Ronda, N.C., (June 14, 2018)—Saturday, June 16th, Raffaldini Vineyards will release and Pino Vino X, a limited-edition red wine featuring the Raffaldini family rescue dogs with proceeds benefitting local animal shelters.
“The enthusiasm and support for this competition demonstrates the love we all share for our rescue animals,” said Raffaldini Vineyards owner, Jay Raffaldini. “We hope this competition will continue to raise awareness of the need for and importance of animal rescue.”
For the last decade, Raffaldini Vineyards has supported local animal rescue organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of each Pino Vino wine release. The first label featured Pino, who Jay and Maureen Raffaldini rescued from a kill shelter when she was 1 ½ years old. On this 10th year, Raffaldini will unveil the labels of Pino Vino X that will feature puppy photos of the newest members of the Raffaldini family, Dolce and Nero. Pino Vino X sells for $20 per bottle.
On Saturday, guests can meet the Raffaldini family, rescue dogs Dolce and Nero, as well as taste and purchase bottles of Pino Vino X while supplies last. Raffaldini Vineyards will also honor Dr. Ruth Gillis, Vet and Owner of Forsyth Veterinary Hospital, who has been immersed in the Triad animal welfare and rescue community for more than 17 years. Adoptable pets from Ashe Humane Society, Surry Animal Rescue and the Humane Society of Davie County will be in attendance.
About Dr. Gillis
Dr. Gillis earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science degree from Tuskegee University. In 1985, she began practicing small animal medicine in upstate New York and moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2001. Dr. Gillis purchased Forsyth Veterinary Hospital in 2005.
About Raffaldini Vineyards
Raffaldini Vineyards is a family-owned winery and vineyard nestled in the Yadkin Valley Region of North Carolina. They specialize in Italian-style blends and varietals which have earned them the reputation of ‘Chianti in the Carolinas.’ For more information, please visit their website at www.raffaldini.com, or contact their tasting room at 336.835.9463.
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