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March 4, 2020 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini March Newsletter

2016 Meditazione Wins NC Fine Wines Case Award

The inaugural release of Meditazione, our intense, Port-style dessert wine, was included in the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards at the annual NC Fine Wines Society Wine Competition and Awards Gala held Saturday, February 15 at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Raffaldini's Meditazione was awarded as one of the top wines in the competition out of over 120 wines entered.

Click for more information on the NC Fine Wines Society, its scholarship program, and the 2020 competition results. 
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Raffaldini Awarded Wine Grower of Excellence Award from the NC Winegrowers Association 
Jason Krug, Raffaldini Vineyards, Winegrower of Excellence
Raffaldini Vineyards was awarded The Wine Grower of Excellence award from the NC Winegrowers Association at its annual conference held in February. The Wine Grower of Excellence award is given to a member of the North Carolina Winegrowers Association who has been in business over five years, produces high-quality wine grapes, and is actively involved with promoting the wine industry in the state. This is a prestigious award given to only one out of more than 400 working vineyards in the state.

Since his arrival at Raffaldini, Jason Krug, our vineyard manager, has worked tirelessly towards helping the vineyard reach its  highest potential.  Thank you Jason and team for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations!


Spring Wine Club Release Party

with Jay Raffaldini
Saturday, March 7 | 12pm-4pm Winery Botti Room
Sunday, March 8 | 12:00pm-4:00pm – Villa 2nd Floor
Please join Jay Raffaldini in the Botti Room (barrel room) at the Winery on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to a wine tasting of the wine club wines, unveiling the first new wines of 2020. Accompanying the release will be abundant food, music, and a barrel tasting of future releases. Jay will be joined by our Winemaker Chris Nelson and they will explain the nuances of the new wines and chronicle the making  of them.  

On Sunday, March 8, Jay will host Wine Club Pick Up with food, music, and a wine tasting of the wine club wines at the Villa on the second floor overlooking the gorgeous vineyards and majestic Brushy Mountains.
Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza will be with us all weekend  at the Villa selling made to order Neapolitan-style Pizzas. 

Included in Your Spring Wine Club Package Is:
  • 2x 2019 Paradiso (Dry, Col Fondo Style Rosé)
  • 2x 2018 Bella Misto (Smooth, Dry, Red Blend)
  • ​2x 2018 SPQR (Bold, Dry Red)
  • A Letter From Jay Raffaldini Describing All Things Happening at Raffaldini Vineyards
  • Raffaldini Family Recipes that pair with each Wine Club Wine
  • Invitations to Future Raffaldini Events

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RARA Sisboombah Release
Saturday, April 11 | 12:00pm - 1pm at Raffaldini Vineyards
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Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 12 | 12:00pm
$50+tax Adults over 21 | $25+tax Under 21  

Bring the whole family and feast together over an Italian-style buffet brunch along with award winning Raffaldini wines. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn following brunch at 2:30pm, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual  La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa.  La “Ruzzola”,  a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages.

Easter Brunch tickets are $50 plus tax per person and include two glasses of Raffaldini wines. Easter Brunch tickets for those under 21 are $25 plus tax per person. Click to view Brunch Menu


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Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Spring
Saturday, April 18 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
$120 Dinner and Hotel Shuttle | $99 Dinner Only

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines which complement each course. 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. 
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Jay Tasting from Barrels
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, April 19 | 10:30am - 1:00pm

$50 General Admission | $40 Wine Club

Join Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup, crusty breads and wine! $50 plus tax per person includes the hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.
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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Join Raffaldini Vineyards at Poplar Tapas for Charlotte Wine + Food Week
Thursday, April 23 | 6:30pm

Charlotte Wine & Food brings together leading wine industry experts from around the world and pairs them with Charlotte’s top chefs to celebrate and advance knowledge of and appreciation for fine wine and food, while making significant contributions to charitable organizations that benefit children and their families in the Charlotte community. Join Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson at this exclusive pairing experience in the heart of uptown at Poplar Tapas. This dinner is extremely limited and will sell out. Make reservations now. 

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Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Piedmont Opera's The King and I

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works comes to Winston-Salem for only three performances! The King and I  has captured the hearts and minds of millions. This unique love story is told with one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores ever written. The much-loved songs and sweeping melodies from the show include: “The March of the Siamese Children,” “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers” and the unforgettable “Shall We Dance.”

The King And I March 22 & March 24

March Food

Giannos Brick Oven Pizza

Giannos will have their popular brick oven pizza truck serving fresh pizza al forno a legna. Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.

Wraps Around The World 

Wraps Around the World will be on site serving fresh cuisine Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. 

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