This cultural district in the Gaia neighborhood on the opposite side of the Douro River from the Old Town is perfectly positioned for postcard-worthy views of Porto. From this vantage point, Porto’s iconic building facades unfurl like a Madras patchwork of colors.
World of Wine is the perfect place to begin any visit to and through Portugal. Part museum, part dining, part shopping and part entertainment districts, this is a microcosm of all things Portuguese when it comes to food, drinks, art and history. Opened in mid-2020, but finally getting the global attention it deserves, World of Wine is a WOW experience. It actually goes by that acronym, and it’s easy to see why.
It originally began as an effort to share knowledge about the world of Portuguese wine, beyond its signature Port wine. Since then, it has expanded thanks to the vision of its founder Adrian Bridge who has numerous other involvements in the area including the wine-themed The Yeatman Hotel, a Relais & Chateaux property next to WOW that was seen as a catalyst for the entire right bank of the river when it comes to revitalizing it.
Portugal is by far the world’s largest cork producing country, accounting for over 50% of global production, harvested from more than 730 hectares of forest.
Explaining and demonstrating how this natural product has changed our lives for the better, Planet Cork brings to life the incredible world of cork, from the ancient exploration of the cork oak to the most varied and avant-garde applications.
Angel’s Share offers the best wines in the world served by the glass, which can be paired with an accompaniment of cheese and cured meat boards.
An intimate and relaxed bar strategically located on the second floor above the main square where visitors can test their wine knowledge at the end of the Wine Experience and Cork Planet, or simply relax and take in the best view of Porto from the outdoor terrace.
Join us on a voyage of discovery which explains how wine is made and how environment, climate and grape variety have a defining effect on wine. From root and vine to grape and glass, understand how these processes combine before testing your own palate and preferences to understand which styles of wine you prefer and why.
Following this experience, with increased knowledge and understanding, we aim to enhance your enjoyment of wine and help you feel more confident when choosing wine, whatever the occasion.
The best meat in the world is in Portugal, at 1828.
The El Capricho is known as the “best meat in the world”. The cattle is carefully selected and fed. The meat is then prepared with respect, slowly matured and taken care of.
Patricia Costa (Top artist Fado Singer) will perform at the Gala Dinner.
* Vegetarian meals are also available, please advise upon registration.
20-21 June 2023 @World of Wine Porto, Portugal