Esaias Tegnér founded the Tegnér family wine store in 1880. Under the leadarship of Easias Tegnér their company grew into one of the countries biggest wine and spirits companies. In the start of the 20th century their warehouse had a whole block in the center of Stockholm and hold more than 1 million litres of wine and spirits.

In 1917 the Swedish alcohol monopoly was created and therefore the company was bought by the state. The Tegnér family was able to continue in the trade as agents of brands because of their close relationship with these companies all over the world. The Tegnér family has been active and is one of the leading families in the Swedish wine and spirits trade.