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April 30, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

May Newsletter

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Raffaldini Takes Home Best in Show, NC Fine Wines Case Awards at Annual Gala
 
Raffaldini Vineyards took home the hardware at last night's black tie with more than 225 of the industry's best and brightest in attendance to celebrate the nation's toughest state-specific wine competition. Our 2021 Vermentino Superiore won Best In Show as the top scoring overall wine of the competition, and our 2019 Sagrantino was runner-up in the red category and included in the NC Fine Wines Case. Check out these two wines in our tasting room for yourself! 
 
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May is NC Wine Month!

 
May is recognized as North Carolina Wine Month. It is a time to recognize the industry's impact, drink some good, local wine, and support local businesses. 

North Carolina is home to more than 200 wineries with more than 525 individually owned grape vineyards on 2,300 acres are spread across the state. The North Carolina Wine industry has an economic impact of more than $2 Billion, and is responsible for more than 10, 000 jobs. Learn more about the NC Wine and Grape Industry here

We hope you will join the NC Wine Guys on May 2nd, 2020 for Open that Bottle of NC Wine Night.

Here's how to participate:

  1. Select a bottle of your favorite Raffaldini Wine.
  2. Open it on the evening of May 1. 2022
  3. Take a picture and post on social media.
  4. Share why you chose that bottle, who you shared it with, and more.
  5. Tag @raffaldini and @NCWineGuys.
  6. And use #NCWineNight and #NCWineMonth and #Raffaldini on your posts!  



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May Events
Rosé All May!
Girasole Release 
May 7 | Wine Club Members Only
May 8 | General Public
Both Events at Villa Raffaldini Free Admission

Saturday, May 7 - Girasole Release (Wine Club Only on Release Day) Villa will also be open to general public


Sample the highest-rated Girasole we have ever made for the first time and set your taste buds to summertime. Wine Club Members will get to sample and purchase this incredible wine a day before its full release.

Rose all May! May 7 release will be a wine club member exclusive event. Girasole will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, May 8.


Mother's Day - Family Day
Sunday, May 8 | 2021 Girasole General Public Release

 

Bring the entire family and show Mamma how much you love her and bring her to Chianti in the Carolinas - Raffaldini on May 8. Each mother (or mother figure) can enjoy a sample of our brand new, award-winning rosé, Girasole. Enjoy fresh made to order cuisine from Soul to Bowl. 
 

Best of Show Rosé, Best Dry Rosé International Sommelier Challenge
Girasole - Gold Medal, 92 Points

We are honored to share that our 2021 Girasole received a 92 Gold and was one of the highest rated rosés. Interestingly, this is the first year that we made our Girasole in a new way, using gently, whole-cluster pressed, 100% Sangiovese grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. The solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish.Just in time for warmer weather. 

 

Vinello Series: Release Party at the Winery
May 21 | Wine Club Members Only | $35 per person


Raffaldini is pleased to announce our very limited production release of our Vinello series to you, our loyal wine club members on Saturday, May 21st from 1 PM-3 PM. This will be a wine club only event! We will be joined by High Country Boards to bring you a new exclusive wine and food pairing experience.
 
During the excellent 2021 grape harvest, we experimented with an old Italian winemaking method known as Vinello to great success. Vinello is made from rehydrated grape pomace that has completed its work of making excellent wine. Rather than place the pomace in the vineyard to provide nutrition for vines, we decided to referment the pomace by adding enough sugar and water to produce a low alcohol, yet distinctly flavorful, wine.  This low alcohol beverage is frequently consumed by the vineyard and winery workers during their daily meal breaks.  The French call their version Piquette. We made three different types of Vinello – a Bianco made from Vermentino pomace, a Rosato made from a co-fermentation of Appassimento Vermentino and Sagrantino, and a Rosso made from Teroldego. 
 
In total we produced 100 cases and look forward to sharing them with you during this release. Due to limited quantities, we are asking that purchases be limited to one case of each wine. This event will be $35.00 + tax per person and will included a glass of each new wine, paired with 2 food samples. Each wine club member is permitted to bring 2 guests to the event. To purchase your tickets please click the link below.

