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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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Interesting Tour and Great Port

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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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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Antigua, Guatemala
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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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Rochester, New York
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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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Milan, Italy
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I went to Croft in July, and normally there’s a lot of tourists in all the city... But it was only me and a couple from Korea. The tour it was very nice and our guide – Filipa – was very friendly and well prepared to explain all the production of Port Wine. With the tour you can taste 3... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited while on a weekend break. You find yourself waiting for the tour in a beautiful stone space which has plenty of seats as well as an indication of the retail offers available. We were given a white port and a tour of the cellars which outlined the history, production methods and a broad level of information relating to... More 

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Porto District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is not the first wine lodge that I have visited in Porto. The classic and cheapest tour costs 5 euros and includes wine tasting (2 ports), I'm not a wine expert that worked absolutely fine for me. The tour is in different languages, so just make sure to walk in with the idiom tour of your choice, or send... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We only visited one port lodge and based our choice on other reviews, as we only had a short time in Porto, we chose Croft. Our taxi dropped us outside...it is up a steep street with views over the river, and has a nice outside seating area. The cellar was lovely...lots of history. There were choices of tours and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My fiancée and I took the classic tour of the Croft wine lodges. This cost 5 euors per person and included three different ports. The tour guide was very informative and clearly enjoyed his job a great deal. There are other options available including a chocolate and port tasting (7 euros each) and a port and cocktail tasting (10 euros).... More 

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