Where to Go for a Wine Tasting in Porto?

Best wine bars in Porto to taste wine? I recommend these 10 places to taste wine in Porto, Portugal.

Traveling as a wine lover requires serious preparation. Tasting my way around Europe, I always make sure to save a few good wine addresses. 

In this article, I am listing:

  • good spots for guided wine tasting in Porto
  • best wine bars in Porto with a good wine list and knowledgeable sommeliers.



Like most European wines, Portuguese wines are extremely diverse.  There are many wine growing regions across Portugal and countless native grape varieties.

At a minimum, during your stay in Porto I recommend tasting different stykes of port wine (white, ruby, rosè, tawny, vintage) and dry red and white wines from Douro Valley, Dão, Alentejo, Algarve, Setúbal, and of course Vinho Verde from the North of Portugal.

At Portuguese bars, you will always be offered to taste local specialties with your wine. Do not miss fantastic cheeses, sardines, cod-fish balls (bolinhos de bacalhau), octopus salad (salada de polvo), flamed grilled cured pork sausage (chouriço assado), chicken and pork pies and other Portuguese tapas called petiscos

You will find that many bars across the city offer sampling packages and guided tastings, others offer a good selection of wine by the glass.  

Porto wine shops often propose tasting packages as well.  Just go inside and ask for a tasting menu. 

1. Port Wine Lodges

To taste port wine head over across the River Douro from the old city center of Porto in Vila Nova de Gaia.  To get there you only need to cross the Dom Luís I bridge.  Alternatively, take a boat across the river from Porto to Gaia for 3 euros per person.

Almost all of Porto’s over 40 port producers are based on a hill topped with famous names like Taylor’s, Cockburn’s, Graham’s, and Croft.  

Nearly all Port wine cellars provide guided tours and tastings. Some of the most famous in Gaia include:

For a tasting, just drop by your favorite Port house. You may want to book your visit online during the high season.  

The Porto Card gives a 10% to 50% discount on tastings and wine purchases at several Port lodges including Calem, Sandeman, Ferreira, Graham’s, Taylors, Ramos Pinto, Real Companhia Velha, Poca, Burmester, and Fonseca.

Some port houses like Cálem offer a tasting with fado show.

See the full list and map of Port wine houses here.  My article on the Best Port Wine Houses in Porto can also be helpful.

If you want to combine several port wine houses in one visit, you can join this port wine cellars guided tour which includes 7 wine tastings.  

I had an excellent guided tour and tasting at Graham’s Port Lodge.  See my article about the visit here.

2. Espaço Porto Cruz

Espaço Porto Cruz was created as a place to combine new experiences around Port wine with artistic creations in different areas such as fashion, art, and gastronomy.  It is also located in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Make sure you go up to the 360º terrace for an unforgettable view, attend tastings and food and wine pairings.  

Tastings are held on the ground floor in the boutique.  Guided tastings are not only around Port wine, but also cover Douro Valley dry wines.  

Choose among tasting of 4 Porto Cruz ports with homemade chocolates for 15 euro, tasting of three Douro dry wines paired with olives and olive oil for 22 euro, tasting of 5 ports with local cheese and dry fruit for 25 euro, etc.  

Take advantage of discounts with Porto Card.

Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda 23, 4400-222 Vila Nova de Gaia

3. Wines of Portugal Tasting Room

Wines of Portugal was created to promote Portuguese wines.  They offer tasting experiences at their tasting rooms in Porto and Lisbon.

Come here for a guided tasting of wines made by small producers.  The Porto Tasting Room offers visitors a choice of 5 thematic tastings, between 10 and 15 euros per person. 

There is a menu of various tastings, plus you can enjoy most of their wines by the glass and get professional advice on Portuguese wine.  It’s a fun and educational experience.

Open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm.  Walk-ins are welcome. 

Porto Card will give you a 20% discount on theme tasting and cards to be used in the enomatic machines. 

Address: Rua das Flores 8-12, 4050-262 Porto.

Natural wines at Prova, the best wine bar in Porto

4. Prova 

Prova is my number one place when it comes to tasting the quality and interesting wines of Portugal. 

