Best Wineries to Visit Near Porto

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

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.


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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 da Aveleda is a renowned estate located in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal. It is a historic winery with a rich heritage that spans over three centuries. The estate, established in 1870 belongs, is run by Martim and Antonio Guedes – the fifth generation of the Guedes family.

Today, Quinta da Aveleda is the largest producer of Vinho Verde. Casal Garcia its leading brand is exported to over 70 countries.

The estate cultivates various grape varieties, including Alvarinho, Loureiro, and Arinto, which contribute to the unique flavor profiles of their wines.

The winery welcomes visitors to explore its grounds and vineyards, offering guided tours that provide insights into the winemaking process and the history of the estate.

The estate itself is picturesque, featuring beautiful gardens with flocks of peacocks surround the 17th-century manor house

Wine Tours

Quinta da Aveleda accepts visitors year round for tour and tastings and visits to its historic gardens. It is also possible to organize a picnic, tapas lunch, as well as a workshop where you make your own bread or wine.

During harvest, Quinta da Aveleda hosts a week of various harvest events – local food, music and games for the entire family.

Even if you are not into a wine, a visit to Quinta da Aveleda park is an amazing experience itself.

Located near Penafiel, Quinta da Aveleda is approximately 35 minutes away by car from central Porto. You can also reach Quinta da Aveleda by train. From Sao Bento or Campanha train station catch a train to Paredes and walk for 25 minutes.

Quinta do Ameal

Quinta do Ameal, situated in the Vinho Verde demarcated region on the banks of the River Lima, is a part of the Esporão wine project since 2019. Located just 30 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean, Quinta do Ameal boasts an impressive 800-meter riverfront fertile granitic soils. The estate encompasses 14 hectares of vineyards and eight hectares of forest, boasting majestic walnut, chestnut, and stone pine trees, some of which are more than two centuries old.

The historic estate with a documented history dating back to 1710, Quinta do Ameal was practically abandoned until 1990 when Pedro Araujo completely restored it and completely replanted the vines.

The quinta renowned as the birthplace of the Loureiro grape variety, which Pedro Araujo revived to produce excellent wines.

Wine Tours

Quinta do Almeal offers visits and tastings including tastings of old vintages.

They can also organize a kayak tour of the Lima and Vez River, river trekking and hiking in the Peneda Gerês National Park.
Please make sure to reserve these experiences in advance.

Quinta do Ameal offer stays in Casa Grande, with three independent suites and Casa da Vinha with two suites with beautiful outdoor spaces such as the swimming pool, the garden and the porches.

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.

Almost on the Spanish border, in the region of Monção & Melgaço, Soalheiro is a family-owned winery with some of the most appreciated wines of Portugal.

João Antonio Cerdeira planted his first Alvarinho wines at Quinta de Soalheiro in 1974. Today, Alvarinho is the basis of several of Soalheiro wines including dry, sweet and sparkling wines.

Besides Alvarinho,

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Soalheiro welcomes visitors for wine tasting and tour of their vineyards, a gastronomic experiences including wine pairing with Minho foods, lunch at Quinta da Folga, a smokehouse nearby, or even a tasting of local herbal teas, a unique part of our culture.

Casa das Infusões is a rustic three-bedroom house situated next to the herbal tea farm and organic vineyards, where guests can stay and unwind.

If you are looking for an organized tour that includes a visit at Soalheiro check out this Alvarinho Route tour

Quinta de Santa Christina

Quinta de Santa Cristina is located at Celorico de Basto, a small village in the Braga district in approximately 1-hour drive northeast of Porto.

Quinta de Santa Cristina has a long history, belonging to the same family for several generations. Wine production started in 2004 and the new winery was built in 2012.

Today, the estate produces a variety of white wines, reds and rose, as well as sparkling wines.

Wine Tours

Quinta de Santa Christina offers some of the most interesting experience: tastings, picnics, vine planting, buggy wine tours, rafting wine tours, canyoning wine tours and several interesting activities for kids.

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 a 66-hectare property located in the easternmost part of the Baião municipality, 88 km from Porto and 19 km from Régua.

Structured in terraced slopes supported by ancient granite walls and with cobblestone access roads, Quinta de Santa Teresa offers ideal conditions for the production of quality wines. It is situated in a region with enormous potential for the production of white wines, Baião.

In addition to wine and viticultural activities, Quinta de Santa Teresa features several harmonious gardens, historical buildings, statues and serene landscapes overlooking Baião and the Douro Valley.

Wine Tours

Quinta de Santa Teresa offers a wide range of tour and tasting options with pairings in their beautiful tasting room. Order some tapas and enjoy peace and beautiful views.

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.

Aneto Wines

Aneto Wines is a family-owned winery that started in 2001 with the goal of creating exceptional wines in the Douro region. Aneto Wines owns multiple vineyards in the area and their main focus is on crafting small batches of high-quality wines.

