Bodegas Torres is one of the largest wine production and trading houses in the world. Founded in Catalonia in 1870, it now cultivates more than 2,100 hectares of vines in Spain, Chile and California. As early as in the mid-1980ies, it started to work organically, and sustainability is part of the company's mission statement, in which Bodegas Torres commits itself, among other things, to "contribute to the well-being of its employees and to efficient social progress, as well as to preserve the environment". Thus, the company practices integrated viticulture without herbicides and insecticides, invests in renewable energies, and participates in protection programs for forests and animals.
In an interview with Wein-Plus, Miguel A. Torres, president and CEO of Bodegas Torres, talks about "ecologically sustainable" wine, the further development of the EU directive, and organic wine in transatlantic trade.