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 Vintage Port is one of the world’s great iconic wines. Made only in the very finest years – known as ‘declared’ vintages – Vintage Ports are blended from the best produce of the firm’s own estates.
Taylor’s long family tradition has provided continuity and clarity of purpose, with family members still playing a leading role in all areas of the firm’s activity. The company is committed to producing the highest standards of Port and determined to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture.
Taylor’s invites you to an exciting and informative tour of its famous cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia. The recently renovated 300-year-old cellars incorporate a modern and innovative museum circuit. The story of Port wine and Taylor’s is now told through an extensive audio-guided visit. 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.
With advance booking, you may also enjoy a private tour and tasting. Contact us for details and prices.
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The audio-guided tour lasts, on average, one hour, with a further 30 minutes required for the Port wine tasting at the end, in the tasting room.
There is no tour schedule: you will be able to get started as soon as you arrive.
Price includes the tasting of two of Taylor’s iconic Port wines to taste: Chip Dry – Extra Dry White and Late Bottled Vintage (LBV), invented by Taylor’s in the 1930’s and 1970’s respectively.