Graham's Port Lodge

Graham's Port Lodge, Vila Nova de Gaia: Hours, Address, Graham's Port Lodge Reviews: 4.5/5

Graham's Port Lodge
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
RESERVATION REQUIRED. Graham’s Port is owned and managed by the Symington family, ten of whom work in the company (four from the 4th generation and six from the 5th generation of Port producers). They and their ancestors have made some of the greatest Port Wines of all. The magnificent Graham’s cellars were built in 1890 and contain a priceless collection of Port ageing in seasoned oak cascks and in bottle. Visits can only be made by prior appointment so that you will be met on arrival and shown around the cellars by a highly trained guide in the language of your preference.
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1-2 hours
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Victoria W
3 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Unbelievable experience and amazing value for money! We booked the enogastronomic experience package - Graham’s Lodge Premium Tasting and Lunch - for €60 per person. We started with a guided tour of the wine cellars which was about an hour long, and then was taken into a beautiful tasting room. We had 3 great tastings of Graham’s Port (very generous sizes!) and was also offered a complimentary extra glass of a different type of port also. We were then meant to be having lunch in the Vinum restaurant after 45 mins but the staff did not rush us at all and we stayed in the tasting room for an hour and a half. We then went onto lunch where we had 4 brilliant courses (small appetiser, starter, main (beautifully cooked steak), and dessert, along with 3 glasses of wine throughout and unlimited still or sparkling water and a coffee at the end. The staff were so so lovely and attentive. The views from the restaurant were also great. We then bought some Port from the store afterwards and got a 10% discount for eating in the restaurant. Highlight of our trip to Porto and the package with tour, tasting and lunch was extremely good value for money and made a great full day out!
Written May 26, 2021
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Dear guest, Many thanks for your input and feedback on trip advisor. We are very proud of our heritage as a family company and also proud of the work done at the Graham’s lodge in the museum and the tasting room where we aim to show visitors Graham’s contribution to the Douro Valley’s development and to Port’s worldwide prestige. Hope to receive you again and your family and friends in the near future. Best regards, Graham's Team
Written June 22, 2021
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DianeER
Falls Church, VA1,904 contributions
Oct 2019
Make reservations at least several days in advance for the tour & for the restaurant. We couldn’t do either as when our Sheraton hotel called the day before they were fully booked.

It’s a very long steep uphill walk taking at least 20 minutes with no sidewalks up to it. Take an Uber instead for a few euros.

Carry bottled water with you as none of the quintas offered us water.

Superb port – the best we have ever had for the tawny ports & we are port lovers.

We liked the atmosphere & the outstanding views. It was the best quinta we visited with the best port.We enjoyed sitting in some comfy chairs overseeing the magnificent views & drinking port & having appetizers.

Suggestions to Grahams:
Put signage when you enter to tell you where the tasting room, tours & restaurants are. We wandered around until we found the tasting room.

We would have paid for the more expensive port tasting if it was offered to us.

Explain there is no table service. We sat down & waited for around 10 minutes until I finally went to the bar where they explained there was no table service & you had to keep going up to the bar & pay for each drink. Table service would have been preferred so we could order more port/appetizers & could have started a tab.

We would have gone on the tour or ate in the restaurant if they had a cancellation so maybe ask if the person wants one when entering. No one asked us.

