The Union of Cooperatives Pastures de la Axarquía (U.C.O.P.A.X.A), was founded in 1980, integrating eight Cooperatives, which include 700 associate farmers, grape muscatel producers in the Axarquía region, Malaga province.
UCOPAXA, is dedicated to the classification, packaging and commercialization of raisins produced by its partners, under the trademark “El Pasero”. The average annual production of raisins amounts to 400,000 k, which is approximately 50% of the total production of raisins in Malaga. This production is protected under the Designation of Origin Pasas de Málaga, which certifies and guarantees its quality.
In 1996, a new winemaking section was created, producing and marketing two types of wines: sweet wine and natural sweet wine, both covered by the Denomination of Origin Malaga, Sierras de Málaga and raisins from Malaga. The production of these wines is limited, marketed under the brands “El Pasero” and “Lady of the vineyard”.