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June 1, 2020 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini June Newsletter

Wineries Open In Phase 2 

Bentornati amici - welcome back dear friends. We have missed you at Raffaldini.

We are open during our normal business hours ‪: Wednesday-Saturday 11am‬ to 5pm & ‪Sunday 12pm to 5pm‬ and Monday ‪11 am to 5 pm‬. ‪

We are approaching our reopening with caution and with improved procedures to ensure your enjoyment and comfort. We ask for your patience and understanding as we re-open in these unusual times.

The safety of our staff and our guests is our priority.

Read more before your next visit here

2018 Grande Riserva: The Wine that Shouldn't Be

The flight of the Bumble Bee defines physics- their wings are too small and don't flap fast enough to support their weight. Yet somehow, through the sheer force of their will and determination, they fly. Given the nearly impossible climate conditions we have here, we should not make a wine this wonderful, yet we do. Raffaldini Grande Riserva our Flagship is our Bumble Bee wine. Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness are triple-sorted and then dried heavily using the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes natural flavors and aromas.

Prior Vintages of Grande Riserva have received:
97 Points, Best Non-Bordeaux Red Blend >$35: 2019 SF Wine Competition

Grande Riserva Vertical Tasting
Saturday, June 13 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Savor a rare opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini for an exclusive Grande Riserva vertical wine tasting. Guests will enjoy a vertical tasting of three past vintages alongside the newly released 2018 vintage and paired with  heavy hors d'oeuvres. See for yourself how Raffaldini Grande Riserva withstands the test of time. The event will take place at Villa Raffaldini and will be extremely limited. 
Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, June 21 | 10:30am-1pm

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson, as they show you the way through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a  guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.   

This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation. 
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Reserve | General Admission
Three Cheers for Dad:
'15, '16, '17 Montepulciano Vertical Bundle
Just in time for Father's Day!
Together for the first time, take advantage of this special trio of Montepulciano for Dad! Montepulciano Riserva is sourced exclusively from our oldest and highest altitude vineyard block. Montepulciano clusters are sorted three times prior to Appassimento, the traditional Italian method of drying fruit, and fermentation. This laborious technique creates an opaque, full-bodied Montepulciano of unparalleled structure, character and lively acidity with aging potential. Often compared to Merlot for it’s general drinkability and easy pairing with a wide range of food it is simply a delicious wine.
Jay Raffaldini Tastes Montepulciano Riserva

During the shelter in place order, Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Click the video below to watch Jay Raffaldini taste the 2017 Montepulciano Riserva head to head against another famous Montepulciano. Join our wine club and receive access to new and limited releases plus the opportunity to join in on future live and virtual events. 
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Exclusive Presale: RARA Sisboombah

This fourth vintage of a special project between friends and winemakers JW Ray of JOLO Winery and Jay Raffaldini of Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery. This special wine is limited to 48 case production and only available at Raffaldini while supplies last. This wine features the hearty Montepulciano grape grown at Raffaldini Vineyards skillfully blended with the Norton Grape from JOLO, a spectacularly fruit-forward and smooth component to the wine. 

We are making RARA Sisboombah available for release ahead of the June 28th release. We hope you can join Jay Raffaldini and co-host JW Ray of Jolo Winery & Vineyards on June 28th for the official release


Photo Courtesy WSOC-TV

RARA Sisboombah 4 Release
Saturday, June 28 | 12pm@Raffaldini  2pm@JOLO

Join us for the official kick off of RARA Sisboombah! We will start the day at 12pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP as space is limited. 

2019 Vermentino Superiore: Our Signature White

The 2019 Vermentino Superiore, made from our signature white grape, reflects the best of what our estate vineyard has to offer utilizing minimal intervention from our winemaker. This hands-off approach is built around whole cluster pressed juice fermented in stainless steel to bring forth the citrus and tropical aspects of the grape while maintaining its refreshing, natural acidity. It's unique mid-palate depth is the result of a small addition of Appassimento wood-fermented Vermentino. Our Winemaker, Chris Nelson, recommends serving Vermentino Superiore slightly chilled, about 55°F-60°F and serving in a larger glass, like one you would enjoy with a red wine, to fully take in all of the subtle aromas and flavors.

June Food Trucks & Live Music

Saturday, June 20 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, June 21 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, June 27 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, June 28 - Wraps Around The World
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