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September 10, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Festa Italiana 9/17 - 9/18

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Festa Italiana is One Week Away 🇮🇹
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18
All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine

Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18

What is Festa Italiana?

A grand celebration of all things Italian! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 as food vendorsmusiciansartists and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets are $20 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and a glass of Raffaldini wine. Pre-sale will be available until Thursday, September 15 at 5pm. Day of tickets will be $25 and are available at the gate. 




 


Small Sessions 
Immerse Your Experience!


Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions on the Fattoria deck featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, and more! 

Small Sessions:

The small sessions at the locations listed below (limited to 50 seats – first come first serve) will be as follows:


SATURDAY:

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm - The Vineyards of Raffaldini
Join Jason Krug, Vineyard Manager and owner Jay Raffaldini to learn about Raffaldini history, the vineyard and this year’s harvest while walking in the vines.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Winemaking Raffaldini style
Join Raffaldini winemaker Chris Nelson for an informative and fun session on winemaking and this year’s wine.
  

SUNDAY:

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm – The Vineyards of Raffaldini
Join owner Jay Raffaldini to learn about  about Raffaldini history,  the vineyard and this year’s harvest while walking in the vines.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Winemaking Raffaldini style
Join Raffaldini winemaker Chris Nelson for an informative and fun session on winemaking and this year’s wine.

Learn More

Food Trucks & Vendors

Raffaldini Vineyards invites food trucks, artisans, and vendors from across the southeast region to participate in our annual Festa Italiana. Click here for a comprehensive list of our weekend offerings.
 

Meet Your Entertainers

We've been fortunate to gather together some of the best rising stars and accomplished performers in the arts of dance, jazz, classical, opera, and more. We hope you will enjoy the talented work of these remarkable individuals as much as we have enjoyed getting to know them over the years. 
 

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Raffaldini Vineyards
 
August 2, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

August Newsletter

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Rosé All Day with Cape Fear Living!
 
Jay Raffaldini and our Girasole Rosé were the feature in this article from Cape Fear Living. Hear from Jay about what makes our Girasole special and check out some other awesome #NCWine rosés! 
 
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August Events
 
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7 – Fall Wine Club Release
We are excited to announce the release date of our Fall Wine Club Package and three new vintages! The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottle 2021 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimento, extended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. For more information about our Wine Club and how to sign up, please email our Wine Club Director below.
More Info
Saturday, August 20 - Raffaldini & JOLO: RARA Collaboration Red Wine Blend Release Party
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Join Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Vineyards as they unveil the fifth vintage of their collaborative red wine blend, RARA. Raffaldini Vineyards owner, along with JOLO Vineyards owner will be at each session to discuss their creation as well as sign bottles of this collectable wine. We will start the day at 11:30am 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. PLEASE RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED. 

RSVP
 

Food Trucks


Saturday, August 6 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, August 7 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck

Sunday, August 14 – Southern On Wheels 


Saturday, August 20 – Wraps Around the World & The Cannoli Man

Sunday, August 28 – Southern On Wheels 

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

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

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine


 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more!

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

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Buy Now
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Sunday, September 18

VIP Packages


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

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

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
Buy Now
Beyond The Vines...Into The Community
 
Jay Raffaldini and Chris Nelson in conjunction with Barbara Raffaldini and Bella Ventures Travel, with a group of wine club members while on a 10 day tour of the Piemonte region of Italy, stopped in for a visit at the production facility of Gamba SRL. There they met with Mauro Gamba  and saw where the botti (large oval and round wooden casks which are the equivalent of 11 barrels) that Raffaldini uses in its winery, are produced.  Located in Castell’Alfero d’Asti  (in Piemonte Italy), the Gamba family has handed down the ancient art of the master cooper from father to son for seven generations.  As early as the 1800s, ovals and round botti, along with barrels and vats were being built in their workshop for wineries in Italy and its neighboring countries.  Today Eugenio Gamba and his son Mauro continue the tradition of master cooper in a new workshop not far from the original one in which production was carried out for over 150 years until 1991.  Today, traditional methods are now supported by technology, but Gamba’s mission remains the same, which is to focus on selecting the finest wood so that the wines aged within each vessel they craft will be the highest quality produced.
 
 
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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July 15, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Summer Fun has Just Begun!

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July Events
 
Saturday, July 23 – Fiano Release

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

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

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita.

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

Buy Now - Dinner Only
Buy Now - Dinner + Shuttle
 

Food Trucks


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

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

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

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

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine


 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more!

