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•    7 Nights in double – garden wing room with upgrade to superior – golf wing room (depending on availability on arrival.)
•    Return airport transfers
•    Choose between 18 holes green fee at Palheiro Golf or personalized body massage at Palheiro Spa.
•    1 Five-course menu degustation dinner at our culinary recognized restaurant created by Chef Eric Weidmann and Francisco Quintal (drinks for the meal included).
•    Free entrance to Palheiro Gardens – Awarded the Relais & Chateaux best garden in 2007, and honoured with “The Garden Trophy.”
•    Free Access to the Palheiro Spa wet areas.
•    A memory from Madeira – The book “The Blandy story”.

Prices from: 655 Euros per person in double room

Book Now  reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com

Packages are also available for single use as well as with upgrade to suites, unlimited golf, spa and with additional services.

Madeira Island Hotel – Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

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We would like to congratulate David and Christina Whippen on their recent marriage at Casa Velha do Palheiro. The happy couple and their guests who travelled from as far away as San Francisco for the special occasion, had the following to say:

‘We were so very fortunate to have our wedding this summer at Casa Velha, and we could not imagine a more unique venue. Madeira is such an incredible backdrop, that all our guests fell in love with it immediately. Casa Velha, with its unbelievably beautiful setting and gardens left everyone speechless, and the chapel would be any bride’s dream. Our reception in amongst the gardens and tea house was idyllic to say the least. The staff, food, and attention to detail made our wedding all that we had hoped and dreamed it would be. Thank you so much to everyone at Casa Velha for a day we will never forget.’

David and Christina Whippen

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Events October and November 2013 Madeira Island

Every year in October, Machico holds the Feast of the Lord of Miracles. However, other interesting events also take place during this month.

III Madeira Nature Festival
til 6th October
More information at: www.visitmadeira.pt

Festival of Our Lord of Miracles – Machico
8th and 9th October

More information at www.cm-machico.pt

IV Madeira Organ Festival – Funchal
18th to 28th October
More information at: http://www.festivaisculturaisdamadeira.com

Chestnut Festival  – Curral das Freiras
November, 3rd

16th International Open Bridge – Funchal
4th to 10th November
Further information at: http://www.bridge-madeira.com

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For your information we now have our own youtube channel for Madeira Marlin (Balancal)

Please visit us here https://www.youtube.com/user/MadeiraMarlin

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No passado dia 09 de Setembro de 2013, realizou-se, no Palheiro Golf, mais um torneio incluído nas comemorações do seu 20º Aniversário, intitulado Torneiro Madeira Wine Open. Este evento contou com o precioso apoio dos mais famosos produtores de Vinho Madeira (Barbeito, Blandy’s Madeira, D’Oliveiras, Henriques & Henriques, H.M.Borges e Justino’s) bem como da Direcção Regional de Turismo da Madeira e, ainda, do Instituto do Vinho, do Bordado e do Artesanato da Madeira.

Este torneio amigável, que teve no bom tempo um grande aliado, contou com a presença de 72 jogadores, incluindo sócios do Clube Palheiro Golf, convidados e jogadores internacionais, repartidos em equipas de 2, que jogaram na modalidade “4 ball better ball”. O torneio teve início às 10h15, com saídas em shot-gun. Depois do torneio houve uma prova de vinhos, oferecida pelos referidos produtores de Vinho Madeira, seguindo-se um excelente almoço no Restaurante Clubhouse Palheiro Golf, onde os jogadores se juntaram também com amigos não-jogadores.

Após o almoço realizou-se a entrega de prémios, presidida pela Dra. Maria Stangl, Capitã do Clube Palheiro Golfe, o Eng.º Pedro Ferreira, em representação do Presidente da Direcção do mesmo Clube, Dr. Fernando Couto, e os patrocinadores do evento.

A equipa vencedora deste torneio, com uns magníficos 45 pontos, foi a dupla Jacinto Santos e Miguel Rodrigues. Em 2º lugar ficaram Hélder Valente e Paul Laurence com 44 pontos, seguindo-se Alberto Sousa e Duarte Rodrigues, também com 44 pontos. Frank Van Der Graaf e Birgit Pillen foram os melhores jogadores internacionais, com 32 pontos. O “Longest Drive” teve como vencedores Jessica Otto (senhoras) e Robbie Braz (homens) e os vencedores da “Bola mais perto do buraco” foram Denise Chambers (senhoras) e Nick Chambers (homens).

À entrega de prémios seguiu-se uma tômbola onde foram sorteadas maioritariamente garrafas de vinho Madeira.

Foi, sem dúvida, um dia muito positivo e divertido, onde reinou o espirito de equipa e a boa disposição.

