The company was founded in 1926 by Mr. Messias Baptista, chairman until 1973. The management is still held by the descendants of Messias family. Since its foundation Messias has been producing and selling high quality wines from the main demarcated regions: Bairrada, Douro, Dão, Vinho Verde, Beiras and Vinho do Porto. Thanks to a well-planned production and marketing strategies, Messias is one of the few groups which produces and sells a complete range of wines and spirits from the finest Portuguese regions and its own estates. Export markets have recognized the quality of Messias wines, and account for 65% of the sales on five continents.