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“Tasty port and informative guide”
Review of Sandeman Cellars

Sandeman Cellars
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 20 August 2014

My brother and I were lucky as we arrived 10 minutes before a tour iin English was due to start. It cost €5 for approximately 35 minutes.

There is a little 'museum' at the entrance hall where you are free to browse throught the advertisements of Sandeman over the past hundred years. Inside, the tour guide explained about the three varieties of port and was excellent at answering questions from our group. We watched a quick video about where the grapes are grown before entering the tasting room to try a white and ruby port.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We had a private tour and it was the best, we tasted 6 top of the line Ports and enjoyed everyone, we did not even used the spit bucket. The wines were too good to do that.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This tour was well worth the time. The tour gave us the history of Sandeman and the Port industry in general. The guide a lovely girl...dressed in the Sandeman trademark gaucho hat and black cape....was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tasting at the end of the tour. I never really drank Port before my trip....so this was an education. There was no pressure to buy although it was available.....since it is available in the US...I waited until I got home !

Thank WestfieldJackieP
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The tour of Sandeman Port House is worth every cent. The guide will take you thru the port cellars and give a history of George Sandemans port wine. The tour ends with tastings. One can purchase a variety of port and wines after the tastings.

Thank Deb K
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Interesting tour in the sandeman caves. It was rather expensive (6 €/pp), and the explanation was limited, but when you go to porto, you have to visit one of the caves, just for teh smell of teh wooden barrels.

Thank Tom_Ottantatre
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