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Food Trucks


Sunday, May 1 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, May 7 Rivera Brother's Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, May 8 Soul to Bowl

Saturday, May 14 Dog's R' Us

Sunday, May 15 Southern on Wheels

Saturday, May 21 Wraps Around the World
Saturday, May 21 Cannoli Man

Saturday, May 28 Wraps Around the World
Sunday, May 29 Soul to Bowl
Monday, May 30 Dog's R' Us



Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
  and    Present:
 
Cinema Raffaldini: Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars with  A/perture Cinema at Raffaldini Vineyards


 
Save the Dates for the Raffaldini Summer Movie and Dinner series:
 
Saturday, June 11 – The Trip to Italy
 
Saturday, September 10 - 
Sideways

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, May 2
 
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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April 15, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Wines Top California Competition | Easter Family Day

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Raffaldini Wines Rewarded at Esteemed Winemaker Challenge 

We are thrilled to announce the Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, run by the team of esteemed wine icon Robert Whitley, recognized two of our wines which stood out from the pack, our 2019 Grande Riserva an 2021 Girasole. Keep reading to learn more and find out how to get these amazing wines!

Grande Riserva - Platinum Medal, 94 points

Our 2019 Grande Riserva scored 94 points and earned a Platinum medal, a distinction which less than 1% of the wines entered in this competition received. The Raffaldini Grande Riserva combines Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness are triple-sorted and then dried heavily using the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes natural flavors and aromas.

Judges' notes: Raffaldini Vineyards (Swan Creek, North Carolina) Grande Riserva, Proprietary Red Wine 2019 ($65):  Sagrantino, Petit Verdot and Montepulciano from North Carolina?  Yep!  This works by letting Sagrantino’s structure shine, tempered by the other grapes to reduce the youthful tannins and allow a black fruit, pepper and orange zest mix full quarter.  This is going to sit beautifully alongside a well marbled rib eye steak or a saucy Italian dish – Osso Bucco comes to mind.  94


Grande Riserva Magnums Available April 16

Starting this weekend, we'll have limited quantities of large format magnums of Grande Riserva at Villa Raffaldini. Perfect for gifting or entertaining, these large format bottles will make a statement whenever they arrive at the party! 

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Best of Show Rosé, Best Dry Rosé
Girasole - Gold Medal, 92 Points

We are honored to share that our 2021 Girasole received a 92 Gold and was one of the highest rated rosés. Interestingly, this is the first year that we made our Girasole in a new way, using gently, whole-cluster pressed, 100% Sangiovese grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. The solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish.Just in time for warmer weather. 

Saturday, May 7 - Girasole Release (Wine Club Only on Release Day)

Sample the highest-rated Girasole we have ever made for the first time and set your tastebuds to summertime. Rose all day! May 7 release will be a wine club member exclusive event. Girasole will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, May 8. 

RSVP - Wine Club Members
 

Katy is the Senior Winemaker at Raffaldini Vineyards. She is a graduate of the Shelton Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology in North Carolina with over 5 years of winemaking experience. Katy has the opportunity to work with unique Italian varietals and finding diverse ways to express their profiles by using a mix of modern day technology and traditional Italian methods like appassimento, that will result in wines unlike anything NC has experienced. On her time off, Katy enjoys spending time with her husband Erik and enjoys going on hikes with her two rescue dogs.
Wine Club Member Barrel Tasting with Winemaker Chris Nelson
Saturday, April 16 | 1pm-3pm

Wine Club Members, we invite you to join Winemaker Chris Nelson as he will be sampling barrels ahead of our Spring Time Bottling! Chris is opening up this unique opportunity for 30 wine club members. Click below for more details and to reserve your space! 

Buy Now
 
Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards
Family Day
Sunday, April 17 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with our friends from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy as we host baby goats and the traditional Italian Easter Cheese Roll, or La Ruzzola Del Formaggio. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa. La “Ruzzola," a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages. Prizes will be awarded for each winner who can roll their cheese closest to the target. 

 

NC Fine Wines Gala Returns!

NC Fine Wines Annual Gala 
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm


The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

This event is at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

Buy Now
 

Food Trucks


Saturday, April 16 Southern on Wheels
Saturday, April 16 Cannoli Man
Sunday, April 17 Southern on Wheels
Sunday, April 17 Cannoli Man

Saturday, April 23 Soul To Bowl
Sunday, April 24 Cousins Maine Lobster

Saturday, April 30 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza


Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
May Events! Mark Your Calendars! 

May 1 - NC Wine Month / Open That Bottle of NC Wine Night! 

