Are there wineries in Porto?
Yes, you can visit wineries in the greater Porto, in Vila Nova de Gaia, the city located across the Douro River from central Porto.
The Port wine houses will welcome you for a tour of their historic cellars, where they age and blend port wine, and offer a tasting of a few different varieties of famous port wine.
In my opinion, when in Porto, it is worth visiting at least one of the Port wine houses. If you have a little time, you can combine it with a Fado concert.
In my post The Best Port Wine Houses to Visit in Porto you will find a lot of information on how to plan your visit.
For those of you interested in visiting vineyards around Porto, I would say you need to plan for a day trip. Wineries around Porto are located within half-an-hour to a two hours drive.
In this article, I have listed several wineries that are worth a visit if you are in Porto.
Which wine regions are near Porto?
Vinho Verde and Douro Valley are the main wine regions near Porto.
Vinho Verde is a renowned wine region in northern Portugal, known for its fresh, vibrant, early-drinking style slightly effervescent wines. While it is also common to find excellent rose and red wines in the Vinho Verde region, for many the “green wine” is strongly associated with white wines. Vinho Verde is the largest wine appellation in Portugal.
Northern Portugal is also known as the cradle of Portugal as Guimaraes, located 50 kilometers northeast of Porto was the nation’s first capital.
It may be good idea to explore Braga, Guimaraes, Viana do Castelo as part of you wine tour in the Vinho Verde wine region.
Douro is the most famous wine region of Portugal, producing port wines as well as some exquisite reds and whites. Douro Valley is known for its breathtaking landscapes and terraced vineyards. Without doubt, Douro Valley is a must-see region of Portugal.
In my Blog, you will find some tips on visiting wineries in the Douro Valley.
How Far is the Wine Country from Porto?
Some of the Vinho Verde wineries are close to the city of Porto, and can be reached within 30 minutes. Visiting others will require you more than hour. Some of the Vinho Verde wineries can be reached by train.
The Douro Valley wineries are located within 1.5 to 2 hours drive from the city of Porto. A train ride will take approximately two hours as well. Find out more in my article How to Visit Douro Valley Wineries by Train.
Map of Wineries Near Porto
Best Wineries Near Porto
Quinta da Aveleda
One of the closest wineries to Porto, Quinta da Aveleda can be reached by car or by train departing from Sao Bento train station in Porto. Get off at Paredes. I walked from the train station, but you can easily get a taxi that will take you to Quinta da Aveleda in minutes.
Quinta do Ameal
It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Quinta de Ameal by car. I recommend combining a tour of the winery with a visit of the coastal town Viana de Castelo, Braga or Guimaraes.
A trip to this next winery in Vinho Verde region requires a 1 hour and 45 minutes drive to the Spanish border, but I am sure you will find the visit worth the drive. Besides, there is a nice place to stay.
If you are looking for an organized tour that includes a visit at Soalheiro check out this Alvarinho Route tour.
Quinta de Santa Christina
You can combine a visit to Quinta da Santa Christina with a stop in the picturesque historic town of Amarante.
The experiences at Quinta de Santa Christina can be easily booked:
Quinta de Santa Teresa
Quinta de Santa Teresa is located near Lamego and Peso da Regua, which are home to several well-regarded Douro Valley wineries which I have listed below.
It will make a great first stop of the day in case you would like to combine the white wine experiences in Vinho Verde with the Douro Valley ports and stronger reds.
A drive to these Douro Valley wineries from Porto will take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes while a train ride would be approximately 2 hours.
If you are travelling by train, this article may be helpful How to Visit the Douro Valley Wineries Without Car.
Quinta do Vallado
Quinta da Pacheca
Here is my video about visiting Quinta da Pacheca.
Quinta de Tourais
Quinta Casa Amarela
Quinta da Gaivosa
If you are looking to go further and explore wineries in Pinhao, this article may be helpful.
See more useful information and my Douro Valley recommendations in the Blog.