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Real Companhia Velha

Rua Azevedo Magalhaes 314, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-022, Portugal
+351 22 377 5194
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Founded in 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. José I, Real Companhia Velha, also known as Royal Oporto Wine Company, has the most ancient Portuguese cellars in the countryThe centuries old cellars of Real Companhia Velha, are situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, right in front Oporto, in other words, on the left bank of Douro river.Over 100.000 m2 stores carefully a vast selection of Port Wines Tawny – aged in oak barrels -, as well as Vintage Port, maintaining the prestige e reputation this house enjoys over 250 years. At the cellars of Real Companhia Velha, in the silence of its vaults, the wine is kept in barrels of noble wood, the work made by coopers who have served the Company for many generations.There, asleep in a unique peacefulness, barrels and vats are lost in time... 10, 20... 30 years... What does it matter! The time it takes for each wine to reach its exact point of maturity.One of our Top Tours,starts with an exclusive video that shows the evolution of the Port since the Douro Region, all the way to the old cellars, followed to a visit to the main ageing cellar, centuries old, moving up to visit our old “Vintage” museum. Finishes with a tasting of two young Ports, white and red, plus a 20 year old tawny.
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+351 22 377 5194
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this old port house as part of a coach tour to Porto and initially I wasn't overkeen to spend an hour or so locked away in a cellar being lectured about the history of port wine. How wrong I was! Our guide -...More

Thank jimmyjames81
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to have a guided tour only for our family and kids. The guide was super patient as we had a baby with us and attentive to each of us and our questions. It is a great starting point for the other...More

Thank Paulo L
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We've been for business dinner with 120 people at this winery... it was just perfect. Lovely wine and deliscious food. We were also able to taste and buy some bottles of wine. Absolutely a place to visit or plan an event. Many thanks

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

What an experience! We opted for the premium tour (at EUR 15 per person). Well worth the additional  few Euros. This tour superbly given by Raquel included a trip into the cellars to see the old bottles being stored. The tasting at the end of...More

Thank EnglishSouthJersey
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I visit two cellars with wine and this one was the best. You get nice introduction about porto wine. Nice explanation about kinds of wine. You can also take a tour around the cellar. Then you can choose witch kinds of wine you want tasting....More

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 18 April 2017

we had a great introduction into the world of port wine. After he explained everything to us, we could chose between some tasting packs. We decided to combine and were very happy with our choice. We sat on some nice wooden chairs and had time...More

Thank Juluie
Reviewed 17 April 2017

You can take smelling of wines easily. You can arrive with metro but after you need to walk about 10-15 minutes.

Thank Seda O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We gave this Port Winery 5 stars. It was the highlight of our trip to Porto. Catarina was our host and she was a wealth of information for her young age. She really is an asset for this company. The cellars were impressive and the...More

1  Thank Juudem
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

After crossing the high level of Pont Luiz I to the south side my wife and I found an ancient ceramic advert for the company on the side of a wall in the original name of the company "Real Vinocola" with directions - so off...More

Thank Tyneyb
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This visit was part of a booked tourist mini train tour and I was not expecting much though this proved wrong. This was a port tour in the style of French chateau and was great. A warm welcome to the house, an informative video and...More

Thank Neil R
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Is there parking at the Real Companhia Velha Cellar tour?
2 December 2016|
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Response from Eksar | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. It's really convenient, however the streets leading there are really narrow... just be careful