Vinello Series: Release Party 
May 21 | Wine Club Members Only | $30 per person

Raffaldini is pleased to announce our very limited production release of our Vinello series to our loyal wine club members. During the excellent 2021 grape harvest, we experimented with an old Italian winemaking method known as Vinello to great success.

Vinello is made from rehydrated grape pomace that has completed its work of making excellent wine. Rather than place the pomace in the vineyard to provide nutrition for vines, we decided to referment the pomace by adding enough sugar and water to produce a low alcohol, yet distinctly flavorful, wine.  This delicious beverage has historically been consumed by vineyard and winery workers during their daily meal breaks. The French call their version Piquette. We made three different types of Vinello – a bianco made from Vermentino pomace, a rosato made from a co-fermentation of Appassimento Vermentino and Sagrantino, and a rosso made from Teroldego. 

In total we produced 100 cases and look forward to sharing them with our wine club members during this release. Due to limited quantities purchases are limited to one case of each by wine club members. $20 a bottle for all three Vinello wines, case discounts are applicable. More info to come. 


Cinema Raffaldini: Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars with  A/perture Cinema at Raffaldini Vineyards
 
Save the Dates for the Raffaldini Summer Movie and Dinner series:
 
Saturday, June 11 – The Trip to Italy
 
Saturday, September 10 Sideways
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, April 18
 
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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Copyright ©  2022 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, All rights reserved.

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450 Groce Rd. 
Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Apr 15, 2022 at 5:21 AM Permalink to Raffaldini Wines Top California Competition | Easter Family Day Permalink
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April 2, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

April Newsletter 🌼

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NC Fine Wines Gala Returns!

NC Fine Wines Annual Gala 
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm


The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

This event is at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

Buy Now
 

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 10:30am - 1pm

Join owner Jay Raffaldini and seasoned outdoorsman Steve Nelson 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.

Buy Now - General Admission
Buy Now - Wine Club

Katy is the Senior Winemaker at Raffaldini Vineyards. She is a graduate of the Shelton Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology in North Carolina with over 5 years of winemaking experience. Katy has the opportunity to work with unique Italian varietals and finding diverse ways to express their profiles by using a mix of modern day technology and traditional Italian methods like appassimento, that will result in wines unlike anything NC has experienced. On her time off, Katy enjoys spending time with her husband Erik and enjoys going on hikes with her two rescue dogs.
Wine Club Member Barrel Tasting with Winemaker Chris Nelson
Saturday, April 16 | 1pm-3pm

Wine Club Members, we invite you to join Winemaker Chris Nelson as he will be sampling barrels ahead of our Spring Time Bottling! Chris is opening up this unique opportunity for 30 wine club members. Click below for more details and to reserve your space! 

Buy Now - Wine Club
 
Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards
Sunday, April 17 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with our friends from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy as we host baby goats and the traditional Italian Easter Cheese Roll, or La Ruzzola Del Formaggio. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa. La “Ruzzola," a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages. Prizes will be awarded for each winner who can roll their cheese closest to the target. 

 

 

Food Trucks


Saturday, April 2 Happy Hippie Food Co.

Sunday, April 3 Soul To Bowl

Saturday, April 9 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, April 10 Twin City Minis


Saturday, April 16 Southern on Wheels
Saturday, April 16 Cannoli Man
Sunday, April 17 Southern on Wheels
Sunday, April 17 Cannoli Man

Saturday, April 23 Soul To Bowl
Sunday, April 24 Cousins Maine Lobster

Saturday, April 30 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza


Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
May Events! Mark Your Calendars! 
 
Saturday, May 7 - Girasole Release 
Just in time for warmer weather, our new vintage of Girasole! This salmon color rose is made from gently, whole cluster pressed Montepulciano grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. A solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish. Rose all day!

Vinello Series: Release Party 
May 21 | Wine Club Members Only | $30 per person

Raffaldini is pleased to announce our very limited production release of our Vinello series to our loyal wine club members. During the excellent 2021 grape harvest, we experimented with an old Italian winemaking method known as Vinello to great success.

Vinello is made from rehydrated grape pomace that has completed its work of making excellent wine. Rather than place the pomace in the vineyard to provide nutrition for vines, we decided to referment the pomace by adding enough sugar and water to produce a low alcohol, yet distinctly flavorful, wine.  This delicious beverage has historically been consumed by vineyard and winery workers during their daily meal breaks. The French call their version Piquette. We made three different types of Vinello – a bianco made from Vermentino pomace, a rosato made from a co-fermentation of Appassimento Vermentino and Sagrantino, and a rosso made from Teroldego. 

