Porto Calem, Vila Nova de Gaia

Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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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  • The price charged is not worth the tour. The tasting is hurried, we think. It is good to soak in the environment, but you can get the same information on internet.  more »
  • While visiting Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, it is not possible to miss this unique opportunity of tasting the famous Port wine! The Douro Region is the oldest demarcated wine producing area in the...  more »
  • Didn't do the tour, but did their 3 port tasting just right of the main entrance. There's a small stand with lots of tables to the right of the main entrance and asked about their tastings. Servers...  more »
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  • As others have said the English tour groups can be big, but it’s a very popular spot and a famous port house we expected that. Despite the size the tour is professionally done, very knowledgeable guide and a range of tasting options at the end. I took the two port taste and my husband took the three, meaning we ultimately tried five different ports. Recommend that option if you want to try more!
  • Great experience. A must do for any visit to Porto, full of culture, history, science and the wine tasted great too! It was made even better by our English speaking tour guide who was excellent, informative and has a landmark birthday coming up soon. Have a great birthday!!
  • Not sure what happened but I saw some people complaining about the size of the pours in the tasting! Are you kidding me? The three "tastes" were massive! The tour was interesting and wine was overall good with the tawny being the stand out. Recommend!
  • Great visit. It not boutique winery but tour is interesting and winery designed very nice. Recommended.
  • Asked for a wine tasting at around 545pm. Server gave us a menu and asked to sit down.. waited until 620pm and when she finally came to help is, I was informed that the menu needed to be changed because they no longer offered wine tasting after 6pm. When I informed her that we were sitting down for over 20min waiting to be served, she got an attitude saying she did not and started asking 'who gave this lady a menu' to her colleague. After telling her it was her, she rolled her eyes and said 'fine what do you want?' At that point I decided to get up and leave.

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