, e hoje fazem parte do Palheiro Estate, o qual inclui um Hotel, um Campo de Golfe, o Palheiro Village e as estufas de orquídeas da Florialis.
A propriedade primeiro pertenceu ao Conde Carvalhal em 1801. Aqui ele construiu uma estância de caça com uma entrada para carruagens com 200 plátanos e árvores exóticas importadas de todo o mundo.

Em 1885 a propriedade foi adquirida por John Burden Blandy. A família continuou o desenvolvimento dos Jardins após 1900 e foi Mildred Blandy quem introduziu muitas plantas, incluindo proteas da África do Sul. Em 1997 a casa do Conde foi reconstruída e convertida num hotel conhecido como a Casa Velha do Palheiro, membro da Relais & Chateau. Os Jardins têm uma localização privilegiada acima do Funchal e são ricos em cor e aroma. Aqui encontrará uma colecção magnífica de camélias começada pelo Conde, árvores centenárias, o Jardim das Rosas, criado por Christina Blandy e uma infinidade de outras flores e trepadeiras.

Este verdadeiro Éden está dividido em várias áreas: O Jardim principal, o Sunken Garden, o Ribeiro do Inferno, o Jardim das Rosas, o Jardim da Senhora e a zona da Casa de Chá, onde se pode ver uma araucária do Brasil e um magnífico metrosideros da Nova Zelândia. Podem-se ainda admirar lagos com nenúfares, uma curiosa família de galinhas esculpidas em buxo e belos canteiros de flores roxas e alaranjadas.
A preservação deste autêntico tesouro natural tem o cunho pessoal de Christina Blandy, coadjuvada por uma equipa mista de dedicados jardineiros.

Saiba mais sobre estes jardins encantados aqui: http://www.palheirogardens.com/pt

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A Quinta do Palheiro oferece uma infinidade de oportunidades diferentes para celebrar casamentos e outras ocasiões especiais.
O cenário inesquecível e o serviço discreto vão tornar o seu evento único.
Na Quinta do Palheiro vamos desenhar à sua medida o pacote perfeito para esse evento inesquecível.

Algumas sugestões:

Casamentos e ocasiões especiais na Casa Velha.
Celebração de casamentos nos premiados Jardins do Palheiro.
Renovação de votos ou bênçãos na nossa Capela com mais de 200 anos.
Ocasiões importantes, como aniversários ou reuniões de família com base na Casa Velha do Palheiro com serviço e comida requintada.
Despedidas de solteira – dias preguiçosos a mimar-se a si e aos seus amigos no Palheiro Spa em preparação para o grande dia.
Jantares privados no Clubhouse do Palheiro Golf com a surpreendente vista panorâmica do Funchal.
Cocktails a bordo do nosso barco a motor, Balancal, enquanto observa golfinhos.

Contacte-nos para mais informações:
http://www.casa-velha.com/
reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com
00351 291 790 350

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The gardens at “Quinta do Palheiro” are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there but for the beauty of their setting in the hills to the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira.

Madeira has long been called the “Garden Isle” and it seems that almost anything will grow in its fertile soil.

In Funchal many tropical plants have found a home and the visitor can see Hibiscus and Bougainvillea in flower almost all the year round along with Jacaranda, Spathodeas, Erythrinas and Bauhinias in their season.

The Palheiro gardens are situated at about 500 meters above sea level. The original owner, the Conde de Carvalhal, planted many trees on the estate and laid the foundation to the Camellia collection; some of his early plantings can still be seen today.

The land first belonged to the Count of Carvalhal back in 1801. Here he built a hunting lodge with a carriage way entrance of 200 plane trees and imported exotic trees from all over the world. In 1885 the estate was purchased by John Blandy.
The family continued the development of the Gardens in the 1900s and it was Mildred Blandy who introduced many plants including proteas from South Africa.In 1997 the Counts’s house was renovated and converted to a hotel known as the Casa Velha do Palheiro, a Relais & Chateau member.

The Gardens have a privileged location above Funchal and are rich in colour and scent. Here you will find a magnificent collection of camellias started by the Count, centennial trees, the rose garden created by Christina Blandy and a myriad of other flowers and climbers.

This Eden is divided into several areas: The Main Garden, Sunken Garden, Ribeirodo Inferno, Rose Garden, Lady’s Garden and the Tea-House area where you may admire a Brazilian auracaria and a The land first belonged to the Count of Carvalhal back in 1801. Here he built a hunting lodge with a carriage way entrance of 200 plane trees and imported exotic trees from all over the world. In 1885 the estate was purchased by John Blandy.

The family continued the development of the Gardens in the 1900s and it was Mildred Blandy who introduced many plants including proteas from South Africa.In 1997 the Counts’s house was renovated and converted to a hotel known as the Casa Velha do Palheiro, a Relais & Chateau member.

The Gardens have a privileged location above Funchal and are rich in colour and scent. Here you will find a magnificent collection of camellias started by the Count, centennial trees, the rose garden created by Christina Blandy and a myriad of other flowers and climbers.

This Eden is divided into several areas: The Main Garden, Sunken Garden, Ribeirodo Inferno, Rose Garden, Lady’s Garden and the Tea-House area where you may admire a Brazilian auracaria and a magnificent New Zealand metrosideros. You may also enjoy lakes with water lilies, an interesting bush sculptured family of hens and beautiful flower beds with purple and orange flowers.
The preservation of this natural treasure has the personal touch of Christina Blandy and a team of dedicated gardeners.

