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October 1, 2023 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

October Newsletter

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Raffaldini Bests 'East Meets West' Wine Competition 

The 2023 International East meets West Wine Challenge is one of more demanding competitions to enter. Wines are classified as East if made east of the Rocky Mountains and also includes all of Europe and South America. Wines are classified as West  if made west of the Rocky Mountains and also includes all of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We are overjoyed, thrilled, proud (and even Jay was at a loss for words) to announce that the Raffaldini 2019 Grande Riserva was voted best in show, best in class and best red for all wines made in the East, barely getting edged out for the place in the best overall combined global case. Not to be lost in the joyous news the Raffaldini 2020 Mezzogiorno came in second behind Grande Riserva.  For those curious, we did not enter the 2019 Patrimonio because we are nearly sold out. A happy day at Raffaldini and thank all of you for believing in what we are trying to do.
Raffaldini 2019 Grande Riserva Swan Creek   Best of Class, Best of Show Red Wine   Balanced with fruit, blackberry, coffee espresso.  

Raffaldini 2020 Mezzogiorno

Swan Creek
Best of Class
Density; full bodied; rich red fruit. Balanced and zesty
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Grazie Mille! for Another Successful Festa Italiana

Save the date for our 19th Annual Festa Italiana, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2024. 
Upcoming Events: 

Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, October 21 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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 or $150.00 + tax per person that includes shuttle service to and from the Best Western Plus Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Best Western Plus Jonesville, NC at 336-835-6000. 

Dinner + Shuttle
Dinner Only
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here

Little Haven Bed and Breakfast 

Stay in the heart of wine country in this elegantly-rustic Yadkin Valley Bed and Breakfast. Little Heaven Bed & Breakfast is a Beautiful Lodge with mountains view surrounded by 40 + Wineries. The outdoors will transform your soul when you experience all that the Yadkin Valley has to offer. On the property, there is a pond where you can fish, there is 10 acres full of woods and open space to explore with yourself or your loved ones.

Upcoming Food Trucks: 


Saturday, September 30 - Dogs R Us
Sunday, October 1 - Dogs R Us

Saturday, October 7 - The Mobile Grill
Sunday, October 8 - Sandwich Express

Saturday, October 14 - Dogs R Us
Sunday, October 15 - Mums and Donut NV (Farmer's Market/Family Day)

Saturday, October 21 - Cheez Boss
Sunday, October 22 - Mums

Saturday, October 28 - Dogs R Us
Sunday, October 29 - Dogs R Us


Farmer's Market - Family Day
Sunday, October 15 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local vendors on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally sourced, homemade wax melts, boney, local produce, hand made decor and more! 

RARA Sisboombah Release
Collaborative Red Wine Blend with JOLO Winery & Vineyards
Saturday, October 21

Join Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Vineyards as they unveil the sixth vintage of their collaborative red wine blend, RARA. Raffaldini Vineyards owner, along with JOLO Vineyards owner will be at each session to discuss their creation as well as sign bottles of this collectable wine. We will start the day at 11:00am-12:00pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards from 1:00pm-2:00pm to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event. Please RSVP as space is limited to info@raffaldini.com. 

Murder at the Masquerade Ball
Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 

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Grande Riserva Blending Trials
Weekends in November | 1pm - 3pm 
$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club
Space is limited!
We are excited to unveil the first taste of our 2021 red wines! After careful aging, these rich, dark reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva, our most powerful red wine!

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and winemaker Chris Nelson in our winery barrel room. Each blend you create will be carefully analyzed, sampled and help inspire our new vintage of Grande Riserva. 

This is an opportunity to hone your winemaking knowledge and ability, learn more about grape varietals, and make a few new friends in the process. Blending trials will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking season. 

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Available Dates (click for more info or to purchase): 

Saturday, November 4 - General Admission
Saturday, November 4 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 5 - General Admission
Sunday, November 5 - Wine Club

Saturday, November 11 - General Admission
Saturday, November 11 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 12 - General Admission
Sunday, November 12 - Wine Club

Saturday, November 18 - General Admission
Saturday, November 18 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 19 - General Admission
Sunday, November 19 - 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.
Beyond The Vines, Into the Community...
Raffaldini Hosts Yadkin RiverKeeper Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Saturday, October 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a delightful evening at the Yadkin Riverkeeper's annual Oyster Roast on October 14, 2023, from 6-9 PM at the scenic Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, NC.

Indulge in a special culinary experience featuring mouthwatering oysters, sip on fine wines and beers, and enjoy live music that will fill the venue all night long. Plus, don't miss your chance to win exciting prizes in our raffle.

Early bird tickets are available until October 1st for just $100, so grab yours now and support our mission to protect and enhance the Yadkin Pee Dee River basin through education, advocacy, and action.

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Raffaldini Proud Sponsor of Piedmont Opera
Verdi's Il Trovatore Oct. 20,22,24

Avenge me!  The phrase is sung throughout the score.  But amongst the struggle for a throne, a love triangle, and a demented old woman, who calls for vengeance?  Leonora for her lover? Manrico for his Mother? Count di Luna for treachery? Azucena over a mysterious secret?  Only in Verdi’s most compelling score will the mystery be solved.  Mi vendica!  

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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 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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