Top choice wine in Vila Nova de Gaia
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Up from the river, British-run Taylor’s boasts lovely, oh-so-English grounds with tremendous views of Porto. Its audio-guide tours, available in 11 languages, include a tasting of two top-of-the-range port wines (Chip Dry White and Late Bottled Vintage) – your reward for the short huff uphill.

The 300-year-old cellars are simply staggering, piled to the rafters with huge barrels, including the big one containing 100,000L of late bottled vintage. Private tours and tastings are also available on request.