For many centuries, Porto has been the centre of the port wine trade. With the vineyards just one hour drive away from city – up in the Douro valley – the Gaia district, right in front of Porto, is still today the home of the historic Port lodges. Port wine historical warehouses, of British inspired decoration, house unending rows of old (deliciously) scented vats, beautiful tasting rooms, and every possible style of port wine.
The Douro table wines have also come to stay and the city is packed with top-notch wine bars and restaurants. One can firmly state that the wine culture (paired with excellent food) is slowly taking over the city.