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March 15, 2023 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

🍀 Beware the Wines of March

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7th Annual NC Fine Wine Gala Tickets Available
Saturday, April 15 | Millennium Center, Winston-Salem, NC

The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. Tickets may be purchased by following the link below.

This event will be held on April 15th, 2023 from 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

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Olive Oil Tasting
Saturday, March 25 |  12PM-3PM

Raffaldini is proud to announce our new partnership with Tamia Italian Olive Oils! Join Barbara Raffaldini on Saturday, March 25th at Villa Raffaldini for a special tasting of our new olive oils from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Delicato: This extra virgin olive oil has a medium intense fruity nose of green grass, with sensation of lettuce and unripe sweet almond. The taste has a persistent light aromatic bitterness of grass, flowers and sweet almond. It ends with a light, brief spiciness that leaves room to a velvety bitterness

Robusto: This extra virgin olive oil has an intense green fruity nose of a fresh tomato leaf. The bitterness of tomato berry and slightly intense arugula stands out in the taste, with a short persistence that fades to grassy notes, then leaving room to a very pleasant spiciness of chili pepper.
Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards
Family Day
Sunday, April 9 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with our friends from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy as we host baby goats and the traditional Italian Easter Cheese Roll, or La Ruzzola Del Formaggio. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions 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. 

Four Seasons Spring Wine Dinner
Saturday, April 22 | 6:30PM-9PM

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Fairfield Inn at 336.353.2008 or the Hampton Inn at 336-835-1994
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shuttle
Take A Hike!
Sunday, April 23 | 10:30AM-1PM

Join owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Sunday, March 19- No Forks Given

Saturday, March 25- Los Gordos Bistro
Sunday, March 26- Mr People Feeder

Saturday, April 1- Giannos Wood Fired Catering
Sunday, April 2- Giannos Wood Fired Catering

Saturday, April 8- Los Gordos Bistro
Sunday, April 9- No Forks Given

Sunday, April 16- No Forks Given

Upcoming Family Days: 

Friday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, April 9 - Easter
Photo Courtesy NC Wine GuysLast Chance to Buy Fiano Before It Is Sold Out!
With less than ten cases remaining our popular white wine is almost out of stock and the next release is not planned until the end of 2023.  Fiano which hails from Campania makes racy whites that while lighter than our flagships Vermentino and Desaria pair effortlessly with seafood and shell fish.  Due to limited availability this wine is only available at the Villa Tasting Room.

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.

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.

Barrel Tasting

Saturday, May 20 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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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