In total we produced 100 cases and look forward to sharing them with our wine club members during this release. Due to limited quantities purchases are limited to one case of each by wine club members. $20 a bottle for all three Vinello wines, case discounts are applicable. More info to come. 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, April 4
 
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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Copyright ©  2022 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
450 Groce Rd. 
Ronda, NC 28670

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March 16, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Beware the Wines of March 🍀

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NC Fine Wines Gala Returns!

NC Fine Wines Annual Gala 
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm


The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

This event is at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

Buy Now
 
St. Patrick's Day - Family Day
Saturday, March 17 | 11am-5pm

We invite you and your family to join us for a Family Day hosted by Raffaldini Vineyards. We will have kid-friendly activities as well as snacks and drinks for purchase. We will also be joined by Dogs R' Us! They specialize in flavorful Italian Sausages, peppers & onions and hot dogs with all the fixings! 
 

Saturday, April 9 | 6:30pm - 9pm

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Fall 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 is $99.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Or $130.00 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
Buy Now - Dinner + Shuttle
Buy Now - Dinner Only
 

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 10:30am - 1pm

Join owner Jay Raffaldini and seasoned outdoorsman Steve Nelson 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.

Buy Now - General Admission
Buy Now - Wine Club

Katy is the Senior Winemaker at Raffaldini Vineyards. She is a graduate of the Shelton Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology in North Carolina with over 5 years of winemaking experience. Katy has the opportunity to work with unique Italian varietals and finding diverse ways to express their profiles by using a mix of modern day technology and traditional Italian methods like appassimento, that will result in wines unlike anything NC has experienced. On her time off, Katy enjoys spending time with her husband Erik and enjoys going on hikes with her two rescue dogs.
Wine Club Member Barrel Tasting with Winemaker Chris Nelson
Saturday, April 16 | 1pm-3pm

Wine Club Members, we invite you to join Winemaker Chris Nelson as he will be sampling barrels ahead of our Spring Time Bottling! Chris is opening up this unique opportunity for 30 wine club members. Click below for more details and to reserve your space! 

Buy Now - Wine Club
 
Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards
Sunday, April 17 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with our friends from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy as we host baby goats and the traditional Italian Easter Cheese Roll, or La Ruzzola Del Formaggio. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa. La “Ruzzola," a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages. Prizes will be awarded for each winner who can roll their cheese closest to the target. 

 

 

Food Trucks


Saturday, March 19 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, March 20 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, March 26 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, March 27 Dog's R' Us

Saturday, April 2 Happy Hippie Food Co.

Sunday, April 3 Soul To Bowl

Saturday, April 9 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, April 10 Twin City Minis


Saturday, April 16 Southern on Wheels
Saturday, April 16 Cannoli Man
Sunday, April 17 Southern on Wheels


Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Piedmont Opera


Raffaldini is proud to be a season sponsor of Piedmont Opera! Enjoy their season-debut opera, Ragtime, which weaves three distinctly American tales together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician.  Each are united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom, and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America. Learn More

Performances:

Friday, March 18 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM

 
Buy Now

Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, March 21
RSVP - Wednesday, March 23
 

Three New Wines Out Now! 

2020 Bella Misto
2021 Vermentino Superiore 
2020 Sangiovese Classico 

We will have three exciting new vintages we are excited to share with you at Villa Raffaldini! Click here to schedule a flight

 

 
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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Copyright ©  2022 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, All rights reserved.

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450 Groce Rd. 
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March 4, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

March Newsletter 🍀

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Three New Wines Available Beginning This Weekend!

2020 Bella Misto
2021 Vermentino Superiore 
2020 Sangiovese Classico 

We will have three exciting new vintages we are excited to share with you starting this weekend at Villa Raffaldini! Click here to schedule a flight

 

St. Patrick's Day - Family Day
Saturday, March 17 | 1pm
 

Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson in an exclusive, Raffaldini Grande Riserva Salon Tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our Grande Riserva going up blind against some of the greatest super Tuscan wines in the world. All paired with antipasti to complement each wine. This event is for those ages 21 and up. For more information call us at 336.526.1078 or email us at info@raffaldini.com.

