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September 30, 2017 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini October Newsletter

October is Italian Heritage Month

This month we honor our families and others who made the journey from Italy to the United States in search of a better life. We especially  honor and remember our maternal grandparents, Urbano Di Renzo and his wife Amelia De Felice Di Renzo (pictured in the photo on the right), who both came to the United States from Abruzzo as young adults in the 1910s, and our father Jerome L. Raffaldini, (pictured far left in the photo on the left), who was born in Mantova, Italy. Our father at the age of 29 visited New York City in 1951 on a business trip. He liked what he saw in New York, including our mother, Theresa Di Renzo (daughter of Urbano and Amelia; pictured with her arm in his in the photo at left), and decided to stay. Our father instilled in us the desire to work hard and follow our dreams.    

We'd love to hear from you, share your story with us using the hashtag #IAHM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more info, visit:

National Italian American Foundation
PBS-Destination America
Our Newest Varietal, 2015 Sagrantino, Almost Sold Out

Our widely popular 2015 Sagrantino will be sold out before the end of this month. 2015 was our first year producing a Sagrantino and also happened to be a near perfect vintage. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of Raffaldini history.  
Saturday, October 7 - Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker

Enjoy a rare opportunity to sample wines from our cellar straight out of the barrel with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini.  Be one of the first to sample these exciting new vintages. 
Sunday, October 22 - Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Join Owner and Winemaker 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.
Sunday, October 28 - Sagra Delle Salsicce | Sausage Grilling at the Winery

Enjoy a traditional, Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), and sip wine at the winery. This event is hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and will be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon. Ticket price is $40 plus tax per person and includes admission, grilled sausage lunch with assorted sides, and two glasses of Raffaldini wine. 
Wine Club Package
Fall Wine Club Package Shipping Begins October 10

Greetings Wine Club Members! Fall temperatures are here, and we can now safely ship your wine club package. If you have not yet paid for your Fall Wine Club package and your card is on file with us, we will bill you for the Wine Club plus shipping on Thursday, October 5. If you have already paid to have your Fall Wine Club Package shipped, we will mail it out on October 10th.

The Fall 2017 package features three stunning new wines, the 2016 Girasole, 2015 Sangiovese Classico and 2015 Montepulciano Riserva. The Fall Wine Club Package is now available for purchase on our web site. Click the link below to reserve your allocation today. 

Wine Club Package
Weekends in November: Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials 

Our reds are ready for blending and we need your help to determine our blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva! Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini in the barrel room for this two-hour, educational and entertaining experience. Discounted admission available for Wine Club Members. 
Upcoming Food Trucks & Musicians
Food Trucks

Sunday, October 8 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza

Sunday, October 22 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza

Saturday, November 4 

Sunday, November 5 Porchetta

Sunday, November 12 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza

Live Music

Sunday, October 15 - Colin Allured
Other Upcoming Events

October 14 & 15: Swan Creek Wine Trail Harvest Celebration 

October 15: Raffaldini Farmers Market

Click here for a full list of events. Other upcoming events include the following.
Beyond the Vines...and Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards' Pursuit of Excellence Highlighted in Regional Wine Publication

East Coat wine guru Paul Vigna recently sat down with Jay Raffaldini to discuss the journey of Raffaldini Vineyards and the strategy behind his craft in an article highlighting North Carolina vineyards and their pursuit of excellence. Click here to read the article. 


Piedmont Opera Presents Puts and Campbell's Silent Night

As nations fought, men chose to share a moment of peace, celebrating their humanity in the worst of tragedies.  
This new opera, recounting the spontaneous Christmas truce of the First World War, has traveled the globe, and now makes its North Carolina premiere.

10/27 at 8 PM • 10/29 at 2 PM • 10/31 at 7:30 PM
The Stevens Center of the UNCSA • PiedmontOpera.org or 336.725.7101

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