Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta

Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta, Lda.

The Sociedade dos Engenhos da Calheta was created during a period of great industrial development, in the second sugar cycle, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. It is one of the oldest sugar cane mills in Madeira, continuing to work with the century-old machinery, producing high-quality rum obtained by controlled fermentation and careful distillation, as well as cane honey.
Thanks to its genuineness, the rum produced by Engenho da Calheta is the raw material for making the famous Poncha and various cocktails.

This distillery allows guided tours from Tuesday to Saturday. It is possible to visit a small museum that shows the various stages of the working process, as well as to taste and purchase rum, Poncha and honey cake.


Av. Dom Manuel I nº 29
9370-135, Calheta
Ilha da Madeira
(+351) 291 822 264
32º 72’ 24.28” N 17º 17’ 96.56” W