We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sandeman Cellars

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Instruction and Taste of Porto Wine at its Best

Just across the river from Porto, a stone throw from the river is one of the many wineries and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
Great Visit.

We visited the cellars on a Viking River Cruise,the young lady who hosted the tour was very good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Read all 1,575 reviews
All photos (1,343)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“port wine”(73 reviews)
“classic tour”(19 reviews)
“tour guide”(33 reviews)
Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic centre of Porto, in a granite building dated 1797, The House of Sandeman invites you to an experience full of mystery and seduction, in a setting which balances a traditional...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
See all hours
Largo Miguel Bombarda 3, Vila Nova de Gaia 4404-507, Portugal
+351 22 374 0534
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Vila Nova de Gaia
from US$24.30
More Info
from US$43.30
More Info
from US$91.30
More Info
from US$17.30
More Info
Reviews (1,575)
Filter reviews
516 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews port wine classic tour tour guide wine tasting short movie great tour basic tour white port the river gift shop premium tour different types porto wines enjoyable tour take home ruby port great port
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 516 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Just across the river from Porto, a stone throw from the river is one of the many wineries and tasting cellars that made Portugal famous for its wines. Sandeman Cellars are well organized and kin on making presentations to buyers. The cellars seemed vast and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zhiv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cellars on a Viking River Cruise,the young lady who hosted the tour was very good with a great sense of humor I was impressed with the barrel store and the outside terrace.Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank slaughtneil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place last august. Huge cellar with oak containers and lots of memorabilia. Tour guide was excellent and provide ample explanations on the history and the making of ports. It is worth spending a few dollar more for the tastings as it provide a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Boutip
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't do the tour here, but we stopped for some ports on the terrace. We also ordered the cheese plate which was lovely, but the bread was stale. Shame. The port is very reasonably priced so you can do your own flight and not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julia M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were a group of 6 people and managed to book the 1790 visit by email previous to our visit. The tour was set just for the 6 of us, so it was good as we could ask our guide as much as we wanted....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Here is an opportunity to see how Sandeman Port is aged in barrels and to sample two different Ports.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The tour was nice, informative and manageable. The guide spoke English quite well and was a good clear speaker. They finished with a small group tasting. We paid extra for The Tawny Port tasting which was very good. We had hoped the guide would share...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Huron68
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We had a nice tour at Sandemans which was about 45 minutes with a short film at the end. You had a choice of tasting. Found the tour at Taylor's a bit better.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoBertie
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Sandeman tour was rather generic and centered around the mystic of the cloak. The tour includes a taste that was clearly for the masses. While the tour was informative, the wines served at the end did not satisfy my port appetite. Our guide as admittedly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy L
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Most of the port wine lodges are located along Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of the Ponte Luiz, facing Ribeira on the other side of the Douro. Most big port wine producers (Croft, Sandeman, Burmester, Taylor, Graham, Offley, Cockburn etc.) offer tours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank schmidtmg
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Pestana Vintage Porto
2,719 reviews
.34 km away
Porto River Aparthotel
463 reviews
.35 km away
The Yeatman
2,158 reviews
.38 km away
Carris Porto Ribeira
1,136 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 450 nearby restaurants
DeCastro Gaia
252 reviews
.06 km away
Taberninha Do Manel
2,359 reviews
.10 km away
Tempero d'Maria
529 reviews
.08 km away
Meet&Taste Portugal
384 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 104 nearby attractions
Porto Augusto's
1,055 reviews
.17 km away
Quinta dos Corvos
519 reviews
.23 km away
Serra do Pilar Viewpoint
1,148 reviews
.34 km away
Rio Douro
6,542 reviews
.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
December 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from BeefPit | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but check their website. My wife and I enjoyed the tour VERY MUCH - so if you can go , do it!
Carol B
October 21, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from TonyDryden | Reviewed this property |
Best to enquire direct to the company
June 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Marlon P | Reviewed this property |
Parking is just right in front of the Cellars Building or otherwise you can take a taxi from your Hotel/Apartment walking is very nice in this place and you will bever get bored.