Cave Vasconcellos
Cave Vasconcellos
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RebeccaRundle
17 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
After a bit of googling on a rainy afternoon in Porto we decided to give this place a visit! We'd had recommendations from friends of other places to visit for port tasting (the larger, more well known companies) but this place looked great and when I called them in advance to ask about availability they were very accommodating, spoke perfect English, and told us our experience would be free! We were able to get in that day, with no issues.

We arrived and immediately our private tour with Jorge began! He was so informative and passionate about his business and port, and it was great to hear about the history of Port making. The tour lasted around 20 minutes in the barrel room before being taken to the tasting room upstairs which had a wonderful view of the river. We then got to sample three different ports, of different ages, and they were excellent!

We loved our afternoon and Jorge made it extra special - would 💯 recommend to a friend!
Written June 2, 2022
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Smarsman
1 contribution
Jul 2022
The Port is excellent and Jorge is charming, however he hustled us in three ways:

I had asked for a tour of the barrel room and even though I was the only person there when they reopened for the afternoon, he claimed it was not available. That was disappointing after reading the reviews.

I had a choice between a 50cl and a 75cl 30 year Tawny Port, in addition to the two bottles of 20 year that we were purchasing. I clearly told him I wanted the 50cl bottle and although it's my fault for not looking at the bill, he slipped the 75cl bottle in, which means he generated a little extra cash.

The second way we felt hustled is that when I was tasting the 20 year old Tawny, it was served in a beautiful bottle that was excellent for a gift. However it just arrived here in the US and it came in the same, standard bottle. The Port is the same but it was IMO, a false presentation.

It's too bad because the Port is excellent.
Written August 4, 2022
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VanillaAce
Saint Simons Island, GA721 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Skip the big name port wine tasting rooms and visit Vasconcellos for a great experience. Our host, Jorgito, was informative and patient during explanation of why this winery produces the best ports that can only be purchased in Portugal. We purchased 3 port wines and should have purchased more. Tasting room is beautiful and refined with views of Porto.
Written February 20, 2022
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Charcoal Wales
Hawarden, UK126 contributions
Feb 2020
Jorgito allowed us into hos domain and plied us with several ports, all free of charge.
we didn't have time for a tour, but will be back to enjoy his hospitality when in the city next time.
Free shipping is offered for 12 bottles [a case] which was easy as a our party ordered a few each.
Written February 23, 2020
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ThomasG
Chicago8 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Today we decided to try some highly recommended 40 year old Port at this great winery. We were warmly welcomed by Jorge, who proceeded to take us to the Port tasting. Jorge was an excellent host and helped us decide which Port we wanted. Jorge was very knowledgeable and took his time showing us around and letting us taste the wine. I highly recommend this awesome place and be sure to ask for Jorge is you want a great experience.
Written November 16, 2020
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kfirenzept
Hawthorne, NJ9 contributions
May 2022
We had a fabulous port tasting with Jorge! I am so glad we did not go to one of the big commercialized tour places! It was so personal and informative and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our port! Jorge is the best and we were the only people there. I learned more about port in an hour than I did the whole trip. Thank you Jorge!
Written May 8, 2022
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corinne l
dublin, Ireland40 contributions
Jun 2022
Smaller producer with the best port! I had seen reviews of this place and decided we had to visit. We tasted 3 ports-tawny 20, 30 and 40 and all were delicious! High quality port made with care. Tastings are small and private. Shipping is available to states and Europe.
Written June 13, 2022
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peter t
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Met with Jorge. Very informative and could tell how much he loved the Port wines.
Learnt a lot and tasted some great wines.
Had to purchase as they were amazing.
If we are back in Porto in the future we will defnately visit and purchase more.
Written September 26, 2022
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patoche5106
Reims, France27 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
N'achetez aucune bouteille ici en expedition à votre domicile. Le vin qui vous arrivera ne sera pas de la marque & vous coutera 2 fois le prix !!
Don't buy any bottle here !! They freight bottles to your home that are not from the Vasconcellos brand and that are not corresponding to your order... You will be double price for this
Written May 3, 2015
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ReneePaul
Fitchburg, WI15 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We read the good (albeit mixed) reviews on Trip Advisor, and like many others, were searching for Port we could not find in the States. Consequently we made our way to Vasconcellos. As we approached, we were immediately met by an employee who quickly told us "We are not a bar. You can taste if you expect to buy." Still hopeful the Port would be something special, we followed our 'host' upstairs. The tasting area is comfortably appointed, though our 'host' continued to be extremely aggressive. He told us that Port producers were either large Or high quality. That may be true in some wine regions, but not in Porto. When I challenged the statement, he changed his tune to: "That is true for most, but Taylor and Graham are high quality. You have Taylor, Graham, and Vasconcellos all in the same category, then all others."
We then proceeded to taste. The 20 year tawny was thin and a bit unpleasant. The 40 year was good, but not as good as most other 30 year tawny we tasted, and certainly not worth the 130 Euros per bottle.
Overall a very disappointing experience. On the other hand, our next stop was Quinta dos Corvos. 180 degree different story. Extremely enjoyable. See separate review.
Written June 1, 2017
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