Besides reds and whites made of traditional grape varietals, you can taste Pinot Noirs and sparkling wines grown on a plot with granite soils and Atlantic influence.

Wine Tours

By appointment.
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.

You can also taste and buy Aneto Wines at Aneto & Table restaurant at Peso da Regua.

Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado is located on the banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro River, right next to its mouth and close to the town of Peso da Régua.

The estate was founded in 1716. Quinta do Vallado belonged to Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, a Portuguese businesswoman known for leadership in the cultivation of port wine and for winemaking innovations. The winery still belongs to her great-great-great grandsons.

Today, Quinta do Vallado develops 65 hectares of vineyards with altitudes ranging between 80 and 400 meters.

The new modern winery built in 2009 is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to produce dry wines (red, white, and rose) and зort wines, and an impressive aging cellar. Quinta do Vallado still uses the traditional foot treading method in granite lagares for some wines.

Wine Tours

Quinta do Vallado is open to the public throughout the year, with daily wine tasting conducted in Portuguese and English.

11:00 am, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Duration: 1h15

12:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Duration: 1h15

Quinta do Vallado also offers wine tasting, winemaking, blending, and viticulture workshops which run in small groups of up to 4 participants.

You can also opt for a private tour and wine tasting, available by appointment. This way you can customize your wine tasting and choose the wines you always wanted to try.

There is a possibility to stay at a beautiful vineyard hotel at Quinta do Vallado. There are 5 rooms in the traditional house and 8 in the modern building. I love their pool surrounded by orange orchard.

If you are travelling from Porto by train, get off at Régua train station. Quinta do Vallado is a short taxi ride away.

Quinta da Pacheca

Quinta da Pacheca, one of the best known estates in the Douro region. It is also one of the oldest. It was first mentioned in a document dated 1738 as a property of D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira.

Since 1903, winemaking has been developed by Dom José Freire de Serpa Pimentel. Today, the fourth generations of the Serpa Pimentel family are in still involved in Quinta da Pacheca.

Quinta da Pacheca focuses on production of quality dry Douro DOC wines and Port wines. The estate was one of the first in the region to bottle its own wines.

Quinta da Pacheca is one of the most visited estates in the Douro Valley region.

What makes the Quinta da Pacheca visit different? There is a spa and a wine house hotel, where you can stay inside a giant barrel!

Wine Tours

By appointment.

Here is my video about visiting Quinta da Pacheca.

Quinta de Tourais

Quinta de Tourais is one of the oldest wineries of the region. It used to be a farm of the monastery at Salzedas.

Today, Quinta de Tourais is a family project by Fernando, the winemaker, Manuela and Liliana. Come see them for a tour with an authentic feel and a generous Douro wine tasting.

Wine Tours

By appointment.

Open from March 16 to November 15 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Quinta Casa Amarela

Quinta da Casa Amarela is located on the left bank of the Douro river, between Regua and Lamego. The same family has owned the estate since 1885. The yellow color (amarela in Portuguese) of the house gave its name to the winery.

This family enterprise produces both DOC Douro dry wines and excellent port.

Wine Tours

By appointment.

The tours are hosted by one of the owners Gil Regueiro.

Meals are available for groups on pre-order made by a local chef.

I love the harvest experience at Quinta da Casa Amarela where you get to stomp grapes in one of their 19th-century lagares.

Quinta da Gaivosa

For five generations, the Alves de Sousa family has been dedicated to crafting exceptional wines in the beautiful Douro Valley.

Tiago, a talented winemaker from the family’s fifth generation, has made a name for himself as one of Portugal’s top winemakers.

The wines produced by the Alves de Sousa family have received high praise and have been honored with numerous esteemed awards. Their commitment to quality and excellence is evident in every bottle. The estate’s significance in the Douro region is highly regarded and has even been compared to the renowned Chateau Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, highlighting its prestigious status and contribution to winemaking.

Wine Tours

Visits and tastings are by appointment Monday to Friday between 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

The modern winery made of schist stone and a top floor tasting room with fantastic views of the valley will add to the tasting experience.

When in the Douro Valley, do not miss tasting Quinta da Gaivosa Tinto and Abandonado made of grapes from old vineyard, some of the best red wines of Douro.

If you are looking to go further and explore wineries in Pinhao, this article may be helpful.

5 Best Douro Valley Wineries to Visit Near Pinhao

Other resources:


How far is the Douro Valley from Porto?

Douro Valley from Porto by Train

Should You Stay in Pinhao?

See more useful information and my Douro Valley recommendations in the Blog.


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Polina Spirova

A sommelier and a wine tour guide. I travel all around Portugal collecting the best wineries to visit, best places to stay and eat.

I organize wine tours in the Douro Valley.

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