Familia Torres among the most admired wine brands according to Drinks International.
The family winery is the top Spanish producer in the ranking published by the British magazine based on a survey of 2000 wine professionals
Familia Torres continues to be considered one of the wine brands most admired by wine professionals worldwide, according to the list published every year by the prestigious British magazine Drinks International. The family winery from Penedès came in fourth place this year in the world ranking, while it was the top Spanish wine producer and number two in Europe. Familia Torres has always been in the top four in all 13 editions of The World's Most Admired Wine Brands, coming in first place in the world ranking on six occasions.
The ranking is put together based on a survey of 2000 wine professionals from around the world, where they name the five brands they admire most, taking factors into account such as the ratio of price to quality and the strength of the brand. Regarding Familia Torres, the jury especially appreciated ‘the impressive consistency, quality, and sustainability standards’.
Miguel Torres Maczassek, from the fifth generation of the Torres family, thanked the wine professionals for this recognition: ‘It’s hugely satisfying for us that the professionals continue to choose us year after year as one of the wine brands they admire most. It’s an acknowledgement of the perseverance, dedication, and commitment of the entire team, distributors, and family members’.
Familia Torres currently has a focus on producing wines from unique vineyards or historical estates, recovering ancestral varieties, and regenerative viticulture to cope with the climate emergency.
Highlights of the projects in 2022 included the launch of the first wine made using the ancestral variety Pirene, from the Sant Miquel de Tremp vineyard at an altitude of 950 metres. This wine joins the others the winery is already producing using recovered ancestral varieties, such as Grans Muralles (DO Conca de Barberà), Forcada (DO Penedès), and Clos Ancestral (DO Penedès).
Another highlight is the consolidation of Familia Torres’ project in the Rías Baixas appellation with the acquisition of a new winery for its Pazo das Bruxas Albariño wine, which has been produced since 2012. The family also has a historic estate in the Rías Baixas region, Pazo Torre Penelas, with six hectares of vineyard, where Blanco Granito is made, the first wine that is vinified and aged in granite tanks.
Familia Torres is continuing its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint thanks to using renewable energy sources, energy efficiency measures, reducing bottle weight, and sustainable mobility, among other actions. The adoption of regenerative viticulture has represented a further step in this environmental commitment as it is a form of vine growing that makes it possible to recover life in the soils and promote biodiversity, as well as capture and fix atmospheric CO2. The winery has already transformed over 400 hectares of organic vineyards in Catalonia, and it aims to implement the regenerative model in all its vineyards over the coming years.