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On September 9, 2013, at Palheiro Golf, The Madeira Wine Open was held as part of the celebrations of its 20th anniversary. This event featured the fantastic  support of the most famous producers of Madeira wine (Barbeito, Blandy’s Madeira, D’oliveiras, Henriques & Henriques, H.M.Borges and Justin ‘s) as well as the Tourism Board of Madeira and the Wine and embroidery Institute

The tournament was a sell out with some 72 players, including Palheiro Golf Club members, guests and international players, divided into 2 teams, who played in “4 ball better ball.” The tournament began at 10:15, with exits at shot-gun. After the tournament there was a wine tasting offered by those producers of Madeira wine, followed by an excellent lunch at restaurant Palheiro Golf Clubhouse, where players joined also with friends non-players.

After lunch was held the awards ceremony, presided by Dr. Maria Stangl, Captain of the Club Haystack Golf, Eng. º Pedro Ferreira, on behalf of the Chairman of the Board of the same club, Dr. Fernando Couto, and the sponsors of the event.

The winning team of this tournament, with a magnificent 45 points, was the duo Jacinto Santos and Miguel Rodrigues. In second place were Helder Valente and Paul Laurence with 44 points, followed by Alberto Sousa and Duarte Rodrigues, also with 44 points. Frank Van Der Graaf and Birgit Pillen was the best international players, with 32 points. The “Longest Drive” had as winners Jessica Otto (ladies) and Robbie Braz (men) and the winners of the “Ball closest to the hole” were Denise Chambers (ladies) and Nick Chambers (men).

The awards followed a tombola where they were drawn many bottles of vintage Madeira wine

BPI KIDs’ Open – Férias no Golfe 2013

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Na passada sexta-feira dia 30 de Agosto, teve lugar no Palheiro Golfe  o torneio de encerramento do Programa de Verão “Férias no Golf” denominado BPI KIDs’ Open. Este evento marcou o final do actividades de Verão que decorreram durante dois meses  e meio, e contou com a participação de 22 jovens jogadores que puderam testar toda a experiência adquirida nas diferentes categorias de jogo.
Para os mais novos, os jogadores tinham de fazer cinco situações de Chip e Putt a cerca de 10 metros do alvo. Concluídos os desafios, o vencedor foi Hugo Martim Teixeira com 12 tacadas, menos uma tacada que os empatados em segundo lugar, Margarida Gonçalves e Francisco Nóbrega.
Na competição da Academia, dois jogadores estavam empatados com 27 tacadas cada, após os 9 buracos da competição. No “playoff” o vencedor foi João Francisco Freitas que derrotou Eduardo Calção , que ficou em segundo lugar. No 3º degrau do pódio ficaram Rodrigo Teixeira e Tiago Alves empatados com 28 tacadas cada.
Na competição destinada aos jovens com mais experiência, os atletas foram postos à prova nos exigentes cinco primeiros buracos do campo principal do Palheiro Golfe. Guilherme Calção não deu hipótese e ganhou com 19 tacadas, seguindo-se Daniela Matias em segundo lugar com 25 tacadas e Delphine Mardaga com 35 tacadas completou o pódio.
As actividades para os jovens regressam já a partir da primeira semana de Outubro, com a Academia de Formação Palheiro Golfe, estando abertas as inscrições para jovens dos 5 aos 18 anos.
O Palheiro Golfe agradece a todos os pais e colaboradores que ajudaram ao longo deste programa, e em especial ao apoio concedido pelo Banco BPI que abrilhantou em muito a cerimónia de encerramento das actividades.

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Gastronomic Weekend at Casa Velha do Palheiro25 and 26 October 2013

Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its Gastronomic weekend on the 25th and 26th of October.
The guest chef this year will be Vítor Matos who is the Executive chef at the Casa da Calçada situated in the Douro Valley.

Vítor Matos trained in Switzerland before returning to his homeland in 1995.  He has since worked in many of Portugal’s top restaurants before becoming executive chef in one of Portugal’s most iconic restaurants – the Relais and Chateaux ‘Casa da Calçada’ which has held a Michelin star since 2010.
Chef Vítor describes his style of cuisine as “a set of influences and memories, with special attention given to the quality of the products (he always tries to incorporate regional products), the sensory experience based on the five senses, and finally the techniques and technology to create evolutionary, cultural and modern cuisine.”
Joining him will be the head chefs at Casa Velha do Palheiro – Madeira born Chef Francisco Quintal and French Chef Eric Weidmann – who will be using their vast experience of Casa Velha haute cuisine whilst showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Especially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.
Visitors to Madeira and Casa Velha do Palheiro are invited to make reservations for dinner at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Price will be €75 euros per person including all wines.