 

Food Trucks


Saturday, March 5 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, March 6 Cousin's Maine Lobster

Saturday, March 12 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, March 13 Soul to Bowl

Saturday, March 19 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, March 20 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, March 26 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, March 27 Dog's R' Us


Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 

Saturday, April 9 | 6:30pm - 9pm

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Fall 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 is $99.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Or $130.00 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
Buy Now - Dinner + Shuttle
Buy Now - Dinner Only
 

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 10:30am - 1pm

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.

Buy Now - General Admission
Buy Now - Wine Club
 
Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards
Sunday, April 17 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with our friends from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy as we host baby goats and the traditional Italian Easter Cheese Roll, or La Ruzzola Del Formaggio. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn following brunch at 2:30pm, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa. La “Ruzzola," a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages. Prizes will be awarded for each winner who can roll their cheese closest to the target. 

 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Piedmont Opera


Raffaldini is proud to be a season sponsor of Piedmont Opera! Enjoy their season-debut opera, Ragtime, which weaves three distinctly American tales together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician.  Each are united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom, and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America. Learn More

Performances:

Friday, March 18 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM



NC Fine Wines Annual Gala 
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 7pm - 10pm


The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines.There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

This event is at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

Buy Now

Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, March 7
RSVP - Wednesday, March 9
 
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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February 1, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Wine Club Information

 
 
Ciao Wine Club Members -
 
We are excited to announce the pickup date and details of our Spring Wine Club Package! 

Package Contents
 
The Spring Wine club package contains two bottles each of three new wine vintages of our most sought-after varietals. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
 

Classico Club (6):

Two Bottles of 2020 Bella Misto (Beautiful Mix, Bold, Red Blend) 
Two Bottles of 2020 Sangiovese Classico (Super Tuscan Style Red)
Two Bottles of 2021 Vermentino Superiore (Crisp, Aromatic, Full Bodied White)

Superiore (12):

Two Bottles of 2020 Bella Misto (Beautiful Mix, Bold, Red Blend) 
Two Bottles of 2020 Sangiovese Classico (Super Tuscan Style Red)
Two Bottles of 2021 Vermentino Superiore (Crisp, Aromatic, Full Bodied White)

Plus Six bottles of your choice - Please email if you need to see additional bottle choice or check our website. ALL CHOICES MUST BE SELECTED BY FEB. 24TH

 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. If you cannot join us for the wine club release, you will have the opportunity to hear from Jay Raffaldini on these new wines via Zoom in the weeks following the release.
 




















Wines
 
These wines represent the culmination of twenty years of winemaking at our estate. You can learn more from Jay Raffaldini about the wines here
 
 
Save the Date!

Spring Wine Club Pickup

Saturday, March 5 | 12PM-4PM
Sunday, March 6 | 12PM-4PM

 
On Saturday, March 5, and Sunday March 6, Join Jay Raffaldini at the winery for our Spring Wine Club Pick Up celebration! Jay Raffaldini will be on site both days to lead lively discussions at 1pm and 3pm of the wine club wines.
 
Saturday, Jay will be joined by our talented winemaker Chris Nelson. On both days, tastings of each wine club wine will be available, and we will also have food and tastings of new wines. 
 
There will also be drawings of fun prizes at 1pm and 3pm each day. There is no cost to participate in the drawings, each member may enter once, and you must be present to win and a valid wine club member. 

Please RSVP with your desired date, Saturday or Sunday. You can drop in any time between 12pm-4pm on the day you choose. Wine club members are permitted one guest complimentary, additional guests for the event are $15.00 per person. 
RSVP - Saturday, March 5
RSVP - Sunday, March 6
Wine Club Member Guest RSVP
 
 
Benefits to Membership

Classico: 
  • Wine samples or sample flight (excludes Riserva flight) for member and 1 guest.
  • You will receive a Classico Club exclusive discounts
  • 10% Off full-case purchases (mixed case okay)
  • 10% Off individual bottle sales
  • 10% Retail merchandise
Superiore:
  • Wine samples or sample flights (excludes Riserva Flight) for member and up to 3 guest.
  • You will receive a Superiore Club exclusive discounts
  • 15% Off full-case purchases (mixed case okay)
  • 15% Off individual bottle sales
  • 15% Retail merchandise

Our Wine Club offers streamlined choices offering flexibility and making membership easy. Learn More. 
 
