The foundation of Bodegas Corral, the home place of Don Jacobo, over a hundred years ago was due to the foresight of Saturnino Daroca, a born and bred Riojan grower and winemaker, who started planting his first vineyards in Sojuela, a small village near Navarrete. His daughter married Martin Corral who contributed his name and family crest to the winery, a reminder of its family nature to this day.
In the fifties with the involvement in the business of the third generation of the family, Gregorio and Florencio Corral, the bodega spread into new markets. It was the beginning of a notable increase in the commercial activity of the enterprise. The new cellars in Navarrete were built in 1974, in order to cope with the growing demand, but always maintaining the highest quality of winemaking and craftsmanship. In the same year, the family run management changed into a shareholding owns by Riojan families.