The Ray Family
JW, Logan, Kristen and Joey Ray
Although he currently operates several successful businesses in addition to the vineyard, JW can often be seen working alongside his year-round team of viniculture and landscape professionals. Every member of the JOLO team is dedicated to offering a truly North Carolinian experience, displaying the state’s unique botanical and topographical diversity as well as the protection and the growth of the vineyard and its surroundings.
Kristen Ray, JW’s wife, also assists in the day-to-day operations of the winery. Together they hope to pass along their knowledge and passion for wine to their two sons, Joey and Logan. In fact, the name JOLO comes from the combination of their first names. While spending time on the property the Ray family is often accompanied by Chief, the family Weimaraner and self-appointed wildlife scout.