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At Taylor's Port, hear about Port wine and its history, learn what makes a good Port, and taste some sought-after vintages. The company dates back to the 17th century and is considered to be one of the largest, oldest Port houses in the world. Visit to check out the company's specialties, vintage blends and wood-aged Ports. The Late Bottle Vintage-style liquor--the most popular premium Port in Canada and England--was pioneered by the company. Visit their cellars to taste Extra Dry White, Late Bottled Vintage, and Tawny 10-year-old Ports, or ask for a premium tasting. Fully private tours can also be reserved. Use our Vila Nova de Gaia trip itinerary app to visit Taylor's Port on your trip to Vila Nova de Gaia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Taylor's Port reviews
An Excellent Return Visit Just about 14 months ago, we first visited the Port House of Taylor-Fladgate & Yeatman. As this was one of our favorite Port Houses, that was a dream come true. In... more »
We really enjoyed the self guided tour through the caves, allowing us to set our own pace. You learn about the history of port and the production process, and finish with a tasting in a lovely room... more »
Way over expectations and well worth the 15€ it costed. You will learn not only about the brand Taylor’s but also generally about Port Wine making, grape growing and the history of port wine in... more »
An excellent visit. Really explained the story of the Port wine business and it's growth over the last 300 plus years. My understanding of Port has definitely expanded! Lovely venue where the Port was aged after travel by boat down the Douro from the vineyards further up the valley. At the end of the visit we arrived at a lovely tasting venue/garden area. Two Ports were included in our ticket price each, others you paid for. We had a lovely late "lunch" of a selection of other ports to compare, together with a cheese platter. Service was excellent, not a bad way to have a lunch.....
Interesting history of wine with pleasant atmosphere. Room full of old barrels make huge impression. You can taste 2 types of wine after the trip and it is really nice. Wines are dry, but you can feel sweetness of grapes in your mouth. Place worth visiting.
The tour was basic yet informative and I am glad that I finally made the effort to go. I am a lover of port wine and was to keen to know how it was made. As it’s turns out they simply mix sprit with boofty red wine and then age! Who knew! The tasting room is nicely situated but expensive and they won’t let you buy a half to consume on the premises, it’s by the glass only my alcoholic friends!
Really interesting tour and Port tasting. The audio guide was detailed. The two port wines included in the tour price are excellent. Definitely need around two hours for the visit. Staff are super friendly and helpful - the walk up the hill from the river is pretty steep but there are great views once you arrive. A really enjoyable time.
It's definitely worth the walk up the hill to visit this lodge. The fact that it's an audio tour means that you can turn when it suits you and you are not waiting for an appropriate language tour to start. It also means you can do the tour at your own pace. The whole experience was really good. We learnt a lot about the production and development of Port. The tasting is in a lovely setting and depending upon the weather you can sit out in the rose garden or go indoors. The tasting rooms have a small menu with things like cheese selections, which go well with the port. You can also order more port than the two you are given to taste. My only grip would be the drink measures! I can understand the tasting portions being small (especially when you only pay 15 Euros for a ticket), but I would expect a full measure when buying additional drinks. But don't let that put you off. The whole thing is well worth it.
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