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September 10, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Women in Wine, Barbara Raffaldini

Women in Wine: Barbara Raffaldini Barbar Raffaldini in the vines at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery.

by: Jennifer Primrose and Dathan Kazsuk for the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority

From law school and culinary classes to travel and running day-to-day operations at one of North Carolina’s most successful wineries, Barbara Raffaldini is one of the state’s trendsetters when it comes to its successful wine industry.

She’s quick to admit that Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery in Ronda is her brother’s brainchild, but she’s also very attentive about all the time and energy she devotes to the winery. Working 3 to 4 days a week at the vineyard, which also includes weekly visits to Costco for supplies, Raffaldini’s jobs include, but not limited to, being general counsel, handling HR matters, maintaining the books and records and acting as general manager.

“I’ve also helped with planting some of the 12,000 new vines this year,” she says. She will also be helping at harvest.

But where did it all start for Barbara? How did she wind up in North Carolina, partnering up with her older brother in the winery business?

While her brother, Jay, spent his entire career working in New York, Barbara is proud to call herself a mid-westerner. “When I was 9 and he was 10, we moved to a suburb of Chicago,” Raffaldini says. There the two went to the school until the graduated from high school, and then when it was time for college, Raffaldini left for the east to attend Georgetown University. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service as well as her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. 

After she graduated, she practiced law in Washington, D.C. for two years, then moved back to Illinois to practice law and where she eventually became a partner in the law firm Pachter, Gregory & Raffaldini until she eventually made the move to North Carolina in January 2015.

“Jay and Maureen (his wife) moved to North Carolina in 2008,” she says. “I would come and visit and spend time at the vineyard and then go home to Chicago to work on vineyard matters remotely.” Eventually, Raffaldini came to the conclusion that it would be best for her to do her legal work long distance. “My clients didn’t care where I was, and my law partners were fantastic and supportive, and so I became our firm's North Carolina office.’ I’m still am part of our Illinois law firm, I just work remotely.” Which has been the name of the game since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the states in March of 2020.

One might think working alongside a sibling in a business might not be the best option, but Raffaldini sees only the positive side. “It’s a wonderful thing to be in business with a sibling. We’re really different and can appreciate each other’s strengths. There’s only been a few times we’ve wanted to hit each other over the head,” she says. Just look at other wine family greats such as the Gallo’s or Mondavi’s … “Yeah, they are successful, but they all hated each other,” Raffaldini quips.


LENDING A HELPING HAND

When Raffaldini isn’t at the winery, she enjoys devoting time to nonprofit organizations such as Bookmarks. The Winston-Salem organization began in 2005, and helps bring together readers and authors from all around the world. Raffaldini started out volunteering, and currently is the board president of Bookmarks, whose tag line is Books with a Purpose. “We are just finishing up an amazing program called "Book Build. Bookmarks by this fall will have infused over 25,000 books into local school libraries,” she says.

Raffaldini is also on the board of the Piedmont Opera, another nonprofit organization in Winston-Salem that puts on two opera performances a year. In the past, the opera presented performances such as “The Pirates of Penzance”, “Silent Night” and “The Elixir of Love." 

Even at the winery, the philanthropic roots go deep. Raffaldini Vineyards has also supported local animal rescues by donating proceeds of its special Pino Vino, which for 10 years featured a shelter dog on its label. Raffaldini Vineyards also supports the 2nd Harvest Food Bank and donates wine for its fundraisers. 

Taking part in these nonprofits can always tug at heartstrings, but they can also lead to some amazing dinner conversations while enjoying a glass of wine. Raffaldini’s moment might be when Bookmarks launched an event for the debut of Frances Mayes’ new book “See You in the Piazza.” A fan of Mayes’ best-selling book “Under the Tuscan Sun,” Raffaldini got to meet Mayes and talked about how she took a group of 25 Raffaldini wine club members to Tuscany and Umbria, including a visit to Cortona with her travel agency, Behind the Vines Travel.

