Newman Wine Vaults

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
436 Water St, St. John's, NL A1E 1B1
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May 18 to October 11, 2019; 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Closed Monday & Tuesday May 18 - June 30, Sept 1 - Oct 11.
(709) 729-2627

The Newman Wine Vaults tell the amazing story of a 300-year connection between wine produced in sunny Portugal, aged in the cool climate of Newfoundland, and sipped by England’s aristocracy for generations.

According to legend, in 1679 a Newman & Company vessel loaded with port wine left Portugal for London but was driven off course and came to pass the winter in St. John’s. When the ship returned to England the following spring her cargo was found to have improved in flavour. From then until 1996 Newman’s celebrated “Ruby Port” was aged in Newfoundland – much of it in the romantic stone vaults on Water Street.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


436 Water St, St. John's, NL A1E 1B1
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