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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

Raffaldini Vineyards
 
March 3, 2017 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

March Newsletter

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Montepulciano Riserva Wins Best in Show, Best Red Vinifera Wine
Our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva took home top honors at the North Carolina Fine Wines Society 
inaugural competition on Saturday, February 18th. Our 2014 Sangiovese Classico was also named one of the top 12 wines in North Carolina and awarded a coveted space in the NC Fine Wines Case. All of the wines that we submitted earned medals, including Montepulciano Riserva, Sangiovese Classico, Grande RiservaVermentino Superiore and Girasole

Our friend James Suckling recently tasted and scored a round of our current vintages. James awarded our Grande Riserva 
89 points and described the wine as "a fun and fascinating blend of montepulciano-based red with dried fruit, stem and rose petal character. Medium to full body, plenty of fruit and a savory finish. Shows promise. Drink now."

Montepulciano Riserva 2014, Best In Show, Best Red Vinifera - NC Fine Wines; 89 Points, James Suckling. "A medium fruity wine with firm tannins and a juicy undertone. Tangy acidity and a clean finish. Has the earthy, fruity character of montepulciano. Drink now."

Sangiovese Classico 2014 - NC Fine Wines Case Award. 88 points, James Suckling. "Good quality with dried berry, orange peel and cedar character. Medium body, light tannins and savory finish. Drink and enjoy."

 
Our Winemaking Team Accepts the Award for Best in Show at the 2017 NC Fine Wines Competition
 

Spring Wine Club Package Now Available | Click here to purchase32669648155_15cf7a3c3f_o
Featuring First Vintage of New Varietal Sagrantino
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We are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Spring Wine Club Package containing the inaugural release of our newest red varietal, Sagrantino. This varietal hails from Umbria and is one of the rarest in the world with less than one-thousand acres planted worldwide. Our debut Sagrantino is from the spectacular 2015 vintage that was hot and dry, just like in Sagrantino's native Umbria. The Spring Wine Club Package will also contain the 2016 vintage of our classic white, Vermentino Superiore, and the 2015 Bella Misto. In addition to the wines, each package contains a letter from the Raffaldini Family, winemaker's notes and recipes to pair with the wines, a list of upcoming events including an invitation to our Afternoon in Tuscany.

Click Here to Purchase

Important Info for Wine Club Members

We have a new, fully-integrated guest relations management system. For your security, we ask that everyone please take a brief moment to create a new login and password. We here at Raffaldini Vineyards are very excited to introduce this new system which will enhance the customer experience. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
 


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Join us for the Spring 2017 Wine Club Pickup Weekend 
Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4,  Sunday, March 5 | 12pm-4pm | TR Hours: Fri. & Sat. 11am-5pm - Sun. 12pm-5pm

Don't miss the first opportunity to pick up your all-new Spring Wine Club package! Enjoy a complimentary food and wine tasting featuring one of the new Wine Club releases paired with a recipe from your Wine Club Package. On Saturday, join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini for a unique look into this new vintage at one of our 30-minute information sessions at 1pm and 3pm. Exclusive wine club tastings and pairings will be held from 12pm-4pm on all three days. Tasting room hours are: Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm; and 12pm-5pm on Sunday. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.

Not Currently A Wine Club Member? Sign up for La Famiglia Raffaldini Wine Club
Secure your allocation of our highly-coveted wines by joining our wine club. Receive semi-annual, six bottle, winemaker selections of our most expressive wines. Enjoy membership benefits such as discounted tastings, event admission, and wine club member exclusive experiences. Click to sign up or learn more. 

 
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Vineyards of Swan Creek Wine and Cheese Celebration
Saturday, March 5 | 11am-5pm | Sunday, March 6 | 12pm-5pm | Free Admission
Join Raffaldini Vineyards and the Vineyards of Swan Creek as each vineyard on the Swan Creek wine trail pairs one of its wines with a unique, local cheese from Ashe County Cheese. Enjoy complimentary samples at each vineyard for a delicious way to spend your weekend. Please visit the Vineyards of Swan Creek web site for directions, details and business hours for each of the five vineyards. This event is for those aged 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.

