Soak bread in milk in a large mixing bowl 10 minutes. Place bread in a well-greased 2-quart casserole, and set aside. Reserve milk in mixing bowl.
Add eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, and raisins to reserved milk; beat well. Pour over bread in casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour. Spoon into individual serving dishes, and serve hot or at room temperature with Grape Wine