[ Cellars ]

Founded in 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. José I, Real Companhia Velha, also known as Royal Oporto Wine Company, is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal.

The centenary cellars, of Real Companhia Velha, are located in Vila Nova de Gaia on the opposite side to Oporto, precisely on the left bank of the River Douro.
These cellars store a vast and unique selection of Tawny Ports – aged in oak barrels -, as well as the family’s private cellar holding over 16.000 rare bottles of Vintage Port, in which the oldest bottle dates back to 1765, preserving the prestige e reputation this house enjoys over 260 years.

Deep in the silence of our cellars, Ports rest in noble oak barrels, an artefact made by the hand of skilled coopers that have worked with the Company for many generations. Asleep in a unique environment, the barrels and vats for Port are lost in time… 10… 20… 100 years…! … The time necessary for each Port to achieve its exact point of maturation.

 

Reservations and informations:

Cell: 22 377 51 94
E-mail: turismo@realcompanhiavelha.pt

TOURIST PROGRAMS

CLASSIC TOUR

A guided tour of these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing at our Wine shop with a tasting of 4 Ports: Sweet or Dry White, Ruby or Tawny, Rosé Port and an aged 10 Year Old Tawny.

* Dry nuts are served with the tasting.
Duration: 45 minutes
Price (VAT included): € 7,50 (adults)

PREMIUM TOUR

A guided tour of these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing at our Wine shop with a tasting of 4 Ports: Sweet or Dry White Port, Late Bottled Vintage, Reserve Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny.

* Dry nuts are served with the tasting.
Duration: 45 minutes
Price (VAT included): € 15,00 (adults)

FOUNDERS TOUR

A guided tour of these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing at our Wine shop with a tasting of 4 Ports: Sweet or Dry White Port and the 10, 20 and 40 year old Tawnies.

* Typical platters are served with the tasting.
Duration: 1 h ½
Price (VAT included): € 35,00 (adults)

COLHEITA TOUR

A guided tour of these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing with a unique Port tasting at the heart of our historic ageing cellars.
For the tasting there will be a selection of 4 old Single-Harvest Tawny.

* Typical platters are served with the tasting.
Duration: 2 hours
Price (VAT included): € 60,00 (adults)

VINTAGE TOUR

A guided tour of these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing with a unique Port tasting at the heart of our historic ageing cellars.
For the tasting there will be a selection of 4 Classic Vintage Ports.

* Typical platters are served with the tasting
Duration: 2 hours
Price (VAT included): € 120,00 (adults)

A MEMORIES TOUR

A guided tour of these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing with a unique Port tasting at the heart of our historic ageing cellars.
For the tasting there will be a selection of 3 old Single-Harvest Tawnies and our historic Carvalhas Memories 1867.

* Typical platters are served with the tasting
Duration: 2 hours
Price (VAT included): € 250,00 (adults)

GROUP TOUR (GROUPS OVER 30 PEOPLE WITH RESERVATION)

A guided tour to these centenary cellars which begins with a video showing all processs of the art of making Port, since it’s birth in the vineyards of the Douro to it’s ageing, bottling and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The tour follows through the main ageing cellar, finishing at our Wine shop for a tasting of 2 Ports: (Sweet or Dry White + Ruby or Tawny).

Duration: 30 minutes
Price (VAT included): € 5.00 (adults)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Schedule:

  • Every Day | 10h00 untill 17h00; (Except 01/01 e 25/12, or in case of full capacity)
  • Other scheduling upon availability

Personal guided visits in 5 languages available (Portuguese, Spanish, French or English)
Other Languages under reservation (Russian, Romenian, Polish, Italian and German)

Several tastings available

Wine Shop with entire range available

Delivery at any adress in greater Porto + availability of shipping abroad (check prices in store)

Payment methods: ATM or Cash

Free parking inside facilities