WINERY

The benchmark for white wines in
Spain

Our wines, mostly Verdejo varietal, are leaders within white wine consumption in Spain. They also have a major influence in foreign markets and are available in more than fifty countries such as Japan, China, the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, or Mexico.

At present, Cuatro Rayas boasts about having modern facilities located in two wineries in the cradle of Verdejo, La Seca. The winery has been certified to the British Retail Consulting and IFS quality standards, essential for commercialisation in the European markets. These certifications confirm our keen interest to achieve excellent quality in every stage of the development of our products.

VINEYARDS

The weather and soil to make the
best possible wine.

Bodega Cuatro Rayas gathers vineyards from more than 300 winegrower members disseminated through almost 30 villages in the provinces of Valladolid and Segovia; a patchwork of plots, municipalities, and vineyard terrains that allow us to make a fairly comprehensive journey through the range and richness of soils and hillsides in our surrounding land. More than 2,400 vineyard hectares of different varieties—mainly Verdejo, but also Sauvignon Blanc, Viura, Palomino Fino, and Tempranillo—carefully controlled by the Technical Department of the winery over their entire vegetative cycle to get the best quality when the harvest comes. Among our plots, we have a small portion of mostly pre-phylloxera and goblet-trained century-old vineyards; an area with a lower production level, which is manually harvested, and, with those exquisite grapes, we produce our most exclusive wines, such Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios, the Cuarenta Vendimias range, or Amador Diez.

  1. FOUNDING OF ‘BODEGA COOPERATIVA DE LA SECA’

    In a Spain plunged in the uncertainty of a political turmoil that would result, only a year later, in a Civil War, the winegrower families that had their vineyards in the area of the small village of La Seca

  2. FOUNDING VINTAGE

    Just 3 years later, the members decided to take the wine to the winery for the first time and put it into traditional big wooden vats.

  3. SIGNING OF THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF ‘AGRICOLA CASTELLANA’

    Less than a decade after its founding, the cooperative changed its business name to ‘Agrícola Castellana’ and defined its purposes and the responsibilities of the Governing Council.

  4. FIRST COMMERCIAL BRAND ‘FINO 61’

    The 1950s saw the birth of the first commercial brand of the cooperative winery. Under the name 'Fino 61' it is bottled and put on the market solera wine.

  5. THE 'PAGO OF CUATRO RAYAS'

    The current name of our winery is due to a payment on which in the decades of the '50s and' 60s it was said that the best vineyards of the cooperative were found.

  6. CÉSAR PRIETO JOINS AS MANAGING DIRECTOR ’

    The 1970s witness the professionalization and modernization of the winery, which incorporates César Prieto at the head of the management tasks.

  7. ÁNGEL CALLEJA ASSUMES TECHNICAL DIRECTION

    Ángel Calleja - belonging to the first class of winemakers at the Escuela de la Vid in Madrid.

  8. BIRTH OF THE DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN RUEDAA

    The first Regulation of the PDO ‘Rueda’ and of its Regulatory Council was approved in January 1980, being the first Denomination of Origin recognized in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León.

  9. AMADOR DIEZ ASSUMES THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COOPERATIVE

    Amador Diez de Íscar will hold the position of president of Agrícola Castellana for 21 years.

  10. MECHANIZED NIGHT HARVEST

    The last decade of the 20th century brings with it technical innovations that will represent a before and after in the production of white wines.

  11. INNOVATION AND GROWTH

    The energy brought by the change of decade, century and millennium leads the winery to grow and professionalize in a substantial way.

  12. 75 ANNIVERSARY

    The 75th birthday of what was born as ‘Bodega Cooperativa de La Seca’ is celebrated in a very special way. 2010 is the year in which the first vintage of ‘Viñedos Centenarios’ is released.

  13. THE RUEDA'S GREEN WINE IN THE WORLD

    The last five years is featured in one of the most dynamic stages of the cooperative winery. A commitment is made to innovation and technological development by expanding the facilities with the construction of a second headquarters.

  14. CUATRO RAYAS WINERY, GREEN & SOCIAL WINE AND INAUGURATION OF NEW LOGISTICS CENTER

    The last year has been key in the history of our winery at all levels.

  15. FIRST COMMERCIAL BRAND ‘FINO 61’

    The 1950s saw the birth of the first commercial brand of the cooperative winery. Under the name of 'Fino 61', wine from solera, the traditional production of the area, is bottled and put on the market.

  16. #TODOIRÁBIEN

    In a year that will go down in history due to the arrival of an unprecedented international health crisis, Cuatro Rayas faces the COVID-19 pandemic by demonstrating an enormous capacity to adapt to adversity.

OUR STORY

Work, tradition, and effort over 80 years

Our winery holds more than 80 years of history of effort and passion for viticulture and wine. Discover the steps we have taken along this journey to become a benchmark winery in the Spanish white wine market.

WINEMAKERS

Three generations of winemakers
to create a wide range of wines

Since the foundation of the winery in 1935, this wine project has teamwork as a base, a special bond between winegrowers, who take care of the grape, and winemakers, who make those fruits to express their best features in the form of wine. Currently, Bodega Cuatro Rayas has an oenology department where two winemaking lovers stand out, becoming an example of a fruitful partnership between professionals. They received the baton from Ángel Calleja—first generation winemaker who for forty harvests represented the bulwark of Cuatro Rayas and the Designation of Origin Rueda.

Elena M. Oyagüe

With a career of more than twenty years in our winery, Elena’s wealth of experience provides our wines with the heft of her knowledge upon our winemaking tradition. Her commitment and passion for the profession make her the perfect image of modern women in the world of wine.

His youth and freshness become a perfect coupage thanks to his training and experience in the industry, making Roberto a key element for the proper development of the health of our wines in the future. Innovation at the forefront of creation, without losing perspective of what enabled us to come this far.

Roberto L. Tello

INTERNATIONALISATION

International presence of Bodega Cuatro Rayas

With a yearly production of around 17 million kilos of grapes—80% of Verdejo variety—, the cooperative winery Cuatro Rayas is a benchmark in the white wine market, both inside and outside the country.

Nowadays, our products reach our customers in more than 50 countries: making Cuatro Rayas brand available not only in Europe, but also in Latin American, American, and even Asian markets.

The winery has been certified to the British Retail Consulting and IFS quality standards, essential for commercialisation in the European markets. These certifications confirm our keen interest to achieve excellent quality in every stage of the development of our products.

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