CELLARS
OLD TAWNIES VISIT
OLD TAWNIES VISIT
€40.00

DURATION:  1h30 min
TASTING: 4 WINES
PLACE: THE 1790

A visit to discover more about Sandeman’s tradition in the Porto wine ageing process. The visit ends with a tasting of old tawnies (10,20,30,40).

CELLARS
1790 VISIT
1790 VISIT
€22.00

DURATION:  1h30min
TASTING: 5 WINES
PLACE: THE 1790

Visitors on this tour, with a name that harks back to Sandeman’s foundation year, 1790, visitors can discover more about the history of the brand and enjoy a wider tasting of five Porto Wines in an intimate and private space.

CELLARS
PREMIUM VISIT
PREMIUM VISIT
€16.00

DURATION:  40 min
TASTING: 3 WINES
PLACE: TASTING ROOM

A guided tour to the Sandeman Cellars, with a tasting of three wines of different categories, representing three styles of Porto Wine - White, Ruby and Tawny.

CELLARS
CLASSIC VISIT
CLASSIC VISIT
€13.00

DURATION:  40 min
TASTING: 2 WINES
PLACE: TASTING ROOM

The Don guides the visitors along avenues full of casks and vats in a building where, since 1811, Sandeman Porto Wine ages. A fascinating and misterious story ending with a giant screen video experience.

SANDEMAN Cellars

A majestic building, steeped in tradition, where hundreds of wine barrels and casks have been ageing the most internationally recognized of Porto Wines – Sandeman – for over two centuries. Uncover the history and art of this mysterious brand, on a journey conducted by its enigmatic image – The Don.

The Sandeman Hall

 

The Sandeman Hall is a free entrance informative space where you are taken on a journey to the bygone days of 1790s London, when George Sandeman first set out to establish his Porto Wine and Sherry business. You can allow yourself to be whisked-away by this extraordinary story, told through a fascinating display of paintings, photographs, pottery and other artefacts, collected over the centuries and passed down from generation to generation.
Interactive touch points are available to those who enjoy exploring a disruptive facet of a brand who starts advertising in the early 1900’s when this was not considered as a good practice for quality wines. 

 

Sandeman Antique Bottle Collection

 

Currently one of the most significant and complete antique bottle collections in Europe, it holds artefacts from as early as 1650.
Collected and carefully stored over the brand’s 200-year history, this impressive collection comprises dozens of ancient and rare wine bottles. Different examples from as early as the mid-17th century right up to the early 20th century, affords visitors an understanding of how the English bottle developed and its contribution to the history and evolution of wine.

 

The “Sandeman Don”

 

An imposing figure in the collective imagination of several generations, the mysterious and enigmatic silhouette of the Sandeman Don continues to arouse curiosity and attraction. 
The SANDEMAN brand’s pioneering character is cleverly illustrated in the mysterious and enigmatic figure of the “Don”, considered to have been amongst the world’s first brand images and logos. 
Dare to uncover his origins within the Sandeman Port Wine Cellars.

 

   CONTACTS

Email: sandeman.visitors@sandeman.com
Phone: +351-223 740 534 / 35 / 33
Mobile: 351-937 850 534

   LOCATION

Address:
Largo Miguel Bombarda, 47
4400-222 Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 41º08`15.47”
Longitude: W 8º36`44.82”

 

   OPENING HOURS

March to October: Daily from: 10:00–20:00  (Last visit is at 19:15)
November to February: Daily from 10:00–18:00 (Last visit is at 17:45)

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