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June 17, 2020 | Newsletters | 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
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.
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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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. 
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.


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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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