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August 3, 2020 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini August Newsletter



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Harvest Preparations Begin!
Our Vineyard Crew has been diligently maintaining the vineyards in anticipation of harvest, the last step in growing this year's vintage. Here you can see a cluster of Sangiovese undergoing veraison, which is the final stage of maturation of the fruit, when acid levels begin to drop and the grapes experience a sharp rise in sweetness. Also, you can see how our crew has pulled leaves from around the fruit zone by hand, opening up the fruit to more sunlight and cooling breezes, keeping the fruit clean and dry and helping to concentrate and develop sugars and flavors. Keep an eye on the fruit this month as we quickly approach harvest time and the grapes begin turning ripe, purple hues.
Fall Wine Club Release
Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16
We are excited to announce the pickup date of our Fall Wine Club Package! 
On Saturday, August 15, and Sunday August 16, Wine Club Pick Up will be held at the Winery. Jay Raffaldini will be on site both days to lead a lively discussion of the wine club wines. On Saturday August 15, he will be joined by our talented winemaker Chris Nelson. On both days, tastings of each wine club wine will be available, and we will also have food and barrel tastings of future releases. There will also be drawings of fun prizes throughout each day so be sure to enter to win when you arrive. There is no cost to participate in the drawings, but you must be present to win.
RSVP Saturday, August 15
RSVP Sunday, August 16
Package Contents
The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of four new wine releases including one completely new expression of Vermentino called Desaria. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Auguri (Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, crisp, dry and refreshing) 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Desaria (First of its kind, full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Il Falco (Robust, savory red wine made from Sagrantino. Epic Tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. If you cannot join us for the wine club release, you will have the opportunity to hear from Jay Raffaldini on these new wines via Zoom (more info below) in the weeks following the release.
Salon Tasting - Vermentino Superiore
Saturday, August 29 1pm

Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three from other highly rated vineyards throughout the world paired with antipasti to complement each wine. This event is for those ages 21 and up. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit us online at www.raffaldini.com, email us at info@raffaldini.com or call us at 336.835.9463
Reserve - Wine Club
Reserve - General Admission
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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.

Maureen Stitt is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor who was introduced to Hatha Yoga in 1995 and has been sharing her love of yoga through teaching for over 20 years. She has owned her own yoga studio, taught at many different yoga studios, and teaches private clients. Maureen’s classes are known for their great variety and playfulness and she likes to emphasize a moving away from the known into the unknown. 

RSVP Monday, August 3
RSVP Wednesday, August 5
Take a Flight with Us!
Raffaldini will take your taste buds to Italy! We are excited to offer wine flights in addition to on premise bottles and glasses.

For $15 per person, select from three different themed flights, each with four wines. A great introduction to Raffaldini wines or to compare your favorites! Sample four of our distinctive, flavorful wines to create a unique tasting experience. A generous pour of each wine will give you enough to savor the experience as you relax among the grape vines laden with fruit. 
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August Food Trucks

Saturday, August 1 - Taco Truck & Cannoli Man
Sunday, August 2 - Southern On Wheels

Saturday, August 8 - Taco Truck
Sunday, August 9 - Taco Truck

Saturday, August 15 - Dog's R Us (Italian Sausages) & Cannoli Man
Sunday, August 16 - Dog's R Us (Italian Sausages)

Saturday, August 22 - Wraps Around the World

Sunday, August 23 - Wraps Around the World

Saturday, August 29 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, August 30 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
August Live Music

Sunday, August 16 - Craig Vaughn Experience

Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 2. We appreciate your cooperation.  

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