Visit to Cockburn's Port Wine Cellar

Introduction

The great aging warehouse of Cockburn's is the most extensive in the entire historic center of Vila Nova de Gaia, housing around 6500 Port wine barrels that age under its huge roof, being one of the only ones to have its own team of coopers.

Book your ticket now to visit this emblematic port wine cellar.

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Highlights

Enjoy the best wines from Cockburn's Wine Cellar



Dare to pair your tasting experience with cheese or chocolate 



Know the history and techniques developed behind the production of Port wine 



Know the differences between a Tawny and Ruby, or between the famous Vintage and the LBV

Key details

LANGUAGE

English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian

MEETING POINT

Cockburn's Wine Cellar, Vila Nova de Gaia

SCHEDULES

Opening at 9:00 am and closing at 7:30 pm.

First visit of the day at 9:30 pm and last visit at 6:00 pm.  

DURATION

45 minutes visit + tasting commented at the end

Total experience duration is 1:30

Full description

After booking your trip and hotel to visit the city of Porto, you are probably thinking about the best activities to do in the city. Visiting a port wine cellar is a unique activity that you can't do anywhere else in the world!

Our visits are adapted to all people, from the normal consumer to the most experienced consumer. If you are a wine enthusiast, first of all, you are in the right city, and secondly, we have extraordinary sensory experiences for you.

Each visit has a guide that will accompany you throughout the facilities explaining where the grapes are harvested and the process of manufacturing your wines.

Cockburn’s wines are aged in well-seasoned  oak casks and vats, each individually watched and frequently tasted by a highly experienced team of winemakers and tasters, until they reach their peak of maturity. The impressive scale of the Cockburn’s lodge makes it possible to house the large maturing stocks of Special Reserve Port, which develops its distinctive style by being kept in cask for longer than most other Reserve Ports. The aim is to achieve the perfect balance for which Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port has become well known. 

The great renovation that Cockburn's did recently, allowed to inaugurate a museum, two test rooms and open to the public its cooperage. Renovations, these, which serve to provide you with the best experiences.

We have different kinds of tasting experiences waiting for you. Find out the differences between them:

Classic Tasting:  

  • Cockburn’s Special Reserve
  • Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage
  • Cockburn’s 10 Years Old Tawny

Premium Tasting w/chocolate pairing:

  • Cockburn's Fine White & Passion fruit chocolate
  • Cockburn's 10 YO & Yuzu/cinnamon chocolate
  • Quinta dos Canais Vintage & Raspberry chocolate

Super Premium Tasting: 

  • Cockburn’s Special Reserve
  • Cockburn’s  20 Years Old Tawny
  • Cockburn’s Vintage 2007

Tasting of Tawny Port with convent custards: 

  • Cockburn’s 20-Year-Old Tawny
  • Dow’s 30 Year  Old Tawny 
  • Grahams' 40-Year-Old Tawny

Cockburn’s Tasting:

  • Cockburn’s Special Reserve
  • Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage
  • Cockburn’s 10 Years Old Tawny
  • Cockburn’s 20 Years Old Tawny
  • Canais Vintage
  • Cockburn’s 2007 Vintage

Vintage Tasting Paired with Cheese:

  • Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais Vintage paired with Sheep cheese 
  • Cockburn’s Vintage 2007 paired with Cow cheese
  • Cockburn’s Vintage 2011 paired with Goat cheese
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Included

  • Cave Cockburn's.
  • Guided tour.
  • Porto Wine Tasting (depending on the visit chosen).

Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off at the hotel.
  • Food.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Extras.

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Covid-19 measures

Reviews

Excellent visit, very good wines
Personalized, friendly and professional service. Tatiana was our guide. She was very professional and showed us the cellars and explained aspects of Port wine, which for me were a real surprise and which enriched me culturally. At the end of the visit we tasted two types of port wine, both of which were only a few years old but excellent.
Matthew Hardy
entspannender und interessanter Besuch
Beste Führung durch einen Weinkeller in Portugal. Die Reiseleiter sind sehr aufmerksam und erklären sehr gut die Geschichte der Herstellung und Lagerung von Portwein, wir haben bei diesem Besuch viel gelernt. Am Ende findet die Verkostung in einer sehr angenehmen Umgebung statt.
Lukas Bar
Better than expected
The presentation of the winery was very interesting and pleasant. The Gabriel guide was sensational in the explanations. We were very happy to get to know a little bit of the tradition and the wines produced there. Living Tours was also sensational during the purchase process, helped me make the payment and offered me a 5% discount with the code FIVE.
Mohammed Perkins

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