I have been lucky enough to enjoy the success of my first passion, music. As the bass player of Hootie and the Blowfish for the last 23 years, I have lived a dream. Now, with the pleasure of working with Mark and Shane, I am able to indulge in another passion. Wine.
It started when I first moved to Charleston, 12 years ago. I remember reading in USA Today that one of the best Sommeliers in the country was working right here in Charleston. I had to meet him.
The first opportunity I had, I booked a reservation at the restaurant where he was working. I wasn't sure what to expect. Regardless of my presumptions, I walked out with someone's opinion and knowledge of wine I wanted to know more about.
Soon after Mark moved to the Napa Valley. I took every opportunity I could with my tour schedule to visit him and learn as much as possible about wine and winemaking.
I had great experiences out there.
Now, here we are. Mark, Shane and I are proud to present to the world the incredible, delectable winemaking of Mark Ray.
I hope you enjoy these wines as much as I do!