Caves Messias is an historic family owned producer renowned for their colheita and vintage ports. Founded in 1926 by Messias Baptista, the company has remained a family owned business up to the present day. The most famous estate is Quinta do Cachão which has its slopes adjacent to the River Douro, in the sub-region of Cima Corgo.
The vineyard was first planted in 1845 by the Barão do Seixo and later acquired by the family of Afonso Cabral, who in turn sold it to the Messias family. In order to increase production capacity, in 1958 Messias acquired the adjoining property, Quinta do Rei, then belonging to Gonzales Byass.