Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal, is known for many things, but the one thing that truly captures the hearts (and palates) of visitors is the delectable port wine. With over 300 years of history in producing this marvelous tipple, Porto is undoubtedly the best place in the world to experience and indulge in port wine tastings.

best port wine tasting in porto

What is port wine, you may ask? Well, it is a fortified wine that is made by adding a grape spirit to stop the fermentation process, leaving residual sugars in the wine and resulting in a sweeter, richer, and stronger wine than other wines. The grapes used in port production are grown exclusively in the Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the world, which is located about 100 km east of Porto.

One of the best ways to taste Portuguese Port wine, is by letting a local show you their favorite wines. Eatwith lets you do just that, connect with locals to try the most authentic food and drink, to dine just like the locals. Here are some of the best wine-tasting experiences that Eatwith offers with locals in Porto. 

Port Wine Tasting Tours in Porto

There are countless options for Port wine tastings in Porto, but some of the best ones are Taylors’ Port wine tasting, Kopke Port Wine Cellars, Calem, and Sandeman, to name a few. The tours usually involve visiting the wine cellars, learning about the history of Port wine and its production process, and, of course, tasting various types of Port, from white to tawny, ruby, and vintage. You’ll also learn about the different types of glasses used to serve and smell port wines, and how to identify the complex aromas and flavors of this nectar of gods. You have to join this local-led Porto walking tour with Port wine and traditional tapas tasting!

Port Wine Tasting Tours in Lisbon

If you also plan to visit Lisbon, you can experience the port wine tasting in Lisbon. There are several options, such as Solar do Vinho do Porto, a cozy and romantic bar located in the trendy Chiado district that offers an extensive selection of port wines, and the Wine Institute of Lisbon, a wine shop and bar that specializes in premium Portuguese wines from all regions of the country. 

Port Wine with Locals

While in Porto, you should also consider an Eatwith dinner experience. You can taste traditional Portuguese dishes, and wines, and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the locals while enjoying the comfort and warmth of their homes. Many hosts also offer Port wine tastings as part of their menu, so you can combine a foodie tour with a wine tour and make the most of your visit to Porto.

Overall, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the world of Port wine than by experiencing the best port wine tasting in Porto. You’ll be transported to a world of flavors and aromas, learn about the history and culture of the region, and also have fun and make new friends along the way. So, pack your bags, book your flights, and get ready to sip, swirl, and savor the best Port wines that Portugal has to offer!