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Miguel A. Torres (1941), President of Familia Torres 

After studying oenology at the University of Dijon, Miguel joined the family business in 1962 and set the course for making great wines from family-owned vineyards, such as Mas La Plana, Milmanda, and Grans Muralles. The author of several books on viticulture, he became president of Familia Torres in 1991. Committed to sustainability, he has championed the fight against and adaptation to climate change since 2008, as well as being the driving force behind the association International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA), which promotes the decarbonization of the industry. 

 

Waltraud Maczassek (1947), Honorary President of the Familia Torres Foundation 

Born in the German city of Frankfurt am Main, Waltraud married Miguel A. Torres in 1967. She was responsible for launching and managing the exportation of Familia Torres wines to Germany for 25 years, laying the foundations for a market that is still one of the company’s most important to this day. With a degree in fine arts, she has also dedicated her life to creative pursuits, specializing in painting, engraving, and photography, with nature serving as her main source of inspiration. She served as president of the Familia Torres Foundation until her daughter Mireia took over the role.  

 

Marimar Torres (1945), Vice President of Familia Torres and owner of Marimar Estate 

With studies in business, marketing, oenology, and viticulture, Marimar joined the family business in 1967. She managed the company’s export department and travelled tirelessly to promote Familia Torres wines. In 1975, she settled in San Francisco to oversee the American market. Seven years later, she acquired land in Sonoma County, California, where she started her own winemaking project, planting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in 1986. She built her winery in the style of a Catalan farmhouse in 1992. Today, she manages the Marimar Estate winery together with her daughter Cristina.  

 

Miguel Torres Maczassek (1974), General Manager of Familia Torres  

Miguel complemented his degrees in economics and business from ESADE (Barcelona) and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan–Flagler Business School (USA) with oenology studies at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona). After working for FMCG multinationals and a perfume company, he joined the family business in 2004 as manager of the Jean Leon winery, later acting as Familia Torres’s marketing manager,. During that time, he championed new projects in Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, and Rías Baixas. He managed the Miguel Torres Chile winery for three years and was appointed general manager of Familia Torres in 2012. 

 

Mireia Torres Maczassek (1969), Familia Torres’s Director of Knowledge and Innovation  

With a degree in chemical engineering from the Chemical Institute of Sarrià (Ramon Llull University, Barcelona) and a diploma in oenology and viticulture from the National Institute of Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences in Montpellier, Mireia joined the company in 1999 to manage the analysis laboratory. She later became the technical manager, playing a decisive role in the family’s projects in Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Rioja, and Rueda. Much of her professional career has been dedicated to research in the field of winemaking and winegrowing. Besides managing Familia Torres’s Knowledge and Innovation Department, she is also the director of Jean Leon and president of the Familia Torres Foundation.  

 

Cristina Torres (1988), Sales and Marketing Manager, Marimar Estate  

With a degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), Cristina worked for companies in the fashion and wine industries in France and England before returning to the USA. She joined the marketing team at Jackson Family Wines in 2018 and promoted the alliance with Familia Torres to create the International Wineries for Climate Action association. In 2020, she joined her mother at Marimar Estate as Sales and Marketing Director to focus on the American market and direct sales, especially through Club Marimar and the winery's tasting room.  

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