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.