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March 2, 2023 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

March Newsletter

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Spring Wine Club Release

We are excited to release our Spring Wine Club Package beginning this Friday at the Villa. We encourage you to stop by and try these brand new releases! Barbara Raffaldini will be onsite Friday with a special tasting of our new olive oils from 12 pm to 3 pm. If you're not already a member of the wine club, now is a great time to sign up and take advantage of membership benefits during the coming warm weather season.  

Winemaker Dinner at Craft Bistro - West Jefferson, NC 
Tuesday, March 7 | 6pm 

Our winemaker, Chris Nelson, will be hosting a 5-course dinner in West Jefferson at Craft Bistro on Tuesday March 7th at 6pm with Chef Jared.  We will be pairing Raffaldini Wines with Chef Jared's unique Appalachian cuisine.  For reservations, please call Craft Bistro at 336-846-1512.
Charcuterie Class
Saturday, March 11 | 12PM-2PM
Raffaldini Vineyards & The Weekend Charcuterie Catering are teaming up to bring you a charcuterie class! We invite you to join us here at Raffaldini Vineyards on March 11th, 2023. During the class you will be able to build your own charcuterie box to take home, while enjoying Raffaldini wine throughout the event. Learn tips and tricks on portioning and pairing complementary textures and flavors. Pairings will include a variety of meats, cheeses and other charcuterie items. You will also learn techniques to make an aesthetically pleasing box as well as the importance of seasonal ingredients. This class will be $65 for Wine Club members and $70 for GA, and includes two glasses of wine. You can purchase tickets by following the link below.
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7th Annual NC Fine Wine Gala Tickets Available

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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Raffaldini is proud to announce a new partnership with Tamia Italian Olive Oils! 

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.
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Family Days

Friday, March 17 -
St. Patrick's Day

Food Trucks

Saturday, March 11 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, March 12 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Sunday, March 19 - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, March 25 - Los Gordos Bistro


April Events

Easter Celebration
Sunday, April 9th, 2023

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 Wine Tasting Dinner: Spring
Saturday, April 22 | 6:00pm - 9:30pm

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by 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 $150.00 + tax per person and includes shuttle service from The Fairfield Inn in Elkin or The Hampton Inn in Jonesville. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.526.1078 or email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information or to make a reservation.


RSVP - Dinner Only
RSVP - Dinner + Shuttle

Take a Hike!
Sunday, April 23 | 10:30am-1:00pm

Join owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoors-man Steve Nelson, as they show you the way through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.   

RSVP - General Admission
RSVP - Wine Club
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 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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