Diogo and João possess the finest knowledge of Portuguese wines, which they eagerly share with visitors. Wines are available both by the glass and by the bottle.

The concept of the bar that you could the style of wine you like, for example, fruity and young, and the sommelier will offer a local wine for you to taste and drink.

Choose among cheese and charcuterie platters and fish taster dishes that complement the wines. The place is really chilled and trendy, and the prices are very reasonable.

My two favourite things at Prova have been hot chicken pies and excellent sparkling wines from Bairrada.

You can go for just a tasting, or select a food and wine pairing.

Address: Prova, R. de Ferreira Borges 86, 4050-252 Porto

5. Dogma Wine Bar

Dogma, which only opened in 2023, has quickly earned a reputation for serving an excellent selection of Portuguese wines.

Vasili who is very knowledgeable about wine, will guide you through a tasting so you can experience the best they have to offer. Tasting prices range from 18 to 60 euros.  

The bar is a bit pricey but satisfaction is guaranteed.

Address:  Rua dos Caldeireiros 238, 4050-139 Porto


6. Capela Incomum

Hidden place away on a little side street of Porto, this little bar is actually a former family chapel with an authentic interior and an altar.  It is a pretty tiny, romantic place away from tourist crowds.  

The atmosphere is intimate and relaxing with calm jazz music.

The bar offers high-quality tapas and light snacks, a solid dry wine list, and an extensive selection of port wine.  Beer is also available.  The sommeliers at the bar are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Every two weeks, they have live fado music at the bar (reservations recommended).

Hot cheese with honey and herbs was full of taste and complimented my white wine perfectly. Also, a fantastic combination of babaganoush and Alentejo DOC wine.

Capela Incomum is one of those places you will want to come back to more than once while in Porto. 

Address: 79-81, Travessa do Carregal 77, 4050-167 Porto

7. Lima’s Wine Bar

Book wine tasting via WhatsApp on Rafael’s website

We tasted 6 carefully selected Portuguese wines, both white and red with and without food in a small and private setting.  This isn’t strictly a drinking experience.  You will enjoy wines and learn a lot. 

The owner, Rafael de Lima, is a winemaker himself and a serious wine professional following the WSET education program that I pursued as well.  He definitely has a different approach which makes you feel empowered about choosing your next glass or bottle of wine wherever you go. 

8. WOW Wine Experience

WOW on the Gaia side is a brand new museum centre opened in 2020.  

The Wine Experience museum and the Pink Palace experience offer guided wine tastings as part of the general entry: 2 dry wines at the Museum of wine and 5 rose wines at the Pink Palace.

The Wine School holds wine masterclasses that may be interesting for those who want to learn more or are more advanced.

Besides, in front of the museum, there are numerous bars offering tasting flights of Port of wine with some nibbles.  You will not leave Vila Nova de Gaia without tasting port.

Address: Rua do Choupelo 39, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia


9. Gota a Gota Wine House

Gota a Gota is both a wine shop and a bar, slightly away from the touristic center.  On the shelves of Gota a Gota you will find a wide selection of wines from all regions of Portugal.

Order wine by the glass with a cheese or charcuterie plate and learn all about local wines from Porto born and bred owners Mariana and Dinis. They can also tastings for large groups, but contact them in advance to arrange.   

Address: R. de Cedofeita 572, 4050-175 Porto

10. The Wine Box

If you want the largest selection of wine, this is the place for you.  This wine bar has over 450 Portuguese and international wines to offer. They use Coravin, which makes it easy to taste many wines by the glass.  

You order food through an iPad.  Indulge in cheese and meat platters, Galician-style octopus, mini-burghers, or bacalao (codfish) balls. 

The bar gets busy especially on Friday and Saturday nights.  It is advisable to make a reservation. 

Address:  R. dos Mercadores 72 74, 4050-374 Porto

Of course, there are many more wonderful places to taste wine in Porto but these should get you started.  Enjoy your tastings! 

If you want to join the wine tasting experience in Porto with other travelers or your private guide, consider the Porto Food and Wine Tour.

I also strongly recommend visiting quintas (wineries) in the Douro Valley.  The views are absolutely stunning, and you get to taste dry wines, port wines, olive oil, and other local specialties at quintas and amazing restaurants.

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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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