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Sandeman Cellars

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Basic 101 class

You can see the Sandeman logos from all over the old town area. It’s easily accessible by walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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A Great Experience

Sandman is not just Sherry from Jerez but very much part of Portugal, mainly Vila Nova de Gaia. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic centre of Porto, in a granite building dated 1797, The House of Sandeman invites you to an experience full of mystery and seduction, in a setting which balances a traditional...more
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Largo Miguel Bombarda 3, Vila Nova de Gaia 4404-507, Portugal
+351 22 374 0534
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can see the Sandeman logos from all over the old town area. It’s easily accessible by walking over the bridge, but be prepared to wait in a long line to buy tickets. Most attractions in Porto haven’t adapted yet to the high tourism demands...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The building and interior is beautiful, however the tour is fast and a bit boring. Basically a large group walk through viewing the stored barrels. They don’t make the port here, only store the barrels. Some information from our guide who spoke excellent English, then...More

Thank jackrex
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sandman is not just Sherry from Jerez but very much part of Portugal, mainly Vila Nova de Gaia. The guided tour is excellent, very informative and then of course, the tasting, ahhhh. Just walking thru the cellars is intoxicating. Barrels do leak, you should know...More

Thank hansulricha
Reviewed 5 days ago

George Sandeman found these cellars many years ago and apart from being functional, they are now a tourist attraction. A guide dressed in a cape and hat just like the Sandeman logo, will take you around the cellars with impressive and massive Oak barrels. It...More

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The concierge at the yeatman hotel arranged a private tour for my family and it was absolutely worth the additional fee. Claudia our guide was absolutely delightful and tremendously knowledgeable and informative about port in general and this house in particular. The staff was especially...More

Thank nyguman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we just missed the last tour in the house, and they were kind enough to serve us some samples. Well, we did buy a custom sampler “plate” of three port wines. Didn’t expect any guiding around those particular wines. However, we got a great...More

Thank Jonas A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to do the tour but the receptionist was a quite dry in the reply: “sorry, we are fully booked”. Fortunately we went to the store and asked the guys there, with a very professional and customer oriented response they offered an exclusive tasting...More

Thank Patrícia N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A first class tour and very well organised tasting. Very informative and generous quantities of ports to enjoy and compare at the end. Very reasonably priced as well.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sandeman’s was our second port wine tasting stop not by design but rather by location... it was at the bottom of the hill. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the cellars and our guide’s explanation of the process and Sandeman’s history. We also loved her...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All different port wines you could desire. Set by river with great view. Prices as expected for location. But part of the whole visit .

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9 December 2016|
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but check their website. My wife and I enjoyed the tour VERY MUCH - so if you can go , do it!
Carol B
22 October 2016|
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Response from TonyDryden | Reviewed this property |
Best to enquire direct to the company
11 June 2016|
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Response from Marlon P | Reviewed this property |
Parking is just right in front of the Cellars Building or otherwise you can take a taxi from your Hotel/Apartment walking is very nice in this place and you will bever get bored.