PORTO - THE LEFT BANK: VILA NOVA DE GAIA
VISIT THE PORT WINE CELLARS
From the Ribeira walk over the D. Luis bridge to reach the city of Gaia where over 50 Port Wine companies are situated. This is where most of the Port consumed throughout the world is prepared and blended. It is not usually necessary to book your visit in advance and the cellars are normally open to visitors on weekdays. Tours are usually free and a wine tasting session is offered at the end, after which it is hoped that visitors will purchase something from the shop. Cellars which offer guided tours include Barros, Borges, Calem, Ferreira, Graham, Ramos Pinto, Sandeman, Taylor and Vasconcelos.