Primum Familiae Vini was born of our desire to keep our companies in family hands. Now, after almost 20 years, we are proud to see that our common goal, created on a summer afternoon in Beaune with Robert Drouhin, has become a reality. We love to share our experiences with all the members of the PFV family".
- Miguel A. Torres -
"The more we care for the earth,
the better our wine"
The Torres surname has been linked to wine for more than three centuries, when the family first planted vines in the Penedès. Since it was founded in 1870, Bodegas Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of leading the premium quality wine and brandy sector. In doing so, the company has always carried out its work with the utmost respect for the environment. This family tradition, upheld over generations, along with the work of a team of 1300 people around the world, has brought Bodegas Torres numerous Awards and recognitions, like for example being the nr 1 position in the "World's Most Admired Wine Brand"- ranking, published by the British magazine Drinks International (2014 and 2015).
Nowadays, the 4th generation of the family - represented by the company's president, Miguel A. Torres, and its vice presidents, Juan M. Torres and Marimar Torres - heads the company alongside the 5th generation, made up of Miguel Torres Maczassek (general manager of the Torres), Mireia Torres Maczassek (manager of Torres Priorat and Jean Leon and responsible for the Torres Cava project and R&D&Innovation), Arnau Torres Rosselló and Cristina Torres. Furthermore two other 5th generation family members - Anna Torres Maczassek and Marta Torres Rosselló - are members of the Board of Directors.
The Torres family's philosophy of winegrowing begins with respect for the land. "We live from the earth and we are a family-owned company, so this combination leads us to care for our land and resources — not just for this generation, but also for future generations", says Miguel A. Torres. Torres completely avoids the use of chemical treatments, replacing them with biological alternatives, following the viticulture traditions of Torres' ancestors and has committed itself to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% per bottle by the year 2020.
Right from the beginning, exports have been one of the main pillars of the company, and nowadays Torres wines can be found in more than 150 countries. The Torres family's Spanish "Single Vineyard" wines age in the Waltraud Cellar, named after the wife of Miguel A. Torres - Waltraud Maczassek - who initiated and directed exports to Germany 25 years ago. Nowadays, Waltraud Maczassek is the President of the Miguel Torres Foundation.
In Spain, Bodegas Torres is present in the following Appellations of Origin: Catalunya, Conca de Barberà, Costers del Segre, Penedès, Priorat, Terra Alta, Montsant, Empordà, Rías Baixas, Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Rueda. Internationally, Torres has vineyards and a winery in Chile (producing wines under the appellations Central Valley, Secano Interior, Limarí Valley, Maule Valley, Maipo Valley, Itata Valley, Colchagua Valley and Curicó Valley) and in California (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County). The California winery, Marimar Estate, is managed by Marimar Torres and is owned by Marimar and Cristina Torres.
Torres owns 2432 hectares of vineyards - 2000 of which are in Spain, 400 in Chile, 32 in California. The most renowned "Single Vineyard" wines are Mas La Plana, Reserva Real, Grans Muralles, Perpetual, Milmanda, Fransola (Spain), Escaleras de Empedrado, Manso de Velasco (Chile), the wines from the Don Miguel and Doña Margarita vineyards (California), and those made at the Jean Leon winery.
For more information,
please visit the Torres website: www.torres.es