Vasques De Carvalho
Vasques De Carvalho
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3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
Vasques de Carvalho Brand House, located in the cellars area, aims to offer to the customers the chance to know the Port Wine with a different approach from the traditional cellar. We propose tastings in a pedagogic perspective, directed to a public interested in the Port Wine theme and its specificity, in a space designed for small groups, with sophisticated and quiet athmospheres, and also a garden, where each client may have a customized and exclusive service.
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  • Sara G
    110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning patio
    The patio is stunning and very relaxing, and I enjoyed my glass of port. It was incredibly peaceful, and I love that I was able to enjoy a glass from a very small producer. I will note that due to the nature of being a small producer, the prices are high. I had a glass of one of the cheapest options on the menu, and it was 8e, and a full tasting started at 30e (pours were very large from what I saw). It was very good, but I would recommend going after having been on a full port tour to more fully appreciate what you’re drinking, as this is a brand house/tasting room, not a cellar.
    Dear Friend, Thanks for you kind words. We hope to see you again in the future. VC Team
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 14, 2023
  • JK1969
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Five stars not enough!
    I had not heard of this port house, and visited because the hotel where I stayed in Porto recommended it as an "off the beaten path" place to visit. As it turns out, this was a great recommendation. The people were really friendly. The ports were excellent! The greatest thing you can do at one of these is be curious about their wines and them. We were treated so well and had great discussions with them. We will definitely be back there. And we shipped 6 home!
    Dear Friends, Thanks for your review. Hope to welcome you again. VC Team
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Fernando M
    Singapore, Singapore114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big wines
    Vasques de Carvalho is not a big producer, and they don't have a big cave. That's what is not big there. However, the wine, the tasting experience and the service are outstanding. We really enjoyed our time there and the warm welcome from the staff. Definitely recommended.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 6, 2024
  • Judy F
    Lakewood, Ohio77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views, beautiful port.
    The setting here was absolutely lovely. There are different spaces to enjoy your port flight, and we had a beautiful view of the garden. Our server was very knowledgeable and suggested which flight of port to try. She told us more about the making of port wine, and then let us ask a lot of questions! We really enjoyed the white port here, so that is what we took home!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • AuntLainey
    San Francisco, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tawny and white ports
    My husband and I visited this tasting room Sept 2023. It was a wonderful tasting experience. A small space (outdoor space) and simply perfect. We only bought one bottle of tawny that day since we had 2 more days in the region which included a tour of Douro Valley. We could carry only so much wine back to the US, so we had to be selective. After going to Douro wineries and other port houses we realized that nothing compared to the quality of ports from Vasques De Carvalho! With only 12 hrs to spare before we left the country, we found our way back to the tasting room to buy as much port as our suitcases could hold! We look forward to visiting you again in the future. Until then, we might just have to purchase it for shipment to us in the US. The 20 yr tawny was our favorite! Oh, and the white ports were divine!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 16, 2024
  • A_Dude101
    Daytona Beach, Florida6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boutique Winery with Exquisite Ports
    A small family owned winery with an intimate setting where one can sample their exquisite ports. We were given an in depth history of port production in Portugal, of the varied micro-climates of the Douro valley of the variations of port wines. Simply marvelous! We selected the aged tawny tasting and oh my they were undoubtedly the best port wines we have ever tasted! I highly recommend giving Vasques de Carvalho when visiting Porto!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2024
  • LikesToHike
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This should be on your tasting list!
    This was a great place for a tasting, just off the Main Street in Vila Nova de Gaia near the "Rabbit". Sandra set up a tasting for us so that we could try the ports we wanted to. The ports they have are spectacular and there are [too] many to try :). The tasting was relaxing and most informative. Sandra patiently answered many questions we had in trying to learn more about the various ports available. I recommend making a reservation and going early in the day - and bring your wallet! They ship to the US and don't really export to the US otherwise so you may want to grab a few bottles to bring home as well. I even ordered some white ports which I don't usually drink but these were too good to pass up. An exceptionally excellent selection of ports and it was nice to see these coming from a smaller Portuguese vineyard. My overall favorites of the trip!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 30, 2024
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D D
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A more simple experience without the big tour and business of the other houses, and therefore very relaxed and good value. Had the starter flight of 4 ports at 16 euros with an individual, knowledgeable and friendly guide taking us through them. Great introduction to port in very comfortable surroundings.
Written February 4, 2020
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Dear friends, Hope to find you healthy. Thank you so much for your review! We hope to welcome you again. VC Team
Written October 30, 2020
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Jim Gledhill
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had already done a port tasting and were left somewhat deflated by the rehearsed patter, although the port was nice we needed more. At this location we were warmly welcomed and offered the garden as our venue, Sandra was the perfect host and made us feel like friends. OMG the port was a different class, I have enjoyed port for many years having bought more than my fair share in supermarkets... the basic tasters were just really really nice, I don’t know what complex is and I don’t pick up the deep flavours others talk of but I do know that when I spend my money I either like what I buy or I don’t, this I liked. I told Sandra the white reserve was my favourite and she brought out a bottle of their 20yr vintage white.......my next conscious act was I bought it to share my findings with my closest friends and my dad. The venue 10/10, the port 10/10 and Sandra 11/10. If you come to Porto, visit this port house it doesn’t matter where else you go, this has to be on your bucket list.
Written September 22, 2021
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Dear Jim, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again next summer! VC Team
Written April 20, 2022
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Simon W
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We loved the Port tasting with Sandra so much. A smaller Port house, and very recently opened in the world of Port, this felt like a bit of a hidden gem away from the huge Port caves. It was brilliantly done, and we tasted eight ports in total (plus a delicious cheeseboard). A few reviewers have mentioned the price, which feels a bit absurd, because in Porto, you get what you pay for. Yes, you can do a €5 Port tasting elsewhere, but here you get knowledge and passion and really love for this brand. Sandra was a highlight of our trip and by far the best tasting we did. If there’s two of you, share a couple of tastings to get a mix of loads of Ports. We loved it so much, we came back and bought a couple of bottles.
Written October 7, 2022
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Hi Simon, We hope to see you again this summer :) Thank you for your kind words and please, remember us the next time you come to Porto. VC Team
Written August 4, 2023
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A_Dude101
Daytona Beach, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A small family owned winery with an intimate setting where one can sample their exquisite ports. We were given an in depth history of port production in Portugal, of the varied micro-climates of the Douro valley of the variations of port wines. Simply marvelous!
We selected the aged tawny tasting and oh my they were undoubtedly the best port wines we have ever tasted!
I highly recommend giving Vasques de Carvalho when visiting Porto!
Written April 17, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hikingrrrl
Connecticut381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This tasting room was exactly as described by the other reviewers: intimate, friendly, lovely, quiet. And expensive. We opted for the most expensive flight figuring we'll taste the best of the best. It probably was, but our palates are not sophisticated enough to discern the qualitative differences among the vintages and aged ports. So if you are like us and don't love port, I do heartily recommend visiting this sweet refuge, but don't blow the budget on the "good stuff" because it won't be worth it.
Written April 7, 2023
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Thank you for your review. VC Team
Written August 4, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AuntLainey
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
My husband and I visited this tasting room Sept 2023. It was a wonderful tasting experience. A small space (outdoor space) and simply perfect.

