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March 1, 2024 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

March Newsletter

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Raffaldini Appassimento Feature of US Wine Blog

Esteemed wine writer Paul Vigna sat down with Jay Raffaldini for an extended interview discussing Raffaldini Appassimento the Raffaldini house style, and our recent success with 90+ scores from James Suckling. Click here to read the full article.


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

We invite you to join our Spring Wine Club Pickup experience at Raffaldini Vineyards 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. All sessions will be held at the winery. 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, respectively on Saturday and on 1 pm on Sunday. Raffle drawings will take place immediately following each session (You must be present to win and be a current wine club member). Note that the Saturday 12:00 pm session is full.

Your Spring Wine Club package will be charged Tuesday March 5th, to the card on file. Before March 4th, to Customize your package, update Credit Cards or Profile information, please click HERE. March 4th or later email changes HERE.

If you have not RSVPed for the Wine Club Pick-up Party, click the event below you would like to attend! 

Saturday March 16, 2024 3:00pm 

Sunday March 17, 2024 1:00pm 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

RSVP - Saturday 3pm
RSVP - Sunday 1pm

Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards

Family Day
Saturday, March 30 - Sunday, March 31 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family on Easter for a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt and the traditional La Ruzzola Del Formaggio (Italian Easter Cheese Roll).

La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions will take place 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. 



Keith and Mary Lou Church
Keith Church and his wife Mary Lou have been wine club members since July 15, 2018. You may recognize Keith and have tasted his delicious honey when he has been onsite at various events. We caught up with Keith to talk to him about his love of honey.  Here is what he had to say:  
“Beekeeping has been a part of my life since I was a child here in Wilkes. On average I manage 20 honey bee hives per year but have had up to 40. Being a hobby that has turned into a micro business, it is still a passion. I am a Certified Beekeeper and NC Certified Honey Producer. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others. Living in Wilkes we have 2 honey seasons and therefore 2 honey varieties, Wildflower honey in the Spring and Sourwood honey in Summer. The most fun is selling my honey at festivals and at Raffaldini Vineyards so I can meet people and listen to the stories they share.”
Please email Keith to purchase honey or learn more about the farm.
Email Keith
Wine Club Barrel Tasting with Winemaker Chris Nelson 
Saturday, April 6 

Join Winemaker Chris Nelson in the Winery for an exclusive sneak peak of unfinished wines still undergoing the aging process from 2022 and 2023 vintages. This barrel tasting experience will include both red and white varietals from various fermentation vessels and in-depth conversation with the winemaker on various wine-making topics, such as Appassimento and Ripasso.

This event is for Wine Club Members only and is limited to only 40 guests total.

Sign Up

Spring Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner
Saturday, May 4

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. Click below to view menu and sign up!
Buy Now - Dinner Only
Buy Now - Dinner and Shuttle
SAVE THE DATE...Coming Soon!
Patrimonio Release
Saturday, April 20
- Riserva Club Only

Salon Tasting - Sagrantino
Saturday, May 4

Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, May 5

Food Trucks / Family Days 

MARCH 2024 

Sunday, March 3 – Fire Chiefs Grill

Saturday, March 9 - Dogs R' Us
Sunday, March 10 – Fire Chiefs Grill

Saturday, March 16 - Southern Noodle
Sunday, March 17 - Dogs R' Us 

Sunday, March 24 – Fire Chiefs Grill

Easter Weekend - Family Days
Saturday, March 30 - Dogs R' Us 

Sunday, March 31 - Dogs R' Us 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Piedmont Opera Presents "The Marriage of Figaro" March 22-24 
Today is Figaro's wedding day but the day is going to be full of complications. The Count is chasing Figaro's Bride while a young man is chasing the Count's wife, while an old spinster is chasing Figaro while...a lot is going on here! Leave it to Mozart to sort it all out with dazzling music. Expect disguises, mistaken identities, and a lot of hiding in (and under) things...
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Cabrini - in Theaters March 8

Cabrini is the powerful epic of Francesca Severio Cabrini, an Italian immigrant and Catholic missionary who arrives in New York City in 1889 and is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children. Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society's most vulnerable. With broken English, poor health and fighting against the prevalent anti-Italian sentiment of the times, Cabrini uses her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen. On July 7, 1946, she became the first United States citizen to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, and in 1950 Pope Pius XII formally proclaimed St. Frances Xavier Cabrini as the Patroness of Immigrants,recognizing her efforts on their behalf across the Americas in schools, orphanages, hospitals, and prisons.
🍇 Join La Famiglia Raffaldini Online! 🥂

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

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 old, except on holidays and specially designated family days when the whole family is welcome and we have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family Days.
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