In the city’s historic zone, why not pay a visit to the Porto Wine Manor House? Here you can sample a few of the different types of Port in a suitably refined atmosphere, while looking out onto the river Douro below. This is also the place to pick up a little reading material on this fine wine.
On the other side of the Douro, Gaia is the main centre for Port production. The warehouses of the most famous brands, maturing their wines underneath characteristic red coloured roofs, dominate the heart of the city.
Discover some of the fifty plus companies as they go about maturing their Ports in sturdy wooden barrels.
For everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Port, join a guided tour and discover just how the wine is made, sampling a few types as you go. Try any one of the three older and still leading producers at Caves Taylor’s, Caves Croft or Quinta do Panascal.