Wine Drinking in Texas – Quinta do Crasto: Wines Offering Offering Both Old & Modern History
Quinta do Crasto and its estate with over 180 acres planted in vines is beautifully situated on the right bank of the majestic Douro River, between Régua and Pinhão. The vista seen from the estate show the heart and, as many say, the soul of the Douro wine region of Portugal. From the east or west, the visitor will find the estate only by traveling winding roads that navigate steep slopes and vineyards. These roads turn back on themselves that appear as endless switchbacks. The patient visitor, however, is rewarded upon arrival with history, vistas and some of widely acclaimed wines at Quinta do Crasto.
While most wine drinkers are well familiar with the quality red wines from regions of France, Italy, Spain, California and other regions, Portugal is often a wine drinker’s unknown territory except for its namesake and centuries old Port wine industry. Since the 1980s, however, there has been an awakening in Portugal especially with the wines of the Douro. This was the time that Portuguese winemakers rediscovered their native grape varieties and employed modern viticulture and winemaking technology with
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