Temporary closure | COVID-19
In compliance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and Portuguese health authorities, as well as, the Government's measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, we announce the temporary closure of our facilities.
With this preventive decision, we partner with national institutions in their mission to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus, contributing to safeguard public health.
We appreciate everyone's understanding, and regret any inconvenience.
Croft Port Cellar Tours
The Croft cellars are open for tours all year around, offering one of the most genuine and traditional visits to the world of Port wine.
The "Croft experience” includes a visit to the ageing cellars and a tasting of three special Port wines: Croft Pink, Reserve and Tawny 10 years. Bookings for the Croft experience are only required for groups. If this is not your case, then you just simply need to turn up as there are no schedules or pre-defined languages and each tour starts every 40 minutes. The price per person is €14 (from 18 years onwards).
On sunny days our terrace is the perfect place for a refreshing and irreverent PINK – the first rosé Port wine in the world, created by Croft in 2008. Alternatively, during the winter months, the warmth of our fireplace together with the charm of the room will invite you to enjoy the Port wine’s unique flavours in total relaxation. In order for you to find this experience the most comfortable possible, please feel free to share your photos or your opinion with friends because our Visitors’ Centre offers you free Wi-Fi connection.
It is possible to book other experiences at the Croft Visitors Centre, including those highlighting Port wine’s educational side and diversity.
Don't miss: exquisite Port wine tastings by the glass, paired with delicious accompaniments available daily.
If you are looking for a more memorable moment, we suggest:
The Visitors’ Centre also organizes activities, subject to previous booking, such as The art of the wine taster (where the group is challenged to create a tawny Port), the program To drink a tale and to listen to a Port (where traditional tales are associated to a Port wine tasting) or even Fado, Serra cheese and Vintage Croft (where three Portuguese elements come together in a perfect pairing).
If these suggestions have caught your interest, please do not hesitate to contact us for information on conditions and availability.
OPENING HOURS: Open all year from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. *Our tours run until 6 p.m. Please note, the tour times and language of the tour depend on availability and the order of arrival *
24 December: 10h – 19h00
25 December: Closed
31 December: 10h – 19h30
1 January: 10h – 19h30
Rua Barão de Forrester, 412 – 4400-034 Vila Nova de Gaia
GPS : 41° 08’ 06’’ N-08° 36’ 55’’ W
We have private parking – access only for cars and minibuses.
Public transports: STCP - 901, STCP - 906, STCP - 900, STCP - 10M
In 2005, our Visitors’ Centre won the national award in the Art and Culture category of the prestigious contest "Best Wine Tourism” organised by the Capitals Network of Great Vineyards. In 2012 and 2013 it received the Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.