Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge

Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge

Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
The Cockburn’s Port Lodge holds the largest quantity of Port in oak barrels and wooden vats of any cellar in the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia. This is where Cockburn’s Ports are aged, in particular its famous Special Reserve.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Peachy
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
My friend and I visited and had a great time. Whilst the lodge is located at the top of a steep hill, it is worth the climb. The tour was informative and just the right amount of time. The highlight for me was the tasting of the Ports. The lady leading the tasting, Nicole Santos, spoke perfect English (certainly better than mine!), was very knowledgeable and went into great detail on the various types of Port, how they are made and aged. She also made some great recommendations of Port to take home with us, these bottles are now safely home in the US.
Written January 9, 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 hope to receive you and your family and friends again in the future. You will always be very welcome. A special thanks from Nicole! Best regards, The Cockburn’s team
Written March 4, 2020
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JK1969
29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I have a couple of Cockburn's older vintage ports, so when we were in Porto/Gaia, we decided to visit their caves. They're up on the hill a bit from the river. We had their "premium" tasting, but I wasn't wildly impressed with the wines. The facility seems pretty nice and maybe a tour might have improved things? All in all, though, unless you just love their ports, I think there are better experiences in Gaia.
Written June 26, 2023
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A G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Our tour guide was Francisco and he was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave us all the information we needed and more. He was funny as well! My friend and I had a bunch of other questions at the end and he was extremely helpful by giving us all the answers we needed, recommendations, as well as advice and information. Truthful, funny, and knowledgeable! I highly recommend a tour at Cockburns and to ask for Francisco if you can!!
Written April 18, 2023
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Mark D
Portishead, UK1,549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Came here as we wanted a relatively short good value tour and this was highly rated.
Booking wasn’t easy direct so we went through GetYourGuide guide.
We selected a1.5 HR. Tawny tasting for £20.
Great reception and guide. The tour es informative nd just long enough. We both learned a lot.
We bought 2 bottles in the sho at the end… Fully recommend
Written October 4, 2023
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CathYorkshire
Yorkshire382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fascinating tour of this enormous historic port lodge. With over a million litres of port in store it is a sight to behold. The tour includes the chance to see the on site cooperage ( go in a morning if you want to see the men at work) . There is also a small museum telling the story of the brand. Tasting was relaxed and enjoyable. There is a good on site shop too (sadly we were travelling hand luggage only so could only purchase at the airport)
Written April 6, 2023
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Mark E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Biggest 'caves' in Porto/Gaia. Only one still with its own working cooperage. Great historic traditional of both British and Portuguese origin. Hugely interesting and informative tour given by 'Michael'. Very engaging and at sensible pace. Never ever sounded as if just going through a script. Always prepared to tackle in questions and always showed excellent knowledge and understanding to answer them amply. Glad we chose Cockburn's over the many others available. Lovely to make the connection with what I had only previously taken from the supermarket shelves. Well done, Cockburn's, and well done "Michael" on all accounts.
Written June 23, 2023
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Olof K
Tyreso, Sweden190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We visited Cockburns in april -22. Very nice place indeed, with very good staff in nice establishment. We did some testing, and got to choose from a comprehensive list. We tried and bought some very nice 10 year old tawny port and great white wine. Really recommendable altogether, we will certainly visit again.
Written April 20, 2022
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FamilyTrip1225
New Smyrna Beach, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
Wonderful tour our guide Felipe was outstanding. Very knowledgable answered all questions and spoke perfect English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He made the tour!!!
Written August 7, 2017
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Emma P
Mendoza, Argentina25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Paid 12 euros for the most basic tour which included a guided visit around the caves followed by a tasting of 3 port wines, one of each type.
The guide was extremely lovely, speaking slowly and clearly so that we could take in all of the information. The tour lasted around 45 minutes and included a video on the maintenance of the wooden barrels. I found it very interesting.
We were the only two people on the tour so had the opportunity to ask lots of questions, and were even taken to the cellar where the oldest wines were kept.
The wine tasting afterwards was set up in a separate room with a bar and tables. Our guide explained which three wines we were tasting from the menu and a little bit about each one. we had the opportunity to stay as long as we liked, and to order any of the other wines on the menu or accompanying nibbles. After the tasting, we had the opportunity to buy any of the wines from their shop.
All in all extremely pleased with the quality of the experience and would definitely recommend.
Written August 23, 2017
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napanapa_3
Napa, CA114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Admittedly, we are port lovers. So, it was a thrill to take our group of friends to Cockburn's for an in-depth port wine experience. Our guide, Gabriel, is passionate about the story behind Cockburn's and the outstanding array of ports this brand produces. After our visit and tasting, all of us had a new appreciation and understanding of these very special wines.
Written August 16, 2017
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