“In her last book, (Mayes) had a sentence recounting that Sagrantino wine is a favorite of her husband, Ed, and it is mainly grown in Umbria, in Montefalco. She then wrote that she heard a winery in North Carolina is growing Sagrantino grapes. So, when I met her, I said that winery is us, and gave her a bottle,” Raffaldini says.


LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

On the drive to the winery’s ornate Italian villa tasting room, you will one day see a new destination that will catch your eye. Raffaldini purchased 12 acres adjacent to the vineyard where she plans to erect a B&B and restaurant. While there’s still a lot of work to be done, she knows exactly what she wants. “I want the feel to be simple. Clean lines, a two-story library filled with books as well as outdoor seating to gather while relaxing and drinking wine.” With Swan Creek’s group of wineries all within a short distance of one another, Raffaldini knows the area is in dire need of secondary businesses such as lodging, and a high-quality restaurant/B&B and that such businesses would really lead to more people from out of town staying a weekend. 

A business plan is still in the works, architectural plans are being finalized and construction drawing and permits need to be obtained, but when complete, visitors to the Swan Creek AVA will feel like they’re in wine country.

“Because of Covid-19, I think there will be a lot more people traveling near home to places they can rely on and trust. I think there is an opportunity to capture more business.”

 

Time Posted: Sep 10, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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September 4, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

15th Annual Festa Italiana

 
Raffaldini Vineyards 15th Annual Festa Italiana
Thursday, September 17th - Saturday, September 19th
 
 
In previous years we have held our Italian Festival for one day only. This year, due to COVID-19, Festa will be a 3-day, fun filled, family event to accommodate required social distancing and allow for small group educational sessions on all things Italian!

Across the property we will have designated spots marked six feet apart for you to set up your own canopies, lawn chairs, blankets umbrellas or pop up tents, etc. to enjoy your time with us! Masks are required when you are not seated in your designated area. Access is limited so online, pre-purchased tickets are strongly encouraged. 

 
BOTTLE SALES ONLY * CASH AND CARD ACCEPTED
 
Tickets 
General Admission
 
Your ticket consists of admission to the festival for one of the three days, your designated area on the lawn to set up all day, full access to daily entertainment sessions listed below on a first come, first serve basis, one complimentary glass of wine, live music & more!

One Day Pass
 

Three Day Pass
 
Your ticket consists of admission to the festival for all three days, your designated area on the lawn to set up all day, full access to daily entertainment sessions listed below on a first come, first serve basis, one complimentary glass of wine each day, live music & more!
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VIP Access (tickets must be purchased in advance)

*                      Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
*                      VIP Parking
*                      Festival admission for up to 8 guests
*                      All General Admission perks per guest
*                      One reserved table seating up to 8 guests
*                      Access to the VIP Section on the Piazza for all three days.
*                      VIP section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive table side service,
                        VIP identity badge, individually wrapped packaged antipasti plates, bottled
                        water & more.
*                      One complimentary glass of wine per guest.
*                      Commemorative wine glass per guest.
*                      Live music all day and full access to daily entertainment sessions listed below
                        on a first come, first serve basis.
Reserve
 
Food Trucks:
Dogs R Us (T,F,S)
Gianno’s (T,F,S)
Southern on Wheels (T,F,S)
Kebab Truck (T,F,S)

Sweet Treats:

The Cannoli Man (S)
Desserts by Anne (T,F,S)
 
 
Small Sessions

The small sessions offer an inside glimpse at Raffaldini Vineyards and some of the beautiful facets of Italian culture. Each session will be held outdoors at designated locations listed below (limited to 50 seats – first come first serve). Click the links for more details. 

Thursday | Friday | Saturday
 
 
*Visit one of our 3 wine windows for contactless purchase of bottles of wine, based on a tradition used in 14th century Italy during the Black Plague. 
 

