The Decanter Power List 2013
21 Miguel Torres Maczassek (–)
General manager, Miguel Torres, 38
In 2012 Miguel Torres Jr, as he’s known, took the helm from his father, inheriting an empire turning over €231m and producing 4.5 million cases of wine from Spain, California and Chile. It also includes Torres China, 10% owned by Baron Philippe de Rothschild which, through its $25m Everwines retail chain, carries 300 lines from producers such as Vega Sicilia, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Egon Müller, Symington, Chapoutier and Henschke. Over its 140-year life, Torres has become an recognisable brand with such staples as Viña Sol and Gran Sangre de Toro, as well as sought-after single-vineyard estates like Grans Muralles and Mas La Plana. There is no danger that Torres Jr will do anything but continue in the same steady way as his father.