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“Worth a Visit!”
Review of Newman Wine Vaults

Newman Wine Vaults
Ranked #24 of 93 things to do in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Newman Wine Vault. It is not very big but a very interested piece of history. Our guide was excellent and explained things in great detail. We had a sample of the port and loved it. We ordered a glass of it in a restaurant a couple nights later as an after dinner drink, excellent!

Visited July 2014
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English first
British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
978 reviews
501 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
“Be sure to try the scent test table.”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

An informed and friendly guide will detail the important history linking Oporto, St. John's, and London. Port was an important commodity that, it was discovered, improved through transatlantic transport and storage in St. John's. You will be given a small sip of port which is very nice. There is a table with 10 corked wine bottles, each of which has a scent in it. Do a 'blind' test of your ability to identify the smells and check your answers to see how accurate you are. Fun! Note admission here also allows you entrance to the Commissariat House nearby.

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice history and good port!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really liked this experience, there was a history of Port in Newfoundland, a free sample and a cool 'sniff test' where you could try to detect the different scents that you might find in wine or port. Apparently they have a play in there some nights - what a great location for events as well - neat!

Visited July 2014
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