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2012 Category 5 Release

The newest vintage of RayLen's Cat 5!
Join RayLen and celebrate the 2013 Category 5 premiere.
Purchase any bottle of the 2013 vintage at a 10% discount - this day only!

No Reservations required - Just show up!

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RayLen's Holiday Open House

Jingle All The Way!

Come join RayLen to celebrate the Holidays

Saturday Dec 13 from 1 to 5 pm

Complimentary Tastings

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RayLen Holiday Specials

Three Cheers - Featuring Pinot Grigio, Carolinius & Category 5 and Toast the Host - Featuring Merlot and Yadkin Gold

25% discount for these wines packages

Must purchase by Dec 15 to ensure Christmas delivery.  Available until Dec 31, 2014

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RayLen Vineyards

Summer Hours of Operation: 

11 am to 6 pm - Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday)

RayLen's On-Line Store


Go to RayLen's OnLine store to purchase wine, see about our Case Club and to sign up, join and pay for the Cellar Club.

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Upcoming Events

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2013 Category 5 Premiere Party
Fri Nov 21 @11:00AM - 07:00PM
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Member Holiday Party 2014
Thu Dec 04 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
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Snowy Fun Holiday Open House
Sat Dec 13 @ 1:00PM - 05:00PM

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RayLen Vineyards & Winery

The first vines for RayLen Vineyards & Winery were planted in 1999 when Joe and Joyce Neely purchased the property. Until then, the property had functioned as a dairy farm for nearly a century. Today, the rolling hills and winding drive romance our guests as they drive through 35,000 European varietal grape vines. The distinctive cupola roof top of RayLen Vineyards & Winery is a beacon for the southern portion of the Yadkin Valley Appellation. Travelers from the highway and wanderers from the surrounding country roads are drawn to the Tasting Room to discover a new experience. Loyal customers return for the lush vista and a reliable favorite of RayLen's award-winning wines.

Vintner Steve Shepard has a long history in winemaking. His education and career began in Pennsylvania; since 1980, Shepard has been making wine commercially. Drawn south, Shepard’s North Carolina career began in 1989 at the first Yadkin Valley winery. The Yadkin Valley's unique microclimate and soils have proven to be optimal for growing European varietals. From the date of RayLen's purchase, Shepard helped design the vineyard for optimum growth for the 10 different European varietals grown. In its first three vintages, RayLen Vineyards & Winery won over 200 medals at various statewide, regional, and international competitions. Shepard has been recognized by Robert Parker for his 1991 vintage wines, while RayLen has been lauded by the Wine Spectator as one of the premier wineries in the Southeast.

An easy drive from downtown Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and the Research Triangle, RayLen Vineyards & Winery is close enough to be your neighborhood winery. See why Phil Lambert announced on the Today Show in March 2008, "Napa is out, North Carolina is in."

 

Swirl, sip, and savor at RayLen Vineyards & Winery.

RayLen Wine Tasting

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A Red Flight is $6 and features the
following wines:

  • Carolinius
  • Shiraz
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Category 5
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
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A White Flight is $6 and features
the following wines:

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chardonnay
  • Barrel Chardonnay
  • Viognier
  • Yadkin Gold
  • Riesling
  • Pale Red
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A Complete Flight is $10 and comprises the Red and White Flights as well as these Reserves:

  • South Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Eagle's Select
  • Sparkling Brut

RayLen's Hours

OPEN FOR TASTING
** Monday to Saturday **
11 am to 6 pm - closed Sundays

Area Hotels/Limos

Available Now!

Holiday Special 2014 - Three Cheers!
$46.97
$35.22
You Save: $11.75

Holiday Special 2014 - Toast the Host
$26.98
$20.23
You Save: $6.75

Category 5 - 2013
$18.99
$17.09
You Save: $1.90

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