Porto Calem, Vila Nova de Gaia

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Discover some of the country's finest wines by touring Porto Calem on the southern bank of Duoro River. Multilingual tours lead visitors through cellars housing century-old vats and casks that are filled with the winery's renowned white, ruby, and tawny ports. Founded in 1859, this award-winning winery allows you to enter a world of traditional wine-making, providing a rare insight into the age-old techniques and special aging processes used to make these favorite dessert wines. The winery also houses a shop, museum, and tasting room, where you can compare two different varieties of port wines. Use our Vila Nova de Gaia trip planner to add Porto Calem and other attractions to your Vila Nova de Gaia vacation plans.
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  • We booked this tour for 10am, so were at the tasting stage at 11am, but hey we are on holiday....no one is watching the clock. Claudia guided our group of 3 separate couples perfectly....informative....  more
    We booked this tour for 10am, so were at the tasting stage at 11am, but hey we are on holiday....no one is watching the clock. Claudia guided our group of 3 separate couples perfectly....informative....  more »
  • 45 people on a tour in a cramped area, interesting but disappointing. I wouldn't recommend it. The choice of Ports was limited and you have to Pay Pay Pay if you want to experience other vintages... 
    45 people on a tour in a cramped area, interesting but disappointing. I wouldn't recommend it. The choice of Ports was limited and you have to Pay Pay Pay if you want to experience other vintages...  more »
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  • The place and the guide are nice. However, you won't learn much about the Porto wine. It would have been interesting to get more explanations on the harvesting, blending and other processes... Instead of showing the company "catalog", I am sure there are wonderful photos and videos to share.
  • Easy to visit, included in (some?) Yellow bus tour tickets and so an obvious choice for most tourists in Porto. Not my favourite wine cellar in gaia but honestly it's right by the bridge so you will almost certainly pass by and may as well go in. Professional and nicely done tour with a rather average "tasting" at the end. The wines you get depend on the ticket you buy, and the tasting itself is more like sit here drink this then go to our shop. That said the shop seemed reasonably priced so if you like the port you can get so.e there and then.

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