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Porto Sandeman

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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 223 740 534
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Wonderful Wine Experience!

Travel back in history. Enjoy 225 years of the best Porto Wine in the all world! The Cellars are just wonderful, magical! And we did meet The Don!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Travel back in history. Enjoy 225 years of the best Porto Wine in the all world! The Cellars are just wonderful, magical! And we did meet The Don!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The guide met us dressed in the Sandeman black cape and hat. We were give a great tour of the storage area as the guide gave us a good understanding of how port is made. We then finished up with an short informative film. After the film, we were treated to a tasting of their port products with explanation of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this Port Lodge on Sunday afternoon and the guide was knowledgeable . The sombrero and cape were explained and our guide wore the same! Most interesting as in years gone by I had visited the Bodega in Spain. Tour is central and easy to access and no booking required.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There are many port lodges in Porto. And this is one of the largest ones! The tour is fantastic, and presents many opportunities for Zorro jokes (the Sandeman logo was one of the first corporate logos ever created and features a figure in a don's hat and Portuguese student's cape), due to the tour guides wearing a recreation of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Love Port and this is a short hop from the city center. Sandeman offers a number of tours and depending on your interest level --and attention span--you can quick tour, sample and move on or more. It's a fascinating and beautiful facility and everything about this place is excellent (lighting, the authentic costumed Staff and of course the product).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Right on the river this tour is a handy introduction to the delights and varieties of Port, with a nice side helping of the history of the Sandeman 'Zorro' logo. It's interesting and informative (not harmed any by the guide being an extremely attractive young lady who could pull off the cloak and hat combo better than most). Less good... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was not thrilled to go see the port houses but it was actually very nice and fun. Definitely a must-do when in Porto. We visited Sandeman and took the tour with a tasting. Great building, clean and professional. Tour is very interesting although it can be a bit much information in a small amount of time. Our guide was... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Interesting about the story of Sandeman, good tour and big cellar, seemed a bit more touristy with more souvenirs at the end and they were not cheap nor was the port. It is easier to get to though on main road, the port was okay but was not my favourite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So you are in Porto, you are with a gorgeous woman or at least you are drunk, so you think you are (I was - but just in case, for others you know). You are at a port winery - how can it not be excellent ... Well it is Excellent - but I can't rate every Winery as excellent... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I totally fell in love with port wine here. I've probably never tried it before, so this was a perfect initiation. The tour was well timed, enjoyable, funny and definitely not boring at all. Total recommendation.

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