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Churchill's - Visitors Centre

Rua Fonte Nova 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-156, Portugal
+351 22 374 4193
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Enjoy port in Porto!

Churchill's is one of the smallest and newest port wine places on the south side of the river at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ReadySteadyG0
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
A good afternoon with port

It took us a bit walking from the bridge to the winery. We found this place via a 30 euros wine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yun Hsin C
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This is a space which breathes elegance and style, serving as a backdrop for the best Churchill’s has to offer – its wines. “Churchill’s thinking behind this venture was based upon the philosophy that enjoyment of a glass of Port requires a state of wellbeing”. For those keen to enhance their knowledge of the Douro Region, and the history of Churchill’s, the visitors Centre provides a perfect platform. Tailor-made tastings of our Douro Wine and Port are offered in our Tasting Room, which has a spectacular view of the Rio Douro. Churchill’s Visitors Centre also offers a rare opportunity for Vintage Ports tastings, focusing on the singular and unique characteristics of this Wine, which is generally considered to be one of the great Wines of the World. Churchill’s “al fresco” is an extension of our Visitors Centre. A delightful garden with splendid views over Porto and the Douro River; a privileged place where you can enjoy a glass of wine, taste some delicious finger food with Portuguese flavours, benefit from the fresh air and the sun, feel the pleasure of a truly relaxing and unique moment.
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  • Average3%
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Rua Fonte Nova 5, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-156, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Churchill's is one of the smallest and newest port wine places on the south side of the river at Vila Nova de Gaia but with an informal and unhurried experience, we really enjoyed the quieter environment. Situated at the far end of the riverside area,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a bit walking from the bridge to the winery. We found this place via a 30 euros wine tasting trip! They gave us a guided tour of the port cave to make the port. The wine they sell is less sweet than...More

Thank Yun Hsin C
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Isabel T, Public Relations Manager at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed our port. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Went for the Port tasting. The tasting room is lovely and the tasting was very informative and the port delicious

Thank Karen S
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Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the tasting and our port. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

On a recent tour my husband and I went for a wine tasting at Churchill’s. We both enjoy a good glass of wine but have never tried port. After seeing how the port is processed and a tour of the winery we were able to...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A very friendly and informative tour. The hosts have a real passion for what they do and that comes across. You get to learn about the process and taste the port in very elegant surroundings. The main selling point is of course the port itself....More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

First let me say I am not a wine drinker but went here as part of a city tour with a group. I expected to be bored but was pleasantly surprised at the presentation and explanation of what goes into wine making. After a short...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our Tawnies and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wandered into Churchill without a reservation (based upon some bad advice) but Carmen at the reception desk was welcoming and gracious and squeezed us in. It was totally worth it - a totally informative tour, some great port tastings and we...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Our tour and port tasting was a very pleasant surprise. The tour was short and nice. The port tasting was much better than expected. We had a premiere tasting with 5 wines included. The regular price of the tasting was about 20 Euros. Our tasting...More

Thank Steve Z
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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you very much for yourreview. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit and our wines. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Our hotel, the Crowne Plaza, had recommended and arranged this tour for us and it became one of the highlights of our entire trip - this set the benchmark all the other ports that we tasted subsequently. Our guide, Carmen, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic as...More

Thank Ann C
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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by Carmen, who found us a seat and a tasting menu, and quickly made us feel at home. As we're not port novices, and we know what we like, we proceeded to have the tawny tasting menu which includes a dry white,...More

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Ana P, Gerente de relações públicas at Churchill's - Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad you have enjoyed the visit, our wines and our service. It was a pleasure having you at our Visitors Centre! Hope to receive you again in the future!

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BailsBrew
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Response from Kevin62_2012 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa, As people have said, the Port houses are all on the one side and its easy to walk from one to another. Some are a reasonable distance apart though and on a hot day you probably want to drink plenty of water too... More
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