Best Mask Challenge


We have competition for 1, 2nd and 3rd place finishers of BEST MASK competition. They need to wear their favorite wine related mask. Winners selected each day for great prizes!
 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 2. We appreciate your cooperation.  
 
 
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Time Posted: Sep 4, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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September 1, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini September Newsletter

 


Harvest Time is Here!

 
Our team is working diligently to bring in the grapes of the 2020 vintage. Come visit with us during this magical season and experience our vineyard at harvest time!
Learn More
 
Fall Wine Club Wines Now Available!

The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of four new wine releases including one completely new expression of Vermentino called Desaria. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Auguri (Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, crisp, dry and refreshing) 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Desaria (First of its kind, full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Il Falco (Robust, savory red wine made from Sagrantino. Epic Tannins) 
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 (more info below) in the weeks following the release.

Jay Raffaldini Hosts Wine Club Zoom Tastings
 
Jay Raffaldini will host a series of live, virtual tastings exclusively for wine club members on Zoom. Jay will taste and describe the new wines and offer a Q & A Session. The schedule for tastings are: 
 



 
Friday, August 28 | 7pm - Desaria
Friday, September 4 | 7pm - Montepulciano Riserva
Friday, September 11 | 7pm - Il Falco

Wine Club Members, look out for a separate email containing the Zoom Invite. Not a member?
Sign Up
 
September Events

Labor Day Weekend
September 5th, 6th, 7th

Classic Italian Cuisine by Catering by Ann 
Live Music Monday, September 7 The Craig Vaughn Experience

Labor Day Weekend at Raffaldini Vineyards means relaxing with family and friends, drinking wine, eating some delicious food prepared by Catering By Ann, and on Monday, listening to the warm sounds of The Craig Vaughn Experience. His high energy blend of rock, blues, pop & acoustic music pairs well with our wines and is sure to make your weekend memorable. 

15th Annual Festa Italiana 
September 17th, 18th, 19th | 11am-5pm


In previous years we have held our Italian Festival for one day only. This year, due to COVID-19, Festa will be a 3-day event to accommodate safe social distancing and allow for small group educational sessions on all things Italian! Across the property we will have designated spots marked six feet apart for you to set up your own canopies, lawn chairs, blankets umbrellas or pop up tents, etc. to enjoy your time with us! Access is limited so online pre-purchased tickets are strongly encouraged. More details will be announced soon! 
 

General Admission $20 | 3 Day Pass $50VIP Experience: $350 per table 

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
September 13 | 4pm-7pm pickup

Raffaldini Vineyards teams up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC and Providence for food, fun, and fellowship in the comfort of your own home. We will bring the mission, local chefs will bring the farm-to-table to-go menu, you bring the good will.

Order pick ups will be between 4 and 7 p.m. on September 13, 2020 at Canteen Market & Bistro located at  411 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 

Reservations are required. Social distancing and mask requirements will be enforced. 

 

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

Join Maureen Stitt a certified Kripalu yoga instructor for a&nbsnbsp;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, August 31
RSVP Wednesday, September 2
 
September Food Trucks
 
Saturday, September 5 - Italian Classics by Catering by Ann & The Kebab Truck
Sunday, September 6 - Italian Classics by Catering by Ann & The Kebab Truck

Monday, September 7 - Italian Classics by Catering by Ann & The Kebab Truck

Saturday, September 12 - Cousins Maine Lobster
Sunday, September 13 - Dogs R' Us


Sunday, September 20 - Dogs R' Us

Saturday, September 26 - Wraps Around the World
Sunday, September 27 - Wraps Around the World
September Music

Monday, September 7 - The Craig Vaughn Experience

Thursday, September 17 
- The Craig Vaughn Experience
Friday, September 18 
- The Craig Vaughn Experience
Saturday, September 19 
- Triple P
 
October Events

Fall Wine Tasting Dinner
Saturday, October 3 | 6:30pm - 9pm
Dinner + Shuttle: $120Dinner Only: $99


This four course wine dinner celebrates the bounty of the fall harvest. Owner Jay Raffaldini is your host who will entertain you with humor, anecdotes and descriptions of the wines served. Share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends.

Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini 
Sunday, October 4 | 10:30am - 1pm 

General Admission $50 | Wine Club $45

Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and his friend and avid outdoorsman Steve will share his love of the woods. 

 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 2. We appreciate your cooperation.  
 
 
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August 19, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

📚 Back To School? How About a Little Wine? 🍷

 
Fall Wine Club Wines Now Available!
 
Thanks to everyone who attended our release weekend! We have four wonderful new wines available as a part of the Fall Wine Club Package. Read more about them and place your order below, or stop by Villa Raffaldini to experience them for yourself! 
 
Package Contents

The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of four new wine releases including one completely new expression of Vermentino called Desaria. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Auguri (Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, crisp, dry and refreshing) 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Desaria (First of its kind, full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Il Falco (Robust, savory red wine made from Sagrantino. Epic Tannins) 
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 (more info below) in the weeks following the release.
 
Jay Raffaldini Hosts Wine Club Zoom Tastings Beginning This Week
 
Jay Raffaldini will host a series of live, virtual tastings exclusively for wine club members on Zoom after of the August 15 release date. Jay will taste and describe the new wines and offer a Q & A Session. The schedule for tastings are: 
 
Friday, August 21 | 7pm - Auguri
Friday, August 28 | 7pm - Desaria
Friday, September 4 | 7pm - Montepulciano Riserva
Friday, September 11 | 7pm - Il Falco

Wine Club Members, look out for a separate email containing the Zoom Invite. Not a member? Sign Up! 
 
Salon Tasting - Vermentino Superiore
Saturday, August 29 1pm


Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three from other highly rated vineyards throughout the world paired with antipasti to complement each wine. This event is for those ages 21 and up. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit us online at www.raffaldini.com, email us at info@raffaldini.com or call us at 336.835.9463
Reserve - Wine Club
Reserve - General Admission
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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.

Maureen Stitt is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor who was introduced to Hatha Yoga in 1995 and has been sharing her love of yoga through teaching for over 20 years. She has owned her own yoga studio, taught at many different yoga studios, and teaches private clients. Maureen’s classes are known for their great variety and playfulness and she likes to emphasize a moving away from the known into the unknown. 

RSVP Wednesday, August 19
RSVP Monday, August 24
 
August Food Trucks

Saturday, August 22 - Wraps Around the World
Sunday, August 23 - Wraps Around the World

Saturday, August 29 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, August 30 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
 
Fall Events At Raffaldini
Labor Day Weekend
Sunday, September 6 - Cousins Maine Lobster


Monday, September 7 - Live Music from The Craig Vaughn Experience

15th Annual Festa Italiana 
September 19th 2020 | 11am-5pm
Online: $15 • Day Of: $20 
VIP Experience: $350 per table (call/email for details)


This event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music and of course, wine. Tickets include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and glass of wine. We are making necessary adjustments to comply with NC Health Department recommendations. Stay tuned next week for more details on the exciting changes to 2020 Festa.

Fall Wine Tasting Dinner
Saturday, October 3 | 6:30pm - 9pm
Dinner + Shuttle: $120Dinner Only: $99


This four course wine dinner celebrates the bounty of the fall harvest. Owner Jay Raffaldini is your host who will entertain you with humor, anecdotes and descriptions of the wines served. Share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends.

Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini 
Sunday, October 4 | 10:30am - 1pm 

General Admission $50 | Wine Club $45

Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and his friend and avid outdoorsman Steve will share his love of the woods. 

 

 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 2. We appreciate your cooperation.  
 

 
 
 
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Time Posted: Aug 19, 2020 at 5:19 AM
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August 14, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Wine Club Release This Weekend

Fall Wine Club Release
This Weekend!
Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16

We are excited to announce the pickup date of our Fall Wine Club Package! 
 
