The cooperative members ratify the 2018 accounts that consolidate national and international sales despite a 2017 harvest that is 22% lower due to weather conditions
La Seca (Valladolid), June 30, 2019. The partners of Bodega Cuatro Rayas have elected this Sunday in the Ordinary General Assembly half of the members of their Governing Council, an election where they have voted to elect vice president, secretary and six members who will represent, together with the members who already make up the body and chaired by the viticulturist Ignacio Martín Obregón, almost 300 members whose agricultural activity takes place in more than 30 rural towns in the provinces of Valladolid and Segovia. The Council is fully renewed every 4 years.
In the coming years, in this sense, Martín Obregón will be accompanied at the head of the winery by Raúl Díez Román, who has been re-elected vice president; Ricardo Rodríguez Rodríguez, voted as the new secretary; as well as Álvaro García Prieto, José Luis López Dávila, Germán Román Alonso, Eduardo González Castaño, Fernando Vidal Gallego and María Teresa Muñoz Díez, who have been appointed members.
The winegrowers of the cooperative based in the Valladolid town of La Seca approved, on the other hand, the management report and the accounts for 2018, figures that ratify national and international sales worth more than 30 million euros, an amount so only one million euros less than the previous year despite a 22% shorter harvest due to weather conditions (2017 vintage) which meant being able to put 14% fewer bottles on the market.
These figures confirm the commercial solidity of the leading winery in the DO Rueda, both in the Food and Horeca markets, both nationally and internationally. The increase in turnover is the result of the boost in sales in hospitality, food and export, channels where the emphasis has been on sales of high-end wines thanks to the numerous awards and high scores for its Verdejo, Sauvignon and Tempranillo elaborations. .
Technology and Quality
Located in the heart of Rueda, it accounts for around 18 percent of the production of the appellation of origin. Its partners own around 2,500 hectares of their own vineyards. Since its founding in 1935, it has been a pioneer in adapting to new trends in viticulture and wine-making processes. The winery’s fundamental pillars are viticultural and social sustainability, with special care for the environment and the living conditions of its partners and employees.