Quinta do Crasto
Situated on the right bank of the Douro River between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto is a 135-hectare estate with 74 hectares of vineyards. The property enjoys a privileged location within the Douro Demarcated Region and dates far back in time (the name Crasto comes from the Latin word “castrum” referring to a “Roman fort”).
The standard Wine Tourism visit to Quinta do Crasto usually begins in the grape reception area; continues through the newly renovated winemaking cellars; move through the innovative barrel cellar, where the premium and super premium wines make their ageing process; shows Vinha Maria Teresa, one of the most emblematic vineyards of Quinta do Crasto, where is given a brief description of the viticulture methods; takes visitors to the laboratory, where the strict quality controls of all wines are performed; ending at the Century-Old House, where is made the commented tasting of five wines.
Quinta do Crasto offers a vast range of Wine Tourism activities specially tailored for each guest. Programmes include as well, the possibility of either lunches or dinners, all of which can be combined with boat trips on the Douro River by way of a partnership with the Pipadouro river tour company. All tours end with a visit to the Wineshop where Quinta do Crasto products can be purchased.
All Wine Tourism programs are subject to advance reservation.