Elyse Winery

Ray Coursen’s career in wine started as a hired harvest hand in 1983.  He work within many areas of the industry from vineyard management, to the tasting room, to serving as head winemaker for Whitehall Lane Winery.  In 1987, Elyse Winery was started with 286 cases of Zinfandel from the Morisoli Vineyard (still a cornerstone vineyard source for the winery). Then in 1997, Ray and his wife Nancy purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane, the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room.