Our History

  • Highlights:

    Porto Santo | Discovered at 1418

    Madeira Island | Discovered at 1419

    Sugarcane Plantation

    Wine Production

The first island to be discovered was Porto Santo (from the portuguese, Saint Port), in 1418. After days drifting, the ship’s crew, who had been deflected of its route through the African coastline, sights a small island, that ends up being the safe port they all needed, saving them from a fatal destiny. At 1419, they arrived to Madeira Island (from the portuguese, Wood) and started the colonization, a few years later. Madeira won its wealth and recognition initially, due to sugarcane plantation and wine production, that culminated in a growth of the touristic sector, becoming a reference amongst the european aristocracy.