Graham's Port Lodge, Vila Nova de Gaia

4.7
#2 of 31 in Wineries in Northern Portugal
Winery / Vineyard Food & Drink
Wine lovers and cultural connoisseurs will appreciate the renovated museum and historical cellars at Graham's Port Lodge. Discover the art of port wine-making through a cinematic exhibition on the Douro vineyards, which was added to the site in 2012. Consider a walk through the museum housing artifacts from the company, the land, and its history. You can tour the wine cellars at the lodge, which were established in 1890 and hold 3,200 barrels, as well as a vintage collection of 19th-century bottles. Finally, you may sample the port wines for yourself at a public or private tasting. You also can take in views of Porto and dine at the Vinum Wine Bar and Restaurant. Put Graham's Port Lodge on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vila Nova de Gaia tour planner.
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  • Sitting on top of the hill across the river from Porto, this place took quite a hike, but it is well worth the effort. Beautiful cellar, tasting room. It also has a Terrace bar with nice view of the r...  more »
  • Instead of settling for the easy life and visiting one of the port lodges on the waterfront, it's worth making the effort to get up the hill to the Graham's lodge. It is another world! Much more relax...  more »
  • We decided to just turn up and see if we could get on one of the tours. Luckily there was a english speaking tour at 1.30pm and we booked on that. We had hour and a half to kill and what could be bett...  more »
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  • Excellent. Arguably the best port house in Porto. The restaurant, Virnum, has stunning views across the Douro, the food is excellent and the service impeccable. The large Port cart at the end of your meal has a comprehensive selection. The tour was also good, it was informative, without being too long. There are many options for Port tastings, across all budgets. Our guide was excellent, and you left feeling like you had a good grasp of how port was made, and which one suited you best in terms of taste. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Further away and up the hill so less crowded. Beautiful cellars, well-designed mini museum, and lovely terrace views. Mehs: Tour was decent, but not really that informative--too much self-promotion. Advance booking required. Tour and tastings start at 12€ for a ruby, LBV and tawny. Expect to pay over 50€ each if you want to taste vintage port. Food pairing not worth it. 10€ for a sad, little cheese plate. Also, skip the wine shop. Prices in town are cheaper.
  • Amazing tour followed by an amazing tasting! Then we sat on the patio and over looked the Duro river back towards Porto and had delicious cheese and Iberico ham and more port. Highly recommend visiting Enjoy
  • It is one of the furthest wineries and it requires to walk a bit since it is uphill but is totally worth it. The tour was informative and the tasting on the terrace was really enjoyable. Great views and nice atmosphere!
  • Dont bother. Very institutional. Perfunctory. Much preferred others such as Churchill or Taylors.

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Where to stay in Vila Nova de Gaia

Located just across the river from Porto's Old Town, Vila Nova de Gaia boasts a distinctive identity of its own.You can take advantage of the area's trendy riverfront district and its world-famous Port wine cellars by staying in one of the neighborhoods just south of the bridges to Old Town Porto. This puts you within easy walking distance of the wine cellars, while leaving you in close proximity to historical sites across the river by foot, bus, or taxi. Farther from the river are several international chain hotels offering comfortable rooms with high standards of cleanliness. You'll also find locally run inns and bed and breakfasts in the heart of the city's more residential neighborhoods of Cravelos and Mafamude.
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