Douro wine, without Port, does not exist.
CRISTIANO VAN ZELLER, PORTUGUESE WINEMAKER
Tasting the famous Port wine and the excellent table wines made in the Douro, the first wine region in the world to be demarcated, in 1756, is an essential experience for anyone visiting the city.
On the left bank of the Douro are the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, where the best Port wines are still aged today, which you can visit from the Hotel Porta Nobre, with a short 20-minute walk, crossing the centuries-old bridge of D. Luís I.
We highlight the Taylor's Cellars, founded in 1693, owned by one of the oldest exporting companies; Caves Ferreira, born from the entrepreneurship of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira; the Ramos Pinto Cellars, founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto, in 1909, or the Real Companhia Velha Cellars, founded in 1756 by King José I, following the Decree of the Marquis of Pombal that established the Douro Demarcated Region.