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“Nice, old Port Wine celder” 5 of 5 stars
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Weinkeller Sandemann
Hafenstrasse, Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #42 of 135 things to do in Porto
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Espoo, Finland
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“Nice, old Port Wine celder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

After tour take a seat at restaurant and enjoy with very tasty seafoodmix and excellent Douro whitewine. After dining take the local Tawny an coffee.

Visited May 2013
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“Beautiful wine cellar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We went to the basic wine cellar tour with tasting of two wines for 5€. We were lucky to arrive there a bit before 5 and at that time an English tour was just about to begin. The tour guide was wearing the Sandemann logo outfit and the lighting in the cellars was beautiful. I had done one tour in another less known wine cellar before and I can say that I definitely preferred Sandemann. Just by the looks of it and the atmosphere in the cellars. The guide explained the different names of the Port wines and at the end we saw a short movie about it all also.

The tasting part was okay, nothing special. Not the best port wine I have tasted but as a part of the tour still good. Would have liked to know more about what we were tasting though, she only briefly touched on it.

Overall worth the time and money, I would definitely suggest going there while in Porto.

Visited May 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Beware ... tour times”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Whilst Sandemans is by far the easiest Port Wine Cellar to spot along the banks of the Douro, you should take care to make suitable enquiries. The Sandemans website is quite correct in advising that they run several tours daily (each with a tasting session to follow), however, BE WARNED ... each tour is in ONE language only - you should make suitable enquiries to ensure that the language you require ties-in with your planned visit to Oporto.

Visited January 2013
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“Great terrace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We didnt actually tour the cellar as we had already toured one of the others, However Sandemann has a great terrace outside, where you can sip their lovely port sitting under shade and with a view of Porto. I loved it.

Visited October 2012
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Turku, Finland
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“Interesting tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The basic tour of 30 minutes takes you through the actual Sandemann cellars while the guide recounts facts about the company as well as port wines in general. After the guided tour there is the tasting at the big hall. The basic tour includes 2 different ports, we were offered white and ruby.

The tour was interesting and there was enough information, at least for us who had no previous knowledge of ports. However, at the tasting I would have enjoyed a little bit more information about the specific ports we were tasting.

I would recommend the tour, it is quite informative and worth the small price.

Visited December 2012
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