Caves Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia
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Have a glass of wine with your history lesson at Caves Sandeman, 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. Use our Vila Nova de Gaia vacation trip planner to add Caves Sandeman and other attractions to your Vila Nova de Gaia vacation plans.
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  • Like the tour and know more about the production, storage and distribution of wines! Very interesting site! At the end I recommend tasting some labels and also ensure some!
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  • Full of tradition, smells of history and it makes you fast thanks to loa guides, super nice! Good tasting at the end.
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  • A visit informative, funny and with tasting finish. Deserves the penalty be attentively to the explanations of the guide with coat and hat.
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  • Decent view, excellent wine. Tried my first tawny 30 here, aww. Very central location, fast and professional service. Ok cocktails, but turns out I'm not really a fan of mixing good port wine with sugary fluids.
  • After standing in line for about 25 minutes, the desk employee said the last tour was just fully booked. Ot was quite an annoying experience but I don't think there was a lot tondo about it. Sandeman is definitely the most famous house on the strip, there is a free small museum inside. The building is quite impressive.
  • I would avoid this for the tour as it attracts the big tour groups from coaches that park themselves annoyingly on the main strip south of the River Douro. Other than that the art gallery bit is free to visit and tasting a couple of ports in their outdoor area is really not a bad way to enjoy the port, people watch and reminisce about our time in Porto.
  • Amazing and tachfull of Port colture. Its a must
  • All Porto cellars are amazing I particulary like the Sandeman brand. Its great to know more about it during the guided visit.