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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 374 0534
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Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic...

Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic centre of Porto, in a granite building dated 1797, The House of Sandeman invites you to an experience full of mystery and seduction, in a setting which balances a traditional yet cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Good tour and excellant wines. The property was impeccible and the tasting room was one of the nicest I have had the pleasurs to utilize.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice tour or the cellars, short movie on history of brand and wine making region, and two tastings of port wine at the end

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The standard tour takes about 45 minutes wi two glasses of port to sample at end. Guide, Vincent, was very good, the information provided answered some of the questions we had asked ourselves and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get a bit more understanding of why Porto, why port and how it is made.

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Vilnius County, Lithuania
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you want your fastest story in your life - take this one. Very touristic, nothing special, no useful information if you know how does red and white wine should be paired or what is the different between red and white color than don't go there.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good tour and excellant wines. The property was impeccible and the tasting room was one of the nicest I have had the pleasurs to utilize.

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Thank ShawnC-NJ
HONG KONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I recognized Sandeman's logo 'Man in Black', my mom likes Sandeman Port wine a lot and I was actually at Sandeman Cellars myself this summer! That's amazing. There is an outdoor wine bar in front of Sandeman, a free museum and need to pay to get in the wine cellar and wine tasting.

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Thank Quack H
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sandman tour they only give you two samples the tour is of the warehouse only the story was better. we live near Napa Valley California so we seen great wine tours and this is not one of them.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sandeman cellars whilst in Porto and found the tour to be very informative. The tour guide was excellent and after walking around we got to sample the port. A pleasant way to spend 45 mins or so and worth the visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A informative and memorable tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Visiting the facility was informative. The tasting was enjoyable. We would gladly repeat if in the area.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We bought their river cruise for €12.50 each, under 18's free. It last about 1 hour and covers all the bridges along the Douro in the area.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The museum provides a very nice history of Sandeman winery and even about the logo of man in black cape and hat. A tour of the cellars requires advance booking and purcyof tickets.

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