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Porto Calem

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Address: Av. Diogo Leite 26, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
Phone Number: 00 351 22 374 6660
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Good informative tour

We went on the half hour English speaking tour: good info and all the essentials of port winemaking. Basic tasting at the end: cheap white and red port. Tip: pay to taste the good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went on the half hour English speaking tour: good info and all the essentials of port winemaking. Basic tasting at the end: cheap white and red port. Tip: pay to taste the good stuff. You may find something you really like and want to buy...

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Campbell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

While we were part of larger group, the tour guide made sure that everyone was in range of her voice. She spoke great English. When we got to the large tasting room, the 2 ports were ready for us to taste. It was clear that more tastings were available for more money. We made a decision to purchase a few... More 

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Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have tasted at many wineries and champagne houses but this was my first tasting restricted to port. While our guide was knowledgable and eager to share his knowledge, the group was too large so that it was hard or impossible to hear if you were at the back. The tasting itself was limited to small amounts of two ports... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A knowledgable and friendly tour of the port caves of the Calem Caves. Many of the port cae tours are at 2 or 3 pm but this one was at noon! WE got an education about both the company and the arty of making port and the tour ended with a tasting of white and tawny. No hard sell -... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

They did this well and must have had some professional help designing the tour - the place was atmospheric and attractively lit providing good photo opportunities. The staff were friendly and delivered a very good tour. There were a number of stops and the guide was able to illuminate the chat with lots of things to look at. All the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of the many Cellars to visit but I really enjoyed it. Interesting history of Port in general and the brand in particular.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-6B Port wine comes from Porto, and therefore we must visit one of those wineries on the south side of the river. Many of them offer wine tasting, wine-brewing tours and stores. We ended up with two places. We joined a winery tour in Cálem,... which they gave us a tour around the premise and three difference kinds of wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Porto Calem is the first wine cellar you'll see when crossing the bridge D. Luis I. Their english tour is excellent, affordable and the tasting room in the end of the tour makes the experience simply unforgettable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

When we went to Calem we found there weren't tours in English unless we paid 15€ more per person for a tour in English along with Fado show. We declined and they said we could specify the time for tomorrow and they would put the English tour on then, which they did at 4pm the next day. The guide was... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

You can combine all these three things in Calem! Cellartour was short but you will get basic information concerning Port wine. Fado concert after that was great!

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