A legacy built through the efforts of five generations

1870

1870

The company's foundation by Mr Jaime Torres Vendrell. The construction of the company headquarters and the winery opposite the train station.

Históricos Bodega

1904

1904

Visit by His Majesty the King, Alphonse XIII to the wineries. Lunch was served in a 500,000 litre wooden cask.

Reconocimientos
Visitas ilustres

1907

1907

Registration of the trademark Coronas. Mr Juan Torres Casals registered the trademark Coronas on 7 February 1907.

Nacimiento de productos

1909

1909

The birth of Miguel Torres Carbó at the Pairal home, situated next to the train station and which was used as the site of the Miguel Torres Museum until 1997.

Históricos familia

1928

1928

Wine distillation and brandy ageing began.

Nacimiento de productos
Innovaciones en elaboración

1936

1936

The Spanish Civil War began. The winery was partially destroyed by air bombing in 1939.

Marco histórico

1940

1940

The Reconstruction of the Winery. Bottled wine was sold under a label with the company trademarks.

Marco histórico
Innovaciones en elaboración

1946

1946

Torres 10” was on the market for the first time ever.

Nacimiento de productos

1947

1947

The trademark "Sol” was registered.  It would become Viña Sol a few decades later.

Nacimiento de productos

1954

1954

Sangre de Toro” was placed on the market.

Nacimiento de productos

1966

1966

The start of modern wine-making and oenology. Foreign stock varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay began to be planted.

Innovaciones en elaboración

1970

1970

A new white wine fermentation technique under controlled temperatures was introduced.

Innovaciones en elaboración

1979

1979

Bodegas Torres began operations in Chile.

Crecimiento/ Expansión
Históricos Bodega

1979

The wine “Gran Coronas Etiqueta Negra 1970” won at the World Wine Olympics organised by Gault-Millau in Paris.

Reconocimientos

1980

1980

A new phase in red wine production. There was more awareness of red wine production with improved fermentation processes, working with wine from stock of a more reduced and controlled yield per hectare. Oak ageing was perfected to emphasize the importance of the grape (organic) tannins above those from the wood.

Innovaciones en elaboración

1982

1982

Marimar Torres planted the first vineyard in California. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Parellada varieties were planted.

Crecimiento/ Expansión
Históricos Bodega

1989

1989

The wine “Milmanda” gets third place in a blind sampling of Chardonnay throughout the world.

Reconocimientos

1990

1990

Miguel Torres Carbó received the "Creu de Sant Jordi" from Jordi Pujol.

Reconocimientos

1995

1995

The 125th Anniversary of Bodegas Torres featured a visit by His Majesty the King Juan Carlos I to our Bodegas Torres wineries in Pacs del Penedès.

 

Visitas ilustres

1997

1997

The Great Exhibit Hall at the Miguel Torres Foundation was inaugurated.

Históricos Bodega
Nuevos espacios

1997

The brandy “Torres 20 Hors d’Age” was chosen the Best Brandy in the World

Reconocimientos

1999

1999

The American magazine, Wine Spectator, named Bodegas Torres “the Most Important Winery in Spain”.

Reconocimientos

2001

2001

A Joint-Venture was set up in India (T.T & G. Trading Private Limited), with which Torres became the first Spanish winery with heavy presence in the country.

Crecimiento/ Expansión

2001

Torres was the only Spanish winery mentioned in the “Hall of Fame” by the American magazine Wine Spectator at the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Reconocimientos

2002

2002

Miguel A. Torres received the award “Decanter Man of the Year 2002”, granted by the international magazine Decanter.

Reconocimientos

2005

2005

Miguel A. Torres received the award Wine International Magazine, Personality of the Year in the innovation category.

Reconocimientos

2005

The launch of the new red wine “Celeste”, the first red wine produced by Torres in the DO Ribera del Duero.

Nacimiento de productos

2006

2006

Miguel A. Torres was distinguished with the “Lebenswerk” (lifetime achievement) award, which is granted by the prestigious German wine magazine Wein Gourmet.

Reconocimientos

2006

Torres received the Prize for the Best European Winery, granted by the prestigious American magazine "Wine Enthusiast".

Reconocimientos

2007

2007

The launch of the wine “Salmos”, the first Torres wine produced in the DO Priorat.

Crecimiento/ Expansión
Nacimiento de productos

2007

Miguel A. Torres was named the most influential Spanish vine grower and the second in Europe, according to the annual list published by the magazine Decanter.

Reconocimientos

2008

2008

The Waltraud winery was inaugurated.

Históricos Bodega
Nuevos espacios

2009

2009

Bodegas Torres expands into the DO Rioja. The first Torres red wine produced in that area entered the market: Altos Ibéricos

Crecimiento/ Expansión
Históricos Bodega
Nacimiento de productos

2010

2010

Miguel A. Torres received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” awarded by the International Wine Challenge (UK).

Reconocimientos

2010

The prestigious magazine Drink Business named Torres the Green Company of the Year for its environmental commitment.

Reconocimientos

Mireia Torres Maczassek

2010

Mireia Torres Maczassek, member of the family’s fifth generation, is appointed Director of the Jean Leon and Torres Priorat wineries.

Históricos Bodega
Históricos familia

2011

2011

The launch of Verdeo, produced in the DO Rueda.

Crecimiento/ Expansión
Nacimiento de productos

2012

2012

Miguel Torres Maczassek, a member of the fifth generation, is named the Managing Director of the Torres group.

Históricos Bodega
Históricos familia

2013

2013

Miguel A. Torres received the award “Wine Enthusiast Lifetime Achievement Award” in New York.

Reconocimientos

2013

Bodegas Torres was considered the most recognised European wine brand and the 11th in the world in “The Power 100” ranking compiled by the British company Intangible Business on the wine and spirits market.

Reconocimientos

2013

The launch of “Habitat”, an organic wine, named by the magazine Drinks Business as the “Best Green Launch 2013”.

Nacimiento de productos

2014

2014

The British magazine Drinks International recognised Bodegas Torres as the most admired wine brand in the world.

Reconocimientos

2014

Bodegas Torres gained ground in Rueda with the purchase of a winery in Villafranca de Duero where it makes its “Verdeo”.

Crecimiento/ Expansión

Mireia Torres Maczassek

2014

Mireia Torres Maczassek is named head of R&D&I.

Históricos Bodega
Históricos familia

2015

2015

The British Magazine Drinks Business rewards Torres for its use of renewable energies in the fifth edition of its Green Awards.

 

Reconocimientos

Bodega Waltraud

2015

Bodegas Torres is recognized for the second consecutive year as the most admired wine brand in the world by the leading British magazine Drinks International.

Reconocimientos