Cockburn’s Port Lodge

Cockburn’s Port Lodge

Largest wooden Port cellar in the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia

Product ID: 54028
Description

Discover Cockburn’s Lodge, the largest wooden Port cellar in the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, on the opposite bank of the River Douro from Porto.
 
Cockburn’s, which was bought by the Symington Family in 2010, is one of the diminishing number of Port houses that still chooses to continue the tradition of ageing Port in the historic centre of Vila Nova de Gaia. It holds one of the greatest collections of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar, and is home to Cockburn's Special Reserve.
 
Wine lovers can experience the tranquil atmosphere and witness the wines slowly maturing in the seasoned oak barrels called ‘pipes’. As you walk into the sturdy stone walled building you will be surrounded by rows of barrels and vats of all shapes and sizes.
 
Within the renovated cellars there is a new museum holding a collection of 19th century watercolours by Baron Forrester, who is most famous for publishing the first detailed map of the Douro in 1848, along with extracts from the unpublished 1930s diaries of another of Port’s legendary figures, John Smithes.
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Discover Cockburn’s Lodge, the largest wooden Port cellar in the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, on the opposite bank of the River Douro from Porto.
 
Cockburn’s, which was bought by the Symington Family in 2010, is one of the diminishing number of Port houses that still chooses to continue the tradition of ageing Port in the historic centre of Vila Nova de Gaia. It holds one of the greatest collections of oak barrels and wooden vats of any Port cellar, and is home to Cockburn's Special Reserve.
 
Wine lovers can experience the tranquil atmosphere and witness the wines slowly maturing in the seasoned oak barrels called ‘pipes’. As you walk into the sturdy stone walled building you will be surrounded by rows of barrels and vats of all shapes and sizes.
 
Within the renovated cellars there is a new museum holding a collection of 19th century watercolours by Baron Forrester, who is most famous for publishing the first detailed map of the Douro in 1848, along with extracts from the unpublished 1930s diaries of another of Port’s legendary figures, John Smithes.
 
Tours and wine tastings are available in several languages.
 
Please note: Due to personal nature of the cellar visits, the lodge only accepts guests with reservations. Please get in touch here.

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About this activity
Advanced Booking Required
Yes
Seasonal Activity

April 1st - October 31st: 9:30 AM 6:00 PM (last visit 5:30 PM)

November 1st - March 31st: 9:30 AM - 5:30 (last visit 5:00PM)

The Lodge is closed on December 25th, January 1st, and two days in February (dates tbc) for staff training.

On the 24th of June the Lodge will open at 1:00 PM.

Languages
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish
Opening Hours
9:30 AM 6:00 PM (last visit 5:30 PM)
The meeting point

R. de Serpa Pinto 346, 4400-307 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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Highlights
  • Largest wooden Port cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Family-owned
  • Guided visits
  • Wine tastings
  • Museum
  • Cooperage
Nearby
  • Pinhão
  • Porto
Grape varieties
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Touriga Franca
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Sousão
  • Tinto Cão
  • Tinta Amarela
  • Tinta Francisca
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Product ID: 54028

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