Posted on | March 19, 2014
Written by | BevNetwork
Miguel Torres S.A. announced today that Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has been appointed the exclusive importer for their portfolio of Spanish and Chilean wines in the United States.
General Manager Miguel Torres said, “We are pleased with the many similarities of our philosophy to that of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. We share an unwavering commitment to wine quality, a strong track record of developing top premium brands, and a passion for the promotion of wine culture, together with the expression of terroir in our wines and stewardship for the environment in our estates and operations.”
For five generations, Torres has been a leader in the Spanish wine industry with properties in the top regions, including Penedès, Priorat, Conca de Barberà, Ribera del Duero and Rioja. The family also owns vineyards in Chile and California.
In addition to its acclaimed wine portfolio, Torres is regarded for its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. The initiative “Torres and Earth” includes ambitious programs for reducing environmental impact over time while continuing to deliver outstanding results. Torres also supports Fair Trade projects in Chile as well as social programs in other countries where the company operates.
Torres has successfully developed its business around the world, pioneering the internationalization of Spanish wines, and it exports its brands to more than 150 countries.
The family’s dedication to wine quality and producing wines which uniquely reflect their origins has been recognized by leading media outlets throughout the world. Torres recently ranked No. 1 in the Drinks International World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey of leading masters of wine, sommeliers, educators and media (3/11/14). TIME magazine has profiled the family’s commitment to the environment (8/29/11), and the Torres portfolio has earned 90+ ratings and medals in consecutive vintages.
Ted Baseler, President and CEO for Ste. Michelle Wines Estates stated, “We are excited about the opportunity to market Spanish wines, particularly the wines of Torres in our home market.”
“Miguel Torres’ distinguished portfolio is an ideal fit with our ‘string of pearls’ wineries, all of which represent an unwavering commitment to producing distinctive, high quality wines from authentic estate vineyards,” Baseler said.
Ste. Michelle’s portfolio collection of ‘best in class’ producers includes those who pioneered and innovated in their respective areas, such as Marchesi Antinori, of Tuscany; Villa Maria, of New Zealand; and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, of France.