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

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Buy Now
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

VIP Packages


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

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

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
Buy Now
 
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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Raffaldini Vineyards
 
July 11, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Fall Wine Club Information

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Ciao Wine Club Members, 
 
We are excited to announce the pickup date and details of our Fall Wine Club Package! 
 
Package Contents
The Fall 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): $206.08 (10% Discount)
Two Bottles of 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
Two Bottles of 2020 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
Two Bottles of 2021 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimento, extended skin contact and oak fermentation)

 
Superiore (12): $194.63 + Six Bottles (15% Discount)
Two Bottles of 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
Two Bottles of 2020 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
Two Bottles of 2021 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimento, extended skin contact and oak fermentation)
Plus Six bottles of your choice

*Please email if you need to see additional bottle choices or check our website. ALL CHOICES MUST BE SELECTED BY Friday, July 29. Members will begin being charged August 2nd. 


The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara.

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. 
Confirm Your Selections
 
Wine Club Pickup Party
Fall Wine Club Pickup
Friday, August 5 | 12PM-4PM - Packages will be available for pickup at Villa
Saturday, August 6 | 12PM-4PM
Sunday, August 7 | 12PM-4PM


Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 7, join us at the winery for our Fall Wine Club Pick Up celebration! On Saturday and Sunday, Jay Raffaldini will be on site Saturday to lead lively discussions at 1pm and 3pm of the wine club wines.

On both days, Jay will be joined by our talented winemaker Chris Nelson. Tastings of each wine club wine will be available along with food pairings. 

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. Please provide your full name, pickup date, and six wines of choice for Superiore/Riserva. 
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
  • Member discounts on events and Member only special events
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
  • Member discounts on events and Member only special events
Our Wine Club offers streamlined choices offering flexibility and making membership easy. Learn More. 
Billing:

All Club members will be billed on Tuesday, August 2. 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 Friday, July 29.

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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Raffaldini Vineyards
 
June 28, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

July Newsletter

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Cellar Selections Taking Flight
 
Riserva Flights have quickly become the most popular flight option at Raffaldini. We are thrilled to see interest in our older wines so strong and believe that aged wines are truly something special. In order to keep up with your preferences, we have added a second, larger Italian custom made wine pouring machine that can handle twice the capacity. Look for more aged and unique Raffaldini wines to find their way into your flights options!
 
Book a Flight
July Events
 
Family Days:
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day 

While the Fourth of July may be an American holiday, Italians are always up for a festa, especially when it involves wine, so stop by and add some Italian style wines to your 4th.  
Bring the entire family together at Raffaldini Vineyards to celebrate our nation's independence. Enjoy a holiday in wine country, and celebrate the spirit of our nation's birth with grilled sausages from Dog's R' Us. 

Vinello Wine Release
Saturday, July 2

We are releasing our very limited production Vinello series to the general public beginning Independence Day Weekend!

Vinello takes advantage of a tried-and-true Italian tradition of making a low alcohol, fizzy, flavorful wine by rehydrating the grape skins and pomace with spring water. This tasty beverage is frequently consumed by the vineyard and winery workers during their daily meal breaks. 

We made three different types of Vinello – a Bianco made from Vermentino, a Rosato made from a co-fermentation of Appassimento Vermentino and Sagrantino, and a Rosso made from Teroldego. Collect them all and cool off during these hot summer days! 

 
Saturday, July 23 – Fiano Release

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

Join us for the release party from 1pm to 3 pm at the winery. This free event is for wine club members only. After we taste the Fiano, we will taste some early-style wine from the 2021 harvest. We will be serving light food to enjoy with your tasting. Please click to RSVP. The event starts promptly at 1pm so please arrive on time. Fiano will be available for sale to the general public at the Villa the following weekend and we don't expect it to last very long. 
RSVP - Wine Club
 
Saturday, August 20 Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Summer

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita.

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

Buy Now - Dinner Only
Buy Now - Dinner + Shuttle
 

Food Trucks


July 2Southern on Wheels
Sunday, July 3
Soul to Bowl
Monday, July 4 - Dog's R' Us
 

Saturday, July 9Gianno’s Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, July 10Gianno’s Brick Oven Pizza

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

Saturday, July 23 Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, July 24Soul to Bowl

Saturday, July 30 – Gianno’s Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, July 31Gianno’s Brick Oven Pizza
 
Coming Soon! 
 
