The first vines for RayLen Vineyards & Winery were planted in 1999 when Joe and Joyce Neely purchased the property. Today, there are 35,000 European varietal grape vines. The distinctive cupola rooftop of RayLen Vineyards & Winery is a beacon for travelers from the surrounding country roads to the tasting room. The vineyard and winery is an easy eight-mile drive from Clemmons.
RayLen produced its first wines in 2000 and opened its doors for business in 2001 with the completion of the tasting room.