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Port Cellars

The Fonseca Experience, tasting room and shop is located in the heart of historic Vila Nova de Gaia, across the Douro River from the city of Porto.
Located in cellars with hundreds of years of history, the Fonseca experience allows guests to learn about the uniqueness of the Douro Valley, the significant role Fonseca has played in sustainable viticulture, and how Port wine is made including a chance to test your ability to identify Port wine aromas. Guests will further learn about the history of the company, and its world famous wines.  With spectacular views of the city of Porto and the famous Dom Luis I bridge, guests will further learn about Fonseca´s role in producing some of the world´s finest wines, Fonseca Vintage Ports. Guests will also learn about the versatility of Port wine for food pairings, and be able to leave their own suggestions for others to appreciate.
The Fonseca Experience costs 10€ including a complimentary guided tasting of Fonseca's famous Bin nº 27 in our historic tasting room. 
Your visit to Fonseca is family friendly with activities for kids provided at the beginning of the Fonseca Experience. Children's tickets (8 - 17 years of age) are 5€ and include cookies and grape juice from the Douro Valley served in a Port wine glass, allowing younger guests to make a toast. A family pack for 2 adults and 2 children (8 - 17 years of age) including complementary guided tasting of Bin nº 27 for the adults and Douro grape juice and cookies for the children costs 25€.
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For those wishing to sample Fonseca´s exceptional Port wines, guests can also visit the tasting room where a wide range of Ports are on offer by the glass. There our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the various tastings. Fonseca´s reputation is built upon its fine vintage Ports and, exceptionally, over 10 Fonseca Vintage Ports are available by the glass in the tasting room.  We also offer accompaniments to complement your tasting including cheese and/or meat platters; chocolates, almonds, olives and other treats. A monthly Fonseca Port based cocktail is also offered for those curious to try a new Port wine experience. 
For those eager to learn more about Fonseca Ports, various wine flights are on offer. The "Introduction to Fonseca" is a guided tasting of Fonseca classics including Fonseca Siroco, Fonseca Bin nº 27, Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny, and Fonseca Vintage 2009.  Other wine experiences allow you to pair Fonseca´s most recent Vintages with chocolates. If you wish to truly experience the best of Fonseca, the Classic Fonseca Vintages experience including vintages from 1985, 1997, 2003, 2007 and 2017 is ideal. 

Groups can also be accommodated in a private tasting area, offering views of historic Porto. Fado in the cellars, mixology classes and other guided tastings are on offer in this unique space set amongst the barrels. For more information please contact:
For those wishing to complement their visit by purchasing a wine to enjoy upon their return home, our Fonseca shop, located in a spectacular setting amongst the old vats, offers Fonseca wines for sale.  We also offer a variety of Fonseca merchandising and other complimentary wine items.  The shop setting alone is worth a visit. 
The Fonseca Experience is open Monday to Sunday from 11h - 19h. Last entry for the tour 18h. Tasting room closes at 19h.

Address: Rua do Choupelo 84, 4400-187 Vila Nova de Gaia (Google Maps)

RNAAT Registo n.º C-619/2016