Ferreira is one of the top Port producers based in the Douro region of Portugal. Ferreira was founded in 1751, and gained prominence under the leadership of Dona Antonia Adelaide. Over her lifetime, she invested much of her considerable fortune in planting and improving the estate. Following her death in 1896, the business became a limited company and began a new phase building on the legacy of its Douro estates. Today, Ferreira is no longer owned by the family as it was acquired by Sogrape Vinhos in 1987.