Bodegas Torres brings together the great families of wine
The association Primum Familiae Vini held their annual meeting in the Penedès, attended by 70 members of different generations.
Vilafranca, July 4, 2016. Bodegas Torres hosted the great families of European wine, at the annual meeting of the Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), an association that includes eleven internationally renowned ancient cellars.
Seventy people from different generations from France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Spain, stayed in Vilafranca del Penedès for the last three days, with the aim of strengthening ties, exchanging experiences and knowledge, and passing the traditions and values the family business to new generations.
From Mireia Torres: “PFV represents an opportunity to share experiences, knowhow and values of different generations; an opportunity to join forces and go beyond what we could do alone. At the end of the day, we all face similar challenges in a changing world: sharing knowledge, we can progress faster and pave the way for future generations.
An association that promotes family values, PFV was founded almost 25 years ago by Miguel A. Torres and Robert Drouhin, concerning the French Burgundy. In an informal meeting in 1991, they found they shared the same interests and concerns and decided to create, a year later, this partnership with the aim of preserving a way of making wine and a business model centered around the family. Thus, within this select group of winemakers they defend and promote the traditions and values of family wineries, and the transmission of knowledge, experience and above all the passion for the wine world to younger generations is ensured.
The 11 members of PFV families, which can only be accessed by invitation and unanimity are centenarians, have owned vineyards and produce high quality wines. And they have managed to stay together throughout generations. The oldest family is Marchesi Antinori, from Tuscany, dates from 1385 and now totals 26 generations. Famille Perrin, of the Rhone Valley in France, was founded in 1909 and is the youngest member of the association.
France also has four more wineries in the association: Champagne Pol Roger (1849), Joseph Drouhin (1880), Famille Hugel Alsace (1639) and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, from the Bordeaux region (1853). Two are from Spain, Bodegas Torres (1870) and Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero (1864); and two from Italy, Tenuta San Guido of Tuscany (1840), and Marchesi Antinori. Egon Müller-Scharzhof, Mosel, Germany (1797) and Symington Family Estates, Porto, Portugal (1882), completes the list of historic wineries that make up the Primum Familiae Vini.