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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

Raffaldini Vineyards
September 1, 2023 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

September Newsletter

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18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 

Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian olive oil and more!

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Purchase Tickets Here
Seeking Festa Volunteers: Do you love wine and being around other people? We are looking for a few paid volunteers for our Festa Italiana, September 16 - 17. Email us for more info!
Harvest is Under Way! 

This week, our tireless harvest team began work on bringing the 2023 vintage into the winery. This year's conditions have proven exceptional and we look forward to sharing more updates with you as our winemaking begins! 
Jay Raffaldini Featured Guest of Wilkesboro "Find Your Back Road" Podcast

Hosts Matt and Michele sat down with Jay Raffaldini to talk about NC's booming wine renaissance and about their upcoming Festa Italiana on Sept 16-17 - on the Wilkesboro "Find Your Backroad" program. Click to listen! 
Upcoming Events: 

An Afternoon in Tuscany

Sunday, October 1 | 1:00pm-3:00pm


This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can't visit Tuscany this Fall!! Join us for an outdoor concert by the musical talents Jersey Roche and Justin Traxler, who will then join us for  a family style lunch (pranzo)  and a stroll in the vines.  

General Admission
Wine Club

Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, October 21 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Fairfield Inn at 336.353.2008 or the Hampton Inn at 336-835-1994

Dinner + Shuttle
Dinner Only

Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Sunday, October 22 | 10:30am-1:00pm

Join owner 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 and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 

Purchase GA Tickets
Purchase WC Tickets
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here


Upcoming Food Trucks: 


Saturday, September 2nd - Southern On Main
Sunday, September 3rd - Mr. People Feeder

  Monday, September 4th - Dogs R' Us

Saturday, September 9th - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 10th - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, September 16th - Festa Italiana!
Sunday, September 17th - Festa Italiana!

Saturday, September 23rd - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 24th - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, September 30th - Dogs R Us

Save The Date! 
Be on the lookout for more details in future newsletters.

Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 15 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local farmers on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally sourced Homemade Wax Melts, Honey, Local produce, Hand made decor and more!

Murder at the Masquerade Ball

Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 


Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Inspiring Italian Fall Recipes Courtesy of Cape Fear Living 

This Fall, there's no better time to embrace the charm and comfort that a delicious Italian meal can provide. We've brought two of our favorite Italian families to the table for good wine and food: Antonio Carlo Gourmet Sauces and Raffaldini Winery

Read more.


Planning a Visit? 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
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Ronda, NC 28670

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