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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...more
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Largo Miguel Bombarda 3, Vila Nova de Gaia 4404-507, Portugal
Have been to Sandeman for a cellar tour. If you are looking for a more exclusive and private tour then spend an extra of 10€ and take the “1790” tour which is at 22€ per person. We had a group of total 6 persons which...More
You can see the Sandeman logos from all over the old town area. It’s easily accessible by walking over the bridge, but be prepared to wait in a long line to buy tickets. Most attractions in Porto haven’t adapted yet to the high tourism demands...More
The building and interior is beautiful, however the tour is fast and a bit boring. Basically a large group walk through viewing the stored barrels. They don’t make the port here, only store the barrels. Some information from our guide who spoke excellent English, then...More
Sandman is not just Sherry from Jerez but very much part of Portugal, mainly Vila Nova de Gaia. The guided tour is excellent, very informative and then of course, the tasting, ahhhh. Just walking thru the cellars is intoxicating. Barrels do leak, you should know...More
George Sandeman found these cellars many years ago and apart from being functional, they are now a tourist attraction.
A guide dressed in a cape and hat just like the Sandeman logo, will take you around the cellars with impressive and massive Oak barrels. It...More
The concierge at the yeatman hotel arranged a private tour for my family and it was absolutely worth the additional fee. Claudia our guide was absolutely delightful and tremendously knowledgeable and informative about port in general and this house in particular. The staff was especially...More
So we just missed the last tour in the house, and they were kind enough to serve us some samples. Well, we did buy a custom sampler “plate” of three port wines. Didn’t expect any guiding around those particular wines. However, we got a great...More
We tried to do the tour but the receptionist was a quite dry in the reply: “sorry, we are fully booked”.
Fortunately we went to the store and asked the guys there, with a very professional and customer oriented response they offered an exclusive tasting...More
Sandeman’s was our second port wine tasting stop not by design but rather by location... it was at the bottom of the hill. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the cellars and our guide’s explanation of the process and Sandeman’s history. We also loved her...More