If you’d like more information about this topic, please contact:
Cátia Afonso – Casa Velha do Palheiro
T. +351 291 790 350   |   F. +351 291 794 925
casa.velha@palheiroestate.com   |   www.palheiroestate.com

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Gastronomic Weekend Package at Casa Velha do Palheiro

3 nights accommodation including breakfast
Return airport transfers
Welcome gift upon arrival
Upgrade to a Golf Wing room (subject to availability upon arrival)
Gastronomic dinner at Casa Velha dining room
Free access to Palheiro Gardens
Free access to Palheiro Spa wet areas

From 25th to 29th October 2013  -   € 395,00 per person in double room

For bookings and further information please contact:
Casa Velha do Palheiro
T. +351 291 790 350   |   F. +351 291 794 925
reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com   |   www.palheiroestate.com

Madeira Wine Festival Official Programme 2013

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Madeira Wine Festival Official Programme 2013

September, 01st to 04th
Municipal Garden Auditorium – Funchal
9pm – 11pm – X European Folklore Week with the participation of Portuguese and Russian folk dancing groups – Project by the Boa Nova Ethnographic and Folk Group

September, 01st to 08th
6pm – 11pm – Bago de Uva (Grape Seed) – a project by the Geringonça Entertainment Association – “living pictures” and display of regional products – Municipal Garden

September, 05th to 08th
Central squares of Avenida Arriaga (from the Cathedral to São Francisco Street) and Largo da Restauração
Ethnographic exhibitions, “living pictures”, regional gastronomy and diverse entertainments:
- “On the Madeira Wine Route” – Project by José Manuel Freitas
- “Art and Grapes” – Project by Isabel Borges
- “The Colours and the Sound of Wine” – Project by João Egídio Rodrigues
- “Madeira Wine and Gastronomy” – Project by the Madeira Professional School of Hotel and Tourism (EPHTM)
- “Music Shows” – Project by Madeira Light Orchestra
Presence of Madeira liqueur and table wine producers with exhibition and tasting of wine and other regional product, organised by the Madeira Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts (IVBAM) – Central squares of
Avenida Arriaga, in front of the Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transports (4pm – midnight)

September, 05th – Thursday
4:30pm – 9:30pm – Performances in downtown by the Camacha Cultural and Recreational Association
5pm – 6pm – Project “Vinho Madeira e Gastronomia” (Madeira Wine and Gastronomy) – Show cooking with tasting sessions by the EPHTM -Largo da Restauração (Restoration Square)
8:30pm – 11:30pm – Performances by the group Xarabanda and Cantares da Madeira -Largo da Restauração

September, 06th – Friday
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in downtown by the Camacha Cultural and Recreational Association
5pm – 6pm – Project “Vinho Madeira e Gastronomia” (Madeira Wine and Gastronomy) – Show cooking with tasting sessions by the EPHTM – Largo da Restauração
8pm – São Vicente Municipality Winegrowers’ Dinner
9:30pm – 12pm – Performances by traditional Madeira music groups and the Madeira Light Orchestra – Largoda Restauração

September, 07th – Saturday
10am – Live Harvesting in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Grape picking at Quinta da Pinheira followed by an ethnographic float 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 grape treading will
take place with music entertainment and regional gastronomy – Project by the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Recreational and Cultural Association (ACRE)
11:30am – 4:30pm – Performances in downtown by the Gaula People’s House Folk Group
4:30pm – 9:30pm – Performances in the downtown by the MonteVerde Folk Group
5pm – 6pm – Project “Vinho Madeira e Gastronomia” (Madeira Wine and Gastronomy) – Show cooking with
tasting sessions by the EPHTM – Largo da Restauração
9:30pm – 12am – Performances by traditional Madeira music groups and the Madeira Light Orchestra – Largo da Restauração

September, 08th – Sunday
3pm – 8pm – Performances in downtown by the Santa Cruz People’s House Folk Group
4pm – 5pm -Project “Vinho Madeira e Gastronomia” (Madeira Wine and Gastronomy) – Show cooking with
tasting sessions by the EPHTM – Largo da Restauração
5pm –8pm – Madeira Wine Cocktails Festival organised by the Madeira Barmen Association Central
Squares of Avenida Arriaga, next to the Cathedral
9:30pm – Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeira music groups and the Madeira Light Orchestra – Largo da Restauração

 

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Summer Water Jump – Paul do Mar
August 17th

The small town of Paul do Mar, in the western municipality of Calheta, will be the stage for this initiative organised by MADproductions in partnership with Freeride Madeira.

This acrobatic water jumping competition is a real test for the athletic capacities of each contestant in the four categories: “Summer Water Jump King”, “Best Trick”, “Big Air Jump” e “Best Crash”.
Sign up now and take part in this adventure!

Find out more at: www.summerwaterjump.com

Madeira Wine Festival

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Madeira Wine Festival
From September 1st to 8th

Part of the annual tourist entertainment calendar, the Madeira Wine Festival is celebrated every year by the time of the grape harvest in tribute to century-old precepts of the vine arts that hark back to the time when the island was first inhabited.
This festivity is intensely experienced in the parish of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, a place where locals and visitors take part actively in this ethnographic ritual full of lively entertainment (grape harvesting parties, floats with grape pickers, the re-enactments of regional customs and ways, etc.).

On the other hand, various allegorical events are held in downtown Funchal in a party atmosphere where music and regional gastronomy are also part of the show.
Come and discover a little bit of this archipelago’s history and treat yourself to this nectar of the gods!

For further information visit the website  http://www.visitmadeira.pt