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Croft Port Wine Lodges

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Address: Rua Barao de Forrester, 412, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088, Portugal
Phone Number: 00 351 22 374 28 00
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Description: In Croft’s magnificent wine cellars, professional and highly educational...
In Croft’s magnificent wine cellars, professional and highly educational tours take place all year round, seven days a week, from 10 am to 6 pm. On arrival you will be offered a free Port wine tasting. Afterwards you may, if you wish, taste aged Tawnies, superb vintage Ports or even enjoy an exceptional combination of Port and chocolate. Our visitors’ centre offers a captivating atmosphere, reminiscent of the Company’s 420 years of history and tradition.
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My favorite lodge in all of Gaia!!

Croft is by far my most favorite lodge, not only is it beautiful, the guides are friendly and knowledgable! This is one of the few lodges where you will watch the coopers at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Croft is by far my most favorite lodge, not only is it beautiful, the guides are friendly and knowledgable! This is one of the few lodges where you will watch the coopers at work!! Fantastic and always make a stop in!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A Douro history must! And great Porto Wine tastes, friendly and good staff, interested in helping, no regarding language and nationality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We really enjoyed this tour, the cellars are very impressive and our guide was very knowledgable. I would highly recommend it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were here the four of us and in the meantime another 10 people came in and all got turned away because the next visit is in 3 hours. And we didn't even miss one that just started. There is no scheduling made public, you have to come up the hill to find there isn't a visit any time soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I visited 3 of the cellars across from Porto and this was our favorite tour. Their cellars are beautiful and the guide was clear and concise. A little off the beaten path, but well worth the stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We originally intended to visit Taylor's but were redirected here as it was booked for a private event. It was a blessing in disguise - would not have found this place originally but had a very nice time! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and spoke great English. The port was fantastic as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice brief history of the port house and a simple explanation of the different types of port and the processes they go through. For 5€ get a quick info session in the cellar and a tasting of three ports. I'd highly recommend anyone in Porto to at least go to one cellar for the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Croft Port Wine Lodges, in Vila Nova de Gaia (across the river from Porto, Portugal) is a wonderful place to sample port wine. The city of Porto is known for port wine, as the wine is produced and fermented in this region. Thus, there are plenty of vineyards and lodges, especially across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. Many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It was a nice experience. We went there to taste some good Porto wine. We choose chocolate and Porto. The sommelier, in a good and simple English explained us difference among the three Porto we tasted and make us visit the cave. She was kind and she answered to our question. The only thing we really didn't like was other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

€5 for a tour + 3 Port tastings. Closes at 6pm, so be sure to arrive before around 5pm to be in time to do the tour.

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