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Savor the allure of this exquisite wine, where the enticing fragrance of ripe red berries intertwines with the seductive essence of mocha and a touch of baking spice. Experience a burst of beautiful vibrancy and red fruit on the palate, as each sip unfolds a symphony of flavors. The journey culminates in a rich, velvety finish, adorned with polish tannins that leave an enduring impression. A wine that elevates every moment to a sensorial celebration.

Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Petit Verdot 9%

Harvested: Various days in 2021, 2022 and 2023
 
Bottled: February 3, 2024
 
Released On: February 3, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 6,050
 
Cooperage: Aged primarily in French oak 90% and American oak 10%
 

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/ Élevage Select
SKU: ElevageSelect

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This inaugural bottling of Rayson wine marks the beginning of what will be a fabulous and rich journey of artfully crafted fine wines made with care and passion. Rayson, derived from the winemaking family's two sons, Joey and Logan Ray, who are the sons of JW and Kristen Ray; hence, the name Rayson. This opulent Petit Verdot exudes its dark complexion with notes of plums, blackberries, blueberries, and toasted oak. Rich and sumptuous with a full body, the wine is layered with flavors of dark fruit, minerals, slate, toasted spices, and mocha. The tannins are firm but polished, with a vibrant mid-palate. This wine is well-balanced, with a harmonious integration of bouquet, a juicy and vibrant palate, and a long, flavorful, velvety finish.

Varietal:  Petit Verdot

Harvested: Various days in September and October 2022 and 2023
 
Bottled: December 2, 2023
 
Released On: December 2, 2023

Number of Bottles Produced: 5,042
 
Cooperage: Aged primarily in French oak 85% and American oak 15%
 

 

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SKU: PetitVerdot
 

This inaugural bottling of Rayson's Cabernet Franc wine marks the beginning of what will be a fabulous and rich journey of artfully crafted fine wines made with care and passion. Rayson, is derived from the winemaking family's two sons, Joey and Logan Ray, who are the sons of JW and Kristen Ray; hence, the name Rayson.

The palate unfolds with the essence of strawberry-preserved cranberry compote embraced by the comforting notes of baked pastry crust. As you savor each sip, discover the nuanced elegance of bright red fruit, forest floor, and baking spice all harmonized by well-integrated tannins. A mouthwatering finish lingers, leaving and indelible imprint of the wine's refined complexity. This wine can age for a decade or more if properly stored. 

Varietal:  Cabernet Franc

Harvested: Blend of vintages 2022 and 2023- Harvested September both years

Bottled: March 4th, 2024

Released On: March 6th, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 9,075

Cooperage: 90% French Oak 10% American Oak

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/ Cabernet Franc
SKU: CabernetFranc

Indulge in this exquisite red blend, where vibrant notes of plum, raspberry, and cedar harmonize with enticing hints of baking spice. Experience a burst of red fruit and lively acidity that dances on your palate, enveloped in a luxurious, velvety texture. The well-integrated tannins lead to a captivating finish of salted caramel and berry compote, leaving a lasting impression.

Varietals: 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc

Harvested: Multiple harvest dates in Spring of 2022 and 2023

Bottled: July 1 and 2 2024

Released On: July 4, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 9,128

Cooperage: 90% French Oak 10% American Oak

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/ Elevage Rouge
SKU: ElevageRouge
 

Indulge in our exquisite white blend, where the essence of crushed stone, steel, and fresh pear intertwines with hints of pineapple. On the palate, experience a tantalizing burst of juiciness and vibrancy, accentuated by flavors of white fruit with a subtle touch of lychee. Delicate notes of white flowers enchant the senses, leading to a refreshingly crisp, clean finish that lingers with each sip. Savor the intricate dance of flavors in every glass of this elegant blend.

Varietal: Pinot Grigio 60%, Vidal Blanc 30%, Chardonnay 10%

Harvested: Various days in 2022 and 2023.
 
