Ryan has lived in Iberia for 11 years working in the wine industry as a leading conference organizer, top blogger, keynote speaker, wine judge and consultant to top wineries from all over Europe. Today he lives in Porto, Portugal with his wife and 3 year old son helping visitors fall in love with the landscapes, wines and foods of Portugal and Spain. In 2016, he became a knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood for his tireless devotion to promoting Port wine. Ryan is also a passionate photographer who will have his work featured in a book about the foods of Northern Portugal.
Where are you going to?
There are cities renown for their wine culture, and there are cities that breath it from every crevice, crack and fissure of its foundation. Porto embodies wine! From the traditional Rabelo boats to ancient Port Lodges that safely store sleeping barrels, it’s impossible not to celebrate wine. What is more challenging is knowing where to turn for an incredible experience.
What are you going to be tasting?
As your passionate wine guide, Ryan Opaz will not only craft the idyllic vinous experience for you, but will personally accompany you every step of the way. From quaint wine bars to famous wine lodges, you’ll taste your way through the city at the pace and style you desire! Because here’s the crux about wine, we all like something different. Maybe you enjoy old White port, or maybe you’re a Vintage geek, whatever your style, Ryan can seek out both wine and food pairings customized for you. Plus, he’ll give you the stories behind the brands, the wines and the people. Because in Porto, our relationships aren’t just business related, they’re personal. Friendship is at the core, which means that your experience will etch a lifelong memory!
Who should apply?
Anyone! Whether you’re a wine lover who’s simply curious about Portuguese wine or you’re an avid wine collector storing away some of the top wines of the world, the only firm requirement is that you’re curious and open to new flavors and ideas. We’re all about discovery!
Custom Private 4 hour Tour with Ryan Opaz in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia tasting wine and sharing stories. Private groups up to 4 people only.
250€/per person | 650€/4 people
- All wines tasted;
- Some nibbles along the way;
- 4 hours of focused attention from Ryan who will happily impart stories, recommendations and wine lessons;
- All locations are handpicked to your specifications and each tour is unique to your liking;
- All tours also include rare, special or old wines that Ryan helps you to discover.
Do you want more?
If you’re die-hard food and wine lover and want to go deep, why not go for the Full Day Option:
Morning Food and Wine Tour – For 3.5 hours, you’ll discover unique foods and flavors from 6 different tasting locations throughout Porto.
Port Lodge visit – We’ll send you to our favorite lodge for a guided tour.
Share a meal with Ryan – Ryan can join you for lunch or dinner to help you order, and to share the stories of the food and wines of the region.
Visit to historic Port wine family home – Visit a gorgeous estate house in the heart of Porto that dates back to the early 19th century! Though the original family still occupies the house, much of the estate – as well as the wine – has been preserved in the exact same condition as it was centuries ago. This isn’t just a museum visit, it’s a pure moment of time travel!
Inquire for Pricing for the full day option.