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7 – Fall Wine Club Release
We are excited to announce the release date of our Fall Wine Club Package and three new vintages! The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottle 2021 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimento, extended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. Click the button below for more info on our wine club or to sign up.
RSVP
 
Saturday, September 3 - Gallo Nero Release
 
When life was simpler and slower and being together was the rule not the exception, one wine was quite commonly found in Italian restaurants and grocery stores, and that was a Chianti sold in straw bottles known as ‘fiascos." Everyone emembers these bottles adorning checkered cloth tables and once the wine was consumed, they became candle holders with the red and green wax drippings on the bottle. What many did not know is that the fiasco bottle held 1-liter worth of wine, 33% more than a standard bottle which is probably why so many people left the dinner table very happy.

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

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine


 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more!

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

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Buy Now
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

VIP Packages


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

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

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
Buy Now
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Parks Summer Concert Series. 

The Summer Parks Concert Series which is a collaborative presentation by Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and Forsyth County Government. During the free concerts, community members will be able to enjoy food and beverages from local vendors and food trucks. Community partners and arts organizations will have booths at the parks and all six concerts will include free arts activities for kids sponsored by Publix Charities. 

for more info, concert dates, times, and performers, visit intothearts.org/summer-parks

 
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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June 20, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Wine and Sunshine

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Cellar Selections Taking Flight
 
Riserva Flights have quickly become the most popular flight option at Raffaldini. We are thrilled to see interest in our older wines so strong and believe that aged wines are truly something special. In order to keep up with your preferences, we have added a second, larger Italian custom made wine pouring machine that can handle twice the capacity. Look for more aged and unique Raffaldini wines to find their way into your flights options!
 
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June Events
 
Family Days:

Saturday, June 18 - Juneteenth and Father's Day Weekend

Sunday, June 19
 – Father’s Day

Bring the entire family and celebrate dad with us! Enjoy made-to-order authentic street tacos from Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck, and relax among the vines and savor a refreshing glass of wine. 


Monday, June 20 - Juneteenth Holiday

We will be open on Monday, the federal Juneteenth holiday, to celebrate the freedom all people and celebrate the spirit and resilience of our black community. Bring the entire family and enjoy a selection of antipasti and local cheeses from our tasting room, and wine by the flight, glass, or bottle. 

Monday, July 4 - Independence Day 

Bring the entire family together at Raffaldini Vineyards to celebrate our nation's independence. Enjoy a holiday in wine country, and celebrate the spirit of our nation's birth with grilled sausages from Dog's R' Us. 


 
 
Saturday, July 23 – Fiano Release

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

Join us for the release party from 1pm to 3 pm at the winery. This free event is for wine club members only. After we taste the Fiano, we will taste some early-style wine from the 2021 harvest. We will be serving light food to enjoy with your tasting. Please click to RSVP. The event starts promptly at 1pm so please arrive on time. 

Fiano will go onto sale in the Villa the following weekend and we don't expect it to last very long. 
RSVP - Wine Club
 
Saturday, August 20 Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Summer

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita. Cost is $130.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. 

Buy Now - Dinner Only
Buy Now - Dinner + Shuttle
 

Food Trucks


Saturday, June 18 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, June 19 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck

Saturday, June 25 - Wraps Around the World
Sunday, June 26 - Southern on Wheels

Monday, July 4 - Dog's R' Us


Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
Coming Soon! 
 
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7 – Fall Wine Club Release
Saturday, September 3 - Gallo Nero Release

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

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine


 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more!

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

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Buy Now
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

VIP Packages


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

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

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Parks Summer Concert Series. 

The Summer Parks Concert Series which is a collaborative presentation by Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and Forsyth County Government. During the free concerts, community members will be able to enjoy food and beverages from local vendors and food trucks. Community partners and arts organizations will have booths at the parks and all six concerts will include free arts activities for kids sponsored by Publix Charities. 

for more info, concert dates, times, and performers, visit intothearts.org/summer-parks






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, June 20
 
Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
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June 4, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

June Newsletter 🌻

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June Events
 
Family Days:
Sunday, June 19
 – Father’s Day

Bring the entire family and celebrate dad with us! Enjoy made-to-order authentic street tacos from Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck, and relax among the vines and savor a refreshing glass of wine. 


Monday, June 20 - Juneteenth Holiday

We will be open on Monday, the federal Juneteenth holiday, to celebrate the freedom all people and celebrate the spirit and resilience of our black community. Bring the entire family and enjoy a selection of antipasti and local cheeses from our tasting room, and wine by the flight, glass, or bottle. 


 
 
Saturday, July 23 – Fiano Release

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

Join us for the release party from 1pm to 3 pm at the winery. This free event is for wine club members only. After we taste the Fiano, we will taste some early-style wine from the 2021 harvest. We will be serving light food to enjoy with your tasting. Please click to RSVP. The event starts promptly at 1pm so please arrive on time. 

