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July 7, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

To save this year’s grape harvest, Raffaldini Vineyards lit a match.

 

When temperatures dipped below freezing in mid-May, the grapes at Raffaldini Vineyards were in serious jeopardy. The only way to try to save the vines against such a late-season freeze was to try to warm them with fires, coat the vines with water, or get air movement by using a helicopter. Owner Jay Raffaldini chose the fire method, so crews worked for about 12 hours, fanning the flames in an effort to save the grapes. Raffaldini says they’ve had late frosts in the past, but none as late as this year’s freeze.

 

Read more at Journalnow.com

Time Posted: Jul 7, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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July 2, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Tastes Grande Riserva

Time Posted: Jul 2, 2020 at 9:09 PM
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June 29, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Virtual Tour of Raffaldini Vineyards with Barbara Raffaldini



Special thanks to Bookmarks for making this tour possible. 

Time Posted: Jun 29, 2020 at 7:50 PM
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June 29, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini July Newsletter

RARA Sisboombah!

Photo Courtesy WSOC-TV
 
RARA Sisboombah 4 Release
Sunday, June 28 | 12pm@Raffaldini  2pm@JOLO

Join us for the official kick off of RARA Sisboombah! We will start the day at 12pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP as space is limited. 
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Jay Raffaldini Tastes RARA Sisboombah


Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Click the video below to watch Jay Raffaldini taste the 2018 RARA Sisboombah.
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community


Bookmarks Presents:
Always Italy at Home with Frances Mayes Live from Raffaldini Vineyards
Saturday, June 27 | 3pm

 
Missing that summer vacation? Join us Saturday at 3pm for an insider's tour of Italy -- right from your couch! Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun) has written a beautiful history and travel guide of Italy that we will be discussing with her and co-author Ondine Cohane. We will also travel closer to home and visit Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery's beautiful venue. 
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July Events
 
Independence Day CelebrationWinemaker
Saturday, July 4 | 1pm
 
Celebrate the 4th of July with an afternoon of wine, live music and pizza at Raffaldini Vineyards! Bring your own chairs or blankets and spread out on our grounds. For this family friendly day children under 21 years old are welcome. Gianno's Food Truck will be on site from 12pm to 4pm making their handmade personal pizzas and Camel City Jazz Quartet will be playing their cool jazz sounds from 12 pm to 3 pm.
 
 
WinemakerAfternoon with the Winemaker
Saturday, July 25 | 1pm

Winemaker Chris Nelson guides you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Raffaldini Winery. Learn how we craft our award-winning wines and go step-by-step through the winemaking process with our team all while enjoying a glass of current vintage wine and samples of wines in the making. 
Reserve - Wine Club
Reserve - General Admission
 
June Food Trucks

Saturday, June 27 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, June 28 - Wraps Around The World


July Food Trucks

Saturday, July 4 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, July 11 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, July 12 - Wraps Around The World

Saturday, July 18 - Southern On Wheels
Sunday, July 19 - Taco Truck

Saturday, July 25 - Cousins Maine Lobster Truck & Cannoli Man

Sunday, July 26 - Taco Truck
 
July Live Music

Saturday, July 4 - Camel City Jazz Quartet 
 
 
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Time Posted: Jun 29, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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June 23, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Tastes RARA Sisboombah Available Sunday, June 28

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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June 22, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Tastes Vermentino Superiore with Winemaker Chris Nelson and Special Guest, JW Ray, of JOLO Vineyards

Time Posted: Jun 22, 2020 at 6:59 AM
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June 17, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

2018 Grande Riserva Release

2018 Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, June 13

Jay Raffaldini invites you to the Villa for the release of the next vintage of , Grande Riserva. This iconic, Raffaldini red is made from Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness are triple-sorted and then dried heavily using the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes natural flavors and aromas.

We invite you to stop by on Saturday, June 13, chat with Jay about how we make the Grande Riserva, and enjoy a complimentary sample of this new vintage. Grande Riserva is a limited-quantity wine, but bottles will be available for sale to enjoy or to take home. 

Prior Vintages of Grande Riserva have received:
97 Points, Best Non-Bordeaux Red Blend >$35: 2019 SF Wine Competition
92 Points, James Suckling
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Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, June 21 | 10:30am-1pm

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson, as they show you the way through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a  guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. 
 
Reserve | Wine Club
Reserve | General Admission
 
Three Cheers for Dad:
'15, '16, '17 Montepulciano Vertical Bundle
Just in time for Father's Day!
 