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Special Collaboration wine release featuring Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Winery & Vineyards
Saturday, March 11 | 12pm-2pm at Raffaldini | 3pm-5pm at JOLO Winery & Vineyards | Free Admission
 
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JOLO Vineyards in Pilot Mountain and Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda will release a special wine commemorating the friendship of owners JW Ray and Jay Raffaldini on Saturday, March 11th. The collaboration features two of the Yadkin Valley’s most passionate winemakers. Raffaldini and Ray are dedicated to producing ultra-premium wine and believe deeply in the incredible potential of this wine region. The wines contents, name and packaging are being kept secret until release day.

The day’s events kick off at noon at Raffaldini Vineyards where Raffaldini and Ray will lead an intimate gathering, discussing the winemaking technique and their personal stories over light refreshments. At 3p.m. the party moves to JOLO for more storytelling, tasting and passed hors d’oeuvres. A very limited number of bottles will be available for sale at JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards while supplies last. Bottles are priced at $40. 
 

NC Fine Wines Showcase Event
Tuesday, March 14 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm |at the Duke Mansion | Charlotte, NC 
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Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini at The Duke Mansion on Tuesday March 14 from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. to taste the 12 best North Carolina wines accompanied by succulent hors d'oeuvres, including our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva, named Best in Show and Best Red Vinifera Wine, and the 2014 Sangiovese Classico. Both wines are a part of the twelve wines making up the NC Fine Wines Case which includes wines from Addison Farms Vineyards, Cellar 4201Grove WineryHerrera VineyardsJones Von DrehleRaffaldini VineyardsShelton Vineyards, and Surry Cellars.

The winning vineyards from the NC Fine Wines Competition will pour the best wines that North Carolina has to offer and tell the story behind each one,
 along with great food and ambiance offered in these locations. This is a great educational and networking opportunity for wine lovers to increase their knowledge of the quality of North Carolina wines and interact directly with the owners and winemakers that made them. Tickets to this showcase event are limited and will sell out quickly. The Duke Mansion would love for you to continue your evening in their restaurant and spend the night in their AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel.
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Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker - Wine Club Member Exclusive
Saturday, March 18 |  1pm - 3pm | $25 per person

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to sample wines from our cellar straight out of the barrel with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to the first 36 Wine Club Members to RSVP. Be among the first to sample our exciting new vintages! Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.

Reserve Now

 


 
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Raffaldini Wine Dinner at Paul's Fine Italian Dining
Friday, March 24 | 7pm | $85 per person plus tax & gratuity


Join Raffaldini Vineyards as we partner with Paul's Fine Italian Dining in Winston-Salem for an incredible wine and food experience. Guests will have the opportunity to dine alongside Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini while he serves up the latest releases from Raffaldini Vineyards and describe the winemaking techniques that make Raffaldini Vineyards unique. Click on the menu to learn more or contact Paul's to make your reservation. 

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Tue. Mar 28 - NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Omni Grove Park Inn | Asheville, NC
Make Reservations Now. Space is filling up fast!

826799-250Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini at The Omni Grove Park Inn on Tuesday March 28th from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. to taste 
the 12 best North Carolina wines accompanied by succulent hors d'oeuvres, including our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva, named Best in Show and Best Red Vinifera Wine, and the 2014 Sangiovese Classico. Both wines are a part of the twelve wines making up the NC Fine Wines Case which includes wines from Addison Farms Vineyards, Cellar 4201Grove WineryHerrera VineyardsJones Von DrehleRaffaldini VineyardsShelton Vineyards, and Surry Cellars.

