Miguel was born in the Penedès wine country in 1974. He studied Business and Management at the ESADE University in Barcelona and at the Kenan-Flager Business School in North Carolina, USA. He also studied oenology at the Rovira i Virgili University, in Tarragona.

In 2001, Miguel Torres Maczassek joined the family business as Manager of the Jean Leon winery (owned by Familia Torres since 1994). In 2004, he became Marketing Director of Familia Torres and at the end of 2009, he was appointed Executive President of Miguel Torres Chile. During a period of three years, he set the future strategy of the winery by committing to sustainability, organic winegrowing and high-end wines.

While in Chile, he had to manage the crisis resulting from the 2010 earthquake. He led a company-wide effort to raise funds for and build 43 homes for local families affected by the quake. Following this event, he decided to give the winery a fair-trade focus and obtained IMO-Fair for Life/Fair Trade certifications.

In September 2012, Miguel became General Manager of Familia Torres, where he focuses on the production of wines as well as the recovery of ancestral varieties as solution to climate change.

Since his father began the project in the mid’80, they have managed to recover over 50 ancient varieties approved in the D.O Penedès, of which Miguel is a permanent member.He is also a founding member of ‘La Carretera del Vi’ wine road in the Penedès region.

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