The Portuguese winery Sogrape Vinhos was founded in 1942 by the Guedes family. The company's founder Fernando Van Zeller Guedes produced his first wine, Mateus Rose, in 1942, during the height of World War II. The debut Mateus immediately stood out with its unique taste, the bottle resembled a military flat-bottomed container, despite the war crisis, the wine gained unprecedented recognition, and in a short time appeared in the markets of the United States, Argentina, Spain and Great Britain. In 1967, the company's sales volumes allowed it to expand its production capacity, resulting in the construction of the largest factory, which bottled more than 200,000 wines a day. In the 1980s, Sogrape Vinhos expanded production by acquiring land and vineyards in the Portuguese regions of Dao, Vigno Verde, Bayrada, Dorou, Alentejo, as well as in Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. At the moment, more than 30 million liters of wine is produced and exported. The company's wines are now exported to more than 120 countries around the world. The company has 25 estates and 19 wineries, and the total area of vineyards is 1600 hectares. Today, the company is led by the third generation of the Guedes family, who own a number of world-famous wine ports.