While Napa Valley and the rolling hills of Tuscany might be more romanticised in terms of famous wine destinations, the Douro Valley in Portugal is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
And, while not necessarily in the Douro Valley itself, Porto is a bustling hub for wine lovers aching to get a taste of rich Portuguese wine. Home to the infamous port wine, it’s hard to deny the fact that there are numerous great wine bars in Porto serving up glasses and glasses of this sweet red dessert wine.
Has your palate begun to tingle? Good. Now, you’ll want to visit anyone, or all, of the seven best wine bars in Porto. Your taste buds are about to be tantalised with rich flavours as you’ve never tasted before.
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Serving up some of the most stunning views of the Duoro River, Wine Quay Bar is ideally located in the Ribeira district of Porto. Sample some of the finest Portuguese wine as you enjoy tranquil river views and a tasty cheese plate for pairing.
We recently ranked Capela Incomum as one of the best bars in the city, but when it comes to the best wine bars in Porto, it deserves a spot on this list as well. Undeniably romantic, the wine is just as enchanting as the setting, which is an antique nineteenth-century chapel.
Full, rich red wines are the house specialty at Taberna do Largo, though this quiet garden bar is home to a variety of excellent Portuguese wines. The staff at this Porto wine bar is incredibly knowledgeable and will guide you through any kind of taste-testing you desire.
Wine glasses cover this trendy bars, undoubtedly one of the best wine bars in Porto. From the floor to the ceiling, you’ll find that The Wine Box is teeming with a unique variety of over 450 different wines and Ports. Pair any of them with a delectable charcuterie board for the perfect evening.
It’s impossible to visit Porto and not stop by Portologia for a brief yet thorough introduction to Port wines. This charming wine bar, which is named the House of Port in French, specialises in Port wine tastings that they perfectly pair with cheese. If this isn’t already on your to-do list in Porto, it should be.
At Gota a Gota, they’re passionate about enjoying life with the pleasure of wine as the perfect pairing. The warm and familiar space is the perfect setting in which to sample any one of the literal hundreds of bottles of wine that line the walls of this wine bar and market.
Tucked behind a quiet cathedral, if you blink you just might miss Arco das Verdades. However hidden it might be, it’s easily one of the best wine bars in Porto. Here, you can indulge in a variety of Northern Portuguese wines. As you sip, enjoy peering out onto the Vila Nova de Gaia’s cellars. Here, Port wine has aged for hundreds of years.