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Raffaldini Vineyards
April 1, 2024 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

April Newsletter

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Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards

Saturday, March 30 | 11:00am - 5:00pm 
Family Day 

Sunday, March 31 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Family Day, Easter Egg Hunt (1pm) and Cheese Roll, and Baby goats from White Tree Farm!

Bring the whole family on Easter Sunday for a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and the traditional La Ruzzola Del Formaggio (Italian Easter Cheese Roll), and baby goats!

La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions will take place Sunday at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa. La “Ruzzola," a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages. Prizes will be awarded for each winner who can roll their cheese closest to the target. 

Wine Club Barrel Tasting with Winemaker Chris Nelson 
Saturday, April 6 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Winemaker Chris Nelson in the Winery for an exclusive sneak peak of unfinished wines still undergoing the aging process from 2022 and 2023 vintages. This barrel tasting experience will include both red and white varietals from various fermentation vessels and in-depth conversation with the winemaker on various wine-making topics, such as Appassimento and Ripasso.

This event is for Wine Club Members only and is limited to only 40 guests total.

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Patrimonio Release
Saturday, April 20
- Riserva Club Only


Salon Tasting - Sagrantino
Saturday, May 4 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy the experience of joining Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson in an exclusive Raffaldini Sagrantino Salon Tasting. Held in the tank room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our Sagrantino wine going up blind against some of the greatest Sagrantinos in the world.  Sagrantino is our most highly rated varietal with a strong tannin backbone and dusty earthy aromas.  Raffaldini has the largest planting of Sagrantino outside of Italy.  Charcuterie plates will be served with the wines.
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Spring Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner - SOLD OUT!
Saturday, May 4 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Save the Date for our Summer Dinner: Saturday, July 27

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita. Click below to view menu and sign up!

Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Sunday, May 5 | 9:45am - 1pm
Join owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoors-man 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
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2024 NC Fine Wines Awards Gala
Friday, May 10 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM 
Millennium Center:  101 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101  

Join us for the  highly anticipated conclusion of NC Fine Wines Competition, the NC Fine Wines Awards Gala. Experience the excitement as we unveil the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards, renowned as the most rigorous state-specific contest nationwide, alongside esteemed owners and winemakers from across the state.

Seating for this memorable event is limited, so secure your tickets now by clicking the link below. Dress to impress for an evening of elegance; black tie is optional (most gentlemen opt for a jacket, while women dazzle in cocktail dresses). Join us for an unforgettable night as we announce and celebrate the victors of the 8th Annual North Carolina Fine Wines Competition and enjoy a l
uxurious dinner thoughtfully paired with exceptional NC Fine Wines.
We recommend you make arrangements to stay overnight at one of the area hotels - or arrange for a driver, Lyft or Uber. 
The Millennium Center recommends parking in the Sixth and Cherry Parking Garage. Other garages are owned by private companies and close early.  There is a walkthrough in the garages located at the bottom back left that will bring you to trade street and right across from Millennium. Map of parking and pedestrian walkway/direction.
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Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Flower Pressing Class

Sunday, May 12 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Mikayla from Blue Mountain Flowers for a delightful flower pressing class where you'll learn the art of preserving blooms in a glass floating frame. Your ticket includes all materials needed, light snacks, and a glass of exquisite Raffaldini wine to enjoy while you craft your own beautiful botanical masterpiece.

This class is a great gift idea for Mother's Day!

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Food Trucks / Family Days 

MARCH 2024 

Easter Weekend - Family Days
Saturday, March 30 - Dogs R' Us 

Sunday, March 31 - Dogs R' Us 

APRIL 2024 

Saturday, April 4 - Southern Noodle
Sunday, April 5 - Dogs R' Us 

Saturday, April 13 - Carolina Case-a-dillaz
Sunday, April 14 - Fire Chiefs Grill

Saturday, April 20 - Dogs R' Us 
Sunday, April 21 - Fire Chiefs Grill

Saturday, April 27 - Carolina Case-a-dillaz
Sunday, April 28 - Dogs R' Us 

Wine Club Member Spotlight 
Monty and Brenda Combs

Meet Monty and Brenda, the dynamic duo behind the lens and beloved members of our wine club community. You may recognize them as the ones always capturing the magic, with cameras dangling from Monty's neck at our events.

Their wine journey spans many years, dating back to 2000 when Monty began crafting dry reds, dry whites, port, and sherry, adding a splash of Christian Brothers Brandy to the latter for an extra kick. While Monty hasn't made wine since 2015, their passion for wine has only deepened.

Their connection with Raffaldini Vineyards goes back to our early days. As some of our very first wine club members in 2008, they've been an integral part of our community. Whether it's attending events or simply relishing a bottle of wine while soaking in the scenic views, Monty and Brenda epitomize the essence of our vineyard experience.
Not only do they frequent our gatherings, but Monty's photographic talent has also graced our social media with thoughtful and captivating imagery, showcasing the beauty of our vineyard and the warmth of our community. One of Monty's favorite shots captures the villa in the rare embrace of snow, a sight few customers get to witness, yet one that epitomizes the enchanting allure of Raffaldini in every season. Their dedication and love for our vineyard family are truly unparalleled.
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

 Diamonds AARF Forever. Party for Paws Fundraiser
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Join Raffaldini Vineyards in support of AARF 
Kick off the evening with an intimate VIP Reception one hour before the Main Event with specialty drinks like Raffaldini Wine, hors d'oeuvres, time to mingle with the Board of Directors and friends, and a chance to enter to win an exclusive raffle basket. Stay for the main event that includes dinner, an open bar, and a lot of fun! Last year, Party 4 Paws 2023 raised $215,000, which enabled AARF to rescue, heal, and find homes for hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats. 

 Aarfs - https://www.aarfws.org/


3rd annual Triple Crown Casino Night

Join Raffaldini Vineyards for the Triple Crown Casino Night, benefitting the Pretty in Pink Foundation. Back for its 3rd year, Triple Crown Casino Night is going to be more exciting than ever!

The fun starts Friday, April 19th at 5:30 pm at Legacy Stables & Events in Winston-Salem. Join us for Raffaldini wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent and live auction with incredible items and of course….casino gaming!! We can’t wait to see you there! Click here for tickets and event information!


Second Harvest Food Bank Empty Bowls
April 24 | 11:00am - 6:00pm

Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to be the official wine sponsor for Second Harvest Food Bank's Empty Bowls. This year’s Empty Bowls features the tasty soup creations of our incredibly talented Providence, served in pottery bowls crafted with passion, and paired with Raffaldini Wine for Second Harvest’s mission… just for YOU!

Each bowl represents a neighbor who is struggling with food insecurity AND your commitment to nourishing families and our community. All event proceeds support Second Harvests vital mission and work.
Drive thru April 24th between 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Second Harvest's beautiful headquarters.

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🍇 Join La Famiglia Raffaldini Online! 🥂

We invite you to join the vibrant La Famiglia Raffaldini on social media! Connect with us online to receive daily updates on new releases, exclusive offers, and upcoming events. Share your Raffaldini moments with us by tagging your posts with #Raffaldini. 

Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC

After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
Planning a Visit? 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years old, except on holidays and specially designated family days when the whole family is welcome and we have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family Days.
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