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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia 4404-507, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 223 740 534
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Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic...

Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic centre of Porto, in a granite building dated 1797, The House of Sandeman invites you to an experience full of mystery and seduction, in a setting which balances a traditional yet cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Nice tour

The tour through the cellars is very interesting. At the end of the tour you can taste different types of port. Especially for a rainy day this is a recommendable tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
PPL1965
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Munich, Germany
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this winery with a large group. They handled this well. Overall very nice experience. The guide to the winery was enthusiastic and quite good. Tasting went well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and sister visited here on the higher end tour, meaning we could try the vintage ports at the end. The guide was friendly and really informative the tour had a great balanced followed by a private tasting of 5 lovely ports. This is a must do!!

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour through the cellars is very interesting. At the end of the tour you can taste different types of port. Especially for a rainy day this is a recommendable tour.

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Thank PPL1965
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit covers only the fortification and the aging of the wine, which are the final stages of the winemaking process. If you want to get a complete overview of the whole process it is necessary to combine the visit to these cellars with a visit to their quintas where grapes are grown, pressed and fermented. That doesn't mean that... More 

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Everywhere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Claudia for our English tour and tasting. We found the tour very information. The wine tasting was also nice. Tour and tasting lasted about 40 minutes. Purchase a bottle of white port for 9,50 euro.

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Silves, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on what possibly is the busiest day of thier year during the 'San Joao' festival. A bit of a queue and it was all rather rushed, impersonal and noisy. That covers the poor aspects of the visit. Otherwsie fascinating and will possibly go again if we are back in Porto, but will choose a quieter time! Good value, for... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good visit to one of the original cellars of Porto. You must book to visit the cellars. We booked direct at the desk rather than through a tour bureau. We had to wait for the next English language tour which was about 40 minutes, but book in advance is recommended. Good guides telling the history of Sandemans and a tour... More 

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Thank jikoku
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choosing a Porto House is not easy - there are so many ! So why not go visit the best one ... in marketing. Sandeman has undoubtedly the best marketing, and their port wines are also the best. After a very educational private tour with my daughter Tine and I we had the pleasure to taste an very interesting mix... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All lovers of Porto know Don Sandeman Don , this black figure with a cape and a hat worthy of Zorro !! Having already visited a other winery I was interested to visit Sandeman but when i saw the long file waiting, I decided to sit on the terrace and taste a cocktail proposed ..Frankly no regrets, the cocktails are... More 

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La Roche-sur-Yon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could not come to Porto without visiting a Port cellar. It was excellent, very enjoyable and informative.

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