Sandeman Cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia

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Winery / Vineyard · Specialty Museum
Have a glass of wine with your history lesson at Sandeman Cellars, 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. Take a look at our Vila Nova de Gaia trip planner to schedule your visit to Sandeman Cellars and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Sandeman is one of my favorite Port wine and I really like their image. When the time I got there, there was no outdoor bar like I saw in the other review. Maybe it’s because of the curfew, also the.....  more »
  • We were guided through the winery cellar, the Port wine production is well explained by our professional and friendly tour guide. The tour was ended with 3 Port wine tasting (White, Ruby, Tawny...  more »
  • Sandeman is defined worthy seeing! The Caves in Porto are a must see and I recommend this one! The staff is friendly and their environment is great! The Porto Wine, as expected, is amazing!  more »
  • Overall it was a pleasant tour of the Porto cellars. The tour is about 40 minutes long and very informative about the history and making of the Porto wine. The only negative was the video at the end that explained everything the tour guy had just told us (minus the Portuguese accent) I’d still recommend the tour because like he said.. the best part is the tasting at the end. You get to try the classic white Porto and the tawny reserve Porto.
  • Very interesting tour in the lodge and the caves. Forth all the money. There's a nice Sandeman bar in front of the lodge which has nice selection of port cocktails and small bites.
  • The tour is very routine, packed and commercial, but I guess that's what you get at the most recognised wine house in Porto. The tasting at the end included a 10 year tawny so not a bad value for money.
  • Very commercial tour. We enjoyed going into the cellars and seeing the giant barrels, vintages, and various tools. The guide was pleasant. Go to basically any of the other wineries for a better experience. Kopke has a gorgeous tasting room and their products were more our taste. Their port tastings are served with chocolates and water. We were on the English tour. The weirdest thing was at the end of the tour, we were shown a video described by our guide as being ‘partially in Spanish and in English’ but it was 10 min of Spanish with roughly 4 sentences of English in total and no English subtitles. When watching the video, we were together with a Spanish tour and it really just seemed like the guides simply wanted us to finish the tour so they grouped us together and picked the language of the first group to arrive. The video at the end had lovely imagery though and would have been nice to know what they were saying...
  • Did the tour where you get to see where the Port is stored in the barrels and a tasting. There was a video at the end that pretty much covered everything that was said in the tour which was strange, they should have done the video first so you could then understand the tour more. The Port tasted good

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