National Red Wine Day: Celebrate with a Glass of Wine!

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August 28th is National Red Wine Day, and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a glass of RayLen red wine. Red wine is known for its many health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. It is also a great source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against free radicals. Keep reading to learn more about red wine and how you can enjoy it on National Red Wine Day!

What is National Red Wine Day?

National Red Wine Day is a day to celebrate one of the world’s most popular drinks! Red wine is enjoyed by millions of people around the globe and every year on August 28th, we raise a glass to this delicious beverage.

Why Is Red Wine so Popular?

There are many reasons why red wine is so popular. For one, it has many health benefits. As we mentioned earlier, studies have shown that red wine can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. This is due to the fact that red wine is a great source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and lead to various diseases.

In addition to its health benefits, red wine is also incredibly versatile. Reds can range from fruity and light to full-bodied and robust, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing summertime sipper or a rich and complex winter warmer, you’re sure to find a red wine that suits your taste.

Another reason why red wine is so popular is that it pairs well with food. Red wine is a classic accompaniment to steak, lamb, and other hearty dishes. But it can also be enjoyed with lighter fare such as grilled chicken or fish. No matter what you’re eating, there’s a red wine out there that will complement your meal perfectly.

How to Enjoy Red Wine on National Red Wine Day

Now that you know a little bit more about red wine, it’s time to enjoy it! Here are some tips on how you can celebrate National Red Wine Day:

Visit your local winery or vineyard: What better way to celebrate National Red Wine Day than by visiting the place where it all starts? Make a day trip out of it and visit your local winery or vineyard. You’ll get to learn about the wine-making process, taste some delicious wines, and maybe even purchase a bottle or two to take home with you. RayLen’s tasting room is open to visitors 7 days per week and is just a short drive away from Winston-Salem, NC. We’re convenient to the Triad, Charlotte, and the High Country of North Carolina. Stop by to sample our award-winning wines and find your next favorite bottle.

Head to your favorite restaurant: Many restaurants offer special menus or wine flights on National Red Wine Day. So why not treat yourself and head out for a nice meal? You can enjoy some great food while sipping on some of your favorite red wines. See what local markets, restaurants, and bars carry RayLen Vineyards wine.

Throw your own red wine party: Invite some friends over and have a red wine tasting party! Ask everyone to bring their favorite bottle of red wine and some snacks to share. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy trying all of the different wines.

No matter how you choose to celebrate National Red Wine Day, make sure you do it with a glass of your favorite red wine in hand!

Celebrating National Red Wine Day with RayLen Vineyards

Do you have any plans for National Red Wine Day? The holiday comes at the perfect time with the nights getting cooler and fall days on the horizon. Don’t forget to stock up on some of our customer-favorite RayLen reds so you can celebrate in style:

2019 Category 5 Can

RayLen’s flagship red, Category 5, is our most favored wine amongst our guests. Featuring five of our red varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, this wine packs a hurricane’s punch. It finishes with ample tannins and balanced acidity making it the perfect wine for your prime rib family dinner.

The bouquet on the 2019 has spicy oak with vanilla and caramel notes that lead to raspberry and blackberry flavors. The tannins open up in the mid palate and carry the flavor with every sip. 

The can makes it the perfect wine for tailgating, concerts or any fall outdoor activity where glass is not allowed. Just pop the top and enjoy!

2019 Carolinius Red

Our 2019 Carolinius is a true little sibling of Category 5. The same five grapes are combined in different percentages lending to a softer, fruitier style. Red cherry and black raspberry lead the first impressions that are followed with soft, silky textures in the mid-palate. The finish is plentiful and delectable. After 20 vintages, the consistency is what drives this stellar offering.

Our Carolinius Red is the perfect red for sipping while cozied up by the firepit or sharing with friends around the holidays.


RayLen’s Sangria is a sweet and thirst-quenching red wine blend with citrus fruit flavors. 

Sangria is the perfect drink for fall weather. It’s comforting, and perfect for sipping on while you relax in front of the fireplace. 

Happy National Red Wine Day from RayLen Vineyards & Winery

From all of us here at RayLen Vineyards & Winery, we hope you have a wonderful day celebrating this delicious drink that we all love so much. Celebrate with us at RayLen with a tasting or visit us online to purchase a bottle (or two) of RayLen’s award-winning reds. We’ll see you soon!

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