In addition to the Port famous and even before that meistexportierteste Branded wine in Portugal and also one of the most successful in the world. The family had Guedes in the region Douro in northern Portugal for a winery Vinho Verde . In 1942 founded Fernando van Zeller Guedes, the largest Portuguese wine companies today Sogrape and created the Mateus RosÃ©. He was then (two years later than the competing product Lancers ) After the Second World War on the market. The name is derived from the same starting Mateus in Vila Real lying castle was originally built in the vicinity of cell-Guedes, a new winery. The right to use the name and the figure of the castle on the label was acquired by the lock-owners with a single payment (the owner would have guessed at that time, sales volumes, it would certainly be expected of a license depends on the production quantities).
Following which, even then in Portugal and Brazil immensely popular Vinho Verde wines of the Mateus was first developed as a foamy pink. This is made from local red and white varieties such as Baga , Bastardo and Rufete Blended (Tinta Pinheira) from all over northern Portugal, a little sweetened and carbonated. Later, a white version was created. The wine brand developed with Portuguese wines similar to the early 1980s to meistexportierten wine of Portugal. The wine is still produced in Vila Real, most of the region but in Anadia Bairrada where Sogrape also has a large wine cellar.