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Newman Wine Vaults

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Newfoundland's version of "Scotch whisky"---only it is port wine.

The Scots figured out that the taste of whisky is changes depending on the weather and climate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
interesting place

this is a place only for port, but it's interesting to learn all different kinds of port and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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436 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 1B1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Scots figured out that the taste of whisky is changes depending on the weather and climate where it is casked. By accident, it was discovered that port wine from Portugal casked and stored in vaults in St. John's developed a richer, more complex taste---The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a place only for port, but it's interesting to learn all different kinds of port and the history

Thank tmwhung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there twice now. One for a wedding photo shoot and the second time for a concert. This winery is a historic site and worthwhile checking it out for the history and the cellars. Well known for its port wine. I just loved the place...More

Thank Alick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short stop - the wine cellars aren’t very large but has a bit of interesting Newfoundland port history. Our visit lasted approx 1/2 hr including a generous tasting of Newman Port. Yum! $6 for an adult admission but also gives you access the Commissariat too...More

Thank PrincessDumpling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small wine vault. However, it is worth the short walk out of the central core. The tour guides portray a very interesting story which includes a Port tasting.

Thank JamesMark70
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

What an interesting place to tour, we received admission with our ticket from The Commissariat House. The smell test they have is super interesting!

Thank Tyler_Bos99
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The vaults tell a story about Portuguese port makers being chased by the French for their wine. They detoured to St. John’s and stashed the wine in a cave. It is a very interesting story and the vaults have been renovated beautifully by the historical...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum and tour dedicated to the Newman family and the connection between Portuguese port wine and Newfoundland. Very nicely done and great, informative tour with a sample of port at the conclusion. Don’t miss it!

Thank sarah_gunberg
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We had a nice tour where we learned about the happenstance relationship Newfoundland had with Portuguese Port. It was an interesting story about the Newman family who were traders.

Thank luv2travel155019
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We've visited the Vault and got a unique experience of history by the person in charge. Charming, attentive and took her time to explained the history of the Vault and Porto tasting. Enjoyed our time over there. Thanks to the Vault.

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Andrea P
19 September 2017|
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You'd have to approach them directly. I was just a tourist