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Jaime Torres emigrated to Cuba in 1855. On the island he made his fortune through the flourishing oil industry and seaborne trade. In 1870 he returned home a rich man and went into business with his brother, a wine grower. Together, in 1870, they founded the family company, in Vilafranca del Penedès, where the company still has its head office. One of Jaime Torres’ ideas was to build a 600,000-litre wine vat, the largest in the world. During the Spanish Civil War the winery was bombarded, leaving everything in ruins, including the enormous vat. Miguel Torres Carbó, a fourth generation member of the family, rebuilt the winery in 1940 and started business up again. He brought an end to the sale of bulk wine and started to market it in labelled bottles. In the year of reconstruction, when France was under German control and unable to provide wine, Miguel Torres travelled to the United States to promote his wines. It was in this period that the brands Sangre de Toro, Viña Sol and Coronas first came into being.

In 1966 work started on the planting of imported grape varieties: at first Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and later on Merlot, Pinot noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. That same year, Miguel A. Torres married Waltraud Maczassek, a German artist, who has also collaborated in the sale of Torres wines on the German market. When Torres produced their first Riesling they named it in honour of Waltraud.

In 1975, Bodegas Torres began growing organic grapes for wine.

In 1991, after the death of Miguel Torres, the winery passed into the hands of his son Miguel A. Torres, the company’s current President and Managing Director.

Torres is the family winery with the most extensive vineyards in the Denomination of Origin (DO) of Penedès and the largest winery in Spain. Outside of the Torres family's native Penedès region, they own vineyards in DO Conca de Barberà, DO Toro, DO Jumilla, DO Ribera del Duero, DOQ Priorat and most recently in DOC Rioja - in the last three areas with new wineries or wineries under construction. Likewise, Torres is also Spain's largest producer of DO wines under its own label, exporting to more than 140 countries.

They also run the Miguel Torres Chile winery in the Chilean Central Valley, and in the United States (California) where in 1986 Marimar Torres founded Marimar Estate.

Last year, for the second consecutive year, Torres was named The World's Most Admired Wine Brand by professionals of the sector, according to the ranking published by Drinks International, topping a list of 50 wineries.

Torres signed up to the Barcelona Declaration at the WCP in 2011; pledging to reduce their carbon footprint per bottle by 20% by 2020, as well as to make all buildings sustainable, recycle and recover materials to reduce waste, reduce the ‘water footprint’, to use only renewable energy, to conserve biodiversity and to limit the use of chemicals. Miguel A Torres, one of the architects of the Declaration, and Torres as a principle sponsor, strongly believes that, ‘wineries should put self-interest aside for the good of the environment.’

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Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana

R 2,395.00

Torres Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana has a deep, dense cherry colour. Fragrant and enticing on the nose, with spices, blackcurrant and hints of cranberries, cherries and truffles. On the...

Torres Grans Muralles

R 2,320.00

Torres Grans Muralles is a beautifully deep red with a wild and savoury nose, perfumed with juniper and cistus, coffee, liquorice, black cherry jam, mint and orange peel, red fruits...

Torres Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino

R 485.00

In old country houses known as “pazos", surrounded by forests and vineyards, Galician witches (“bruxas”) conjured up spirits through magic and dance. And so the sap, the lifeblood, coursed through...

Torres Priorat Salmos

R 800.00

Torres Priorat Salmos is a full, broad and mouth-filling Priorat displaying savoury berry, mulberry and plum fruit with complex earthy and nutty notes and plenty of richness and structure. Brand:...

Torres Purgatori

R 675.00

Torres Purgatori is made from Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah grapes. Dark cherry red with delicious aromas of ripe forest fruit, roasted coffee and dried fruit. Elegant with fine, fragrant tannins...

Torres Sangre de Toro Original

R 285.00

Torres Sangre de Toro Original has rich aromas with notes of spices and blackberries and hints of quince jam. Velvety, lush, warm on the palate with good firm structure and...