1952 Messias Colheita Port (bottled in 1972)
The company was founded in 1926 by Mr. Messias Baptista, who served as chairman until 1973. The management is now held by the descendants of the same family. Caves Messias produces high quality wines from several demarcated regions: Dão, Bairrada, Douro, Vinho Verde, Beiras, Península de Setúbal and Vinho do Porto. The company is also known for the high quality of its Champagne method Sparkling wines and aged Brandies. Messias is based at Mealhada, a small city in central Portugal, in the heart of Bairrada region. Here the company has approximately 160 ha of vineyards, of which 70 are dedicated to the production of the famous wines of The Quinta do Valdoeiro (Estate). At Ferradosa (Douro Valley), Messias owns 200 ha of land being, 110 ha occupied with vineyards for the production of Port Wine and Douro Quinta do Cachão.