Billing
All Club members will be billed on March 1. Please let us know whether you would like your order shipped, or which day you would like to pick up, as well as your wine choices by February 24th.

Please note that each wine club membership is a one-year commitment and you will be automatically enrolled the following year, unless we receive your cancellation in writing via email 30-days prior to the next wine club shipment. Read Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to help! 

 
Thank you again for being part of the Raffaldini journey. 
 
 
 
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January 30, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Spring 2022 Wine Club Letter

March 2022

 

Ciao Amici,                         

                                                                                 

I hope this letter finds everyone happy and healthy. If you are new to the Raffaldini Wine Club, welcome! With each semi-annual wine club package, you will receive a letter from me describing the wines, why they were chosen, and updating you on all activities happening at Raffaldini Vineyards. 

 

This package includes the following:

 

2 bottles of Raffaldini 2020 Sangiovese Classico
2 bottles of Raffaldini 2020 Bella Misto
2 bottles of Raffaldini 2021 Vermentino Superiore
The Winemaker’s Notes associated with the wines
Recipes that we encourage you to enjoy with the wines
Invitations to upcoming signature events at Raffaldini

 

This release will be quite interesting as the wines could not come from two more distinctly different vintages. As members know, the 2020 growing year was the wettest on record eclipsing more than eighty inches of rain versus our average of thirty to forty. The prior wettest year was 2018, and as grapes prefer dry weather in arid climates, this presented us with huge challenges.  I believe that our 2018 vintage was the weakest we ever produced and was quite despondent when the 2020 harvest commenced.  To my great surprise the wines have turned out infinitely better than I hoped, so I decided to investigate.  What I learned was while the amount of rain matters what matters more is the frequency of the rain.  In 2018 it rained nearly every day with little sun and warm temperatures.  By contrast in 2020 we had many heavy rain days followed by dry days which enabled the crew to go into the vineyard and tend to the vines.  This difference was profoundly important which is why the wines turned out so well.  I believe you will be surprised with the texture and flavor of the two reds.  By way of extreme contrast, the weather in 2021 was hot and dry and has produced wines of immense power and structure. They will without question be the finest wines we have ever made in over two decades.  You will need to wait until 2023 to taste the 2021 reds, but you will be able to start now with the 2021 Vermentino and eventually the new Auguri, Girasole, and Desaria later this year.

 

The Raffaldini 2020 Sangiovese Classico possesses the typical dry, earthy aromas with medium tannins and bountiful acids.  What draws people to this wine is the same reason that people are drawn to Pinot Noir – both grapes have very similar  cellular structure.  Specifically, each grape has big berries with thin skins and a low ratio of skin to berry.  This combination tends to produce balanced over powerful, acidic over tannic and paler versus darker wines.  And as such these wines tend to pair with a wider array of food than do wines made from grapes with different structures like Cabernet Sauvignon and Sagrantino that demand red meat be served alongside. 

 

The Raffaldini 2020 Bella Misto is a fruitful and surprisingly fuller-bodied wine owing to our heavy use of Petit Verdot, and to a lesser extent, Montepulciano.  We also added a touch of Sagrantino to provide a bigger tannic backbone.  Best of all, this Bella Misto retains that slightly peppery taste which wine club members have come to know and love. We make Bella Misto so that it is not only your go to affordable daily wine but also one that pairs with the widest range of food.  Most importantly, we do not sacrifice quality and always treat these grapes with the same care and attention as we do our more expensive wines.    

 

This brings us to the 2021 Vermentino Superiore.   Wine club members will remember that we decided to split our Vermentino production and divert an equal amount to the production of Vermentino Superiore and the other to the production of Desaria.  In a nutshell, the difference is that the Vermentino Superiore is made in a style more common in Sardinia with a technique called whole cluster pressing, fermented in stainless steel, which increases aromatics and freshness. By comparison, the Desaria uses our Appassimento drying process on the grapes which are then fermented and aged in oak bottis.  This creates a richer and a very full- bodied white wine closest to the style of Vermentino made in the beautiful Tuscan seaside of Bolghieri. The 2021 Vermentino Superiore is an incredibly delicious wine that explodes aromatically in the glass with a crisp-yet-round taste on the palate and finish.  There is no doubt in my mind this is the best Vermentino we have ever made, and it gives you a glimpse of other ‘21 gems to come.

