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The Portuguese Cellar

Our Story

Welcome to The Portuguese Cellar, I am the Founder and Director Cris Picoli Harrison. I have a passion for travelling and I am enchanted by Portugal, its culture, nature, food and wines.

I’ve spent the last ten years travelling the world, running global events and tasting international wines. My holidays always included visits to vineyards. Exploring new wines became such a hobby of mine, that I turned it into an educational venture and completed the WSET Levels 1,2,3 courses.

I was always surprised to see very few Portuguese wine options in the UK and with that in mind, I founded The Portuguese Cellar.

Portugal has more than 250 indigenous grape varieties and they make very unique and exquisite wines full of character and individuality. I hope to offer fellow wine lovers in the UK the chance to explore the undiscovered wine world that is Portugal.

Wine & Travelling

My Passion for Wine and Travelling

Highway 1 Coastal Road Trip in California (July 2012). Laetitia vineyard & winery.

Eguren Ugarte winery – in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, Spain. This is where my husband bought a barrel of Gran Reserva wine (July 2014).

Dragging my baby Rafael through vineyards in Rioja (July 2014).

Tuscany wine trail (May 2016). Breath-taking views.

Tasting Brunello di Montalcino at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco (Tuscany, May 2016).

Beautiful Provence (June 2016). Tasted some lovely rose wines.

Savina Winery – Montenegro (June 2018). Amazing views.

Groot Constantia winery in Cape Town, South Africa (November 2018). The oldest Wine Producing Estate in SA.

Franschhoek Wine Tram, South Africa (November 2018). Hop-on, hop-off vineyard tours. Picturesque vineyards and breath-taking scenery.

Babylonstoren – set at the foot of Simonberg in the Franschhoek wine valley. One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms (November 2018).

Rafael learning how to taste wine with grape juice. He embraced this amazing experience (November 2018).

Tasting Adega do Cantor wines in the Algarve, Portugal (April 2019)

Our Crew

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