Nestled into a narrow side street of the ancient customs zone of Vila Nova da Gaia, tucked away from the bustle of the Gaia promenade, you’ll find Churchill’s — a working port lodge and visitor’s centre showcasing our world class port and table wines.
At the Lodge, we invite guests from around the world to experience the buzz and tranquility of the lodge. Groups frequently break ranks for passing forklifts and new inductees into port find themselves lost in thought amidst the rows of aging barrels in the cavernous vintage tawny storage house. Come for a taste, stay for a tour, and lose yourself in the energy of the port trade in action.
The Churchill’s Lodge offers daily tours and tastings in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. On the tour, guests are given an introduction to port and the Douro Valley, and then they are taking through the port aging process – from large vat Reserve and LBV tanks to our private vintage cellar. The tour will end with a port tasting in our modern tasting room overlooking the Douro River.
Open to visitors from 10h00 – 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h00 (last visit at 17h00) – Monday to Friday, a variety of tasting options is available to suit the requirements of all visitors. On Saturday and Sunday, due to government restrictions the Lodge is open until 15h00. Please contact our team in advance if you wish to book a tasting in any other day / time.
Rua da Fonte Nova, 5. 4400-156 Vila Nova de Gaia
T + 351 22 374 4193
M +351 91 310 6066