Founded in 1859 by António Alves Cálem, Porto Calem is one of the most celebrated wineries in the Porto region. It is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Duoro River. While modest beginnings saw the winery export to colonies in Brazil through private marine fleets in exchange for exotic woods – as depicted in the winery’s logo, a caravel – Porto Calem now boasts a very positive international reputation. It has remained in the Cálem family for over four generations. The winery regularly arranges guided visits, including a visit to the museum and cellars, which aim to help visitors understand the centuries-old wine production tradition in the Duoro River region. The tour also includes a tasting of both red and white wines that can be enjoyed on the stunning terrace overlooking the iconic Portuguese river. There is a shop with a vast selection.
Porto Calem is a 15-minute drive from Porto. The cellar is located on the riverside of Vila Nova de Gaia and is the closest cellar to D Luiz I bridge.