DURATION: 1h30 min
TASTING: 5 WINES
PLACE: BARON'S AISLE
Named after Offley's iconic figure - the Baron of Forrester - this is an intimate experience for small groups with a wider wine tasting, in a reserved area.
DURATION: 50 min
TASTING: 3 WINES
PLACE: TASTING ROOM
A guided tour to the Offley Cellars, with a tasting of three wines of different categories, representing three styles of Porto Wine - White, Ruby and Tawny.
DURATION: 40 min
TASTING: 2 WINES
PLACE: TASTING ROOM
The guided tour takes place among rows of wooden casks ageing Offley Porto Wine and tells the fascinating history of this 1737 brand, highlighting the relevant role of the Baron Forrester as an artist, a painter and foremost a cartographer, author of the first map of the Douro Demarcated Region.
Venture through the alleys of Vila Nova de Gaia’s historical centre to discover the most charming and authentic of Port Wine cellars. Absorb the spirit of Baron Forrester’s legacy at the Offley Cellars and allow yourself to be seduced by an irreverent brand that is full of surprises.
Come and meet a mythical, adventurous and innovative character that marked the history of Porto Wine and left a legacy that can still be experienced today in the Offley Porto Wine Cellars.
Joseph James Forrester, a Scot whom the King Ferdinand II made Baron in 1855, devoted much of his life to the development of Porto and Douro wines, and played a key role in the international expansion of Porto Offley, of which he had become a partner in the early thirties of the nineteenth century.
Responsible for a strategy of great importance for the growth of international Porto Wine trade, Forrester was the first to map the river and the Douro Valley, a work that earned him the recognition and admission into several societies of Geography and of European Arts, in addition to the title of Baron, for the first time attributed by the Portuguese Crown to a foreign citizen.
Also noteworthy are the Baron de Forrester's deep researchs on viticulture - particularly on the soil, the traditional grape varieties and the plagues that affected the Douro region in the 19th century - whose results still represent a benefit to the Porto Wine industry.
Phone: +351-22 374 06 72
Mobile: +351 937 850 734
Address:Rua do Choupelo, 54
4400-174 Vila Nova de Gaia
Latitude: N 41º08`8.27”
Longitude: W 8º36`50.49”
March to November: Daily from: 10:00 –12:30 (Last visit is at 12:15)
14:00 - 18h00 (Last visit is at 17h45)