Port Wine Museum
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For fifteen years between 2004-2019, the Port Wine Museum was located on the ground floor of the Cais Novo warehouse, an 18th-century building belonging to the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro (General Company of Agriculture of the Alto Douro Vineyards). During a transitory period in 2019, the museum upped-sticks and re-opened to the public on the Rua da Reboleira, in a more accessible location on the Ribeira. This museum is a brief introduction to Port Wine, the worldwide trade and its relationship with the development of the city.


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Occupying an ideal location on the bank of the River Douro facing the Port Lodges on the opposite bank, in a distinctive black six-story building, the Museu do Vinho do Porto's mission is to give its visitor's a total sensory experience. Here you can learn about the famous fortified wine the city has given its name to. Vinho do Porto was the very first wine to be given a designation of origin (PDO). This designation protects the originality of Port as well as maintaining the high standards people expect. Not only is this fine wine a protected product but, as a UNESCO heritage area, the Douro Valley where the grapes are produced is preserved by law.

The new Museu do Vinho do Porto opened its doors in March 2019 and has an updated approach employing various types of media explaining all aspects of the Port trade. Learn about growing and harvesting the grapes in The Douro. The challenges of transporting them to Porto for ageing, by traditional "Rabelo" boats, as found on the first floor of the building. The evolution of bottle design, see bottles dating back 200 years, antique labels and the changing trends in brand design. On display are different types of barrels for ageing and other wine-related objects.

See how the different style of Port came about and what processes set them apart. Learn the intrinsic relationship between the city and the wine. How the Port trade has shaped Porto's history, fortunes, architectural and social growth. The new museum has a terrace overlooking the river with a wine bar. If this museum awakens your curiosity, you can visit a Port lodge across the bridge in Gaia.

Tuesday - Sunday: 10h00 - 19h30, Monday: CLOSED
Adult: €2.20, Concessionary: €1.10, Porto Card Porto Card: FREE

Getting to the Port Wine Museum

São Bento Train Station CP Website

Bus: 500, 900, 901, 906, ZM & ZR | Timetable | STCP Website

Metro: São Bento (Line D) | Timetable Metro do Porto Website

Old Tram #1: (Stop: Praça do Infante Dom Henrique) | Timetable STCP Website

Contact Details
33-37 Rua da Reboleira, 4050-492, Porto, Portugal. | 41° 08′ 24.5″ N | 08° 36′ 54.4″ W
+351 226 057 000 | museuvinhoporto@cm-porto.pt |  Website

Port Wine Museum


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