Together for the first time, take advantage of this special trio of Montepulciano for Dad! Montepulciano Riserva is sourced exclusively from our oldest and highest altitude vineyard block. Montepulciano clusters are sorted three times prior to Appassimento, the traditional Italian method of drying fruit, and fermentation. This laborious technique creates an opaque, full-bodied Montepulciano of unparalleled structure, character and lively acidity with aging potential. Often compared to Merlot for it’s general drinkability and easy pairing with a wide range of food it is simply a delicious wine.
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Salute! Always Italy At Home with Frances Mayes
Bummed you can't travel this year? Want to visit Italy with us? 
Saturday, June 27 | 3pm

Bookmarks Salute Always Italy at Home with Frances Mayes Flyer

We're excited to host a virtual tour of Italy with Frances Mayes and Ondine Cohane through their new book Always Italy. This book, published by National Geographic, is a lush guide, featuring more than 350 glorious photographs. It showcases the best Italy has to offer from the perspective of these two women who have spent their lives reveling in its unique joys. You will get to view some of these photographs and hear both writers discuss the book, their travels, and live vicariously from your couch. 

We will also experience Italy right here in North Carolina with a visit to Raffaldini Vineyards. Barbara Raffaldini, co-owner of the vineyard and Bookmarks Board President, will lead us on a virtual tour of their beautiful property. 

All attendees will be entered to win a special Italian prize pack from Bookmarks that will include a copy of Always Italy, two bottles of Raffaldini wine, and some special Bookmarks surprises. You can attend this event by purchasing a copy of any of the books listed below. Once you have purchased the book, we will send you a confirmation with more details. Any questions, email info@bookmarksnc.org.

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RARA Sisboombah 4 Release
Saturday, June 28 | 12pm@Raffaldini  2pm@JOLO

Join us for the official kick off of RARA Sisboombah! We will start the day at 12pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP as space is limited. 
Reserve
 
June Food Trucks

Saturday, June 13 - Kalman's Bon Appetit

Saturday, June 20 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, June 21 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, June 27 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, June 28 - Wraps Around The World
 
Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 4 - Independence Day Celebration 
 
Wineries Open In Phase 2 

Bentornati amici - welcome back dear friends. We have missed you at Raffaldini.

We are open during our normal business hours ‪: Wednesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm & ‪Sunday 12pm to 5pm and Monday ‪11 am to 5 pm. ‪The safety of our staff and our guests is our priority. We have implemented enhanced procedures to ensure your safety and enjoyment. We ask for your patience and understanding in these unusual times.

In order to maintain required physical distancing and maximize comfort, Raffaldini has limited its onsite seating. So our onsite seating is subject to availability. We kindly ask that you limit your time at our onsite seating to a maximum of two hours.  To accommodate additional guests and for those who wish to stay with us for longer than two hours, we invite you to bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, and shade.

 

Read more before your next visit here

 
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

29th Annual Magnolia Ball
Saturday, June 20 | 7pm-9pm

Piedmont Opera invites you to the 29th Annual Magnolia Ball. We will sit “Under The Southern Sky” and celebrate virtually. Join hosts and guests from around the country as we gather to support Piedmont Opera. For more information, contact Connie Quinn at cquinn@piedmontopera.org. Register today to see our exciting travel packages and to bid on our silent auction!
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Time Posted: Jun 17, 2020 at 8:42 PM
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June 1, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini June Newsletter



Wineries Open In Phase 2 

Bentornati amici - welcome back dear friends. We have missed you at Raffaldini.

We are open during our normal business hours ‪: Wednesday-Saturday 11am‬ to 5pm & ‪Sunday 12pm to 5pm‬ and Monday ‪11 am to 5 pm‬. ‪

We are approaching our reopening with caution and with improved procedures to ensure your enjoyment and comfort. We ask for your patience and understanding as we re-open in these unusual times.

The safety of our staff and our guests is our priority.
 

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2018 Grande Riserva: The Wine that Shouldn't Be

The flight of the Bumble Bee defines physics- their wings are too small and don't flap fast enough to support their weight. Yet somehow, through the sheer force of their will and determination, they fly. Given the nearly impossible climate conditions we have here, we should not make a wine this wonderful, yet we do. Raffaldini Grande Riserva our Flagship is our Bumble Bee wine. Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness are triple-sorted and then dried heavily using the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes natural flavors and aromas.

Prior Vintages of Grande Riserva have received:
97 Points, Best Non-Bordeaux Red Blend >$35: 2019 SF Wine Competition

 
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Grande Riserva Vertical Tasting
Saturday, June 13 | 5:30pm-7:30pm


Savor a rare opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini for an exclusive Grande Riserva vertical wine tasting. Guests will enjoy a vertical tasting of three past vintages alongside the newly released 2018 vintage and paired with  heavy hors d'oeuvres. See for yourself how Raffaldini Grande Riserva withstands the test of time. The event will take place at Villa Raffaldini and will be extremely limited. 
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Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, June 21 | 10:30am-1pm

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson, as they show you the way through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a  guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.   

