The Graham’s Lodge has been open to visitors since 1993, It featured a tasting area where visitors could enjoy Port, and an adjoining shop and wine bar. On arrival at the lodge, visitors were given a guided tour of the working lodge, where 3,500 casks (or ‘pipes’, in Port language) of maturing Port are stored. The visit also included the cool, dark Vintage ‘bins’ (wine cellars) where older Graham’s Vintage Ports are kept (some Ports, such as the 1868 still lie there).
According to their website, Graham’s Port Lodge (Portugal) has some serious history and heritage behind those gigantic barrels of port—they have been in the wine business for over three centuries.In 2011, they underwent renovations aimed to modernize and create new ways for consumers to experience port. The result? A lodge that comes equipped with a restaurant, shop, wine bar, vintage room and a small-scale museum. The interiors are contemporary, industrial, and rustic at times, with white walls and wood paneling setting a warm ambience. When in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, be sure to check out Graham’s Port Lodge!
Architects: Luis Loureiro + P-06 – Nuno Gusmão
Location: Rua Rei Ramiro 514, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Photographs: Fernando Guerra + Sergio Guerra
-text via trendland.com & archdaily.com
- photos via http://www.grahamsportlodge.com