2019 #Porto | Graham’s Port cellars
Updated: Jan 8, 2020
No doubts Porto city is famous because of #port wine. This great digestive and dessert wine is in fact being produced in Douro valley and then transported to #VilaNovaDeGaia the city on other side of the river, where it’s being aged and bottled in the cellars of the most well-known port’s producers in the world. Personally I chose #Grahams.
It’s the most distant from Porto, located on the high hill and having the most beautiful view to both Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia areas.
A visit must be booked in advance by email, it’s being set to the certain day and hour. They offer different languages, English for sure is in the list.
Graham’s belongs to Symington family, they own also Warre’s, Dow’s, Cockburn’s and Quinta do Vesuvio port brands. There is a nice small museum inside, showing family and their #port production‘s story.
Cellars keep big tanks with Rubies like Six Grapes and LBV.
Small barrels with Tawnies 10, 20, 30, Colheita different vintages.
Some #vintage ports are being kept for more than 100 years.
Graham’s offers different types of their ports to taste. Price depends on the tasting type you want (from classic in main tasting room till exclusive in the special tasting room). I’ve chosen #Tawnies Regular, 10 years, 20 year, which are absolutely amazing with very complex aromas of nuts, honey, vanilla, oak and tobacco. My fave is 20 years one, the most sophisticated and elegant.
At the end there is a shop, of course, where you can buy everything you need, from a chocolate with Port (good idea though) till 100 years vintage Port, just be sure you have enough cash in your pocket.
The place is definitely atmospheric and lovely.
I would love to come back again in summer to enjoy a glass of their perfect Port on terrace, which is unfortunately not in use now as it’s simply cold outside.