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Porto Calem Wine Cellars
Porto Calem Wine Cellars

Porto Calem Wine Cellars

Av. Diogo Leite 344, Vila Nova de Gaia, Norte, 4400-111

The Basics

Visitors can discover Porto’s history on a guided tour of the winery, peek into the wine cellars, and visit the winery museum. The highlight of a visit is a guided tasting at the wine bar, overlooking the Douro River, where you can sample varieties including white port and tawny port. For the full experience, sign up for a thrilling 5D wine tasting journey or enjoy a traditional live fado (local style of folk song) show, followed by wine tasting.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Porto

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Excellent short tour followed by good music and port
Jamuna, Aug 2021
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Most friendly guide during the informative tour. We were with our 9 year old son and it was nice to have a relatively short tour and go straight to the fado show . Two excellent wines served and small crackers to go with them . We had been told that a soft drink would be provided to children but we had brought some juice with us and did not bother to ask for any.
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Great experience!
TaraS, Jul 2021
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Great tour and fado show! Great port, too! :). The tour was in English and it was easy to understand. The show was entertaining!
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Fado show with wine cellar trip
Vinod M, Sep 2019
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Well worth its money The guide was informative and the Fado show was good Learnt something about Porto wine
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Amazing!!!
JackelynMossman, May 2019
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Super informative guide and tour. The show was superb and authentic feeling. The musicians and singers played with passion and love.
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Fado goes very well with Calem wine...
Zelian C, Jul 2017
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Fado goes very well with Calem wine tasting. It is a great choice, I would definitely recommend this especially for the first time visitors.
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The cellar tour was interesting...
Kathy, Aug 2017
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
The cellar tour was interesting, though brief. The Fado show was wonderful. Sitting with a glass of port ,looking out across the river while listening to such emotional songs and music was truly memorable experience.
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Great night out had all the flavour...
victor D, Nov 2016
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Great night out had all the flavour of Northern Portugal and it was really good value for money. The Calem cellers are on the other side of the river from the center of Porto, pleasant walk with all the old port transporting boats moored along side the quayside.
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The fado show was good - I wouldn't...
Rebecca R, Aug 2016
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
The fado show was good - I wouldn't say great. Can get an equitable experience for free tucked away in an alley or train station. The wine was good. The tour, just the right length. Would have been better if you could purchase additional glasses instead of 2 samples for the whole show.
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Professional tour. Nice location...
Hans D, Mar 2016
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Professional tour. Nice location good port and great singers. Recommendation when visiting Porto
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A lovely tour of the cellars by an...
Linds, Sep 2018
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
A lovely tour of the cellars by an engaging and funny girl. She gave enough information in a short time but not overwhelming and answered all questions put to her. Followed by a tasting full servings of a white and tawny port. Both very distinctive but equally as delicious. All this while listening to 2 fado singers and 2 guitarist. They say to hear fado in Coimbra or Lisbon which we did see another show in Lisbon but this show was every bit equal to it and I believe the guitarists here to be amazing. Made our first night in Portugal a delight for things to come. Well worth going.
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Get tickets in advance because this...
DCGUY, Jul 2017
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Get tickets in advance because this sells out quickly. The Calem Cellars is a biggie when it comes to port wine and this is a popular cave in a convenient and attractive location by the river. The building looked like a newly renovated visitors and wine tasting center, which was very modern and attractive. First there is a tour and a tasting and then the fado performance begins, with a lady then a gentleman performing alone as well as a duet. The two guitarists were equally good and the music was terrific. Compared to the other fado I had been hearing during my trip, this was delightfully more upbeat in rhythm yet conveyed the same sadness and melancholy of the slower fado songs. A nice event. Please note that it wasn't easy getting a taxi back to Porto. The company called twice for a cab, but they never came. I finally tracked down one that was dropping off a passenger, but hailing a free taxi was difficult, so plan accordingly.
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Very exciting tour, Maria our...
Petra P, Dec 2015
Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
Very exciting tour, Maria our hostess was really kind and professional and speaks a perfect english. The tour is a bit quick, and in offseason a bit disappointing with only 6-8 people. The Fado Show is not a real show, but a beautiful concert with typical portuguese music. The women singing had a mind-blowing voice! They did everything to entertain us, it worth the time and the price! The only thing that could be better: some more information about the wines dueing the tasting. Thanks a lot, best regards!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tours of Porto Calem Wine Cellarsare available in English, Spanish, and French, and multiple departure times are available throughout the day.

  • The legal drinking age of 18 applies for all wine tasting at Porto Calem.

  • Porto Calem is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Porto CalemWine Cellars are a 15-minute drive from central Porto, located on the riverside of Vila Nova de Gaia, where it is the closest cellar to the Dom Luiz I bridge. Vila Nova de Gaia is easily reached by metro from Porto—hop off at Jardim do Morro station and the wine cellar is just a few minutes’ walk west along the waterfront.

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When to Get There

Porto CalemWine Cellars are open for tours and tastings year-round, but the busiest times are in July and August, when it’s best to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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What Is Port Wine?

Produced exclusively in Douro Valley, port wine is a sweet fortified wine that has been produced in the area since the 12th century. Today, the traditional wine is preserved on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and exported all around the world. Port wine is typically a red dessert wine, but other varieties to look out for include tawny ports (wood-aged red port), rose port, and white port, which is a popular ingredient in local cocktails.

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