Graham’s has always been a pioneer. Graham’s was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley in 1890 and is now at the cutting edge of innovation in winemaking techniques. The building currently houses over 2,000 pipes (oak casks) and 40 tonels and balseiros (large oak vats) for aging Port wine, as well as extensive cellars of Vintage Port, aging in bottle.
The grapes that are used to make Port must be grown in the mountainous Upper Douro region of Northern Portugal, the world’s first officially demarcated wine region in 1756. This protected region is the only place in the world that can produce authentic Port.
In addition to special tastings and tour options (by appointment only), Graham’s also owns and operates VINUM Restaurant & Wine Bar. The glass atrium has one of the very best views of any restaurant in Gaia and Porto: spectacular both during the day and the night, when all the medieval landmarks are beautifully floodlit. There is also an open-air terrace, ideal for enjoying Porto’s year-round sunshine with a glass of chilled white wine, or perhaps a lightly chilled Old Tawny Port.
W & J Graham’s magnificent 1890 Lodge is situated on a commanding ridge in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Porto and only a few hundred metres from the river’s south bank.
It affords spectacular views of Porto’s historic city centre and the iconic two-tier bridge that connects the two cities of Oporto and Gaia. The entire Lodge has been recently renovated by the Symington family and all its original features restored. Visitors to the Graham’s Lodge can experience the best of three centuries of craftsmanship and heritage.
Graham’s is still a working cellar. No visit to the Lodge will pass without hearing the sounds of the Coopers’ hammers or seeing the lodgemen collecting samples for the tasting room. The building currently houses over 2,000 pipes (oak casks) and 40 tonels and balseiros (large oak vats) of ageing Port wine, as well as extensive cellars of Vintage Port, ageing in bottle.
The granite walls, over half a metre thick, combined with the maritime climate ensure a constant, cool temperature, ideal for the slow ageing of Port. The high ceiling is still supported by the original Riga Pine beams and the beautiful nineteenth century exterior remains intact.
The renovated Graham’s 1890 Lodge was inaugurated by the President of Portugal in March 2013. It has already become a landmark for the promotion and experience of Port in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto and the rest of Europe.
Tasting of Graham’s Six Grapes, LBV and 10 Years Old Tawny
PREMIUM PORT TASTING
Tasting of Six Grapes, Crusted and Quinta dos Malvedos
PREMIUM TAWNY TASTING
Tasting of Graham’s The Tawny,
10 Years Old Tawny and 20 Years Old Tawny
TASTINGS IN THE VINTAGE ROOM
THE GRAHAM’S TASTING
Tasting of Graham’s Six Grapes, 30 Years Old Tawny and Vintage 2000
SUPER PREMIUM TAWNY TASTING
Tasting of Graham’s 30 Years Old Tawny, 40 Years Old Tawny and Single Harvest 1994
SUPER PREMIUM VINTAGE PORT TASTING
Tasting of Graham’s Vintage Ports 1983, 2000 and 2016
Tasting Price: 15 euros.
This winery offers Cave Tours on or nearby their winery facility. Cave Tours typically involve barrel room exploration in either natural caves or man made underground storage rooms.
This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.
There is a restaurant on-site.
This winery is popular for its vineyard views.
This winery is popular among customers for its wine bar.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.