Chateau Rayas owns 23 hectares of land, with 12 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. Most of that is planted to Grenache. They have 10 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape that are devoted to the production of red wine and 2 hectares are reserved for making white Chateauneuf du Pape.
The vineyard is made up of 15 different parcels spread out in 3 vineyards, Le Couchant, Le Coeur and Le Levant. Not surprisingly, Chateau Rayas has a unique terroir.
Rayas has a terroir of red, sandy soils, with small amounts of limestone and clay with a north east exposure. There are very few rocks and stones found at Rayas, as the vineyard is mostly sand. The extremely fine, sandy soils feel like beach sand in your hand.