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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Discover Great Wine and Design in Porto


4. Insider’s Tip

The cellar at Croft houses casks of port that have been made in the region for hundreds of years.  

No visit to Porto would be complete without popping into a port wine cellar across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. All along the riverside, touts will try to rope you into paying money for their cellars. Put your wallet away and instead make a beeline for beautiful Croft (open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), where the free visit includes a tasting of two ports (a white version and a reserve) as well as a tour of the cellar, which traces its origins to 1588.

Published on Feb 10, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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