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Raffaldini Vineyards
November 17, 2022 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Deck the Halls with Raffaldini Wine!

Raffaldini Wines Score 90+ In American Wine Society Competition 
 We have a few more ornaments to add to our Christmas tree this year! Seven Raffaldini wines scored 90+ at the annual American Wine Society (AWS) 2022 Commercial Competition, conducted in Bellevue, WA on October 25th and 26th. The American Wine Society competition for commercial wine has been held annually since the 1986 National Conference. Judges are selected from a broad spectrum of wine industry professionals, including marketers, writers and wine makers. A significant number of judges for each competition are also chosen from among graduates of the AWS’s own rigorous and well regarded Wine Judge Certification Program. All wines are judged blind and by panel consensus. 
Winery Wine Vintage   100 pt score
Raffaldini Vineyards Vermentino Superiore 2021   93
Raffaldini Vineyards Montepulciano Riserva 2020   93
Raffaldini Vineyards Sagrantino 2020   93
Raffaldini Vineyards Girasole 2021   91
Raffaldini Vineyards Sangiovese Classico 2020   90
Raffaldini Vineyards Desaria 2021   90
Raffaldini Vineyards Grande Riserva 2019   90


Afternoon of Holiday Cheer
Friday, November 25 | 11am - 5pm 

The Holidays are in full swing, and we invite you to help us prepare for the holidays! The entire family will enjoy holiday shopping and live tunes while you craft your own holiday decorations, and enjoy complimentary cookies and apple cider while the little ones write letters to Santa. 

Local musician RG Absher will entertain you with holiday tunes on a wide variety of instruments including Hammered Dulcimer, Violin, acoustic guitar, classic guitar, and banjo! RG is a Wilkes County native and a regular at MerleFest. His music includes a rich folk tradition and haunting Celtic sounds from Ireland and Scotland.

Please bring a non-perishable food item as we "fill the barrel with food" for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. Here is a list of the most needed items

Admission is Free to Everyone, but we ask that you please RSVP! Come out an join us for a day full of Holiday Cheer!
 Wine Club Member Appreciation 
Saturday, December 3  | 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Free - Wine Club Members Only

La Famigilia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day. You'll enjoy samples from local vendors, raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day! 
This event is free; however, please RSVP to jordan@raffaldini.com. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information. 
RSVP - Wine Club Member Appreciation
2019 Patrimonio Release 
Saturday, December 10 | 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Free for Wine Club Members | $20 Per Person for Wine Club Guests

You're invited to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson for a very special event to be held at the winery. Raffaldini Patrimonio (translated from the Italian as Heritage or Legacy) will be released on Saturday, December 10th and as the name implies is the flagship wine that we make. Unlike our heralded Grande Riserva which we make in the style of Super Tuscans, Patrimonio is crafted for those who love Napa-style wines.

Jay Raffaldini invites you to the beautiful botti barrel room at the winery for the release of the inaugural release of our Patrimonio. This wine is an icon of Raffaldini Vineyards; a representation of more than twenty years of pioneering winemaking. An opaque, brooding, and intense red wine made from Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Sagrantino grapes, aged in 100% new French Oak evokes a luxurious symphony of flavor, leaning in with dark fruits, spice, and earth. 

We invite you to stop by on Saturday, December 10, chat with Jay about how we made the Patrimonio, and enjoy a complimentary sample of this extraordinary release. Patrimonio is a limited-quantity wine. Bottles will be available for sale to enjoy or to take home while quantities last.
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Riserva Club Holiday Dinner Click for a larger view
Saturday, December 10 | 5:45pm - 9:30pm
$99 Per Person Dinner Only | $130 Per Person Dinner + Shuttle

We invite our Riserva Club Members to celebrate the holiday season with us. Enjoy a decadent holiday dinner featuring Raffaldini Wine Pairings that our Riserva Club Members are sure to love! 
The evening will begin promptly at 5:45 pm with a holiday concert performed by our talented friends Jersey Roche and Justin Traxler.  We will then proceed to dinner at 6:30 pm. Attendees will need to select the primo course and the secondo course. Also, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Click the menu image to view a larger size. 
Be sure to stop in earlier that day. We will also be releasing to wine club members a very, very special wine called Patrimonio. The release will be held at the winery from 1 pm to 3 pm on December 10. An additional RSVP to attend will be required.  

To purchase your tickets to the Riserva Holiday dinner and make your menu selections please email by clicking below. 
Riserva Club Dinner
Salon Tasting Raffaldini Patrimonio 2019
Saturday, January 21 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
$65 Wine Club | $70 General Admission

You're invited to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson for a very special event to be held at the Winery. Raffaldini Patrimonio (translated from the Italian as Heritage or Legacy) and as the name implies is the flagship wine that we make. Unlike our heralded Grande Riserva which we make in the style of Super Tuscans, Patrimonio is crafted for those who love Napa-style wines.

The salon tasting event will consist of a Blind Tasting of the Patrimonio against four other highly ranked and well known wines along with heavy Hors D'oeuvres. See for yourself how Raffaldini Wine compares to some of the top rated wines in the world. To celebrate this event our sparkling wine Auguri will be served as everyone assembles.  Attendance is limited to sixty people. This year, Christmas comes early for the wine lover on your list! Give the gift of wine this holiday season. 
Reserve now - Wine Club
Reserve now - General Admission

Food Trucks


Saturday, November 19 - Dogs R' Us
Sunday, November 20 - Dogs R' Us

Saturday, November 27 - Dogs R' Us


Saturday, December 3 - Dogs R' Us

Saturday, December 10 - Dogs R' Us
Sunday, December 11 - Dogs R' Us

Saturday, December 17 - Dogs R' Us
Sunday, December 18 - Dogs R' Us

Family Days: 

Friday, November 25 - Afternoon of Holiday Cheer
We Are Closed Thanksgiving Day - Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our staff and their families an opportunity to celebrate together.  We welcome you to join us on Friday, November 25 for our Afternoon of Holiday Cheer!

Beyond The Vines...Into The Community

Raffaldini Pairs with Second Harvest of NWNC

We are proud to partner with the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNCPlease bring a non-perishable food item as we "fill the barrel with food" for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. Here is a list of the most needed items. Or you can make a donation here.

We believe that addressing hunger and its roots causes is a responsibility shared by the public and private sectors and concerned individuals to ensure the health, vitality, and well-being of our communities and nation. 

We believe that building a vibrant, resilient, and thriving community requires that we challenge ourselves and others to deeper levels of conversation and action.

We believe that everyone has gifts to share toward ending hunger and its root causes: our time, our talents, our voice, and our food and financial resources. 

Give Now
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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