Husband and wife Gino and Flora Torresan, began making and bottling wine at their Happy Valley winery 1958. In the early years most of the grapes were sold, then in 1962 they produced their first vintage under the name of G Torresan & Sons.
In 1974 the private company Happy Valley Winery was formed and the small family business concentrated on producing premium boutique wines for the local and interstate markets.
What had once been viable vineyard land soon became a residential hot spot. In preparation, the ex Palladio winery at McLaren Vale was purchased to secure a base for future operations. This winery would be known as Torresan Estate McLaren Vale.
In the early 1990s 'the Torresan family were approached to help out a customer with some bottling. This was the beginning of Torresan Estate Contract Bottling. From just three bottling customers in 1992, Torresan Estate now have over 250 customers.
- 1958. Established by husband and wife Gino and Flora to grow and sell grapes
- 1962. Production of first vintage under the name G Torresan & Sons
- 1974. Private company Happy Valley Winery was formed and began producing premium boutique wines for the local and interstate markets
- Torresan Estate is currently run by the 3rd generation of the Torresan family