We only bought one bottle of tawny that day since we had 2 more days in the region which included a tour of Douro Valley. We could carry only so much wine back to the US, so we had to be selective. After going to Douro wineries and other port houses we realized that nothing compared to the quality of ports from Vasques De Carvalho! With only 12 hrs to spare before we left the country, we found our way back to the tasting room to buy as much port as our suitcases could hold!

We look forward to visiting you again in the future. Until then, we might just have to purchase it for shipment to us in the US. The 20 yr tawny was our favorite! Oh, and the white ports were divine!
Written February 16, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LikesToHike
NJ83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a great place for a tasting, just off the Main Street in Vila Nova de Gaia near the "Rabbit". Sandra set up a tasting for us so that we could try the ports we wanted to. The ports they have are spectacular and there are [too] many to try :). The tasting was relaxing and most informative. Sandra patiently answered many questions we had in trying to learn more about the various ports available.

I recommend making a reservation and going early in the day - and bring your wallet! They ship to the US and don't really export to the US otherwise so you may want to grab a few bottles to bring home as well. I even ordered some white ports which I don't usually drink but these were too good to pass up.

An exceptionally excellent selection of ports and it was nice to see these coming from a smaller Portuguese vineyard. My overall favorites of the trip!
Written April 30, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bexi991
Sunderland, UK152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
So...admittedly we didn't find this per chance and visited on the 3hr walking tour and were blown away by not only the location/ shop (super clean, trendy and an outside courtyard for those that smoke) but the port is obviously incredible and the staff treat you like family - attentive and helpful and there's nothing they don't know about their port. We were served by Sandra for our tasting who was just lovely - explained our choices but also the process this house goes through with their ports. They have a large menu with a great variety and even serve snacks too. I could have gone here all week and will definitely be looking to import a few of their ports over the larger named brands - the white port in particular is sooo tasty and resembles a caramel colour!
Written September 22, 2020
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Dear Friends, Hope to find you healthy. Thank you so much for your review! We hope to welcome you again as soon as possible. VC Team
Written October 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jsh
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Sandra was an excellent host full of knowledge about the port making process. We tried 6 different ports all of which were lovely and no expenses were spared on the selection put on offer. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were pleasantly surprised by how lovely the port was. Definitely not just for the oldies! We would have bought some bottles had we not been flying ryanair!
Written June 2, 2021
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Dear friends, We hope to welcome you and your wife again! VC Team.
Written August 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

davidatkin1702
Cambridgeshire, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
You only need to look at the skyline to see how many wineries you could visit in Porto / Gaia. Vasquez de Carvalho is not one of the big 'corporates', and it's slightly off the beaten track, but that's all part of its charm. You'll be treated as an individual, rather than one of many people on a tour; so you can take your time, relax and enjoy some fantastic port! Would definitely recommend.
Written September 22, 2021
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Dear Friends, We hope to see you again next summer! Thank you for your review. VC Team
Written April 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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