Fodor's Expert Review Newman Wine Vaults

St. John's Notable Building

This 200-year-old building with stone barrel vaults is where the renowned Newman's Port was aged. According to legend, a Newman and Company vessel loaded with port wine was driven off course by pirates in 1679 and forced to winter in St. John's. Upon its return to London, the cargo was found to have improved in flavor, and after that the company continued to send port to be matured in these wine cellars. The vaults are now a historic site, with guides who interpret the province's long and unique association with port. A small taste of port comes with admission.

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436 Water St.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador  A1C 6E7, Canada


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Rate Includes: C$6 includes admission to Commissariat House

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