Bottled: April 18, 2024
 
Released On: April 18, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 5920
 
Cooperage: Stainless Steel

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/ Elevage Blanc
SKU: ElevageBlanc

Indulge in the rich flavors of our barrel-aged Chardonnay, meticulously crafted from grapes nurtured in the North Carolina sun. With captivating aromas of melon and citrus framed by the toasted oak this wine offers a velvety mouthfeel, a juicy mid palate, and a lingering finish. This wine is perfect for a savoring with a lobster or shrimp roll, buttered pasta, white fish, or a big bowl of buttered popcorn.

Varietal:  Chardonnay

Harvested: August 2023

Bottled: March 13th, 2024

Released On: March 20th, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 6,048

Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 25% new oak, 75% once used

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/ Chardonnay
SKU: Chardonnay
 

Experience the captivating allure of our electric Rosé, where the air is filled with the enticing aromatics of watermelon rind, cranberry, and the luscious essence of ripe strawberries. This vibrantly blush-hued wine unfolds on the palate with a delightful parade of red fruit and citrus, complemented by a lively acidity that adds a refreshing touch. The journey culminates in a crisp, clean, and utterly mouthwatering finish, leaving you with a lingering taste of a perfect moment. Embrace the radiant flavors of our Rosé.

This wine would pair well with ceviche, shellfish, Caprese, salad, or a hot summer day!

Cheers to the joy in every sip!

Varietal:  Vidal Blanc 26%, Cabernet Franc 33%, Pinot Grigio 22%, Petit Verdot 19%

Harvested: Various days in September 2023
 
Bottled: February 21, 2024
 
Released On: February 21, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 4,232
 
Cooperage: Stainless Steel

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SKU: Rose

This off-dry Riesling captivates with a harmonious balance of sweetness and acidity. Delicate notes of ripe orchard fruits, such as peach and apricot, dance on the palate, complemented by a subtle floral undertone. The wine’s refreshing finish leaves a lingering touch of sweetness, making it a delightful and versatile choice for those who appreciate a nuanced, off-dry profile. This wine will pair beautifully with soft cheeses, spicy foods, and oysters or other shellfish.

Properly stored, this wine will age gracefully for a decade or more.

Varietal:  Riesling

Harvested: Various days in August and September 2022 and 2023
 
Bottled: February 7, 2024
 
Released On: February 7, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 6,050
 
Cooperage: Stainless Steel

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/ Riesling
SKU: Riesling
 

OHW stands for one hit wonder. At Rayson Winery we will be focused on making European style wines, so this is the last of what was remaining in tanks. We decided to uplift the blueberry wine and make it a port style by fortify it with blueberry brandy and then back sweetened to get it precisely where they would present itself in the best possible way. We hope you enjoy this unique offering from Rayson Winery. Cheers!

This blueberry wine is rich, velvety and delicious. Notes of blueberry pie, baking spice, and shaved dark chocolate entice the palate for what follows. The palate is soft and supple with notes of blueberry compote, vanilla and spice.

This wine would pair well with soft cheeses with fruit or your favorite dessert or chocolate.

Varietal:  Blueberry

Harvested: Multiple harvest dates in June, July, and August 2023

Bottled: July 11, 2024

Released On: July 12, 2024

Number of Bottles Produced: 5,672

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

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/ O.H.W. Blueberry Wine
SKU: O.H.W.

This sweet white vermouth was aged and steeped with a proprietary blend of botanicals. This artful process yielded a sophisticated ingredient for cocktails. It is equally elegant served neat, as an aperitif or served our favorite way, on the rocks with a twist of orange or lemon peel.

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Chardonnay 5%, Viognier 5%

Harvested: Various days in 2022 and 2023
 
Bottled: May 30, 2024
 
Released On: May 30, 2024
 
Cooperage: Stainless Steel

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/ Sweet Vermouth Blanc
SKU: SweetVermouthBlanc