Find out more on this beautiful garden here: http://www.palheirogardens.com/

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Holidays mean you will have the chance to get away from a stressful daily life, at Palheiro Village you can be sure all your needs will be met.

The Three Bedroom Villas With Private Pool lodge up to 6 people and have an area of 250 square feet.
Looking for total privacy? Our three bedroom villas with private pool are exactly what will keep kids happy and parents very relaxed! All the comforts of home and without the work.
Choose from either VILLA MARISOL #61, MADEIRA VILLA #39, VILLA BALANCAL #58 and VILLA SANSSOUCI #73.

All three bedroom villas with private pool enjoy Funchal and sea views, surrounded by very peaceful surroundings. Large living and dining areas are perfect for enjoying life under the blue or starry skies.

Amenities:

All of our villas and apartments are fully furnished and equipped. The kitchens have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas stove/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, pots, pans & all utencils. The living rooms offer a flat screen television and dvd player. The one and two bedroom apartments are air conditioned, central heating is available in the three bedroom apartments/villas and all bathrooms offer floor heating. Many units offer wood burning fireplaces. All properties are serviced twice a week.

Supplement:

Pool heating for the three bedroom villas is €200 per week or €250 for four bedroom villas (where applicable).

For more information and reservation: http://www.palheirorentals.com/

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Palheiro Spa aims for results-based treatments, based on the expert knowledge and the considerable experience of its team of professionally qualified staff.
A chic, minimalist interior captures the essence of luxury and heightens the spa’s Zen-like quality.
The Spa’s many wellness options include: Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath, refreshing rain and waterfall shower experiences, and a fabulous heated indoor swimming pool.

For a relaxing vacation, check our Spa Package.

Package includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Garden Wing Room
  • Transfers Airport – Hotel upon arrival and departure
  • 30 minute Aroma Facial
  • 30 minute Body Scrub
  • 30 minute Back Wrap
  • 30 minute Back Massage
  • Access to all Palheiro Spa’s facilities which include: Indoor heated hydro pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, Experience showers, Relaxation areas, Changing rooms with lockers, bathrobes, and towels.
  • Fitness Room which includes: Power Plate with programs, cardio machines, free weights, stretching mats and exercise balls.
  • Complimentary access to Palheiro Gardens
  • Conservatory where a Snack Bar menu is available

Prices as from €1.290,00 per double room (minimum stay of 5 nights)

The above mentioned rates are in Euros, including Buffet Breakfast, service and all local taxes.
The included package services not used are not refundable.

Reservations: reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com

More information: http://www.casa-velha.com/

 

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    On Saturday 2nd May 2015 the American ambassador in Portugal, Robert Sherman, and his wife, Kim as well as the Ambassador of Bulgaria, Todor Stoyanov, visited Palheiro Estate with many of the film makers and organizers of the Madeira Film Festival.

    Palheiro Estate hosted a lunch at Palheiro Golf and the visitors, along with many of the participants from the tournament taking place that day – «Campeonato da Madeira, Absoluto» were treated to an impromptu concert by the well-known American singer Natalie Gellman.

    The organizers of the Madeira Film Festival also reiterated their plans to incorporate a golf day at Palheiro Golf for the next edition of the Festival whereby the film industry and the local golfing community will be able to socialize and play golf.

     

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    Palheiro Golf is delighted to announce that Yudik Gold are now sponsoring Palheiro Golf’s bunkers.

    Jonathan fletcher President of Palheiro Golf explains ‘Sand shots are notoriously difficult for the average golfer.  With our new gold dust in the bunkers we have found that the lighter texture of the particle translates into a simpler shot.  During the experimental phase many of our guests were amazed at the difference and how much easier bunker shots were. It is great to be the first resort course in the world making this change from sand to gold dust and we are sure that many top end resorts will follow.’

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    Madeira Film Festival and Palheiro Estate

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    Palheiro Estate is delighted to announce their continued support of the Madeira Film Festival for 2015.

    Jonathan Fletcher director of Palheiro Estate explains; ‘this year for the first time we have created exciting packages, whereby guests at the Casa Velha do Palheiro or Palheiro Village will be able to participate in many of the activities going on during the week.  This includes a visit to the magical Laurissilva forest to see a show, tickets to all films, invitations to the opening cocktail at Belmond Reid’s as well as to the Gala dinner.’

    Also this year for the first time there will be a Golf day at Palheiro Golf on 28th April for film makers and our guests.  This will be a unique opportunity to meet some of the filmmakers and play golf with them.

    Madeira Film Festival Package
    Take part in the Madeira Film Festival whilst staying in a double garden wing room at the Casa Velha or at one of our luxury one-bedroom sea view apartments in the Palheiro Village:

    Package includes:
    ·  One week’s accommodation for two
    ·   A bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
    ·   Complementary Wi-Fi in the room or apartment
    ·   One dinner for two in the Casa Velha do Palheiro (table d´hote)
    ·   Tickets to all movies shown during the Madeira Film Festival
    ·   Participation during the following program activities:
    – Meet and greet of Film makers and an excursion to the Laurissilva Forest
    – Opening Cocktail at Belmond Reid’s Palace
    – Gala Dinner at Belmond Reid´s Palace

    Prices from €960

    For more information and bookings please visit our website: Casa Velha do Palheiro

    Visit Madeira Film Festival official website: http://madeirafilmfestival.com/