DISCOVER WINE RAYZYN

Based in Napa Valley, California, The Wine RayZyn Company was founded in 2014 with a mission to deliver healthy snack foods to consumers while offering vineyards a way to maximize their grape yield and reduce waste.

We take pride in our community, our products and the benefits they provide. Our family-owned company spans three generations of award-winning vineyard and organic farming experience.

We make superfood indulgence snacks, we care about the environment and we are committed to doing more with less. With the creation of the ChardonayZyn®, CabernayZyn® and MerlayZyn® dried grape snacks, we provide a delicious food that is healthy, delicious and environmentally conscious.

WINE RAYZYN™ FACTS

WHAT IS A WINE RAYZYN®?

Wine RayZyns are no ordinary raisin. They are premium, specially dried Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot wine grapes. They’re a specialty food – a delicacy packed with fiber and other health benefits. These specially dried wine grapes are a sustainable food and have a unique taste and texture that are true to their varietal.

HOW ARE THEY MADE?

Each year we harvest wine grapes and specially dry them with the seeds and stems intact. The stems act as nature’s cork, preserving the nutrients and flavor within the wine grape. During the special drying process, the nutritious seed is toasted, giving it great crunch and nutty flavor. These natural methods allow us to create a healthy, delicious snack like no other. It’s great nutrition in the palm of your hand. 

WHAT MAKES THEM DIFFERENT?

Unlike the sugary, seedless, soft raisin with which we are all familiar, the Wine RayZyn™ has a nutty crunch with the nutrition-packed, toasted seed in its center. Each CabernayZyn®, MerlayZyn® and ChardonayZyn® is dried on the vine, preserving all of the natural nutrients of a whole food. While traditional raisins are filled with sugar and have little nutritional value, our Wine RayZyns are nutrient-dense, yummy snacks full of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, and more! They pack a nutritious crunch and flavor.

HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO WINE?

A 1.6 oz bag of CabernayZyn®, MerlayZyn®, or ChardonayZyn® snacks contains the same number of grapes used to make one glass of wine. A 8.0 oz party size bag of our dried wine grapes is equivalent to one bottle of wine. Our Wine RayZyns have more than ten times the amount of antioxidants found in red wine, so you get all the health benefits of wine minus the alcohol. Also, they are harvested from the same wine grapes used to make award-winning wines across Napa Valley and California. 

OUR MISSION

ANDREW CATES

Andrew is the company’s co-founder and leads the Operations department. His background is in Finance. He is fervent about his organic farming practices, caring for his Segassia Vineyard on Mt. Veeder in Napa, tending to his large garden, beekeeping, and raising chickens that have become more like pets than farm animals.

Segassia wine grapes are used to make award-winning wines. In fact, Segassia consistently gets 95+ point rankings by Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, and in blind California wine tastings. While Andrew is passionate about this aspect of the wine business, and he wants to bring the power-packed dried wine grape to the masses.

After studying the benefits of the wine grape’s seed, Andrew and his father worked hard to develop the patented way that makes the grape seed amazingly nutty and delicious. The drying method is natural, and it also enhances the flavor of the wine grape, toasts the seed, and concentrates all of the nutrients. Andrew’s dedication to the creation of this snack food has been a mission and a labor of love. He is extremely proud of the simple, all natural ingredients that are Wine RayZyn® -- dried wine grapes with seeds and stems.

The inspiration for our flagship product, the CabernayZyn®, came during a trip to Napa Valley, when Andrew and his father experienced the first harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Segassia, the small vineyard he had recently purchased. “There was something transformative that happened during the harvest. The satisfaction from plucking clusters that had been so lovingly nurtured gives you a sense of the fascination and lure of these wine grapes,” says Andrew.

While touring nearby vineyards, Andrew and his dad noticed the high numbers of grape clusters left on the vines following harvest. “Each year one to five percent of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are never harvested,” he says. “There was an ‘Aha’ moment that led to the opportunity to extend the impact of wine grapes and create a new snack category that makes available nature’s nutritional powerhouse.”  

WAYS TO ENJOY

THE PERFECT SNACK

Looking for a healthy, delicious, snack? Look no further! Our RayZyn™ dehydrated fruit is alcohol-free and is conveniently packaged and proportioned as an everyday snack.

PAIRING WITH A TWIST

RayZyns open the door to fun new pairing possibilities. Explore the flavors of this specialty food with cheese, chocolate, or your favorite glass of wine.

YOUR NEW GO-TO

Give the gift of a gourmet food that stands out. Delicious with starters, dinner, dessert, or by themselves, this specialty food is a great addition to any party or as a gift for the person "who has everything."

CULINARY CONCOCTIONS

Wine RayZyns are a brand new ingredient that can make any food a superfood! Shake up your cookbook with our specialty recipes. Bake them into your cookies or use as a topping on your favorite salads, yogurt or ice cream. Perfect for all recipes, savory and sweet!

FOR THE PANTRY

RayZyn™ dried wine grapes are a kid-friendly snack with a shelf life of 2+ years. Eat them now or keep around for later consumption.

HEALTHY

Wine RayZyns are one of the most delicious and healthy superfoods packed with nutritional benefits. Try all of our flavors to experience your favorite wine grape varietals.

WINE RAYZYNS Are

Sustainably Farmed

From farm to table, our Wine RayZyn® dried wine grapes are healthy for you AND the environment. We strive to create a top quality product that positively impacts both the producer and the consumer.

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