Founded in 1870, Familia Torres is widely regarded as one of the world’s most innovative wineries. They are also one of Spain’s leading producers of premium quality wines – a position which was recognised when they were presented with ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand’ award.
Miguel A. Torres is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading wine visionaries. After studying oenology and viticulture in Dijon and Montpellier he was responsible for pioneering a number of significant technological advances in the field of winemaking in both Spain and Chile. Today the company is run by his son, Miguel Torres Maczassek, the General Manager of Bodegas Torres, who succeeded his father in 2012.
Famila Torres’ reputation for combining innovation, dynamism and a commitment to quality has put them, and Catalonia, firmly on the world map. Today they remain a wholly independent and family-owned company, which is now run by 5th generation of the family.
As part of the 4th generation, Miguel A. Torres has been described as “one of Spain’s most innovative and influential winemakers”. As well as being one of the first exponents of stainless-steel tanks and temperature controlled fermentation, he also pioneered the planting of non-Spanish grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, in his native Spain. During the past 30 years Familia Torres have also focused on re-discovering ancient Catalan grape varieties that existed before Phyloxera. Today close to 50 of these “forgotten” varieties have been rescued and about six of them show great enological potential. Indeed, two of them – Garro and Querol - are already used in the top single vineyard wine Grans Muralles.