Taylor's Port

One of the oldest of the founding Port houses dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and its finest styles

Product ID: 54368
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Taylor’s is the archetypal Port house and its wines the quintessential Ports. Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles.
 
Taylor’s is regarded as the benchmark for Vintage Port. Noted for their elegance and poise as well as for their restrained power and longevity, Taylor’s Vintage Ports are blended from the finest wines of the firm’s own quintas or estates, Vargellas, Terra Feita and Junco. These three iconic properties, each occupying a distinct geographic location and with their own unique character, are the cornerstone of the company’s success and the main source of its unique and inimitable house style.
 
Taylor’s is also respected as a producer of wood aged ports and holds one of the largest reserves of rare cask aged wines from which its distinguished aged tawny Ports are drawn. The house is also known as the originator of Late Bottled Vintage, a style which the firm pioneered and of which it remains the leading producer.
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Taylor’s is the archetypal Port house and its wines the quintessential Ports. Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles.
 
Taylor’s is regarded as the benchmark for Vintage Port. Noted for their elegance and poise as well as for their restrained power and longevity, Taylor’s Vintage Ports are blended from the finest wines of the firm’s own quintas or estates, Vargellas, Terra Feita and Junco. These three iconic properties, each occupying a distinct geographic location and with their own unique character, are the cornerstone of the company’s success and the main source of its unique and inimitable house style.
 
Taylor’s is also respected as a producer of wood aged ports and holds one of the largest reserves of rare cask aged wines from which its distinguished aged tawny Ports are drawn. The house is also known as the originator of Late Bottled Vintage, a style which the firm pioneered and of which it remains the leading producer.
 
Taylor’s is an independent company in which some family members play a leading role in all areas of the firm’s activity. The firm’s long and unbroken family tradition has provided continuity and clarity of purpose, essential attributes of any great wine house. It has also allowed the skills and knowledge required to produce the finest ports to be constantly refined and added to in the light of experience as they are passed down from one generation to the next.
 
Based in Oporto and the Douro Valley the company is closely involved in all stages of the production of its Ports, from the planting of the vineyard and the cultivation of the grapes to the making, ageing, blending and bottling of the wines. The family’s commitment to the future of Port is demonstrated in its single minded dedication to the highest standards in Port production, its continued investment in all aspects of the firm’s operations and its determination to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture.
 
Now in its fourth century, Taylor's recently renovated its 300 year old Cellars to incorporate a modern and innovative museum circuit. The story of Port wine and Taylor’s is now told through an extensive audio-guided visit, available in eleven languages which will take you on a vivid tour of the Lodge that includes an array of films, images, exhibits, photographs and paintings.
 
You will be given the opportunity to journey into the past and learn about the history of Port wine and its production today, the Douro Valley and the house of Taylor’s, its past, present and its wealth of exceptional Ports.
 
In addition to the two wines included on the tour, there is a range of Port tastings for visitors to enjoy including a choice of many different aged Tawny Ports, or one of Taylor’s classic Vintage Ports. 

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Closed on December 25th.

Languages
Audio tour available in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch and Korean.
Opening Hours
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM. Last entry audio tour at 6:00 PM
The meeting point

Rua do Choupelo , 250 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia

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Highlights
  • One of the oldest of the founding Port houses
  • Producer of wood aged ports 
  • One of the largest reserves of rare cask aged wines
  • Modern and innovative museum circuit
  • Audio guided visits
  • Visitors' centre
  • The Barão Fladgate restaurant
Nearby
  • The Yeatman Hotel
Grape varieties
  • Touriga Francesa
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Tinta Barroca
  • Tinta Amarela
  • Tinto Cão

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