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Familia Torres and Symington Family Estates Among the World’s Top 10 Most Admired Wine Brands

Fells are extremely proud to represent a number of brands in our portfolio that have been voted within the top 50 of the ‘World’s Most Admired World’s Brands’. The following brands were chosen by Drinks International’s academy of global drinks buyers and wine experts, including professionals from 48 different countries.

Familia Torres, Spain – Voted 3rd

Founded in 1870, Familia Torres is widely regarded as one of the world’s most innovative wineries both in terms of creating superior quality wines from Spain and Chile but also in their commitment to the environment and sustainable practices. Celebrating their 150th year in 2020, Torres are also about to achieve their ambitious goal of cutting carbon emissions by 30% since 2008. Today, the value of a hereditary wine-growing legacy, the identity of a family business with a long-term vision, the innovative quality that has characterized the winery over its long history, and the commitment to the environment, all coexist within Familia Torres. These are values that have contributed to projecting and consolidating its image in international markets and to earning acknowledgments such as being named the “World’s Most Admired Wine Brand” by British journal Drinks International on four occasions

Symington Family Estates, Portugal – Voted 7th.

Known throughout the world as a multi-generational Port producer, Drinks International specifically recognised the work that the Symington family have done over the past 20 years to develop a portfolio of critically acclaimed Portuguese dry wines and achieve strong international distribution. From the Douro, these include Quinta do Vesúvio, Quinta do Ataíde, Altano and Prats & Symington (producers of Chryseia) and, in 2019, the first Symington wines were launched, to great acclaim, from Quinta da Fonte Souto in the Portalegre region of the Alentejo.

E. Guigal, France – Voted 16th

The Guigal family are internationally recognised for producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhône Valley and have received many awards and accolades over the years. The Guigal Domaine was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home to the wines of the Côte-Rôtie.

Today, Philippe Guigal is the third generation to continue the family’s tradition of producing some of the Rhône Valley’s greatest wines.  United as a family, Bernadette, Marcel, Philippe and Eve all work together to develop their family-owned and family-run enterprise

Yalumba, Australia – Voted 33rd 

Kendall-Jackson, USA – Voted 36th 

 

“The Most Admired Wine Brands 2020 shines a light on the most iconic, exciting and innovative producers on every continent. There are thousands of wineries vying for attention on a global basis, but just 50 elite brands have made the cut. To win a place on this prestigious list is a tremendous achievement, as there are a number of fantastic producers that missed out. Congratulations to all of the brands featured this year. They have earned the respect of hundreds of wine professionals and experts spread across the globe, and they have now gained the ultimate stamp of quality.” – Martin Green, Editor – Drinks International