Castiço wines are made by Cave Central da Bairrada.
The company was founded in 1924 by José Ferreira Tavares, whose name was “José Ferreira Tavares Lda.” and “Cave Central da Bairrada” as a brand name. Its main activity was the production of aerated sparkling wine. After several owners, the company was acquired, in 1977, by Américo Matos . Right now the company is in 3º generation of Family Matos.