We are on a mission of demystifying the unnecessary complexities of the wine world. We hate soul-less wines and bad food. It’s our aim to bring back the joy of discovering, drinking and enjoying amazing wines without any of the pretentious fuss. We are casual & we hate suits (although we must admit that we look very good wearing them). We don’t like giving lectures either but we love good conversations. We are constantly learning by eating and drinking, it’s our DNA. We are Uncorked Vines.
Discover Western Europe’s last unexplored wine frontier!
The best way to understand the culture of a country is to dive deep into its food and wine heritage. In Portugal, you will find hundreds of little-known grape varieties that grow nowhere else in the world. On this exciting food and wine tour, you can sample Portugal’s wide variety of wines at the hands of a professional sommelier while tasting its amazing food.
Explore the heart of Porto’s city center on this local walking food & wine tour. Meet your guide, a professional sommelier that will show you the beauty of the city and the secrets of its food and wines. Walkthrough Porto’s beautiful cobbled streets dating back to Roman times while tasting local
wines and regional specialties!
Tour meets at the following address: Praça de Carlos Alberto, 4050-158 Porto, Portugal
Our food and wine journey start with one of Northern Portugal’s most famous dishes, the Bifana, a small sandwich consisting of a light and crusty bread roll filled with sautéed strips of pork which have been seasoned with garlic and marinated with a closely guarded recipe of spices for hours. To
pair this flavorful dish we have chosen a fresh and crisp white wine from one of Portugal’s most distinctive wine regions, Vinho Verde.
Entering our second stop, we find ourselves in a traditional wine bodega surrounded by hundreds of different Portuguese wine bottles. Here we will taste an indigenous Douro Valley variety called Viosinho, a full-bodied but fresh, fragrant, well-balanced red wine perfectly paired with a charcuterie board of locally sourced cheeses and cured meats.
Our third stop is known for its Alheira dish, a savory pork sausage made with meat, bread, and spices. Our wine pairing here will consist of a powerful full-bodied red from one of Portugal’s most famous wine regions, the Dão.
Continuing to our fourth stop, you will find yourself in a typical family-style restaurant, known for its traditional Portuguese dishes. Here we’ll sample perfectly made Pataniscas de bacalhau, codfish fritters made with eggs battered flour, parsley, onions, and salt. We will pair it with a fresh and
invigorating Alvarinho, a northern Portuguese white grape that is irresistibly aromatic with hints of lemon zest twined with pear and white peach fruit.
As we continue with our tastings you will understand why we love Portuguese wines so much. Relax and enjoy yourself in a beautiful modern tasting room where your personal sommelier will pick two outstanding wines for you to sample from Portugal’s up and coming wine regions.
Our amazing wine and food journey wouldn’t be complete without trying some of Porto’s world-renowned Port wines. Admire Porto’s lively Ribeira district, and learn all about the uniqueness, complexity, and different characteristics of Port wines!