Bray Vineyards

209-245-6023 10590 Shendandoah Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
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Bray Vineyards is located in the heart of California’s Shenandoah Valley appellation. The Shenandoah Valley is renown for the fine quality of the grapes grown there. Oliver and Robin Bray established Bray Vineyards in 1996 when the land was purchased from an estate. It had no roads or utilities and consisted only of grass, cattle, and oak trees. The property encompasses 50 acres of rolling hills ranging in elevation from 1100 feet to 1300 feet (335 to 396 meters). A seasonal creek crosses the property with mining excavations left over from the Gold Rush days of California. The soil is heavy with decomposed granite and is quite rocky in some places. Every weekend of those first few years, Oliver and Robin would drive back and forth from their home in Martinez to shape the land to their vision. They terraced the hills behind the winery to control erosion and allow the planting of vines. They removed huge boulders as they carefully prepared the land for their first plantings of Zinfandel and Sangiovese Read more »

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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