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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th, 2022


Rain or Shine! 



All Ages Welcome

Purchase Tickets

Day of tickets will be $25 per person and are available at the gate and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and a glass of Raffaldini wine.


TicketsSmall Sessions | Information | VIP | Food | Entertainment | Vendors

Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more! More info to come soon on this page! 
 

BOTTLE SALES ONLY * CASH AND CARD ACCEPTED

INFORMATION

General Admission:


Your ticket consists of admission to the festival for one of the two days, your designated area on the lawn to set up all day, full access to daily entertainment sessions listed below, one complimentary glass of wine, live music & more!

  • Parking is included and free shuttle service is provided to and from the lot directly to the front gates of the festival.
  • No outside food is permitted.
  • No outside alcohol, smoking, vaping, or drug use is permitted. 
  • No pets (unless you have an approved ADA service animal).

Chairs and/or blankets can help with seating.

Across the property we will have designated spots for you to set up your own canopies, lawn chairs, blankets etc. to enjoy your day with us! 


The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:


  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section at Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive table side service, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One reserved Italiana table seating up to 4 guests
  • Festival admission for 4 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including one bottle of Raffaldini wine)
  • Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • Light refreshments and bottled water
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking

Vendors: 
Food: 

Saturday Food Vendors

  • Cousin’s Maine Lobster
  • Southern On Wheels
  • Sandwich Express
  • Gianno’s Brick Oven
  • Dogs R Us
  • The Cannoli Man
  • Mr. People Feeder
  • Southern Noodle
  • Kp’s Kakes
  • Café Gelato

Sunday Food Vendors

  • Southern On Wheels
  • Sandwich Express
  • Gianno’s Brick Oven
  • Soul to Bowl
  • Dogs R Us
  • Cannoli Man
  • Los Gardos
  • Mr. People Feeder
  • Los Gardos
  • The Spotted Pig
  • Kp’s Kakes
  • Café Gelato

Merchandise

Saturday:

  • Heritage Homestead
  • Columbia Chic Jewelry
  • Robinson House Collection
  • Mean Bean Graphix
  • Annie Mae and Ivy
  • Batistini Farms
  • Honey Bear Bake Shop
  • Unique Art by Todd
  • Golden Soul Scents
  • Crisanthemum Ceramics
  • Mountain High Metals
  • Leslie Fesperman
  • Appalachian Bee Company
  • North Meets South
  • To His Glory Alpaca Farm

Sunday:

  • Heritage Homestead
  • Columbia Chic Jewelry
  • Robinson House Collection
  • Mean Bean Graphix
  • Annie Mae and Ivy
  • Batistini Farms
  • Honey Bear Bake Shop
  • Unique Art by Todd
  • Golden Soul Scents
  • Crisanthemum Ceramics
  • Mountain High Metals
  • Leslie Fesperman
  • Keith Church
  • North Meets South
  • ​To His Glory Alpaca Farm

    ​Entertainment:
  • Triple P - Justin Nelson
  • Justin & Jersey – Saturday Only
  • Tanner Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Juggler
  • Soap Bubble Circus
     
    • Jersey Roche & Justin Traxler
      Soprano, Baritone

      Jersey Roche is a graduate of UNC Greensboro and Florida State University with a bachelors and 2 masters degrees in Vocal Performance & Arts Administration. Justin Traxler is a graduate of Wingate University with his bachelors in Vocal Performance. Jersey’s previous performances include Mable in Pirates of Penzance, Monica in Menotti’s The Old Maid & the Thief; as well as performing as a chorus member and soloist in Opera Festival di Roma in Italy. Justin’s performance experiences include Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Father in Hansel and Gretel, and Mr. Jenks in The Tender Land, as well as a soloist for Opera Scene performances through Wingate University. Jersey and Justin have both been resident artists with Opera Carolina in Charlotte, NC since 2017 and are currently scheduled to participate in the 2021/2022 season.

      Saturday, September 17 - Drake and Emmett

      Small Sessions:
      The small sessions at the locations listed below (limited to 50 seats – first come first serve) will be as follows:
      SATURDAY:
      12:00 pm – 12:50 pm - The Vineyards of Raffaldini

    • Join Jason Krug, Vineyard Manager and owner Jay Raffaldini to learn about Raffaldini history, the vineyard and this year’s harvest while walking in the vines.

      2:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Winemaking Raffaldini style
      Join Raffaldini winemaker Chris Nelson for an informative and fun session on winemaking and this year’s wine.
        

      SUNDAY:

      1:00 pm - 1:50 pm – The Vineyards of Raffaldini
      Join owner Jay Raffaldini to learn about  about Raffaldini history,  the vineyard and this year’s harvest while walking in the vines.

      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Winemaking Raffaldini style
      Join Raffaldini winemaker Chris Nelson for an informative and fun session on winemaking and this year’s wine.

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