On Saturday, August 15, and Sunday August 16, Wine Club Pick Up will be held at the Winery. Jay Raffaldini will be on site both days to lead a lively discussion of the wine club wines. On Saturday August 15, he will be joined by our talented winemaker Chris Nelson.

On both days, samples of each wine club wine will be available, and we will also have food and barrel samples of future releases. There will also be drawings of fun prizes throughout each day so be sure to enter to win when you arrive. There is no cost to participate in the drawings, but you must be present to win. 

For your comfort and to help maintain proper social distancing, we will offer three sessions on Saturday. Please RSVP for the time that you think you are most likely to attend so that we can prepare adequately and maintain proper protocols. 
Package Contents
 
The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of four new wine releases including one completely new expression of Vermentino called Desaria. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Auguri (Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, crisp, dry and refreshing) 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Desaria (First of its kind, full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Il Falco (Robust, savory red wine made from Sagrantino. Epic Tannins) 
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 (more info below) in the weeks following the release.
 


Jay Raffaldini Hosts Wine Club Zoom Tastings After of Release
 
Jay Raffaldini will host a series of live, virtual tastings exclusively for wine club members on Zoom after of the August 15 release date. Jay will taste and describe the new wines and offer a Q & A Session. The schedule for tastings are: 
 
 
Benefits to Membership
  • 10% Off individual bottle sales
  • 10% Off retail merchandise
  • Superiore Members will receive 15% off full-case purchases (mixed case okay)
  • Classico Members will receive 10% off full- case purchases (mixed case okay)
  • Tasting fees waived for member and guest (Superiore members during the months of March and April will have tasting fees waived for themselves and up to 3 guests)
     
Our Wine Club offers streamlined choices offering flexibility and making membership easy. Learn More. 
 
Billing
We will be reaching out to all our wine club members to ensure your information is updated. You can aid us in this process by going to our web site to securely update your payment details. 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! 
Securely Update Your Information
 
 Thank you again for being part of the Raffaldini journey. 
 
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August 3, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

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Harvest Preparations Begin!
 
Our Vineyard Crew has been diligently maintaining the vineyards in anticipation of harvest, the last step in growing this year's vintage. Here you can see a cluster of Sangiovese undergoing veraison, which is the final stage of maturation of the fruit, when acid levels begin to drop and the grapes experience a sharp rise in sweetness. Also, you can see how our crew has pulled leaves from around the fruit zone by hand, opening up the fruit to more sunlight and cooling breezes, keeping the fruit clean and dry and helping to concentrate and develop sugars and flavors. Keep an eye on the fruit this month as we quickly approach harvest time and the grapes begin turning ripe, purple hues.
 
Fall Wine Club Release
Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16
We are excited to announce the pickup date of our Fall Wine Club Package! 
 
On Saturday, August 15, and Sunday August 16, Wine Club Pick Up will be held at the Winery. Jay Raffaldini will be on site both days to lead a lively discussion of the wine club wines. On Saturday August 15, he 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 barrel tastings of future releases. There will also be drawings of fun prizes throughout each day so be sure to enter to win when you arrive. There is no cost to participate in the drawings, but you must be present to win.
RSVP Saturday, August 15
RSVP Sunday, August 16
Package Contents
 
The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of four new wine releases including one completely new expression of Vermentino called Desaria. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Auguri (Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, crisp, dry and refreshing) 
  • 1 Bottle 2019 Desaria (First of its kind, full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2018 Il Falco (Robust, savory red wine made from Sagrantino. Epic Tannins) 
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 (more info below) in the weeks following the release.
 
Salon Tasting - Vermentino Superiore
Saturday, August 29 1pm


Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three from other highly rated vineyards throughout the world paired with antipasti to complement each wine. This event is for those ages 21 and up. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit us online at www.raffaldini.com, email us at info@raffaldini.com or call us at 336.835.9463
Reserve - Wine Club
Reserve - General Admission
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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.

