The Sandeman Cellars, set on the Vila Nova de Gaia riverfront and a stone’s throw from the Historic Centre of Oporto, are lodged in classical 18th century granite building, acquired in 1811 by founder George Sandeman as the ideal place in which to age his Port Wines.
Over two hundred years later, the brand, founded in 1790, continues to write and recount its story to the thousands of visitors arriving every year to discover Port Wine, as well as the Douro region from where it comes. They will also uncover the legend of Don, with his Jerez horseman’s sombrero and the typical black cloak favoured by Portuguese university students. The journey takes off by setting the scene in London where the company started, before covering over 2,000 barrels in an authentic experience steeped in mystery and passion, that culminates in a discovery of the flavours to be found in Sandeman’s Port Wines.
The exceptional and consistent feedback from visitors over the past year has contributed to Sandeman Cellars being awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. “This award, presented only to entities sustaining exceptional performance levels within the Trip Advisor community, is a significant achievement, worthy of recognition from both travellers and staff,” explains Trip Advisor CMO, Christine Peterson.
Already the recipient of Great Wine Capitals’ Best of Wine Tourism award and Revista de Vinhos’ Enotourism Award, Sandeman Cellars is once again in line for praise, this time from the visitors themselves! “It is a vote of confidence in the brand, of which we are extremely proud, and more importantly, an obvious sign of the professionalism inherent in a team which strives daily to educate about Port Wine and its culture,” praises George Sandeman, Sogrape Vinhos Board Member in charge of wine tourism.
Source: Sogarpe Vinhos