 

Despite the challenges brought on by lingering COVID, 2021 was a very busy year at Raffaldini Vineyards.  We begun to harvest some of the newer plantings of Sagrantino and Montepulciano. These new clones are doing very well, and we expect great things from them.  We will have our first major Trebbiano harvest this year, and I believe this will significantly benefit Desaria, and our sparkling wine, Auguri.  In the tasting room, the reservation only, 21+ age requirement has been very well received as well as the introduction of a Riserva Flight of past vintages of Grande Riserva, Montepulciano and Sagrantino.  We remain fully and utterly committed to pushing the boundaries on quality.

 

During a rare overseas business trip last year, I had some time to pass at the airport lounge and was reading an article on Albert Einstein and was struck by his words when he said:

 

Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which in itself is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.

 

I simply adore this life philosophy – living life with no regrets while doing no harm to others and being the best person you can be every day.

 

Our warmest wishes to all of you.

 

 

Salute!

 

 


Jay Raffaldini on behalf of La Famiglia Raffaldini

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January 27, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini February Newsletter

 
 
 
Riserva Flights Available Now! 

Riserva Flight Tastings have begun!! This new four wine flight will include the following cellar-aged and special wines: our 2016 Il Falco, followed by our 2015 Montepulciano Riserva,  then our 1348 and finally our 2019 Grande Riserva. All three wines are also available by the glass, but regrettably only the 2019 Grande Riserva can be purchased by the bottle due to low supplies. Come and taste some of the best wines ever made at Raffaldini and see how wines can evolve with proper bottle aging in a perfect environment.
 
Saturday, March 5 | 12PM-4PM
Sunday, March 6 | 12PM-4PM
 

Calling all Wine Club Members! Be on the lookout for an email containing all important details as well as how to RSVP for wine club pick-up. We look forward to seeing you!

 
Grande Riserva Salon Tasting
Saturday, March 26 | 1pm
$60 General Admission | $55 Wine Club

Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson in an exclusive, Raffaldini Grande Riserva Salon Tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our Grande Riserva going up blind against some of the greatest super Tuscan wines in the world. All paired with antipasti to complement each wine. This event is for those ages 21 and up. For more information call us at 336.526.1078 or email us at info@raffaldini.com.

Buy Now - General Admission
Buy Now - Wine Club
 
Charcuterie Class
Saturday, March 26 | 12pm
$55 General Admission | $50 Wine Club

Raffaldini Vineyards & High Country Boards are teaming up to bring you a charcuterie class! We invite you build your own charcuterie box with us to take home, while enjoying Raffaldini wine throughout the event. Learn tips and tricks on portioning Purchase your tickets now for our fun and interactive Charcuterie Class event. We will be joined by High Country Boards & More for this event. Space is very limited!
Buy Now - General Admission
Buy Now - Wine Club
 
 
Food Trucks

Saturday, March 5 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, March 6 Cousin's Maine Lobster

Saturday, March 12 Happy Hippie Food Co.


Saturday, March 19 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, March 20 Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
Our Heated Tent is So Delightful!
 
Our heated piazza tent is open with safe spacing and ready to keep you cozy this winter. Warm up with a flight or a glass and don't let the winter blues keep you away! 
 
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, January 31
RSVP - Wednesday, February 2
 


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.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.

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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January 14, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Warm Up With Us This Winter


Closing Sunday, January 16 due to inclement weather. 

Due to the amount of snow and ice forecasted for Sunday, January 16, 2022, for the safety of our staff and customers, Raffaldini will be closed on Sunday, January 16. If you have made a reservation for Sunday, we will take care of canceling it for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you and please stay safe and warm. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen and at one of our upcoming events. Please visit our website and social media regarding when we will reopen to the public after the snow storm. 
 
Barrel Tastings with the Winemaker - Wine Club Exclusive!
 
Saturday, February 12th, 2022 | 1PM-3PM | $35

Barrel Tastings with the Winemaker - Wine Club Exclusive! Saturday, February 12th, 2022 • 1PM-3PMWe are excited to announce a new event in 2022 for our wine club members only! This event will be hosted by Winemaker Chris Nelson. Be the first of 40 wine club members to sample new vintages straight out of the barrel. You will have the opportunity to taste at least 12 different wines from both the 2020 and 2021 vintage. Chris will also spend time explaining the various techniques used at Raffaldini and provide a tour of the Winery showing the equipment used in winemaking. Guests will have the unique opportunity to ask questions about the winemaking process. Small charcuterie plates will be provided. 
 
