Familia Torres joins Institute of Masters of Wine international supporter community

03 Nov 17


FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2017 - The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is delighted to welcome Familia Torres to its international supporter community.

Jane Masters MW, Chairman of the IMW said, "I am so pleased to welcome Familia Torres as an official Supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine. This fifth generation business has been at the forefront of driving wine quality and international trade for decades. Led by Miguel A. Torres, recipient of the Institute of Masters of Wine/Drinks Business Lifetime Achievement Award in June 2017, the company is committed to environmental conservation and shares our mission to promote excellence interaction and learning across the global wine community."

From its origins as winegrowers in 1870, Familia Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of making premium wine and brandy, always with the utmost respect for the environment. Rooted in the Penedès near Barcelona for more than three centuries, Familia Torres historically has wineries and vineyards in the Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, and Costers del Segre.

The protection of the land and environment, the pursuit of excellence and the passion for wine culture has been passed down from generation to generation. Fourth generation family member Miguel A. Torres pioneered the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Spain, creating 'Mas la Plana' in 1970, and today’s fifth generation is focussed on recovering ancestral Catalan, Spanish and Chilean varieties and continuing to make top quality wines from unique and special vineyards. Familia Torres is also present in Chile, California and other Spanish iconic regions with singular wines and vineyards. Torres is a member of Primum Familiae Vini (also an IMW Supporter), an association of 11 wine families who are among the most prestigious wine producers of their regions.

Miguel Torres Maczassek, fifth generation of the Torres family said: “We are delighted to develop this new partnership as the Institute of Masters of Wine is one of the most famous and admired wine institutions in the world. We very much value the impressive capacity of the IMW organisation and its Members to spread wine knowledge and wine culture to the growing number of wine lovers across the world.”

 

ENDS

For more information please contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Marketing and Communications Manager
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9131
skirkpatrick@mastersofwine.org


Notes to Editors:

The Institute of Masters of Wine is a membership organisation with an unsurpassed international reputation. The Masters of Wine (MWs) hold the most respected title in the world of wine. The IMW promotes excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the MW Examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards. In addition to passing the Examination, MWs are required to sign the Code of Conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. The Code of Conduct requires MWs to act with honesty and integrity, and use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others. There are currently 369 Masters of Wine today, working in 29 countries. The Membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. There are over 350 students in the MW Study Programme from over 30 countries.
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