Fernando van Zeller Guedes and 15 friends co-found "Sociedade Comercial dos Vinhos de Mesa de Portugal", now Sogrape. Mateus is born.
Sogrape in the World
United States of America
Hectares of Vineyards
Bottles Sold per minute
Wine Growing Regions
Grape Varieties Planted
For the Guedes family, more than business, wine represents a way of being and living. From one man’s dream, a legacy was built and renewed with each passing generation. The boldness and vision of Fernando van Zeller Guedes was the inspiration for each successor to enthusiastically continue this journey... while always leaving their legacy along the way!
Fernando Van Zeller Guedes
Close to wine production and culture since early days, his fate was practically determined. Fernando van Zeller Guedes created Sogrape in 1942 with a new wine highly innovative for its time, Mateus Rose.Read more
The founder’s son, he started out at Sogrape as an apprentice cooper. After finishing his studies in France, however, he quickly took over the reins of the family business.Read more
Salvador da Cunha Guedes
The first person at the helm from the third generation, Salvador Guedes is the son of Fernando Guedes, who has spent more than 30 years at Sogrape.Read more
Fernando da Cunha Guedes
Bearing the same name as his father and grandfather, Fernando da Cunha Guedes, brother of Salvador Guedes, is the current President of Sogrape.Read more
77 years with several growth waves
Our brand portfolio is what makes us stand out. From Mateus to Barca-Velha, Sandeman and the Spanish brand LAN, we seek to innovate, to do things differently, to deliver aromas, flavours and emotion. To tell a story, provide an experience, leave behind a brand. And we have so many of them!