The Spanish beverage production and trading company with headquarters in Barcelona in the autonomous region of Catalonia was founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres (1843-1905) and Miguel Torres (+1906). However, the family's roots with wine-growing activities go back to the 17th century. In 1902, the winery was visited by King Alfonso XIII (1886-1941). Founder nephew Joan Torres Casals (1865-1932) continued to expand it. In his era, the production of spirits was also started in 1928. In the third family generation, Miguel Torres Carbó (1909-1991) took over the company. He travelled to North and South America in the early 1940s, promoting the wines and establishing the international reputation. In the early 1940s, production was switched from barrel to bottled wines. The first bottled wine called "Corona" was launched in 1942, which is still one of the historic brands today.