The Decanter Power List 2013

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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.