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Miguel Torres was born in Barcelona, where he studied Chemical Sciences for 1 year at the University of Barcelona. In 1959 he moved to the University of Dijon, where he specialised in Oenology and Viticulture. In 1992 during a sabbatical year, Miguel studied viticulture at the University of Montpellier. Miguel joined the family business as a winemaker in 1962. Miguel is married to Waltraud Maczassek, his German wife who helped building up international markets. Together they have 3 children, of which 2 are working in the winery: Miguel as General Manager and Mireia as Manager of R&D&I, Manager of Jean Leon and President of the Miguel Torres Foundation.
During his long career Miguel has travelled all over the world and visiting more than 50 countries. Currently he is the President of the company, President of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), which represents the Spanish winery industry and President of FIVIN (Foundation for Wine and Nutrition Research).