Madeira wine has a rich history in the United States, particularly in connection with the Declaration of Independence. This fortified wine from the Madeira islands off the coast of Portugal was a favorite of the Founding Fathers and was famously used to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

In fact, it is said that when the Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia in 1776 to sign the Declaration of Independence, they celebrated with a glass of Madeira wine. This wine became so popular that it was used to toast many other historic moments in American history, including the signing of the Constitution and the Louisiana Purchase.

Today, Madeira wine is still an important part of American culture, particularly during the 4th of July celebrations. It’s a tradition that dates back to the 18th century and one that is still enjoyed by many today. At, we offer a range of Madeira wines that are perfect for your 4th of July celebrations.

One of our top picks is the Broadbent 10 Year Malmsey Madeira. This wine is a beautiful deep amber color and has a rich, velvety texture. It has notes of caramel, toffee, and nuts, with a long, smooth finish. It’s perfect for sipping on its own or paired with a decadent dessert like chocolate cake or a fruit tart.

Another great option is the Broadbent Madeira Colheita 1996. This wine has a beautiful golden color and a bright, fresh taste with notes of citrus and honey. It pairs well with spicy foods like barbecue or jerk chicken, making it a great addition to your 4th of July menu.

For those who prefer a drier style, we recommend the Rare Wine Co Charleston Sercial Madeira. This wine has a light, crisp taste with notes of green apples and almonds. It’s perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or paired with light appetizers like grilled shrimp or a fresh salad.

No matter which Madeira wine you choose, it’s sure to be a hit at your 4th of July celebration. These wines are a testament to the rich history and traditions of our country, and they are a great way to honor our founding fathers and the sacrifices they made to create our great nation. So raise a glass of Madeira wine this 4th of July and celebrate the history and traditions of our great country.