The island of Madeira is famous for the eponymous fortified wine that it produces, but not to any common table wines. However, the volcanic, rich and very fertile land on the island gives a very special signature to the varietals of new and different wines being cultivated on the island. Wines that break the traditional "fortified wine" image of the industry of the island.
Some interesting results have come forth. A surprisingly luscious Cabernet Sauvignon to a divine Merlot has sprung forth from several new and one or two established wine houses. Some of the most interesting wines are the blends, like the "Quinta do Moledo" Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon blend, or the "Beira da Quinta" Verdelho and Ansburger white wine blend. "Côrte do Norte" with its blend of the "Tinta Negra Mole", Cabernet Sauvignon and "Touriga Nacional" grape varieties makes for an excellent red wine with such a pleasant bouquet.
Excellent white wines abound too, including the "Rocha Branca" Verdelho and the "Torcaz" blend of Verdelho and Ansburger.
Lastly, many Rosé wines are being produced too. The excellent Atlantis and Seiçal rosé wines deserve much praise.