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April 30, 2022 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

May Newsletter

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Raffaldini Takes Home Best in Show, NC Fine Wines Case Awards at Annual Gala
Raffaldini Vineyards took home the hardware at last night's black tie with more than 225 of the industry's best and brightest in attendance to celebrate the nation's toughest state-specific wine competition. Our 2021 Vermentino Superiore won Best In Show as the top scoring overall wine of the competition, and our 2019 Sagrantino was runner-up in the red category and included in the NC Fine Wines Case. Check out these two wines in our tasting room for yourself! 

May is NC Wine Month!

May is recognized as North Carolina Wine Month. It is a time to recognize the industry's impact, drink some good, local wine, and support local businesses. 

North Carolina is home to more than 200 wineries with more than 525 individually owned grape vineyards on 2,300 acres are spread across the state. The North Carolina Wine industry has an economic impact of more than $2 Billion, and is responsible for more than 10, 000 jobs. Learn more about the NC Wine and Grape Industry here

We hope you will join the NC Wine Guys on May 2nd, 2020 for Open that Bottle of NC Wine Night.

Here's how to participate:

  1. Select a bottle of your favorite Raffaldini Wine.
  2. Open it on the evening of May 1. 2022
  3. Take a picture and post on social media.
  4. Share why you chose that bottle, who you shared it with, and more.
  5. Tag @raffaldini and @NCWineGuys.
  6. And use #NCWineNight and #NCWineMonth and #Raffaldini on your posts!  

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May Events
Rosé All May!
Girasole Release 
May 7 | Wine Club Members Only
May 8 | General Public
Both Events at Villa Raffaldini Free Admission

Saturday, May 7 - Girasole Release (Wine Club Only on Release Day) Villa will also be open to general public

Sample the highest-rated Girasole we have ever made for the first time and set your taste buds to summertime. Wine Club Members will get to sample and purchase this incredible wine a day before its full release.

Rose all May! May 7 release will be a wine club member exclusive event. Girasole will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, May 8.

Mother's Day - Family Day
Sunday, May 8 | 2021 Girasole General Public Release


Bring the entire family and show Mamma how much you love her and bring her to Chianti in the Carolinas - Raffaldini on May 8. Each mother (or mother figure) can enjoy a sample of our brand new, award-winning rosé, Girasole. Enjoy fresh made to order cuisine from Soul to Bowl. 

Best of Show Rosé, Best Dry Rosé International Sommelier Challenge
Girasole - Gold Medal, 92 Points

We are honored to share that our 2021 Girasole received a 92 Gold and was one of the highest rated rosés. Interestingly, this is the first year that we made our Girasole in a new way, using gently, whole-cluster pressed, 100% Sangiovese grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. The solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish.Just in time for warmer weather. 


Vinello Series: Release Party at the Winery
May 21 | Wine Club Members Only | $35 per person

Raffaldini is pleased to announce our very limited production release of our Vinello series to you, our loyal wine club members on Saturday, May 21st from 1 PM-3 PM. This will be a wine club only event! We will be joined by High Country Boards to bring you a new exclusive wine and food pairing experience.
During the excellent 2021 grape harvest, we experimented with an old Italian winemaking method known as Vinello to great success. Vinello is made from rehydrated grape pomace that has completed its work of making excellent wine. Rather than place the pomace in the vineyard to provide nutrition for vines, we decided to referment the pomace by adding enough sugar and water to produce a low alcohol, yet distinctly flavorful, wine.  This low alcohol beverage is frequently consumed by the vineyard and winery workers during their daily meal breaks.  The French call their version Piquette. We made three different types of Vinello – a Bianco made from Vermentino pomace, a Rosato made from a co-fermentation of Appassimento Vermentino and Sagrantino, and a Rosso made from Teroldego. 
In total we produced 100 cases and look forward to sharing them with you during this release. Due to limited quantities, we are asking that purchases be limited to one case of each wine. This event will be $35.00 + tax per person and will included a glass of each new wine, paired with 2 food samples. Each wine club member is permitted to bring 2 guests to the event. To purchase your tickets please click the link below.

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Food Trucks

Sunday, May 1 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, May 7 Rivera Brother's Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, May 8 Soul to Bowl

Saturday, May 14 Dog's R' Us

Sunday, May 15 Southern on Wheels

Saturday, May 21 Wraps Around the World
Saturday, May 21 Cannoli Man

Saturday, May 28 Wraps Around the World
Sunday, May 29 Soul to Bowl
Monday, May 30 Dog's R' Us

Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
  and    Present:
Cinema Raffaldini: Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars with  A/perture Cinema at Raffaldini Vineyards

Save the Dates for the Raffaldini Summer Movie and Dinner series:
Saturday, June 11 – The Trip to Italy
Saturday, September 10 - 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, May 2
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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