What do a Davie County wine, a camouflage net, and a millstone have in common? All three were made in North Carolina, were featured during last September’s “Manufacturing Makes It Real” Tour, and are now part of the North Carolina Museum of History’s permanent collection in Raleigh.
RayLen Vineyards & Winery, located Mocksville, produced the Carolinius jeroboam that has been added to the artifact collection. Carolinius is RayLen’s best-selling Cabernet blend red wine. The jeroboam, a 3-liter bottle, is equivalent to four bottles of wine.
Celebrating the High Quality and Competitive Spirit of North Carolina Manufacturers
The Museum of History accepted the wine, along with several other “Made in North Carolina” products, at a ceremony on Thursday, January 20 in Raleigh. Ken Howard, Director of the North Carolina Museum of History, and Dr. Terri Helmlinger Ratcliff, Executive Director of the Industrial Extension Service, presided over the ceremony.
Manufacturing Makes it Real
RayLen Vineyards originally presented their Carolinius Jeroboam wine as one of the feature items during the “Manufacturing Makes It Real” Tour, a North Carolina Industrial Extension Service week-long celebration of the high quality and competitive spirit of North Carolina manufacturers. A busload of business and political leaders traveled to a dozen different stops along an 1100-mile route around the state, and collected North Carolina products for display in a specially-outfitted tractor-trailer.
The entire collection of products was symbolically presented to State Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco at the final rally, and now over a dozen of the items, including RayLen’s Carolinius, have been added to the North Carolina Museum of History permanent collection!
An Open Invitation To Davie County Manufacturers
Manufacturing in Davie County is growing… bringing jobs, growth, stability and innovation. If you are a Davie County manufacturer of any type, large or small, just send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get to work putting you in our “new media” spotlight.