Taylor's Port, Vila Nova de Gaia

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At Taylor's Port, hear about Port wine and its history, learn what makes a good Port, and taste some sought-after vintages. The company dates back to the 17th century and is considered to be one of the largest, oldest Port houses in the world. Visit to check out the company's specialties, vintage blends and wood-aged Ports. The Late Bottle Vintage-style liquor--the most popular premium Port in Canada and England--was pioneered by the company. Visit their cellars to taste Extra Dry White, Late Bottled Vintage, and Tawny 10-year-old Ports, or ask for a premium tasting. Fully private tours can also be reserved. Use our Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary app to visit Taylor's Port on your trip to Vila Nova de Gaia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Excellent tour and tasting combo where you get to learn a lot about how Port wine is made and the history of one of the oldest port houses in the region. The audio tour is self-guided and very... 
    Excellent tour and tasting combo where you get to learn a lot about how Port wine is made and the history of one of the oldest port houses in the region. The audio tour is self-guided and very...  more »
  • The best way to reach Taylors is from the WOW mall, you save few min. of walking. I strongly recommend to buy the audio and wine testing combo ticket. The explenations /images/video are of an... 
    The best way to reach Taylors is from the WOW mall, you save few min. of walking. I strongly recommend to buy the audio and wine testing combo ticket. The explenations /images/video are of an...  more »
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  • Nice area and beautiful view over the city from the restaurant terrace. The tour was okay. Would have rather expected a guided tour instead of an audio tour which would have been more personal for this family company. There was too much text in the audio and not connected to any room. You just hit play once and that’s it. Really hard to follow, so we gave up after 10 minutes. For the tasting we would have expected three port wines, a 10y Tawny was missing in opinion. The other two vintage ports were great. For 15€ it’s not worth it I’d say.
  • Really glad I chose to visit Taylor’s. It was much better than the other port house we visited (Caves Calem). The tour is self-guided with a handset that has an audio guide in multiple languages. You start in a room with lots of barrels (full of port!) before moving to a room where the process of making port is explained, including information on the different grapes etc. The audio guide is good, but the information boards are great so I ended up reading those instead. The tour continues with an explanation of barrel making, bottling and the various types of port. At the end of the tour you can taste port at the bar. I enjoyed tasting the two ports included with the ticket as well as buying a glass of vintage port to see how that compared. Highly recommended.

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