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Largest wine production company Portugal, with possession of wineries in the wine-growing regions Alentejo (Vinha do Monte), Bairrada (Quinta d'Aguieira), dão (Quinta dos Carvalhais), Douro (Ferreira) and Vinho Verde (Quinta de Avelada, Quinta do Azevedo). The vineyards cover a total of 1,400 hectares. Sogrape is majority owned by the Guedes family, whose winemaking tradition dates back to the 17th century. One of the ancestors was viceroy in India. The rise began in 1942, when Fernando van Zeller-Guedes founded the company and on the estate Quinta de Avelada (120 ha) the most successful and most sold wine in Portugal today Mateus created. Sogrape is also the largest producer of the Vinho Verde. It produces a large range of brand wines for the most part from native grape varieties. The best known are Barca Velha, Duque de Viseu (red wine), Gazela (Vinho Verde), Grão Vasco (red and white wine), Morgadio de Torre (Vinho Verde). Ownership includes the port wine companies Ferreira, Offley and Sandeman,

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