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April 16, 2020 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Lontano Dagli Occhi, Vicino al Cuore

Lontano Dagli Occhi, Vicino al Cuore
We miss you all and hope that everyone is healthy and safe. While we are longing to host you here on a warm sunny day at the Villa, it helps to see the love online and on social media memories! So keep them coming.

Mother nature has kept us busy over the past few weeks so we are delighted to share with you some updates and beautiful sights from the vineyard. If you're having wanderlust or just popping a bottle of Raffaldini at home, share your photo memories or whatever you miss most about Raffaldini and tag us online @raffaldini and we'll share with our fans to spread around some positivity. 

Jay Raffaldini Offers Virtual Tastings to Wine Club Members

During the shelter in place order, Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Click the video below to view the first installment featuring our spring wine club release, SPQR. Join our wine club and receive access to new and limited releases plus the opportunity to join in on future live and virtual events. 
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Left: Barbara Raffaldini's rescue dog, Dolce, supervises planting. Right: Barbara Raffaldini shows off her "quarantine" mask during a planting break. 
Update from Vineyard Manager Jason Krug

Vineyard Manager Jason Krug and our winemaking team are hard at work in the fields. They are shoot thinning the established vines, preserving only the best shoots for the upcoming vintage. They installed a new acre of vineyard, and planted more than 10,000 vines of a familiar favorite, Montepulciano, and a brand new varietal, Trebbiano Toscano. 

Jason says that due to the mild winter, "[the vines] are out two weeks earlier. We escaped the recent frost with minimal damage." Thanks to recent rains in excess of three inches, the newly planted vines have sustenance and the ground is soft enough for Jason and crew to plant the remaining 2,000 vines on his to do list.

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Winemaker Chris Nelson taking a break from planting vines. When not helping plant vines, Winemaker Chris Nelson reports that the winery staff were able to hand bottle the new 2019 Auguri, which is undergoing a secondary fermentation currently to transform the still wine into the crisp, refreshing sparkling wine our guests have come to know and love. They are also working on a Riserva Auguri which will be aged on lees for an additional 6-12 months to increase mouthfeel and texture. He is looking forward to this exciting new project. Chris and his team have also assembled the 2019 Vermentino Surperiore, which is finishing cold stabilization and will be ready to bottle later this month.

Read more about our winemaking technique. 


Free Shipping on Six Bottles: Use Code Jellyfish

During the month of April, you can get free shipping on any six bottles of Raffaldini wine by using the code "Jellyfish" at checkout. Why Jellyfish? For the answer, watch Jay Raffaldini's Ted talk. 
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Save 10% on Contactless Curbside Pickup: Use code "Pickup"
We are proud to offer contactless curbside pickup Monday through Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Our staff is ready to help you pick out the perfect wines and pack up your orders for you or as a gift for friends and loved ones. Use the code “PICKUP” to save 10% during checkout online.
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We are looking forward to being back with you soon! We hope everyone remains healthy and well and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and nature responsibly as much as you can. Like our exit sign says, "Lontano Dagli Occhi, Vicino al Cuore." You may be out of sight, but you are near to our hearts. 
Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 16 | 6:30pm - 9pm
Four Seasons Spring Wine Dinner
Saturday, May 17 | 10:30am - 1pm
Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini
Saturday, May 23 | 1pm
Salon Tasting with Jay Raffaldini: Sangiovese
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