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Solar Vinho do Porto

Quinta da Macieirinha - Rua de Entre Quintas, 220, Porto 4050-239, Portugal
351 226094749
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Ranked #50 of 73 Activities in Porto
Type: Wineries, Historic Sites
Description: Considered one of the finest locations for sampling ports, Solar Vinho do Porto, is an 18th-century villa.
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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The waiters are harsh, not very helpful and not very friendly. We went because it was on the tour route we had chosen and wanted to try port. We couldn't find anywhere else. Recommend somewhere else if you find a place but if not go here and be prepared to be served with a frown. But hey! Your not going... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Do not go here!! The staff was incredibly rude, we did not feel welcome at all. At one point we even felt that they just wanted us to go away, the were giving us angry looks and even pointing, no idea why. It's a shame because the place is actually quite nice, but all in all a bad experience. Staff... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Went there to try some port and though reviews weren't great it seemed our best option. Atmosphere was sterile, waiters ok but don't seem to have any enthusiasm for their product and the port list is very short - only one Ruby! We went on afterwards to a bar called 'Grapes and Bites' which had a much longer port list... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

be aware that,having climbed the hill up to the solar vinho do porto we were informed by the gateman at the park that this place is now closed,permanently,

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

During our stay in Porto we stoped at Solar Vinho do Porto which is a good place to watch Sunset and enjoy a port wine!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

we were recommended to visit Taylor but instead of it, we've decided to visit Croft and didn't regret it. you can buy for few euro different packets of wine samples (very nice to try is the one named wine lovers).....staff very profesionall, nice experience

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Orange County, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Check that it is open before you go! We took a taxi here only to discover a sign on the door saying it was temporarily closed.

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Porto, Portugal
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

First of all, the Solar do Vinho do Porto is the perfect place to experiment Oporto wine. There are several brands you can taste there and you can even try vintages and LBV (Late Bottled Vintage). BUT, if you are not a Oporto wine lover, you can relax in the garden or simply admire the beautiful Oporto landscape. A place... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I've been here once and loved it. It was around 7 pm so I was lucky to see the beautiful sunset while drinking an amazing port wine! I totally recommend this place!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Taylor's is reputed to have the best tour (closed when we got there); Croft is the oldest port house there is. Both are free, and you get samples (a Ruby Reserva in case of the latter). Sandeman, by the river, is not free, but apparently worth it, too.

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