With so many Port cellars to choose from either in Porto or in Vila Nova de Gaia, it can be overwhelming to discern which one offers the best port tasting in Porto. To make it easier for you, Wine Paths has selected the best Porto wine tours suggestions: take a look below for some inspiring ideas and proposals.
It is extremely simple to pop in and out of the Port storehouses, as they are literally one after the other along the riverside promenade, and you are, after all, in a quest to find the best port tasting in Porto, right? But although these Port cellars are enticing and Port tastings are readily available, there is one piece of advice to remember: Port wine has an average alcohol level of 20% (significantly more than still wine) which is masked by its distinctive sweetness. Many visitors, eager to try as many styles of Port as possible in one single morning, make the mistake of stopping in each cellar for a sip (or more!) and by noon they can’t appreciate the difference between a Ruby Port or a Tawny Port anymore…
What to do then? Simple: Contact our local travel experts for a tailor-made Porto wine tour that will only include the best Port houses in the city, placing quality over quantity, and unique experiences over standardized tastings. Our select local experts have exclusive access to high-end Port houses that are not usually open to the public and can organize an unforgettable luxury Port tasting that will be the highlight of your trip. They can also organize an unparalleled day including a cable-car ride, cultural sights in the heart of the city, a trip to the outskirts of Porto to enjoy lunch at a traditional quinta (country wine estates) and a Port tasting river cruise at twilight. For all of these fantastic ideas and more, reach out to our local experts: a memorable time in Porto awaits!
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