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Churchill's - Visitors Centre

Rua Fonte Nova 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-156, Portugal
+351 22 374 4193
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Great Port Experience

My wife and I wandered into Churchill without a reservation (based upon some bad advice) but Carmen... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Todd H
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New York City, New York
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Great Port and Nice Tour

Our tour and port tasting was a very pleasant surprise. The tour was short and nice. The port... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve Z
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Hermosa Beach, California
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This is a space which breathes elegance and style, serving as a backdrop for the best Churchill’s has to offer – its wines. “Churchill’s thinking behind this venture was based upon the philosophy that enjoyment of a glass of Port requires a state of wellbeing”. For those keen to enhance their knowledge of the Douro Region, and the history of Churchill’s, the visitors Centre provides a perfect platform. Tailor-made tastings of our Douro Wine and Port are offered in our Tasting Room, which has a spectacular view of the Rio Douro. Churchill’s Visitors Centre also offers a rare opportunity for Vintage Ports tastings, focusing on the singular and unique characteristics of this Wine, which is generally considered to be one of the great Wines of the World. Churchill’s “al fresco” is an extension of our Visitors Centre. A delightful garden with splendid views over Porto and the Douro River; a privileged place where you can enjoy a glass of wine, taste some delicious finger food with Portuguese flavours, benefit from the fresh air and the sun, feel the pleasure of a truly relaxing and unique moment.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Rua Fonte Nova 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-156, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I wandered into Churchill without a reservation (based upon some bad advice) but Carmen at the reception desk was welcoming and gracious and squeezed us in. It was totally worth it - a totally informative tour, some great port tastings and we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour and port tasting was a very pleasant surprise. The tour was short and nice. The port tasting was much better than expected. We had a premiere tasting with 5 wines included. The regular price of the tasting was about 20 Euros. Our tasting...More

Thank Steve Z
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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for yourreview. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit and our wines. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel, the Crowne Plaza, had recommended and arranged this tour for us and it became one of the highlights of our entire trip - this set the benchmark all the other ports that we tasted subsequently. Our guide, Carmen, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic as...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by Carmen, who found us a seat and a tasting menu, and quickly made us feel at home. As we're not port novices, and we know what we like, we proceeded to have the tawny tasting menu which includes a dry white,...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled onto Churchill’s by chance whilst heading up the hill to Graham’s port house. John Churchill is a fairly new port house (est 1981) and you won’t find it in major supermarkets which makes it unique. We went for the basic port tasting (7...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We visited while on a tuk tuk tour. Was a really good to experience this. The young lady who gave us the tour was brilliant. Port tasted nice as well.

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed our wines and the visit. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! We hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Although not much of any sign post so not the easiest place to find. Once there you get a dedicated team which is passionate about their product. First the tasting session with the full range. Then the tour around the storage area with thorough explanations.More

Thank 232Rainer
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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and we will have in consideration the remark on the sign. We are very glad you have enjoyed our wines and the visit. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! We hope to receive...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Visited after Graham’s on the way back down the hill. Not a huge choice of ports to taste and buy but as a younger, smaller port producer was great to taste the different ports. Loved the tawny port here which was delicious.

Thank LondonE3Traveller
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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you have enjoyed our wines and the visit. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! We hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Not as grand an experience after a trip to Graham’s so if you’re planning to go to Graham’s further up the hill stop off at Churchill’s first. A clean and intimate space with a good choice of tasting options for such a relatively new cellar....More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you have enjoyed our wines and the visit. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! We hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Service, knowledge and taste - great! It was great experience with porto! Staff knows a lot and sharing their knowlegde with tourist. Premium level!

Thank Lindorki
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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed our wines and the visit. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! We hope to receive you again in the future!

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BailsBrew
10 September 2015|
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Response from Kevin62_2012 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa, As people have said, the Port houses are all on the one side and its easy to walk from one to another. Some are a reasonable distance apart though and on a hot day you probably want to drink plenty of water too... More
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