Experience what makes Port Wine unique and how it distinguishes from other wines. Learn how and when to consume it and to identify the differences between the different Port Wine families.Learn about its history and how the world's oldest demarcated wine region is nowadays.Visit 3 wine lodges and try 7 different Port Wines - including a visit to a traditional wine cellar learning all about Port Wine production and aging, and a visit to a modern interactive museum with a professional tasting room and workshop learning how to taste wine.By the end of this tour you should understand why Port Wines are so unique and exclusive to the Douro valley, what the different kinds of wine are, and how to taste them like professionals.
Included: 7 wine tastings, entrance to 3 lodges.Walking distance <1km. A good part of the tour happens sitting down. Perfect if you took an intense walking tour in the morning or just feel like relaxing and learning how to appreciate Port Wine.Starting on Porto’s side of the river we’ll start the tour by getting the participants comfortable and at ease. We’ll hear a historical contextualisation of Port Wine whilst we walk along to the shady cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia. There will be a guided visit to the museum and cellar of one of the most prestigious Port Wine houses, followed by a tasting of a Reserve Tawny and Reserve White Ports.We’ll talk about what makes port wine so different from other wines and learn when it should be consumed and how to tell the difference between the different Port Wine families.Followed by a visit to an old cellar transformed into visiting center, having the opportunity to get into contact with the ins and outs Port Wine barrels and learn how cork, the noble wine preserving material, is produced. We won’t leave the visiting center without trying a delicate and young Ruby Port.The third place we visit to is a modern, interactive Port Wine intepretation center. Built to close the gap between the Douro Valley and the Wine cellars, it offers us the possibility of getting into contact with the oldest wine region in the world, where the grapes are grown, and the exclusive professional tasting room. Reserved only for the few we’ll have a wine tasting workshop with 4 different wines, learning how to taste the different families of Port Wine and pair them with food.End the tour on an amazing panoramic view terrace, appreciating one of the oldest and most elegant cities in the world.By the end of this tour you should understand why Port Wines are so unique and exclusive to Portugal, what are the different kinds of Wine and how to taste them like professionals, good examples of food and wine pairing and Port is right for you.