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Cool tasting room, great wine flight options

Really enjoyed our visit here, didn't do a tour, just the tasting room. They offered different... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Stacy S
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Chicago, Illinois
Nice ambience, not so touristy

Rather than stop at one of the mainstream tasting houses along the riverfront in Gaia, we walked... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Kathy K
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loomis ca
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Built in 1737 by William Offley, the company gained international renown and prestige under the leadership of Joseph James Forrester, an influential personality in the history of Porto, first Baron Forrester granted for his historic map of the Douro...more
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We felt really special in this cellar. The host came to our table with our tasting and explained how this particular port came about, and we came away with a good education on how port is made as well as a new fondness for port.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit here, didn't do a tour, just the tasting room. They offered different flight options which was great! Open late.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Rather than stop at one of the mainstream tasting houses along the riverfront in Gaia, we walked the side streets. I remember reading about this place in someone else’s trip advisor reviews. Reasonably priced, we enjoyed 3 tastings) good size for 9 euros each. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t fault this tour taken by enthusiastic tour guide and followed by a port tasting of your choice. We went for one cheese and a 3 port tasting so 5 ports and cheeseboard to share. Had previously taken the audio Taylor’s Port tour and tasting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Good value at 10E for the tour including two good measures of port - the white was very good. The building is a little way back from the front and, unfortunately for Offley, in the middle of some road works. Well worth the trip though.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Went here on our last evening of a cruise on the Douro, a lovely walk from the mooring. A lovely intimate port cellar area with an excellent guide explaining all the port barrels and processes all very interesting despite having visited several others during the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

I guide was very good and we learned so much about how port wine was created and differences between certain types. Our family loved our tour and the experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We booked the Baron de Forrester tour including a tasting of 5 portwines. Our guide was very lively and professional, and gave us great information about the process and different types of port. These cellars are small-ish and quite intimate, but the tour and especially...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

There were only 4 of us on this tour in English. The guide was knowledgeable, his English was very good and we learnt a lot about port wine on this ½ hour tour. Afterwards there was a tasting of two port wines and you could...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Visit here for a small cellar. They had a great showing of museum type old equipment. Our tour guide was a little disengaged. OK to visit if you are seeing several for a comparison - but not a priority

Date of experience: July 2018
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JanisA106
April 28, 2018|
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Response from TechnoGeoff | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. All of the river cruiseso Moor up on the harbourside in front of all.the port cellars. Your can't miss them
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douniko
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Wendy D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I dont know the answer to that. It might be an idea just to ring them.
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Anne G
February 3, 2016|
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Response from Sara T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anne!! :D You have 2 ways to buy it: 1 - if you do the guided tour to the cellar at end they give some wine to taste and afterwards you can buy it. At end of my visit they gave a voucher with discount, which was... More
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