Vine Varieties
Tinta Negra

The introduction of Tinta Negra in Madeira dates back to the eighteenth century. This is a very versatile and hardy variety, with small to medium-sized grapes, a very fine and soft skin which, since its introduction, has adapted easily to the specific conditions of the island. It is essentially cultivated in the South of the Island, in Funchal and Câmara de Lobos and in the North in São Vicente. Tinta Negra produces Dry, Off-Dry, Semi-Sweet and Sweet wines, and accounts for 80 to 85% of total production.