Quevedo’s Port Wine Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia

Quevedo lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia

Since many years ago, Vila Nova de Gaia, the second biggest Portuguese city in population to Lisbon, has had a very important rule in the Port Wine business. It was from the dock of Vila Nova de Gaia, right before the mouth of the Douro river that Port Wine used to be shipped, mainly in pipas but also in bottles, to all over the world. The entreposto of Gaia, which stands in front of the city of Porto (on the left/ south margin of the Douro river), was the only one where Port Wine could be exported from (until 1986 when Portugal joined the EU). This means that though Port Wine was produced in the Douro valley, over 100km away from Gaia, it had to be taken all the way down of the Douro river, to Gaia from where it then could be exported. This way, it is without surprise that many foreign merchants set up a warehouse or lodge in Gaia where they could store and age the Port Wine, which they would buy in the Douro for further shipment.

Quevedo lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia As a traditional Port Wine producer, rather than shipper, Quevedo never had a lodge in Gaia, just because during the life of our ancestors we were focused on the production rather than exporting. But since a couple of months ago we changed the history, opening a tasting room in Gaia. Here, besides all our wines, we have information about the terroir in the Douro as well as differences between the types of Port Wine that we produce. The lodge is located in Rua de Santa Marinha 77, in the square where the Santa Marinha church stands up. Do you know the street I am talking about? Another reference, our lodge is located on the lower part of the street where Taylor’s lodge and Croft visitor’s centers are located. This is the map of Quevedo lodge in Gaia.

Ana Paula, the manager of the tasting room, will be glad to guide you and happily show you our wines. I hope you enjoy this experience, and let me know what you think about it. You may also send me an email and if I’m around, I’ll show up!

Oscar

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  • Alex B

    Sounds great.  I’m coming over on October and will be sure to call in.  What are the opening hours?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Alex, now we are opened from 2pm – 8pm. For October we are still debating the best period, but it is probably going to be the same! Looking forward to see you on board!

  • Não conhecia este espaço. Espero poder visitar em breve!! Abraço a tod@s os Quevedo!! FJC

  • http://twitter.com/thewinehub L.Alberto-TheWineHub

    Looks great! I hope to visit it next time I’m in Oporto… Cheers!

  • http://www.vinhoportovintage.com Francisco Brito

    Parabéns Oscar, qualquer dia vou lá dar uma olhadela.
    Francisco Brito

  • Emilio Saez van Eerd

    Hope to visit this place soon!

  • Gerwin de Graaf

    Although it will take some time yet, I’m already looking forward to visiting the lodge when we next visit Oporto (will be June/July 2012 if everything goes as planned).
    Congratulations Oscar on this fine looking port wine lodge in Gaia!

  • Migueltelferico

    Gosto muito são um casal muito simpatico.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2WWMHGPDELC345C5TIJ3ZTMYI Sara Marchetti

    congratulazioi for this post and the blog in general,
    it seems very useful for all those people like me, who
    love wine copyright and quality. Sara of ortodonzia invisibile
     

  • Sara

    such a great spot for Port tasting!
     

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for this blog,I liked so much,is interesting because you talked about history Quevedo’s Port Wine, I’ll like to go to Gaia  for to taste  the goods wines.Congratulations  for this blog. Cessione del quinto

  • Jurgen

    I enjoyed my visit and am happy to have found a retailer in the Netherlands which sells Quevedo wines. Keep up the good work!

    • Oscar Quevedo

      Hi Jurgen, glad to see we have a new fan of our Ports in the Netherlands! Cheers

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.clemente.378 Daniel Clemente

    Em setembro de 2012 eu experimentei o vinho branco que vocês produzem aí mesmo, na Cave! Foi o melhor que já experimentei! Aqui no Brasil não tem nada parecido! Parabéns pela qualidade!

    • Oscar Quevedo

      Muito obrigado Daniel, volte quando quiser!