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Newman Wine Vaults

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The Vaults

I typically visit this place once a year. It's a nice experience. I'm not a fan of wine but I do... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
St. John's, Canada
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Love the St John's history

Went to this little gem because of good reviews on this site. Tour of small building was just a... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Keith M
Cambridge, Canada
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

I typically visit this place once a year. It's a nice experience. I'm not a fan of wine but I do like the guides and seeing inside the vaults. Definitely a important part of St. John's history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Went to this little gem because of good reviews on this site. Tour of small building was just a perfect way to spend half an hour. Very informative and interesting story, with a sample of port when finished and voucher for free chocolate at shop...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Keith M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

On the last day of our vacation, we had a little free time before leaving for the airport. We both like wine and I'm a history buff, so we thought we'd give the Newman Wine Vaults a visit. It's a small space but nicely restored,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

For many years the port maker Newman aged its product in the Wine Vaults alongside St. John's harbour. The historic building is well worth a visit (beautiful stone vaulted ceilings) and you get a chance to sample some of the Newman Port (no longer aged...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is a small location but a very interesting history. The guides are very knowledgeable and the tasting was fun! buy joint ticket with Commissariate House and enjoy two interesting locations describing pieces of St. John's history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Convenient downtown location, staff were very informative/knowledgeable about the history of the Vaults If only those walls could talk . . . . . . Sampling was enjoyed as well!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb M
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The Scots figured out that the taste of whisky is changes depending on the weather and climate where it is casked. By accident, it was discovered that port wine from Portugal casked and stored in vaults in St. John's developed a richer, more complex taste---The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 388howardh
Reviewed September 13, 2018

this is a place only for port, but it's interesting to learn all different kinds of port and the history

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tmwhung
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Been there twice now. One for a wedding photo shoot and the second time for a concert. This winery is a historic site and worthwhile checking it out for the history and the cellars. Well known for its port wine. I just loved the place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alick T
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Short stop - the wine cellars aren’t very large but has a bit of interesting Newfoundland port history. Our visit lasted approx 1/2 hr including a generous tasting of Newman Port. Yum! $6 for an adult admission but also gives you access the Commissariat too...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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You'd have to approach them directly. I was just a tourist