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May 15, 2024 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Brings Home the Gold 🏅

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Raffaldini Shines Bright: Secures Five Gold Medals at the 8th Annual NC Fine Wine Competition!

We are thrilled to announce Raffaldini Vineyards' outstanding performance at the 8th Annual NC Fine Wine Competition!  Raffaldini stole the show, bringing home 5 Gold Medals! 

In a testament to our commitment to excellence, Raffaldini's 2021 Grande Riserva, 2021 Montepulciano Riserva, and 2021 Mezzogiorno were honored as some of the top twelve wines in the entire state. 

With more than 150 wines competing for recognition, the competition was intense, making Raffaldini's achievements even more commendable. Each award-winning bottle reflects the passion and hard work that defines Raffaldini Vineyards!

Upcoming Events: 
Cookie Decorating Class
Saturday, June 15th 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Indulge your creative side at Raffaldini Vineyards with a cookie decorating class led by renowned cookie designer Paige Ayers. Ticket holders will delve into the world of edible art, mastering techniques to decorate cookies. For $55, attendees receive one glass of Raffaldini wine, delectable light bites, and the chance to decorate and take home or enjoy 3-4 delicious cookies.
Spritz Like an Italian
Saturday, July 13th 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Join Barbara Raffaldini in the Fattoria as she teaches you about the history of the Spritz and how to make your favorite Italian Summer cocktails using our Auguri. The price of the ticket includes two glasses of Auguri, cicchetti (street snacks) and recipe cards for each special cocktail. Tickets will be $45 for General Admission and Wine Club members discount will be applied at checkout. 
Four Seasons Summer Wine Dinner
Saturday, July 27th 6:30pm-9:00pm
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.
Sangiovese Salon Tasting
Saturday, July 27th 1:00pm-3:00pm
Enjoy the experience of joining Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson in an exclusive Raffaldini Sangiovese Salon Tasting. Held in the tank room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our beloved Sangiovese wine going up blind against some of the greatest Sangiovese wines in the world. Charcuterie plates will be served with the wines.
Tickets Available Now!
19TH Annual Festa Italiana 
September 21st -22nd 

Get ready for the ultimate Italian extravaganza! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd as Chianti in the Carolinas transforms into a vibrant hub of all things Italian. Indulge your senses in the rich aromas and flavors of authentic cuisine, sway to the rhythms of live musicians, and marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship on display. With food vendors, artists, musicians, and craftsmen converging from across the Piedmont, this annual celebration promises an immersive experience like no other. Dive deeper into the world of winemaking with breakout sessions led by Jay Raffaldini and our expert team, where Italian trivia and vineyard insights await. Whether you're a connoisseur or simply craving a taste of Italian culture, this is an event you won't want to miss!
Tickets Available Now!
Save the Date! 

First Annual Summer Market 
Sunday, July 7th 12:00pm until 5:00pm
Join us for the inaugural edition of our Summer Market, a delightful complement to our beloved Fall Market held every October. Taking place on Sunday, July 7th, at the vineyard, this event offers a perfect continuation of the July 4th celebrations. Families are encouraged to join in the fun, with activities for kids and a vibrant atmosphere featuring local vendors showcasing crafts, produce, a tempting food truck, and live music to enhance the festive spirit. Come savor the summer vibes with us! Admission is FREE! 
Employee Spotlight
Allison (left), Sal (right), Tracie, and Melissa K. (not pictured) are wonderful and amazing teachers and are cherished members of the Raffaldini family. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate their dedication to educating young minds. Their commitment to excellence shines through in every interaction, both in the classroom and in our tasting room. Beyond their roles, they foster growth and learning, shaping futures with care and passion. Their tireless efforts and enthusiasm enrich both the Raffaldini and wider community. We are immensely grateful for their invaluable contributions and the mark they leave on all they touch.
Thank you, for being the exceptional educators and valued members of our family!

Saturday, May 18th- Sandwich Express
Sunday, May 19th- Dogs R Us

Saturday, May 25th- Dogs R Us
Sunday, May 26th- Fire Chiefs Grill
Monday, May 27th- Dogs R Us

Saturday, June 1st- Southern Noodle
Sunday, June 2nd- Dogs R Us

Saturday, June 8th- Carolina Case-A-Dillaz
Sunday, June 9th- Carolina Case-A-Dillaz

Family Days:

Memorial Day- May 26th & May 27th
Congrats Grads- June 7th
Father's Day- June 16th

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

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. 

After nearly two decades of having 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 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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450 Groce Rd. 
Ronda, NC 28670

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