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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

Raffaldini Vineyards
July 15, 2022 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

Summer Fun has Just Begun!

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July Events
Saturday, July 23 – Fiano Release

We are proud to announce the release of a new white wine made in conjunction with our neighbors, Sotrio Vineyards. Fiano is an Italian grape that grows in the Campania region and in our opinion will make wine distinctive enough that it will, in time, rival Vermentino. We made 50 cases and have labeled the wine a vineyard designation, specifically Raffaldini Fiano, Sotrio Vineyards.

Join us for the release party from 1pm to 3 pm at the winery. This free event is for wine club members only. After we taste the Fiano, we will taste some early-style wine from the 2021 harvest. We will be serving light food to enjoy with your tasting. Please click to RSVP. The event starts promptly at 1pm so please arrive on time. Fiano will be available for sale to the general public at the Villa the following weekend and we don't expect it to last very long. 
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August Events
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7 – Fall Wine Club Release
We are excited to announce the release date of our Fall Wine Club Package and three new vintages! The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottle 2021 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimento, extended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. For more information about our Wine Club and how to sign up, please email our Wine Club Director below.
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Saturday, August 20 Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Summer

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 to complement the food. 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.

Cost for the dinner is $99.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Shuttle service to and from the dinner and either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC is $130.00 + tax per person. This event is for those age 21 and over. 

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Food Trucks

Saturday, July 16Wraps Around the World & The Cannoli Man
Sunday, July 17Cousins Maine Lobster

Saturday, July 23 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, July 24 – Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck

Saturday, July 30 – Gianno’s Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, July 31Gianno’s Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, September 3 - Gallo Nero Release
When life was simpler and slower and being together was the rule not the exception, one wine was quite commonly found in Italian restaurants and grocery stores, and that was a Chianti sold in straw bottles known as ‘fiascos." Everyone emembers these bottles adorning checkered cloth tables and once the wine was consumed, they became candle holders with the red and green wax drippings on the bottle. What many did not know is that the fiasco bottle held 1-liter worth of wine, 33% more than a standard bottle which is probably why so many people left the dinner table very happy.

We have crafted a beautiful Sangiovese blend called Gallo Nero (Black Rooster in Italian, the symbol of Chianti). The wine is more structured than the typical Sangiovese blends we make as I wanted it to pair with much more than “red sauce." It is a gem and when you purchase one of these commemorative bottles you will also receive a red or green candle so the Raffaldini fiasco (no pun intended) can have a second life.
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine

Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 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 trivia 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
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17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

VIP Packages

Celebrate in style with our Festa VIP Packages. The Festa Italiana VIP Experience Includes:
  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section at Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive table side service, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One reserved Italiana table seating up to 8 guests
  • Festival admission for 8 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including two bottles of Raffaldini wine)
  • Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • Light refreshments and bottled water
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking

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

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
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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.
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450 Groce Rd. 
Ronda, NC 28670

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