The House of Sandeman is one of the most popular attractions in Porto. It has a magical component, which is probably linked to the Sandeman Don, the company’s enigmatic and inspirational icon created in 1928: this curious figure has a long black Portuguese cape and a Spanish hat that covers his face. The icon is stamped on all the company’s products.
During the tour, you’ll be guided through the winery by a person dressed up as the Sandeman Don, who will explain the secrets behind the production of this distinctly Portuguese wine. The tour will end with a Porto wine tasting, where visitors will enjoy two glasses of wine aided by an expert Sandeman sommelier.
One of the best Cellars
Sandeman is one of the most renowned Cellars in Porto. Its wine is world famous and its installations are definitely worth visiting.
While you wait for the guided tour to begin, we recommend you check out the Cellar’s museum, where you’ll find interesting facts about how the company was founded in 1790 by George Sandeman, the son of a Scottish cabinet-maker.
March – October: daily from 10am – 8pm.
November – February: daily from 10am - 12:30pm and from 2pm – 6pm.
*Last guided tour one hour before closing time.
General entrance: 13€ (US$14.5)
Premium Tour: 16€ (US$17.9)
1790 Tour: 22€ (US$24.5)
Old Tawnies Tour: 40€ (US$44.6)
Bus: lines 900, 901 904 and 906.