Porto Calem, Vila Nova de Gaia

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#4 of 46 in Wineries in Northern Portugal
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 were visiting the city and take the opportunity to visit the wine cellar, to learn about wines and be able to prove them, the truth that was great, we love!
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  • We had passes for Calem as part of our yellow bus tours tickets. It was by far, our favourite part of our trip! Our tour guide was called Diogo and he was fantastic, full of information, and answered ...  more »
  • The guided tour of the caves was very fruitful and the tasting even better. The wine _ sweet and spectacular Tear!
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  • 10 euro Tour includes the interactive museum which was interesting and informative, followed by a tour through the cellars and a tasting or premium tasting for 5 euros extra. We did the premium tasting (3 ports instead of 2) but wished we had done one standard and one premium so we could taste 5 different wines (we were 2 people). We had attended another port tour previously of a small winery, and this was an interesting contrast since calem is a huge winery. Recommend it!
  • Excellent wine your with the museum and the explanation of how Port is made! The English tour guide had a rather unclear speech, but we could still understand most of it! Definitely get the premium option if you're alone, if not half of you getting premium would be good! Good quantity of port provided for tasting, definitely enough to share!
  • The staff were very nice and flexible. The English guides were fully booked and could buy only French and they let us join to the English one! The experience was also great!
  • Definitely go for the wine tasting here, and go for the premium (€15) version if possible. It was really good tasting the different types of port, and I was pleasantly surprised by how generous they were with the samples. The little self-guided museum was also very interesting.
  • There is a cool area to explore before the tour starts, but the tour is nothing too special. There is a wine tasting at the end where they give you a glass of red wine and a glass of white wine. There is also a store to buy wine, chocolates and other merchandise. Our tour guide spoke English, but was a bit difficult to hear and understand.

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