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Written January 1, 2020
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Dear Diane, We are sorry that your visit was not entirely to your satisfaction. We strive always to pleases and delight all our visitors by showing them what our family business and all our colleagues do to produce the very best wines. We have taken note of your comments and we hope that you will return one day and visit us again. Yours, Graham’s Visitor Manager.
Written February 16, 2020
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CGTL
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK38 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
A fun, impressive, and informative tour. Our tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgable, and spoke perfect English. We learned an enormous amount about the history of Port, the company, and the process of making it. I strongly recommend the premium Tawny tasting following the tour as this offers great value. I would also suggest booking lunch at Vinum to follow the tasting.
Written August 30, 2021
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your input and feedback on trip advisor. We are very proud of our heritage as a family company and proud also of the work done at the Graham’s lodge in the museum and the tasting room where we aim to show visitors Graham’s contribution to the Douro Valley’s development and to Port’s worldwide prestige. Hope to receive you again and your family and friends in the near future. Best regards, The Graham's Team.
Written September 28, 2021
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Scott N
Chelmsford, UK129 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife and I made a tour of this cellar recently and really do recommend this very highly.
From the warm welcome at the arrival to the choices of tastings to select and then to the materials to view in the museum the start was very informative and friendly and enjoyable.
The tour itself was excellent with plenty of time to view everything and ask questions - we never felt rushed and Max the guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
There were plenty of tasting options but i recommend the premium tastings. the talk through of the ports you taste was very interesting and informative.
I recommend pre-booking their restaurant - Vinum at the end of the tour to round off a superb experience.
Great staff throughout and amazing things to see and learn!
Written February 19, 2020
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Dear Scott, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. Your views are very important to us and it is a real pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to receive you and your family and friends again in the future. You will always be very welcome. Best regards, The Graham’s team
Written February 25, 2020
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Adi
3 contributions
Nov 2021
The road to the winery is nice and interesting, you can eat at the local restaurant which is highly recommended, it is advisable to book places.
The tour of the winery is nice and interesting, in our opinion expensive. In any case it is worth seeing a winery in Portugal.
Written November 20, 2021
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your input on Trip Advisor. It’s a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience at Graham's, where we maintain the time-honoured art of maturing Port in oak barrels and vats. Best regards,
Written December 8, 2021
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JP SF
San Francisco, CA23 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was by far our favorite port tasting in Portugal. The tour was great (but if you’re looking for more history and process, there are better informational tours). You got to see all of the port in the casks and the private collection of vintage ports of the owner. We also did one of the Vintage Room tastings for their Tawny port (€50 each). It was totally worth it.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dear guest, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. Your views are very important to us and it is a real pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit. We always strive to please our visitors and our guides have extensive training in all the areas of Port production (viticulture, winemaking, tasting room, bottling). I assure you that they are well trained and qualified guides. One of the services offerd when booking a tour with us is a private tour instead of being with a group of different people, were we are able to adapt to your needs. We hope to receive you and your family and friends again in the future. You will always be very welcome. Best regards, The Graham’s team
Written February 16, 2020
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Bob S
Brewster, MA105 contributions
Sep 2019
This evening was a trip highlight for us. The tour was very interesting ( I didn't know much about ports) the guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. The tasting was fun and informative, we tasted a broad range of ports from 10yo to 40yo along with 1980,1994 and 2000 vintage ports. As a novice when you taste them in a series you can appreciate their different qualities. Then there was the meal which was perfect. The menu was creative and delicious. The presentation of all the courses was as attractive as it was delicious. The entire evening was worth the hefty price tag
Written February 27, 2020
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Dear Bob, Thank you for your comments on Trip Advisor. Your views are very important to us and it is a real pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to receive you and your family and friends again in the future. You will always be very welcome. Best regards, The Graham’s team
Written March 4, 2020
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jasonbroomer
Caterham, UK34 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Interesting tour around the port facilities but I am fairly sure this would be similar to others. The tasting was exceptional, going for the super premium tastings at €35 gets you spirited away to a different tasting room with wood panelled walls and Chesterfield arm chairs giving it the feel of a Pall Mall club. You are given a flight of three generously measured ports to which you can add specific wines of your choosing (and a cheese platter). Our guide was knowledgable on the wines. There is no pressure on you to spend wildly, so of course we did. Came away very happy and merry having enjoyed some top notch wines. The Tawny wine progression was noticeably interesting as you went up the ageing. Even my wife thoroughly enjoyed it and she is far from a big port drinker.
Written June 19, 2021
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MarLa E
98 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We took 2 of the €45 vintage tours (my boyfriend and I shared the 6 glasses to try more Ports)
The tour is super worth it, Francisca Braga was our guide and she explained everything extremely well, answered all our questions and listened to our tasting experience.
The vintage room was impressive!!! The decoration is beautiful and it makes you feel the history of the family.
The restaurant and bar is super beautiful as well. After the tour we had 2 more drinks in the terrace, the view was breathtaking.
If you come to Porto, please don’t miss this tour!!
Written September 26, 2020
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Dear guest, Many thanks for your input and feedback on trip advisor. We are very proud of our heritage as a family company and also proud of the work done at the Graham’s lodge in the museum and the tasting room where we aim to show visitors Graham’s contribution to the Douro Valley’s development and to Port’s worldwide prestige. Hope to receive you again and your family and friends in the near future. A special thanks from our guide Francisca. Best regards, Graham's Team.
Written October 25, 2020
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HighWycombeCouple
High Wycombe, UK102 contributions
Jun 2021
We were accompanying our son and a couple of friends to Graham’s Port Lodge. As we had been on the tour before we just wanted to wait and chill for a couple of hours. The lodge has a bar and restaurant attached. So we were directed there by reception. Turned out that the bar was closed. However, the staff were very happy to let us chill and sell us a bottle of wine. Felt a bit peckish so ordered olives and bread. The staff were polite and friendly. When the bill came the bread and olives were only €2-50. For great olives and the best bread we had tasted in Porto that was an absolute bargain.
Written June 24, 2021
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