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Raffaldini Vineyards
August 2, 2022 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

August Newsletter

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Rosé All Day with Cape Fear Living!
Jay Raffaldini and our Girasole Rosé were the feature in this article from Cape Fear Living. Hear from Jay about what makes our Girasole special and check out some other awesome #NCWine rosés! 
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August Events
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7 – Fall Wine Club Release
We are excited to announce the release date of our Fall Wine Club Package and three new vintages! The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottle 2021 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimento, extended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. For more information about our Wine Club and how to sign up, please email our Wine Club Director below.
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Saturday, August 20 - Raffaldini & JOLO: RARA Collaboration Red Wine Blend Release Party
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Join Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Vineyards as they unveil the fifth vintage of their collaborative red wine blend, RARA. Raffaldini Vineyards owner, along with JOLO Vineyards owner will be at each session to discuss their creation as well as sign bottles of this collectable wine. We will start the day at 11:30am 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. PLEASE RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED. 


Food Trucks

Saturday, August 6 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, August 7 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck

Sunday, August 14 – Southern On Wheels 

Saturday, August 20 – Wraps Around the World & The Cannoli Man

Sunday, August 28 – Southern On Wheels 

Saturday, September 3 - Gallo Nero Release
When life was simpler and slower and being together was the rule not the exception, one wine was quite commonly found in Italian restaurants and grocery stores, and that was a Chianti sold in straw bottles known as ‘fiascos." Everyone emembers these bottles adorning checkered cloth tables and once the wine was consumed, they became candle holders with the red and green wax drippings on the bottle. What many did not know is that the fiasco bottle held 1-liter worth of wine, 33% more than a standard bottle which is probably why so many people left the dinner table very happy.

We have crafted a beautiful Sangiovese blend called Gallo Nero (Black Rooster in Italian, the symbol of Chianti). The wine is more structured than the typical Sangiovese blends we make as I wanted it to pair with much more than “red sauce." It is a gem and when you purchase one of these commemorative bottles you will also receive a red or green candle so the Raffaldini fiasco (no pun intended) can have a second life.
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine

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!

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
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17th Annual Festa Italiana
Sunday, September 18

VIP Packages

Celebrate in style with our Festa VIP Packages. 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 8 guests
  • Festival admission for 8 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including two bottles 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

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
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Beyond The Vines...Into The Community
Jay Raffaldini and Chris Nelson in conjunction with Barbara Raffaldini and Bella Ventures Travel, with a group of wine club members while on a 10 day tour of the Piemonte region of Italy, stopped in for a visit at the production facility of Gamba SRL. There they met with Mauro Gamba  and saw where the botti (large oval and round wooden casks which are the equivalent of 11 barrels) that Raffaldini uses in its winery, are produced.  Located in Castell’Alfero d’Asti  (in Piemonte Italy), the Gamba family has handed down the ancient art of the master cooper from father to son for seven generations.  As early as the 1800s, ovals and round botti, along with barrels and vats were being built in their workshop for wineries in Italy and its neighboring countries.  Today Eugenio Gamba and his son Mauro continue the tradition of master cooper in a new workshop not far from the original one in which production was carried out for over 150 years until 1991.  Today, traditional methods are now supported by technology, but Gamba’s mission remains the same, which is to focus on selecting the finest wood so that the wines aged within each vessel they craft will be the highest quality produced.
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 and on the Piazza. 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 of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
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