Quinta do Crasto

Apart from the impressive quality of their wines, you won’t forget a meeting with the Roquettes: Their hospitality and joie de vivre, combined with the enchanting location of the winery are an experience not to be missed!

Quinta do Crasto is operated by two of the Douro Boys, the lively brothers Tomás and Miguel Roquette and their team, one of the most magical places in all of Portugal.

In addition to excellent white and red wines, the company also produces classic traditional port wine and olive oil. Today Tomás Roquette manages the winery, while Manuel Lobo is the oenologist responsible for the production of their critically acclaimed wines. Miguel is the driving force behind marketing and sales.

Located on the right bank of the Douro River halfway between Régua and Pinhão, the winery cultivates 72 hectares around the Quinta at an altitude of up to 600 meters and another 114 hectares at the Quinta da Cabreira in the Douro Superior. On the old vineyard terraces, you will find mixed plantings with vines that are up to 90 years old. The five most important varieties (Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and Touriga Nacional) have been grown in the new vineyards since 1981.

The Quinta’s cellars are an optimal mix of tradition and innovation, for example, the old granite lagares are equipped with temperature control mechanisms. New stainless-steel tanks and pneumatic wine presses set a modern standard. The grapes vinified in the traditional lagares are marketed as Vintage Port or as unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage Port.

Quinta do Crasto’s cult wines, Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa, are among the highest-rated and most sought-after table wines in Portugal – tasting them in winery’s spectacular property with a view of the valley along the lengths of the Douro ricer is an experience not to be missed.

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History

Quinta do Crasto first appeared on the wine map in 1615. The Latin name Crasto means “Roman fortress“. The winery has now been in the hands of the Roquette family for more than a century.

January 1, 1994 marks an important date for the Quinta, as it was the day that the winery became independent and ever since, solely markets its own wines.

Like many winemakers in the Douro Valley, the focus was on Port wine-production and the company was faced with the challenge of devoting itself to exploration of the potential of the region.

In the 1980s, the owner Jorge Roquette invested heavily in the modernization of the vineyards and the establishment of his own Port wine warehouse (in which only the best wines are kept) in order to meet the requirements for a self-marketing port wine Quinta.

In 1994 the Australian oenologist Dominic Morris started supporting the Roquette family in the production of red table wines. In the same year, Quinta do Crasto produced their first own red table wine, a blend of 80% Tinta Roriz and 20% Touriga Franca. Ever since, their wines, such as their Tinto, their Reserva or specifically their Superior Syrah, as well as their vintage ports are among the most sought after Portuguese wines.

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• A tasting with a unique view of the Douro Valley

• A cellar tour to our traditional lagares

• A boat trip

• A lunch and / or dinner

• A stay as our guest at the spectacular Quinta do          Crasto hotel

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