Torres - Green Company of the Year 2010Ruth Wiles, Manager of Majestic Wine Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol, tells us about Torres’ green credentials

For the Torres family, great winemaking and environmental protection are  intrinsically linked. As co-founder Miguel Torres Vendrell put it; “there is no such thing as a good wine that does not respect nature”. Under this philosophy, their Bodegas Torres business, with wineries in Spain, Chile and California, is today setting the green standards for the other major players to follow.

Chilean CondorsFrom saving the Chilean condor to building schools in some of the world’s poorest communities, Torres’ sustainability credentials are many and varied. In all, they’ve set up more green projects than I have space to list here, but a brief rundown includes investing in green energy research, reforestation in Spain, introducing organic viticulture and recycling everything from water to grape skins. (You can find the full picture at

Building ProjectWith all this in mind, it is no surprise that they have recently earned the impressive accolade of International Green Company of the Year in the 2010 Drinks Business Awards. For the Torres family, great winemaking and protecting the environment go hand in hand. It appears to be a winning strategy.

Torres Viña Sol 2009, CatalunyaTorres Viña Sol 2009, Catalunya
6.49 or 4.87 when you buy 2 bottles*

This hugely popular refreshing white, made 100% from the Spanish Parellada vines, expresses lemon, pineapple and stone fruit characteristics. Enjoy on its own or with salads or seafood.

Torres Viña Sol Rosé 2009, CatalunyaTorres Viña Sol Rosé 2009, Catalunya
6.49 or 4.87 when you buy 2 bottles*

Brimming with raspberry, cranberry and orange fruit flavours, backed up by a light herbaceous quality, this dry rosé is the perfect match for autumn barbecues.

Sangre de Toro 2007, Torres, CatalunyaSangre de Toro 2007, Torres, Catalunya
7.49 or 5.62 when you buy 2 bottles*

A delicious, well-rounded red offering aromas of bramble fruit and cherry, with soft tannins, juicy fruit and a hint of cocoa on the palate. Fabulous with a hearty roast dinner.

Torres Viña Esmeralda 2009Torres Viña Esmeralda 2009
7.49 or 5.62 when you buy 2 bottles*

An unusual, aromatic Moscatel-Gewurztraminer blend that gives a refreshing burst of elderflower, Turkish delight, passion fruit and honeydew melon. Fantastic with Thai food, seafood or sipped in the garden on an Indian summer’s evening.

Torres Floralis Moscatel Oro, 50cl New!Torres Floralis Moscatel Oro, 50cl New!
9.32 or 6.99 when you buy 2 bottles*

Amber in colour, this well-balanced dessert wine has characteristic orange blossom, honey, lemon zest, dried fruit, rose, rosewood and clove aromas. Pair with fruit desserts.

See all Torres wines

*All prices valid until 1st November 2010 unless otherwise stated

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