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 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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  • We found the tour of the cellars to be good value for money. It is best to book in advance. It was very interesting and the tour guide was lovely. Our two children were the only children on the tour but they enjoyed it too. There is port tasting at the end of the tour and you can choose whether to have two or three glasses before the tour starts. The tour guide brought water for the children. Obviously at the end of the tour you have the opportunity to buy port and other souvenirs in the shop.
  • An excellent wine cellar and our tour guide 'John' was an absolute star. His English was superb and he had a very good manner and was very easy to converse with. The cellar is a working cellar the initial smell was sublime. The port varieties and styles were well explained and the tasting of the White and tawny ports was superb. There is more to port than the famous English brands!!
  • There is an excellent 🍷 wine cellar. I like that in the end we can taste some delicious wine. It is very interesting. They tell you things what you never new about 🍷 wine.
  • We couldn't decide which port house to choose, and I'm glad we went for this one. Prices are very reasonable, we had children and they enjoyed it too. Very good tour, not too long so didn't get boring. Fabulous tasting experience. Highly recommended.
  • Nice organized place. Museum contains lots of interesting information’s. Tour is nice and informative. Degustation was quite good. I recommend upgrading ticket to premium. If two people - one normal ticket, the other one premium. Easy way to share and try 5 different wines.
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