RSVP - Wine Club
 
 
Amore! The Language of Love
Sunday, February 13 | 1pm-3pm 

$10 General Admission | Free Wine Club Members


Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares insights into Italian culture, language, and traditions surrounding Love. Whether planning a trip to Italy or just curious about Italy and its people and customs, this entertaining and interactive experience will give you a new appreciation and understanding for all things Italian. The workshop will begin at 1pm. General admission is $10 and free for wine club members and their one guest. Wine club members must RSVP with the names of guests attending. Space is limited. Email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information or to RSVP.
RSVP - Wine Club
Buy Now - General Admission
 
Riserva Flights Coming In February!
 
We are thrilled to announce that in February we will be offering a Riserva flight from older vintages of Grand Riserva, Montepulciano, Sagrantino and an occasional special wine from our cellars.  We have acquired a specialized pouring machine custom made in Italy that will allow the wine to be preserved for weeks rather than days thus eliminating spoilage.  Due to limited availability of the older vintages, the wines will be able to be tasted through the flights or buy glass but unfortunately no bottles sales.  Stay tuned for more information.
 
Charcuterie Class
Saturday, March 26 | 12pm

Raffaldini Vineyards & High Country Boards are teaming up to bring you a charcuterie class! We invite you build your own charcuterie box with us to take home, while enjoying Raffaldini wine throughout the event. Learn tips and tricks on portioning Purchase your tickets now for our fun and interactive Charcuterie Class event. We will be joined by High Country Boards & More for this event. Space is very limited!
Tickets on Sale Soon!
 
 
Food Trucks

Saturday, March 5 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, March 6 Cousin's Maine Lobster

Saturday, March 12 Happy Hippie Food Co.



Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
Our Heated Tent is So Delightful!
 
Our heated piazza tent is open with safe spacing and ready to keep you cozy this winter. Warm up with a flight or a glass and don't let the winter blues keep you away! 
 
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, January 17
RSVP - Wednesday, January 19
 


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.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.

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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January 13, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini January Newsletter

 

 
Buon Anno e Salute! 

Happy New Year and Best Wishes! Thank you for being a part of our story and spending time with us in 2021. We look forward to seeing you in 2022!
 
 
Salon Tasting with Jay Raffaldini: Meditazione
Saturday, January 8th, 2022
1pm-3pm 

$50 Wine Club | $55 General Admission


Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson in an exclusive Salon Wine Tasting. Held in the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our dessert wine: Meditazione going up blind against some of the most highly-rated vineyards throughout the world. This event is for those ages 21 and up. For more information call us at 336.526.1078 or email us at info@raffaldini.com.
General Admission
Wine Club
 
Amore! The Language of Love
Sunday, February 13 | 1pm-3pm 

$10 General Admission | Free Wine Club Members


Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares insights into Italian culture, language, and traditions surrounding Love. Whether planning a trip to Italy or just curious about Italy and its people and customs, this entertaining and interactive experience will give you a new appreciation and understanding for all things Italian. The workshop will begin at 1pm. General admission is $10 and free for wine club members and their one guest. Wine club members must RSVP with the names of guests attending. Space is limited. Email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information or to RSVP.
RSVP - Wine Club
Buy Now - General Admission
 
Riserva Flights Coming In February!
 
We are thrilled to announce that in February we will be offering a Riserva flight from older vintages of Grand Riserva, Montepulciano, Sagrantino and an occasional special wine from our cellars.  We have acquired a specialized pouring machine custom made in Italy that will allow the wine to be preserved for weeks rather than days thus eliminating spoilage.  Due to limited availability of the older vintages, the wines will be able to be tasted through the flights or buy glass but unfortunately no bottles sales.  Stay tuned for more information.
Make Your Reservation
La Dolce Vita! Experience Raffaldini Virtually


We have partnered with 360VT solutions to bring you a complete, immersive experience of our estate. Uncork a glass and enjoy la dolce vita from the comfort of your own home. Click here to start the tour.
Start the Tour
 
Our Heated Tent is So Delightful!
 
Our heated piazza tent is open with safe spacing and ready to keep you cozy this winter. Warm up with a flight or a glass and don't let the winter blues keep you away! 
 
 
 
 
Food Trucks

Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Wednesday, January 5
RSVP - Monday, January 10
 


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.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.

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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