IMBIBE

Passion for Douro: The Wines of Quinta do Crasto

Virtual Event
Thursday, March 4, 6pm - 7pm
The virtual tastings are free to Members and $10 for non-members.
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Explore the wines of Portugal through the lens of Quinta do Crasto with sommelier Mandi Nelson of Folio Wine Partners.

Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro, Quinta do Crasto is one of the oldest winemaking estates in the region – the name ‘Crasto’ is derived from the Latin word ’castrum‘, which means ‘Roman fort’. The first known references to Quinta do Crasto can be traced back to 1615, long before the Douro became the world’s first Demarcated Wine Region in 1756.

Located in the heart of the Cima Corgo, Quinta do Crasto is officially classified as an ‘A’ grade vineyard property. The estate covers 335 acres of predominantly southern-facing slopes, extending from the banks of the Douro river up to an altitude of nearly 600 meters. One hundred and eighty-five acres of vineyards are planted primarily on terraces carved from schist, the characteristic slate-like bedrock of the Douro that allows vine roots to penetrate deep into the ground in search of water.

Purchasing Options

2017 Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior Branco – $22.50

TBD Quinta do Crasto Douro Tinto – $14.99

2015 Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior Tinto – $22.50

2015 Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior Tinto – $67.50

Guidelines for Purchase

Guidelines for Purchase at The Austin Wine Merchant:
  • The store is currently serving customers via contactless curbside pickup for safety – please order in advance. Email your order to info@theaustinwinemerchant.com or call to (512) 499-0512 by 2pm Saturday 27 February 2021 to pre-order your wines and secure your order with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
  • Order pick-up is Wednesday or Thursday before the tasting between 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM. (Off street parking available on the right just before the shop – a tawny brick building with red awning)
  • Discounts: When ordering wines for the tasting, you may want to consider ordering additional wines to access these discounts. Mixed 6-pack: 7.5% discount; Mixed 12-pack: 10% discount; Full case of the same wine: 15% discount.
  • You can find their current wine & spirits special offering at the following link (https://bit.ly/3eEj56r) and can browse their full collection by clicking on the “Quick Links to Wines of the World” button at the top of their website (www.theaustinwinemerchant.com)

Other Details

Class will be hosted via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the meeting link Wednesday morning.

Participants will be required to purchase at least one of the wines to receive the Zoom link for the tasting.

Please note: These sessions are being recorded for marketing purposes.

About the IMBIBE Series

IMBIBE means to consume or absorb – and that’s exactly what you’ll do in our classes . . . consume and absorb wine, food, and knowledge. IMBIBE takes place every week, alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6pm (unless otherwise noted).  These classes are a ton of fun and loaded with great education! Our members have told us that Wednesdays and Thursdays are their favorite days of the week because they love these virtual tastings so much!

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