Sandeman Cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia

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Have a glass of wine with your history lesson at Sandeman Cellars, a wine center offering guided tours of its historical cellars and traditional wine-making process. The visit leads you through a network of 200-year-old corridors housing hundreds of oak casks and vats, where the region's renowned tawny and ruby ports slowly age under the watchful eye of expert wine makers. A museum offers a look at a collection of bottles, photographs, and paintings, narrating the history of wine-making in this part of the world. Check online for available tour and tasting options, and save time by booking your visit in advance. Take a look at our Vila Nova de Gaia trip planner to schedule your visit to Sandeman Cellars and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I did the premium wine tour and had a great experience. The host was knowledgable and explained how all the wines were made with a well-designed tour through the cellars. The wine tasting was good - a...  more »
  • Very nice cellar, pleasant and interesting visit with a guide in French, a little touch of humor that brightened the day despite the rain! A lot of information but very well explained, it is easy to understand even coming totally novice! Tasting two different portos for the classic formula, but no pressure to force the purchase since the personal lets the group taste quietly, great for the price (13)!
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  • Overall it was a pleasant tour of the Porto cellars. The tour is about 40 minutes long and very informative about the history and making of the Porto wine. The only negative was the video at the end that explained everything the tour guy had just told us (minus the Portuguese accent) I’d still recommend the tour because like he said.. the best part is the tasting at the end. You get to try the classic white Porto and the tawny reserve Porto.
  • Very interesting tour in the lodge and the caves. Forth all the money. There's a nice Sandeman bar in front of the lodge which has nice selection of port cocktails and small bites.
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