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February 16, 2024 | Newsletters | Raffaldini Vineyards

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Raffaldini Tops Global Wine Tasting From Renowned Critic James Suckling

Last month, Raffaldini wines were tasted and scored during a prestigious global wine assessment in Hong Kong by legendary wine critic, James Suckling. With decades of expertise working independently and publications like Wine Spectator, James Suckling is one of the world's most influential wine critics and discerning palates, renowned for his meticulous evaluations and keen insights into the world of wine. Among the diverse offerings tasted, Raffaldini stood out, with all reds ranked 90+, the highest in North Carolina, and a testament to our commitment to excellence and passion for producing exceptional wines. Click to read all reviews.


Raffaldini Olive Oils and Vinegars Are Back!

The Raffaldini Delicato and Robusto olive oils are now restocked! Our Delicate is a blend of Leccino and Caninese varieties from the Lazio region and feature medium intensity, green fruits and sweet almond aromas. The Robusto is a blend of Moraiolo and Frantoio varieties of Lazio Region and offers intense aromas of herbaceous fruit, fresh herbs and almonds.

They are joined by two new products, White Balsamic vinegar, and Black Balsamic Vinegar. The White Balsamic Vinegar is a careful blend of cooked white trebbiano grape must, and fine white wine vinegar, aged in oak barrels.  The white wine vinegar is delicate and balanced, refreshing yet mature and surprisingly sweet. It is commonly used for cooking white fish or shellfish, especially because the color of the food is not affected. Good also for vinaigrettes and salads and also with breast of chicken.

Balsamic or "black" vinegar, is a strong, full bodied, mature and balanced Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP with a high proportion of sweet cooked grape must and a small amount of wine vinegar. Tamia Black is noble with broad shoulders, it has been aged in oak, chestnut and cherry barrels. Thick and dense, pour some onto a spoon and take a sip: it speaks for itself.  A great ‘all-rounder’ for the kitchen, use it with cooked and raw vegetables, risottos, beans, mature cheeses (especially pecorino), fish, beef, lamb and pork. Also great to drizzle on fresh strawberries.

Barbara Raffaldini will be offering free tastings of the 2023 Raffaldini Tamia olive oils and the Tamia vinegars in the Tasting Room on Sunday, February 18, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Stop by and learn all about these new products from Barbara.

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La Dolce Vita Release 
Saturday, February 24 | 11am - 4pm

We are excited to unveil our newest release of La Dolce Vita. La Dolce Vita, which translates from Italian as “The Sweet Life”,  is our version of the widely popular Italian sweet wine called Moscato and is the only sweet wine we make. What makes La Dolce Vita so lovely is its aromatic profile of flowers supported by acidity and sparkling bubbles that balance the sweetness of the wine while retaining its freshness.  It is best served chilled and is perfect to pair with dry cheeses and fruit or as a standalone when simply relaxing.

Join us at our Villa tasting room, where we will be offering  a complimentary tasting of our La Dolce Vita paired with Italian biscotti cookies. No reservations needed—just drop by and savor the bubbles.


Artisan Bread Making Workshop with Marla "The Chef in Red"
Saturday, March 2 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM 

Have you ever wanted to make a perfect loaf of rustic Italian bread? Find out how easy and fun it can be with Barbara Raffaldini and Chef Marla Monzo Holmes aka "The Chef in Red," at our Artisan Bread Making class on March 2 in the Fattoria.

Marla attended the prestigious Lorenzo de' Medici School of cooking in Florence Italy and is bringing her knowledge and techniques back to share with us. You will sample delicious fresh baked bread and learn step-by-step how to make a white loaf, an Italian Herb & Cheese, an Orange Cranberry and a Honey Wheat.

Tickets are $65 and include a glass of wine, assorted cheeses, fruit, crackers and a bread kit with instructions so you can make your own loaf at home and test out what you learned! Wine Club members, you will automatically receive your discount on the ticket price at checkout. This event is limited to 30 people. 

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Saturday, March 16 | 12:00-2:o0PM  and 3:00- 5:00 PM 
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM


We invite you to our much-anticipated Spring Wine Club Pickup Experience at Raffaldini Vineyards, happening on Saturday, March 16th from 12:00PM to 2:00PM and 3:00PM to 5:00PM, and Sunday, March 17th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the winery.

On Saturday and Sunday Jay Raffaldini and Chris Nelson will give a fun and educational (if Chris has his way) presentation about the wine club wines. Their presentation will start at 1 pm and 3 pm on Saturday and on 1 pm on Sunday, respectively. Raffle drawings will take place immediately following each session (You must be present to win and be a current wine club member).


RSVP - Saturday 12pm
RSVP - Saturday 3pm
RSVP - Sunday 1pm
🍇 Join the Raffaldini Vineyard Community Online! 🥂

We invite you to join the vibrant Raffaldini Vineyard community on our social media! Connect with us onlin to receive daily updates on new releases, exclusive offers, and upcoming events. Share your Raffaldini moments with us by tagging your posts with #Raffaldini. 

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

Little Heaven Bed and Breakfast 

Stay in the heart of wine country in this elegantly-rustic Yadkin Valley Bed and Breakfast. Little Heaven Bed & Breakfast is a Beautiful Lodge with mountains view surrounded by 40 + Wineries. The outdoors will transform your soul when you experience all that the Yadkin Valley has to offer. On the property, there is a pond where you can fish, there is 10 acres full of woods and open space to explore with yourself or your loved ones.

Wine Country Cottage

Our renovated 1950 brick ranch is the perfect combination of vintage charm and modern convenience. It has the warmth of original hardwood floors and cozy spaces plus an updated cook's kitchen with modern conveniences; new memory foam mattresses and flat screen TVs in each bedroom; and new bathrooms with rain head showers.

Located in the peaceful countryside near Ronda, NC, you will be less than a mile from Piccione & Raffaldini vineyards, with other wineries, golf & hiking within a short drive.
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.
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. 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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