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February 16, 2024 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

February Newsletter

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It is hard to believe that January has come to an end already. This year we got to celebrate Jay’s birthday at our Montepulciano Riserva Salon Tasting on January 20. Everyone who attended got some birthday cake, chocolate of course because that pairs best with big red wines.


Amore: The Language of Love  Sunday

Sunday, February 11 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares her Love for all things Italian and provides you with insights into Italian culture, language, food and traditions.  This year’s Amore will focus on olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you will learn all about these liquid delights. You will have the opportunity to taste the newly released  2023 Tamia and Raffaldini  Delicato and Robusto olive oils  and the new Tamia Balsamic Vinegar and White Wine Vinegar.  The workshop will begin at 1 pm and will be held in the winery. Admission is free but space is limited so please email us for more information or to RSVP.


Arriving February 10, 2024

The Raffaldini Delicato and Robusto olive oils will be back on our shelves on February 10, 2024. They will be joined by two new products, white wine vinegar and Balsamic vinegar, both of which come to us from Tamia, who has partnered with a company in Modena to produce these vinegars.  All four products are available to pre-order. Barbara Raffaldini will be offering free tastings of the 2023 olive oils and the Tamia vinegars in the Tasting Room on Saturday February 17 and February 18  from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Stop by and learn all about these new products from Barbara.   


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La Dolce Vita Release 
Saturday, February 24 | 11am - 4pm

We are excited to unveil our newest release of La Dolce Vita. La Dolce Vita, which translates from Italian as “The Sweet Life”,  is our version of the widely popular Italian sweet wine called Moscato and is the only sweet wine we make. What makes La Dolce Vita so lovely is its aromatic profile of flowers supported by acidity and sparkling bubbles that balance the sweetness of the wine while retaining its freshness.  It is best served chilled and is perfect to pair with dry cheeses and fruit or as a standalone when simply relaxing.

Join us at our Villa tasting room, where we will be offering  a complimentary tasting of our La Dolce Vita paired with Italian biscotti cookies. No reservations needed—just drop by and savor the bubbles.


Saturday, March 16 | 12:00-2:o0PM  and 3:00- 5:00 PM 
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM


We invite you to our much-anticipated Spring Wine Club Pickup Experience at Raffaldini Vineyards, happening on Saturday, March 16th from 12:00PM to 2:00PM and 3:00PM to 5:00PM, and Sunday, March 17th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the winery.

On Saturday and Sunday Jay Raffaldini and Chris Nelson will give a fun and educational (if Chris has his way) presentation about the wine club wines. Their presentation will start at 1 pm and 3 pm on Saturday and on 1 pm on Sunday, respectively. Raffle drawings will take place immediately following each session (You must be present to win and be a current wine club member).


RSVP - Saturday 12pm
RSVP - Saturday 3pm
RSVP - Sunday 1pm

Featured Wine Club Member

Wine Club Member Spotlight: Meet Paige, owner of Paige's Designer Cookies in Concord, NC. Proud Carolina natives, Paige and her husband Steve cherish the exclusive perks of the Superiore club at Raffaldini vineyards. Paige, with a 35-year career in Emergency/Trauma, found solace in the world of beautifully decorated cookies since 2016. Steve, a minister, and fellow wine enthusiast, crossed paths with Paige during challenging times, bonding over caregiving, and discovering a shared love for wine and art. Explore Paige's edible art on Facebook and Instagram under Paige's Designer Cookies or visit

 www.paigesdesignercookies.com Contact her at paigesdesignercookies@gmail.com

🍇 Join the Raffaldini Vineyard Community Online! 🥂

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

Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here

Little Heaven Bed and Breakfast 

Stay in the heart of wine country in this elegantly-rustic Yadkin Valley Bed and Breakfast. Little Heaven Bed & Breakfast is a Beautiful Lodge with mountains view surrounded by 40 + Wineries. The outdoors will transform your soul when you experience all that the Yadkin Valley has to offer. On the property, there is a pond where you can fish, there is 10 acres full of woods and open space to explore with yourself or your loved ones.

Wine Country Cottage

Our renovated 1950 brick ranch is the perfect combination of vintage charm and modern convenience. It has the warmth of original hardwood floors and cozy spaces plus an updated cook's kitchen with modern conveniences; new memory foam mattresses and flat screen TVs in each bedroom; and new bathrooms with rain head showers.

Located in the peaceful countryside near Ronda, NC, you will be less than a mile from Piccione & Raffaldini vineyards, with other wineries, golf & hiking within a short drive.
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 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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