We had wanted to visit for years and finally found ourselves able to do so. Yes, it did help that it was moderate in temperature and humidity as it was December but that is what we enjoy about living in the south... right? We purchased the 3 wine sample and chose wisely. We did enjoy the distinct differences between the 3 but both agreed that the Madeira was the best. We strolled the vineyards but the vines were bare because of the season. Staff was polite but not overly friendly. Their calendar showed some interesting events throughout the year and we would like to try a visit during one of those times and hope for an improved experience.