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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked past and thought it would be nice to stop and have a drink. We were told we had to go inside before we could sit outside. So we went inside and were told to go to the back where we were confronted by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having 260 years of experience, this is a very proud company. Tour starts with a short film where you'll get a glimpse of the producing estates and the process leading up to the transportation down to this Port house. After the film we had a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our exersion around Oporto. We were looking forward to our tour of this place and the port tasting. We were shown a video about the vineyards and taken through to where they kept the port in barrels. You could smell the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is a short tour, don’t expect to see the vineyards or see any of the process. They show you the place where they put the wine and give explications of how each wine is made. Then they let you taste two of the wines. Is...More

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We were at this winery for an event, so our experience may or may not be typical. There was a short winery tour by a friendly guide, but it was not very detailed. The wine, including wine cocktails, was good. Our event included a buffet...More

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I had only 2 days in Porto and decided on this particular wine cellar for my tour. I went out of my way to ensure I made it here because of all the great reviews. Sadly I had a guide that was very young, had...More

Thank Fudge3105
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a historical location not on the typical Port tour route. Well worth the time to visit and experience the tour and the tasting. There are a number of varieties and aging that they make so don't be shy about asking for more information...More

Thank Arron A
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent time today at their port house and celler as a result of our host and guide Rui. His English tour was excellent. His easy going, friendly approach made it the best of our 4 tours to the houses and the great of...More

3  Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The best tour we have been on. We were totally blown away with it. We had a massive education in Port. Our guide I believe was called Ana, was just amazing and so clever. Thankfully we had her all to ourselves. If you get the...More

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This may sound harsh, but hear me out. The tour guide, Barbara, was fantastic and she answered all our questions fully and had a laugh with some of us. But the presentation at the start of the tour was disappointing, some audio info would’ve been...More

Thank Amz91131
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Fiona L
26 February 2018|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up there and speak to the guys in reception. It's a little way out of the centre but easily reachable by car (and has parking available).
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ckgonzalez
2 December 2016|
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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
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