Through the Symington’s eyes, a lodge functions not only as a warehouse, but also a perfect incubator where a huge range of different wines can age at the right temperature, humidity and light exposure for long periods of time.
When visiting these cellars, the guests can acknowledge the patience, precision and persistence required to produce such a refined product. By integrating the warehouses into their tours, Symington offers their visitors an intimate experience with the complex wine ecosystem.
The still working cellar, built in 1890, is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia across the river from Porto.
Holding 2,000 pipes (550l barrels), 40 tonels (large vats) and hundreds of ageing wine bottles, this magnificent old warehouse offers the visitors a great insight of Symington family’s and Port wine’s history. After the tour, guests can taste the amazing Graham’s Port in the Main tasting room or in the Vintage space.
For an even more unforgettable journey, the visitors can enjoy lunch or dinner at Vinum, a restaurant with a fabulous view over the Douro river. Vinum was born from the partnership between Symington Family Estates and the SAGARDI group. The distinctive menu is shaped around Symington’s wine list and transpires influence from the North and Atlantic regions of Portugal.
Tel: (+351) 223 776 490
Rua Rei Ramiro, 514
4400-281 Vila Nova de Gaia
GPS: N 41 08.285 W 8 37.494