Free Event ~ Come out to RayLen Vineyards and Winery in Davie County for the springtime Sunset Musical Flight on Friday, April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Pack a picnic and bring your friends. This is a free event so come on out to enjoy great wine, music, and socializing.
Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are permitted, but no pets or coolers for this event.
Musical Entertainment by “Lean In”
Accompanying the award winning wines from Raylen Daniel Seriff’s band “Lean In” will provide entertainment for the evening. A rich tapestry of melody, rhythm and harmony, “Lean In” musical selections will include soulful tunes by Van Morrison and Sam Cooke and more.
About Raylen Vineyards and 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.
Visit Raylen Vineyards and Winery and see why Phil Lambert announced on the Today Show in March 2008, “Napa is out, North Carolina is in.”