Maureen Stitt is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor who was introduced to Hatha Yoga in 1995 and has been sharing her love of yoga through teaching for over 20 years. She has owned her own yoga studio, taught at many different yoga studios, and teaches private clients. Maureen’s classes are known for their great variety and playfulness and she likes to emphasize a moving away from the known into the unknown. 

RSVP Monday, August 3
RSVP Wednesday, August 5
 
 
Take a Flight with Us!
 
Raffaldini will take your taste buds to Italy! We are excited to offer wine flights in addition to on premise bottles and glasses.

For $15 per person, select from three different themed flights, each with four wines. A great introduction to Raffaldini wines or to compare your favorites! Sample four of our distinctive, flavorful wines to create a unique tasting experience. A generous pour of each wine will give you enough to savor the experience as you relax among the grape vines laden with fruit. 
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August Food Trucks

Saturday, August 1 - Taco Truck & Cannoli Man
Sunday, August 2 - Southern On Wheels

Saturday, August 8 - Taco Truck
Sunday, August 9 - Taco Truck


Saturday, August 15 - Dog's R Us (Italian Sausages) & Cannoli Man
Sunday, August 16 - Dog's R Us (Italian Sausages)

Saturday, August 22 - Wraps Around the World

Sunday, August 23 - Wraps Around the World

Saturday, August 29 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, August 30 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
August Live Music

Sunday, August 16 - Craig Vaughn Experience
 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 2. We appreciate your cooperation.  
 

 
 
 
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July 27, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Savor the Summer at Raffaldini

 
 
 

Winston Salem Journal Highlights Efforts to Save 2020 Harvest

 
To save this year’s grape harvest, Raffaldini Vineyards lit a match.When temperatures dipped below freezing in mid-May, the grapes at Raffaldini Vineyards were in serious jeopardy. The only way to try to save the vines against such a late-season freeze was to try to warm them with fires, coat the vines with water, or get air movement by using a helicopter. Owner Jay Raffaldini chose the fire method, so crews worked for about 12 hours, fanning the flames in an effort to save the grapes. 
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Take a Flight with Us!
 
Raffaldini will take your taste buds to Italy! We are excited to offer wine flights in addition to on premise bottles and glasses.

For $15 per person, select from three different themed flights, each with four wines. A great introduction to Raffaldini wines or to compare your favorites! Sample four of our distinctive, flavorful wines to create a unique tasting experience. A generous pour of each wine will give you enough to savor the experience as you relax among the grape vines laden with fruit. 
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Jay Raffaldini Virtual Tasting Series

 
Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Sit back, pour a glass, and enjoy the entire series. 
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July Events
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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.

Maureen Stitt is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor who was introduced to Hatha Yoga in 1995 and has been sharing her love of yoga through teaching for over 20 years. She has owned her own yoga studio, taught at many different yoga studios, and teaches private clients. Maureen’s classes are known for their great variety and playfulness and she likes to emphasize a moving away from the known into the unknown. 

Monday, July 20
Wednesday, July 22
 
 
WinemakerAfternoon with the Winemaker
Saturday, July 25 | 1pm

Winemaker Chris Nelson guides you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Raffaldini Winery. Learn how we craft our award-winning wines and go step-by-step through the winemaking process with our team all while enjoying a glass of current vintage wine and samples of wines in the making. 
Reserve - Wine Club
Reserve - General Admission
 


Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Summer 
Saturday, August 1 | 6:30pm - 9pm

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.
Reserve - Dinner Only
Reserve - Dinner & Shuttle
 
Coming Soon: Wine Club Pickup Weekend
Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16

 
Join us for the unveiling of our fall lineup! Wine Club members can enjoy samples from the fall 2020 wine club package paired with an antipasti sampling. On Saturday and Sunday mingle with Owner Jay Raffaldini at the Winery and learn about the new wines and happenings at Raffaldini Vineyards.
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July Food Trucks

