When it comes to Port Wine, there’s no doubt that Porto is the city to visit.
To make sure you visit the best of the bests, Beatriz Maia has selected the Top 5 Best Port Wine Cellars just for you, take a look:
Graham’s Port Lodge
Graham’s Port Lodge is considered to be one of the best Port Wine Cellars because of its location, its sights and its wines. Also, Graham’s is our partner in crime when it comes to providing the most amazing wines for our Yours Bistrô and Yours Store. So, it’s obvious that Graham’s is on our Top 5 Best Port Wine Cellars.
Created in 1820, it was one of the first companies to invest on the plantation in Douro. Nowadays, it’s knowned by its innovative production techniques and its fantastic wines.
On the other hand, Graham’s is also one of the few cellars to possess a restaurant called Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar.
During the tour you can enjoy recently renovated surfaces. However, since Graham’s is a production cellar, it’s normal to hear some hammer noises throughout the visit. Do to its location (top of the hill), Graham’s has the most magnificent views to the city historic center and to Luiz I Bridge. The tasting room is a cozy and gracious space with hight cellings and windows. There you can choose between the Classic or Premium Tasting.
Located at Rua de Rei Ramiro 514, Vila Nova de Gaia and it’s opened everyday from 9:30am until 5:30pm.
Born in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest Port Wine houses that dedicates mainly to the production of Port Wine and its different styles. Also its a very importante place for Yours Porto because it was where Luisa and André, the owners of Yours Porto, got married.
Is one of the few Cellars that has its own restaurant called Baron Fladgate. Is considered to be one of the top restaurants in Gaia, where you can eat classic Portuguese food with a contemporary touch, while you enjoy the most magnificent view to the historic center.
The guided tours to Taylor’s are available in many languages and don’t require reservation. However, it’s possible to do private tours or tour for groups with more than 10 people, in that case, you will need to make a reservation.
Also, during the tour, you will get the chance to learn about the fascinating history of Port Wine and the House of Taylor’s. Then, you will taste two wines of special category.
Taylor’s is located on one of the highest places of Gaia which allows them to have an amazing view to the city. Something that many cellars don’t have and that makes Taylor’s one of the 5 Best Port Wine Cellars.
Is located on Rua do Choupelo, 250, Vila Nova de Gaia and it’s open from Monday to Sunday from 10am until 7:30 pm (last entrance at 6pm).
Porto Calém is one of the most famous and visited Port Wine Cellars and that’s why it has to be on our Top 5 Best Port Wine Cellars.
It was created in 1859 and it stands out for representing very well two of the most precious Portuguese traditions: the wine and the fado. Porto Calém is one of the few cellars where you can enjoy a good dinner with live fado music and Port Wine.
The guided tours to Calém cellars begin with a visit to their museum, fallowing by a trip to where Calém keeps its wines. To finish you have the tasting.
When you leave the cellars, you can enjoy a nice glass of Port Wine while you appreciate the view to Douro River.
Porto Calém is the nearest cellar to Luiz I Bridge and it’s located on Avenida Diogo Leite, 344, Vila Nova de Gaia. It’s open everyday from 10am until 7pm.
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval was built in 1975 and it stands out from the other cellars because it’s slightly different from all of them. Because it is an unique brand, and provides Yours Porto with the most amazing table wines, Quinta do Noval has to be one of the Top 5 Best Port Wine Cellars.
Located near the river margin in Vila Nova de Gaia, Quinta do Noval stands out because it’s not a cellar. It’s a store with few tasting rooms. Perfect if you want to skip the tour part and just move along to some Port Wine tasting.
Quinta do Noval wants to express the individuality of its soil in a harmonious and balanced way. Its wines share all the power and complexity of the greatest Port Wines and its distinguished by their finesse and delicacy.
It’s located at Avenida Diogo Leite, 256 Vila Nova de Gaia and you they are open everyday from 10am until 7:30pm
The House of Ferreira and its wines are known for quality and tradition. There you will learn more about the history of Port Wine and the Douro region then in any other cellar. Therefore, Ferreira Cellars had to be one of the Top 5 Best Port Wine Cellars.
Was built in 1751, by a family of wine producers who had portrait a major role in the history of Port Wine.
When it comes to the guided visits, they are available in many languages and at different prices depending on what you want: Classic Tour, Dona Antónia Tour, among others.
During the tour you can learn a bit more about the most iconic figure of House of Ferreira: Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. This lady has contributed a lot to the brand through the years and became a unique personality and a symbol of strength and perseverance.
Ferreira Cellars are located at Avenida Ramos Pinto, 70 Vila Nova de Gaia and they are open everyday from 10am – 12:30am and 2pm – 6pm.