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Real Companhia Velha

Rua Azevedo Magalhaes 314, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-022, Portugal
+351 22 377 5194
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Founded in 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. José I, Real Companhia Velha, also known as Royal Oporto Wine Company, has the most ancient Portuguese cellars in the countryThe centuries old cellars of Real Companhia Velha, are situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, right in front Oporto, in other words, on the left bank of Douro river.Over 100.000 m2 stores carefully a vast selection of Port Wines Tawny – aged in oak barrels -, as well as Vintage Port, maintaining the prestige e reputation this house enjoys over 250 years. At the cellars of Real Companhia Velha, in the silence of its vaults, the wine is kept in barrels of noble wood, the work made by coopers who have served the Company for many generations.There, asleep in a unique peacefulness, barrels and vats are lost in time... 10, 20... 30 years... What does it matter! The time it takes for each wine to reach its exact point of maturity.One of our Top Tours,starts with an exclusive video that shows the evolution of the Port since the Douro Region, all the way to the old cellars, followed to a visit to the main ageing cellar, centuries old, moving up to visit our old “Vintage” museum. Finishes with a tasting of two young Ports, white and red, plus a 20 year old tawny.
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Rua Azevedo Magalhaes 314, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-022, Portugal
+351 22 377 5194
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just turned up which was no problem at all. We received a very warm welcoming and could directly join a guided tour (English, French, Portuguese) round the caves. The price was amazing: 7,50€ for about an hour of tour and the tasting of 4...More

Thank Marie2308
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a guided tour of Porto. To start a winetasting with a boring video was no success. When the video was over new visitors almost pushed us out. A walk in the "cellar" was 25 steps over ground and with a "duracelrabbit" as a...More

Thank Ulf B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for the winelovers and for the people who want to understand the history of Porto wine ...

Thank Gavril Adrian B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Learn about the wine-making process, dating back to the 16th-century. The Real Companhia Velha was founded in 1756, it's another 'must see' in Porto. The people were nice and spoke excellent English.

Thank Simone R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our second Port House that afternoon. Good and varied selection ( 2 whites, 3 reds, and a rose ), but minimal presentation and explanation, simply " this is ____, pour, drink "If this had been my first stop. I would have been more impressed, but...More

Thank JMD1951
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this old port house as part of a coach tour to Porto and initially I wasn't overkeen to spend an hour or so locked away in a cellar being lectured about the history of port wine. How wrong I was! Our guide -...More

Thank jimmyjames81
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had the opportunity to have a guided tour only for our family and kids. The guide was super patient as we had a baby with us and attentive to each of us and our questions. It is a great starting point for the other...More

Thank Paulo L
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We've been for business dinner with 120 people at this winery... it was just perfect. Lovely wine and deliscious food. We were also able to taste and buy some bottles of wine. Absolutely a place to visit or plan an event. Many thanks

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

What an experience! We opted for the premium tour (at EUR 15 per person). Well worth the additional  few Euros. This tour superbly given by Raquel included a trip into the cellars to see the old bottles being stored. The tasting at the end of...More

Thank EnglishSouthJersey
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I visit two cellars with wine and this one was the best. You get nice introduction about porto wine. Nice explanation about kinds of wine. You can also take a tour around the cellar. Then you can choose witch kinds of wine you want tasting....More

Thank Sandra J
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Response from Eksar | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. It's really convenient, however the streets leading there are really narrow... just be careful