Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Crasto is one of the most emblematic Quintas of the Douro Valley in the subregion of Cima Corgo.
Roquette family estate
This Roquette family estate, has acquired over the past decades a high reputation for its DOC wines. The Port wine, as in virtually every other medium-sized enterprises, it’s only Vintage or LBV.
The vineyards have an excellent exposure to the sun that is well reflected in their powerful red wines.
The winery is a modern and well-sized cellar, filled with stainless steel and oak barrels in the “aging” area.
Wine tourism at Quinta do Crasto
In the global context of the Douro wine tourism this is a nice place to you visit.
The wines are good and very well promoted abroad. Mainly in Brasil, where the family have strong connections.
The visitors are accompanied by a very professional team that does not fail to establish a close contact with their visitors. It is both an educational visit but also very familiar and warm.
Booking wine tours at Quinta do Crasto
The major difficulty is to book with them, especially during the month of September, the time of harvest.
The wine tourism team is small and often insufficient for the amount of tourists wishing to visit it. Due to the strong Brazilian wine market they have, they are highly sought after by large groups of Brazilians friends and families. Private tours is something that it will be very difficult to you to get but you could try.
If you want to visit Quinta do Crasto you must make an advance reservation.
Quinta do Crasto is on the right bank of the Douro River after Quinta Nova and Quinta da Marka.
The access can be done by road from Pinhão, Vila Real or Régua. The last one I do not advise because it is a very difficult road and you will have strong chances of getting lost.
The easier the road is from Pinhão. But easier is just a form of expression. The road is quite narrow and curvy and the 15km between Pinhão and Quinta do Crasto will take, for sure, 30 minutes to make.
The other alternatives are the Train (Ferrão station) or the boat. In both cases you should contact Quinta do Crasto and ask them if they could pick you there. Walk is possible but it will be very hard.