Saturday, July 18 - Southern On Wheels
Sunday, July 19 - Taco Truck

Saturday, July 25 - Cousins Maine Lobster Truck & Cannoli Man

Sunday, July 26 - Taco Truck
 
August Food Trucks

Saturday, August 1 - Taco Truck
Sunday, August 2 - Southern On Wheels

Saturday, August 8 - Taco Truck
Sunday, August 9 - Taco Truck


Saturday, August 15 - Dog's R Us (Italian Sausages) & Cannoli Man
Sunday, August 16 - Dog's R Us (Italian Sausages) & Cannoli Man

Saturday, August 22 - Wraps Around the World

Sunday, August 23 - Wraps Around the World

Saturday, August 29 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, August 30 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
 
 
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July 7, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

To save this year’s grape harvest, Raffaldini Vineyards lit a match.

 

When temperatures dipped below freezing in mid-May, the grapes at Raffaldini Vineyards were in serious jeopardy. The only way to try to save the vines against such a late-season freeze was to try to warm them with fires, coat the vines with water, or get air movement by using a helicopter. Owner Jay Raffaldini chose the fire method, so crews worked for about 12 hours, fanning the flames in an effort to save the grapes. Raffaldini says they’ve had late frosts in the past, but none as late as this year’s freeze.

 

Read more at Journalnow.com

Time Posted: Jul 7, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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June 29, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini July Newsletter

RARA Sisboombah!

Photo Courtesy WSOC-TV
 
RARA Sisboombah 4 Release
Sunday, June 28 | 12pm@Raffaldini  2pm@JOLO

Join us for the official kick off of RARA Sisboombah! We will start the day at 12pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event, but please RSVP as space is limited. 
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Jay Raffaldini Tastes RARA Sisboombah


Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Click the video below to watch Jay Raffaldini taste the 2018 RARA Sisboombah.
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community


Bookmarks Presents:
Always Italy at Home with Frances Mayes Live from Raffaldini Vineyards
Saturday, June 27 | 3pm

 
Missing that summer vacation? Join us Saturday at 3pm for an insider's tour of Italy -- right from your couch! Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun) has written a beautiful history and travel guide of Italy that we will be discussing with her and co-author Ondine Cohane. We will also travel closer to home and visit Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery's beautiful venue. 
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July Events
 
Independence Day CelebrationWinemaker
Saturday, July 4 | 1pm
 
Celebrate the 4th of July with an afternoon of wine, live music and pizza at Raffaldini Vineyards! Bring your own chairs or blankets and spread out on our grounds. For this family friendly day children under 21 years old are welcome. Gianno's Food Truck will be on site from 12pm to 4pm making their handmade personal pizzas and Camel City Jazz Quartet will be playing their cool jazz sounds from 12 pm to 3 pm.
 
 
WinemakerAfternoon with the Winemaker
Saturday, July 25 | 1pm

Winemaker Chris Nelson guides you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Raffaldini Winery. Learn how we craft our award-winning wines and go step-by-step through the winemaking process with our team all while enjoying a glass of current vintage wine and samples of wines in the making. 
Reserve - Wine Club
Reserve - General Admission
 
June Food Trucks

Saturday, June 27 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, June 28 - Wraps Around The World


July Food Trucks

Saturday, July 4 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, July 11 - Wraps Around The World
Sunday, July 12 - Wraps Around The World

Saturday, July 18 - Southern On Wheels
Sunday, July 19 - Taco Truck

Saturday, July 25 - Cousins Maine Lobster Truck & Cannoli Man

Sunday, July 26 - Taco Truck
 
July Live Music

Saturday, July 4 - Camel City Jazz Quartet 
 
 
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June 22, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Tastes Vermentino Superiore with Winemaker Chris Nelson and Special Guest, JW Ray, of JOLO Vineyards

Time Posted: Jun 22, 2020 at 6:59 AM

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