The winning vineyards from the NC Fine Wines Competition will pour the best wines that North Carolina has to offer and tell the story behind each one,
 along with great food and ambiance offered in these locations. This is a great educational and networking opportunity for wine lovers to increase their knowledge of the quality of North Carolina wines and interact directly with the owners and winemakers that made them. Tickets to this showcase event are limited and will sell out quickly. The Omni Grove Park Inn would love for you to continue your evening in their restaurant and spend the night in their AAA Four Diamond Rated Hotel.

Reserve Now


32883946596_aff0610ed8_bFour Seasons Winter Wine Tasting Dinner - A Few Tickets Remain
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 6pm-9pm |$85+tax per person
Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini for the next quarterly wine tasting dinner held at our beautiful, Tuscan-style Villa Raffaldini. We have created the perfect menu to feature four seasonal food courses alongside four specially-chosen Raffaldini wines to embody the Spring months. Delight in a bountiful antipasti display while mingling with new friends by on the breathaking Piazza overlooking the Brushy Mountains.  All remaining courses will be served downstairs to create an intimate dining experience, with a relaxed and casual atmosphere so you can focus on meeting new friends and enjoying La Dolce Vita. Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini will provide culinary and wine descriptions for each course to make this dinner truly unique and special. 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. *Cancelations with a full refund are accepted up to 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund only if your reservation is re-booked. 

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Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini and Steve Nelson
Sunday, April 9 | 10:30am - 1pm | $50 + tax per person

Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson as they take you on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Enjoy a unique vineyard perspective as you hike through the woods and up the hill overlooking the vineyard and Blue Ridge Mountains.

The hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and fresh Italian breads paired with Raffaldini wine. Fifty dollars plus tax per person includes hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. This event is for those aged 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation*Cancelations with a full refund are accepted up to 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund only if your reservation is re-booked. 

Reserve Now
 
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Saturday, April 15 | 1pm, 2pm, 3pm | Free Admission
Celebrate Little Easter and the return of Spring at Raffaldini Vineyards with the Italian tradition of rolling the cheese! The tradition of la ruzzola dates back 3,000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Pasquetta in select Italian villages. Each winner of la ruzzola will win their choice of cheese from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy. Heritage Homestead will be on-site sampling and selling their delicious assorted cheeses. This is an event for the entire family!




 








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Calling All Dogs! Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Red Wine Label Competition
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Sales of Raffaldini Vineyards' Pino Vino I - VIII helped benefit all animals in need through donations to local animal rescue organizations. If you have a rescue dog that you would like to be considered for the Pino Vino IX label, send us a photo and back story in 50 words or less between February 1-April 25. An independent panel of judges will narrow down the entries and then vote on a winner. The winning dog will then go on to represent all animals in need as the new Pino Vino ambassador featured on the label of our Pino Vino IX red wine.

Click here to see the Pino Vino rescue kennel of champions.

The winner will be revealed on the labels of Pino Vino IX at a grand unveiling ceremony on June 17, 2017. 
 


Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon
Sunday, April 9
Saturday, April 15
Sunday, April 16

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, April 30


 
Raffaldini Vineyards is open year-round and there’s something for everyone on our full 2017 Events Calendar
 
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La Famiglia Raffaldini

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC

Double Gold Medal 95 pts. 2012 Montepulciano Riserva | 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

450 Groce Rd

Ronda, NC 28670

tel.336.835.9463

fax. 336.835.9330

          www.raffaldini.com



Hours: Weekdays & Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday: closed

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Please have photo ID available to present to our staff. Pets are not permitted on the premises. Picnics are welcome at our designated picnic areas; however, outside picnics and coolers are not permitted at the Villa. Only alcohol purchased at Raffaldini may be consumed on the premises. To insure the highest quality experience for all our visitors, we are unable to accommodate groups of eight or more for wine tasting without a reservation. Groups of eight or more need to reserve a private tasting package that will be held with an expert Raffaldini staff member. Please call 336.526.1078 or email us to check availability or make reservations for you group.


La Ruzzola Del Formaggio

 

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