If you cross the bridge to the other side of the river you arrive to Vila Nova de Gaia, where all the Port Wine cellars are located. At most of these cellars you can get a guided tour where they’ll explain how Port Wine is made, stored and distributed and also, how to distinguish different kinds of Port; most of these visits end with a wine tasting. There are around 30 different cellars, so we can help you choose which ones to visit:
Access: At S. Bento take the bus 901 or 906 and get out at Sandeman Cellars
Tips: To visit the Port Wine Cellar and other sightsand try the portuguese typical food and wine, join the Porto City Tour!
Ferreira Port Wine was created in 1751 by a Portuguese family of wine-markers. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, the responsible for the brand, quickly became a symbol of strength against the adversities of being twice widowed and a woman at the front of a company in the 18th century. Antónia Adelaide was kindly called Ferreirinha, a name which stuck to her brand through the years.
Schedule: All year 10 a.m – 6 p.m Address: Av. Ramos Pinto, 70, 4400-082 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Price: Different types of tasting – From at 14,00€ Tel: +351 223 746 107 More Info
Espaço Porto Cruz
Espaço Porto Cruz is a 4-floors modern building entirely dedicated to Port Wine. It is the only interactive museum on the subject, with touch panels which help you explore and learn the history of Port. They also have wine tastings with an explanation given by a specialist. On the top floor there is a restaurant and a lounge terrace with a wide view over the city.
Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda, N.º23, 4400 – 222 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Tel: +351 220 925 340 More Info
Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto. You can visit the cellars but also the house and museum, where you find a testimony of the brand history told trough bottles, medals and old advertisings.
Schedule: All year 10 a.m – 6 p.m Address: Av. Ramos Pinto, 380, 4400-266 Vila Nova de Gaia Price: Different types of proof – From 15,00€ Tel: +351 936 809 283 More Info
This brand was created in 1820 by two brothers and later sold to the Symington family. In a rustic building with walls of granite and wood ceiling, the location of this cellar offers a breath-taking view over the Douro River and Porto. The building has different spaces such as a museum with old books and valuable objects related to the brand’s story, or an exclusive and intimate room where you can taste older wines.
Schedule: November to March – Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m – 6 p.m / April to October – 9:30 a.m – 6:30 p.m Address: Rua do Agro 141, 4400-281 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Access: Graham’s is one of the only cellars that is not located right in the docks area. From S. Bento take the bus 901 or 906 and get out at Alameda Empresa stop Price: Different tastings – From 18,50€ Tel: +351 223 776 484 More Info