This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation. 
Reserve | Wine Club
Reserve | General Admission
 
Three Cheers for Dad:
'15, '16, '17 Montepulciano Vertical Bundle
Just in time for Father's Day!
 
Together for the first time, take advantage of this special trio of Montepulciano for Dad! Montepulciano Riserva is sourced exclusively from our oldest and highest altitude vineyard block. Montepulciano clusters are sorted three times prior to Appassimento, the traditional Italian method of drying fruit, and fermentation. This laborious technique creates an opaque, full-bodied Montepulciano of unparalleled structure, character and lively acidity with aging potential. Often compared to Merlot for it’s general drinkability and easy pairing with a wide range of food it is simply a delicious wine.
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Jay Raffaldini Tastes Montepulciano Riserva

During the shelter in place order, Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Click the video below to watch Jay Raffaldini taste the 2017 Montepulciano Riserva head to head against another famous Montepulciano. Join our wine club and receive access to new and limited releases plus the opportunity to join in on future live and virtual events. 
 
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Exclusive Presale: RARA Sisboombah

This fourth vintage of a special project between friends and winemakers JW Ray of JOLO Winery and Jay Raffaldini of Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery. This special wine is limited to 48 case production and only available at Raffaldini while supplies last. This wine features the hearty Montepulciano grape grown at Raffaldini Vineyards skillfully blended with the Norton Grape from JOLO, a spectacularly fruit-forward and smooth component to the wine. 

We are making RARA Sisboombah available for release ahead of the June 28th release. We hope you can join Jay Raffaldini and co-host JW Ray of Jolo Winery & Vineyards on June 28th for the official release

 
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Photo Courtesy WSOC-TV

RARA Sisboombah 4 Release
Saturday, June 28 | 12pm@Raffaldini  2pm@JOLO

Join us for the official kick off of RARA Sisboombah! We will start the day at 12pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP as space is limited. 

 
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2019 Vermentino Superiore: Our Signature White

The 2019 Vermentino Superiore, made from our signature white grape, reflects the best of what our estate vineyard has to offer utilizing minimal intervention from our winemaker. This hands-off approach is built around whole cluster pressed juice fermented in stainless steel to bring forth the citrus and tropical aspects of the grape while maintaining its refreshing, natural acidity. It's unique mid-palate depth is the result of a small addition of Appassimento wood-fermented Vermentino. Our Winemaker, Chris Nelson, recommends serving Vermentino Superiore slightly chilled, about 55°F-60°F and serving in a larger glass, like one you would enjoy with a red wine, to fully take in all of the subtle aromas and flavors.

 
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June Food Trucks & Live Music

Saturday, June 20 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, June 21 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, June 27 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, June 28 - Wraps Around The World
 
 
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May 25, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Tastes Montepulciano Riserva

Time Posted: May 25, 2020 at 8:39 PM
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May 24, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Phase 2 Reopening

We are happy to announce that we have been permitted to re-open in Phase 2.🍷

Bentornati amici - welcome back dear friends. We have missed you at Raffaldini.

We are open during our normal business hours ‪: Wednesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm & ‪Sunday 12pm to 5pm and Monday ‪11 am to 5 pm. ‪The safety of our staff and our guests is our priority. We have implemented enhanced procedures to ensure your safety and enjoyment. We ask for your patience and understanding in these unusual times.

In order to maintain required physical distancing and maximize comfort, Raffaldini has limited its onsite seating. So our onsite seating is subject to availability. We kindly ask that you limit your time at our onsite seating to a maximum of two hours.  To accommodate additional guests and for those who wish to stay with us for longer than two hours, we invite you to bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, and shade.

The safety of our staff and our guests is our priority and we will be adhering to the following policies at this time until further notice:

All guests must be 21 years of age or older
We will be offering bottle and glass sales only (bottle sales preferred); No Tastings
Our capacity is limited by local regulations
All tables inside and outside will be spaced 6+ feet apart
When the weather is good we will be seating our guests at outside tables only on the Villa balcony, Piazza and Fattoria deck
All staff will be wearing face masks and protective gloves
We require guests to wear face masks when entering the Villa or Fattoria
High-touch spots and the bathrooms will be sanitized frequently
Hand sanitation stations will be available to guests
No groups larger than 6 guests are permitted
Please no cash; credit cards or Apple Pay only

To help us maintain social distancing and for your individual comfort, we encourage you to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, card tables, pop up tents, umbrellas, etc. Raffaldini does provide seating, however we kindly ask that you limit your time at our tables and chairs to two hours. 

For those guests who want to buy wine to take home our curbside pick-up is available at the Fattoria

Time Posted: May 24, 2020 at 9:54 PM

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