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Raffaldini Vineyards
May 21, 2023 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

May Newsletter

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Raffaldini Vineyards Dominates NC Fine Wine Competition     
At the 8th annual Wine Gala where the winning wines were announced, Raffaldini took home three of the best twelve wines made in the State.  For those not familiar with this competition it is among the most rigorous in the country from the rules for submission to the highest levels of certified judges.  Our 2019 Raffaldini Patrimonio took honors earning a rare Double Gold followed by Gold Medal Minners, 2019 Grand Riserva and 2022 Vermentino Superiore.  Rounding out the accolades were the Gold Medal winning 2019 Sagrantino, 2021 Sangiovese Classico,  2020 Montepulciano Riserva and our new release 2020 Mezzogiorno.  All in all it was a glorious night for Raffaldini!
Winemaker Challenge | International Wine Competition

The Winemaker Challenge is one of the only competitions to be solely judged by winemakers. All entries are judged blindly and have three levels of ranking: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Raffaldini was awarded Gold for three of our wines, both Grande Riserva and Vermentino Superiore received 93 points, and Montepulciano Riserva received 91 points.
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 excellent North Carolina 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


May Events
Rosé All May!

Girasole Release
Saturday, May 13 | 12PM-4PM

Just in time for warmer weather, join Barbara Raffaldini at the Villa for the release of our new vintage of Girasole! This salmon color rose is made from gently, whole cluster pressed Montepulciano grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. A solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish. Rose all day!

Mother's Day- Family Day
Sunday, May 14th | 12PM-5PM

We invite you and your family to come and celebrate Mother's Day at Raffaldini. In addition to family friendly activities, mothers will also receive a special treat. 

Memorial Day- Family Day
Monday, May 29th | 11AM-5PM

Wine Club

Barrel Tasting
May 20th | 1PM-3PM
Join Winemaker, Chris Nelson in the Winery for an exclusive sneak peak of unfinished wines still undergoing the aging process from 2021 and 2022 vintages. This will include both red and white varietals, and in-depth conversation with our winemaker on various wine-making topics. This event is for Wine Club Members only and is limited to only 40 guests total. 
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Upcoming Events

Montepulciano Salon Tasting
July 22nd | 1PM-3PM
Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson in an exclusive, Raffaldini Montepulciano Salon Tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our Montepulciano going up blind against some of the greatest super Tuscan wines in the world. All paired with antipasti to complement each wine. Attendance is limited to sixty people. 
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club
Four Seasons Summer Dinner
July, 22nd | 6:30pm-9:00pm
The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen Raffaldini wines to complement each course. 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 $110.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Or $150 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shuttle
Beyond The Vines... Into The Community
The Magnolia Ball
May 20th, 2023
Raffaldini is proud to be the official wine sponsor of the Piedmont Opera. Please join us at the 32nd annual Magnolia Ball to celebrate 45 years of music!
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Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, April 30- Los Gordos Bistro

Saturday, May 6- Giannos Brick Oven
Sunday, May 7- Giannos Brick Oven

Saturday, May 13- Cheez Boss
Sunday, May 14- No Forks Given

Saturday, May 20- No Forks Given
Sunday, May 21-  Poppycox

Saturday, May 27- Vita Da Pizza

Upcoming Family Days: 

Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
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.

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.

Spritz Like an Italian

Saturday, June 24 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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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Ronda, NC 28670

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