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September 1, 2017 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini September Newsletter

Winery Update
Production of our first-ever traditional method sparkling wine 
Last month we harvested grapes for our inaugural vintage of a traditional sparkling wine called Aguri. We looked at the weather forecast closely to time the harvest for peak acidity and to meet our strict fermentation requirements, since every step of the process requires absolute precision. There is no room for error. Fermentation of the base wines is currently in progress, and we could not be happier with the results. The next phase will include a secondary fermentation in bottle and finish with the disgorgement of yeast to clarify the finished wine.
September is NC Wine Month

On August 29, Raffaldini Vineyards participated along with a select number of wineries from across the state at an industry kickoff event. Governor Roy Cooper and Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler addressed the crowd of industry members and journalists, and Governor Cooper signed the official NC Wine Month proclamation. The state's wine industry brings in more than $2.5 billion to the state's economy and employs over 5000 North Carolinians. Look for select Raffaldini wines at exclusive retailers across the state 

Photo: (Left:) Raffaldini Vineyards' Tasting Room Manager & Media Relations Rep. Thomas Salley Speaks with WGHP's Charles Ewing. (Right:) Gov. Cooper reads aloud the official NC Wine Month proclamation prior to signing. 
Wine Club Members: Refer a Friend in September
In Support of North Carolina Wine Month, Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to announce the inaugural Wine Club Referral Program

Calling All Wine Club Members - invite your friends and family to join in a day of wine tasting and relaxation at Villa Raffaldini in September. For every new wine club member that is referred, both parties will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to our Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials in November.
Saturday, September 16: 12th Annual Festa Italiana

Join food vendors, entertainers, artists and friends from across the Southeast for a celebration of all things Italian! Savor a selection of authentic Italian cuisine while you shop our vendors for the perfect local, handmade gift. Relax to our selection of live entertainment from musicians and visual artists.  

Pre-sale and Day of Admission $20 Pre-sale Admission
Admission also available day-of. Festa held rain or shine. Please no coolers, outside alcohol, tents, or pets.
Exclusive Festa VIP Tables Available - Limited Tables Remaining!
Enjoy the perks of a VIP! Celebrate in style by taking advantage of this limited offer. The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:
  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section in Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive upstairs bar, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One Reserved Italiana Table seating 8 guests
  • Festival admission for 8 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including the wine tasting of three select Raffaldini Vineyards wines or a glass of wine of their choice)
  • 12th Annual Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking
Wine Club Package
Fall Wine Club Package Now Available
Two bottles each of three of our most popular wines

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. 
Last Chance!
Friday, September 8: Vine to Wine, an Intimate Harvest Experience

Be a part of the winemaking process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will taste wines that are currently in production with our winemaking team and enjoy a traditional harvest wine dinner. Work side-by-side with owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini and the rest of the team during this harvest immersion. 
Upcoming Food Trucks & Musicians
Food Trucks

Monday, September 4 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza

Sunday, September 10 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza

Saturday, September 16 FESTA ITALIANA

Café Gelato

Barone Meatball Company



Snack Wagon

Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy

Foggy Mountain Pasta

Bottles and Boards

Sunday, September 24 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza

Live Music

Monday, September 4 - Colin Allured

Saturday, September 16 FESTA ITALIANA-
Triple P Jazz Trio from Winston-Salem

Other Upcoming Events

September 4: Labor Day - Music, Gelato & Food Truck in the Vineyard

October 7: Barrel Tastings with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini - Wine Club Member Exclusive

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
Pino Vino IX: Now Available! 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for our Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Wine Label unveiling! We are excited to have Bentley as our ambassador for rescue animals everywhere. Pino Vino IX is now available in the tasting room and online. Every sip supports animal shelters!

Click here to purchase.


Raffaldini Vineyards Supports BOOKMARKS

Raffaldini Vineyards is a proud supporter of BOOKMARKS, a literary arts organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. Please click the image to learn more about BOOKMARKS and learn about their Festival of Books and Authors, September 7-10.

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