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Real Companhia Velha

Rua Azevedo Magalhaes 314, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-022, Portugal
+351 22 377 5194
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Founded in 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. José I, Real Companhia Velha, also known as Royal Oporto Wine Company, has the most ancient Portuguese cellars in the countryThe centuries old cellars of Real Companhia Velha, are situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, right in front Oporto, in other words, on the left bank of Douro river.Over 100.000 m2 stores carefully a vast selection of Port Wines Tawny – aged in oak barrels -, as well as Vintage Port, maintaining the prestige e reputation this house enjoys over 250 years. At the cellars of Real Companhia Velha, in the silence of its vaults, the wine is kept in barrels of noble wood, the work made by coopers who have served the Company for many generations.There, asleep in a unique peacefulness, barrels and vats are lost in time... 10, 20... 30 years... What does it matter! The time it takes for each wine to reach its exact point of maturity.One of our Top Tours,starts with an exclusive video that shows the evolution of the Port since the Douro Region, all the way to the old cellars, followed to a visit to the main ageing cellar, centuries old, moving up to visit our old “Vintage” museum. Finishes with a tasting of two young Ports, white and red, plus a 20 year old tawny.
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

You can tour the Douro Valley and visit three vineyards in 8 hours, tasting a little port and table wine (very little) or you can also visit this tasting room, select from a menu of wines and actually get glasses of port that you can...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a tour here and we’re both in agreement that it has been one of the highlights of our trip! We arrived late in the day so we were the only ones in guide Joanna’s group. She was...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were a group of 8 and had a tour to ourselves. The young man who showed us around was charming, friendly and knowledgable. The buildings are old and picturesque and we had an excellent explanation of the process of port production, starting with a...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

There is an informative film, followed by a tour of the barrel storage area which is really interesting. However, the 'tasting' consisted only of a small glass of sweet white port and one of red tawny, no others available. Prices are OK, and shipping can...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I had booked in advance for a Preimum Tour. When we arrived the guard at the gate welcomed me by name. We watched a video of the port making process followed by a tour including the cellars of some very ancient (and some not so...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We just turned up which was no problem at all. We received a very warm welcoming and could directly join a guided tour (English, French, Portuguese) round the caves. The price was amazing: 7,50€ for about an hour of tour and the tasting of 4...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a guided tour of Porto. To start a winetasting with a boring video was no success. When the video was over new visitors almost pushed us out. A walk in the "cellar" was 25 steps over ground and with a "duracelrabbit" as a...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great place for the winelovers and for the people who want to understand the history of Porto wine ...

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Learn about the wine-making process, dating back to the 16th-century. The Real Companhia Velha was founded in 1756, it's another 'must see' in Porto. The people were nice and spoke excellent English.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our second Port House that afternoon. Good and varied selection ( 2 whites, 3 reds, and a rose ), but minimal presentation and explanation, simply " this is ____, pour, drink "If this had been my first stop. I would have been more impressed, but...More

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ckgonzalez
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Response from Eksar | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. It's really convenient, however the streets leading there are really narrow... just be careful
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