Tegnér & Son

With over 130 years of experience and knowledge we are convinced that Tegnér & Son can create some of the best products within the spirits industry in the future. Our products are always created with tradition, quality and innovation in mind.

The Tegnér family wine trade was founded in 1880 by Esaias Adolf Tegnér, together with his companion Christian Wilcken. Under the guidance of Esaias, Tegnér & Wilcken Ltd became one of the leading wine and spirits companies in Sweden. In the beginning of the 20th century its warehouse in downtown Stockholm occupied an entire block and stored around a million litres.

In 1917 the Swedish retail monopoly was created and the Tegnér family could only keep the companies as a means of business. Over the next century they have managed to remain one of the largest private companies in the Swedish spirits industry.

In 2011 the historic brand Tegnér & Son was relaunched in a joint venture between Galatea and wine merchant Christer Tegnér and his sons. Tegnér & Son is now the oldest active wine merchant family in Sweden, with an unbroken trading tradition since 1880. Through the partnership with Galatea the tradition lives on in the form of new wine and liquor creations, emphasising  Swedish tradition but with a new, innovative approach.

“Under the name Tegnér & Son we strive to offer premium drinks with deep roots in the Swedish beverage history. Through the cooperation with Galatea we have found a partner that both understands and appreciates our national traditions and who has the knowledge to develop modern and creative products”, says Christer Tegnér.


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