Left to Right: Winemaker John Hoddy, Eric Burns, Dick Carter, Jennifer Burns, Eric Lindner, Owner Robin Bray, Owner Oliver Bray.
Not pictured: Joel Medina, Elle Montoya, Augustin Solis,
Dick Minnis, Otto Fox and Thomas Allan
Business Hours: Open 6 days a week -
Weekends 10:00am to 5:00pm
Weekdays 11:00am to 4:00pm
In the Heart of California's Shenandoah Valley.
In 1996 Oliver Bray and Robin Bray established Bray Vineyards on 50 acres of prime Shenandoah Valley vine land. By 2001, Bray Vineyards was supplying Zinfandel and Sangiovese grapes to well known local wineries like Vino Noceto and Montevina and making a name for themselves and their grapes as well as plans for opening their own winery. In 2004, they brought in John Hoddy as their winemaker and by April of that year Bray Vineyards opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Their first hit was the whimsically named BrayZin Hussy Red. A blend of Zinfandel and Sangiovese that was pleasant and easy drinking. In 2010 they added BrayZin Hussy Blonde to their stable of wines. A fun blend of Viognier, Verdelho, and Sauvignon Blanc wines with a crisp flavor and lucious body.
Bray Vineyards grows 20 varieties of grapes on their estate, including Barbera, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Iberian varietals like Tempranillo, Verdelho, Souzao and Touriga.
With the introduction of the Iberian grapes to the vineyard, Bray Vineyards has fully embraced a future that features the uncommon flavors of Iberian grapes and wines. Expanding the market for wines made from these grapes is important to Bray because they want to share the joy of a new and different wine experience with their buyers and visitors.
The most recent addition to the Bray's line is a natural companion to both the wine and the land itself. Bray Vineyard's extra virgin estate grown olive oil is made from several varieties of olives grown on the property and are milled to extract only the best portion of the oil.
The Brays are proud of their winery, their wines, and their olive oil. Oliver and Robin invite you to visit them, whether you come to the tasting room, to their website, or to the many events in northern California and Nevada where they pour wine. Welcome to the Heart of California's Shenandoah Valley!
For more information, please visit http://www.brayvineyards.com or visit us at our winery and tasting room, 10590 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA, 95669. ph. 209.245.6023