Posts From January, 2014

Torres Family Wines

Cristina Torres

Cristina Torres represents the fifth generation of Torres Family winemakers. The original Torres y Compañia was founded in Penedès in 1870, and more than 150 years later Cristina’s uncle, Miguel A Torres, presides over Torres Spain and his son, Miguel Torres Maczassek, runs the winery founded by his father in Chile. Cristina’s mother, Marimar, moved to California in 1975 as ambassador for Torres wines, and planted her own vineyards in Russian River and Sonoma, ‘exporting’ the Torres legacy of fine wines to California. She founded her own Catalan-style Marimar Estate winery in Sonoma in 1992. The Torres family now operates on three ‘continents’ – Spain, Chile and California – and the wines presented at the Tasting represent some of the best of the family’s wines from all three countries. Cristina was raised in the family tradition by her mother in California. She studied economics in the U.S. before moving to Paris to pursue a career in fashion. Eventually she was drawn back into the wine business, and is now based in London and working with Torres’ UK Distributor John E. Fells. There she promotes the family brand by presenting Torres wines at events and tastings and marketing the Torres international portfolio to Fells’ trade customers.

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