Fiano will go onto sale in the Villa the following weekend and we don't expect it to last very long. 
Coming Soon! 
 
Friday-Sunday, August 5-7 – Fall Wine Club Release
Saturday, August 20 – Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Summer
 
 

Food Trucks


Saturday, June 4 Dog's R' Us
Sunday, June 5 Cousin's Maine Lobster

Saturday, June 11 Wraps Around the World
Sunday, June 12 Southern on Wheels

Saturday, June 18 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck
Sunday, June 19 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck

Saturday, June 25 - Wraps Around the World
Sunday, June 26 - Southern on Wheels


Check our events calendar as we begin booking food truck dates in 2022!
 
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

All Ages Welcome! Rain or Shine


 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more!

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

Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Buy Now
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

VIP Packages


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

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

VIP (Table of 8 People): $350
VIP (Table of 4 People): $175
Buy Now
 
Vinello Series Wines Now On Sale for Wine Club

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.
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Elkin, NC Trail Days
June 2-5

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is pleased to support the Elkin, NC Trail Days festival. Catch us in downtown Elkin on Saturday or visit us during one of your trail excursions!
 
Join us June 2-5 for the annual NC Trail Days in Elkin, NC. Nestled between 2 state parks, Stone Mountain and Pilot Mountain, Elkin is the perfect place to bring your bikes, boats and boots to explore the many area trails. From the Mountains-To-Sea Trail, Overmountain Victory Trail, and Yadkin River State Paddle Trail to the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail, Downtown Elkin Mural Trail or even the Surry County sonker trail… there is a trail for everyone!





Camel City Jazz Orchestra 10 Year Celebration


Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to be a sponsor of the Camel City Jazz Orchestra. Join Camel City Jazz Orchestra in celebrating a decade as Winston-Salem’s big band! The evening will include dinner, dancing, and musical favorites performed by the band, along with a raffle and silent auction. Click here to make your reservations
 





Summer Parks Concerts Series


 
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Parks Summer Concert Series. 

The Summer Parks Concert Series which is a collaborative presentation by Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and Forsyth County Government. During the free concerts, community members will be able to enjoy food and beverages from local vendors and food trucks. Community partners and arts organizations will have booths at the parks and all six concerts will include free arts activities for kids sponsored by Publix Charities. 

for more info, concert dates, times, and performers, visit intothearts.org/summer-parks






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, June 6
 
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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May 23, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Uncork Your Summer Adventure

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Vinello Series: Release Party at the Winery
May 21 | Wine Club Members Only | $30 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 $30.00 + 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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Family Day: Memorial Day
Monday, May 30 | 11a-5p


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, with Dog's R' Us serving up their famous, flavorful Italian sausages with peppers and onions, and hot dogs with all the fixings. 

 

Food Trucks


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 Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck
Monday, May 30 Dog's R' Us

Saturday, June 4 Dog's R' Us
Sunday, June 5 Cousin's Maine Lobster

Saturday, June 11 Wraps Around the World
Sunday, June 12 Southern on Wheels



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

On Sale Now! - 2021 Girasole

Sample the highest-rated Girasole we have ever made for the first time and set your taste buds to summertime. Now available by the flight, glass or bottle at Villa Raffaldini! 
 
 

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. 

 
June Events
  and    Present:
 
Cinema Raffaldini: Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars with  a/perture Cinema at Raffaldini Vineyards
 
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the arts in the Yadkin Valley. We are partnering with our friends at a/perture Cinema in Winston-Salem, a non-profit, independent theater to bring you an evening of Italian cinema under the stars!

For the past decade and more, a/perture has been serving the community the art of film and providing a communal cinematic experience. They screen over 250 films and special events annually, with more than 4,000 screenings per year. a/perture is the only dedicated year-round art house cinema in the Piedmont Triad. 

Dinner will include traditional, brick-oven Neapolitan pizza from our friends at Gianno's, dessert and two glasses of Raffaldini wine.  Popcorn while be available to enjoy during the screening as you watch the film under the stars. 

Tickets for this special fun dinner and movie experience at Raffaldini are $50 +tax per person, and help support a/perture.  Sales of the tickets will be available online beginning Wednesday, May 18.  Outdoor seating will be provided, but if you want to bring a blanket that is fine too.
 
We hope you will join us in supporting the arts in our community . 

 


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

 
 
Sunday, June 19 – Father’s Day: Family Day. Bring the entire family and celebrate dad with us! Enjoy made-to-order authentic street tacos from Rivera Brothers Mexican Food Truck, and relax among the vines and savor a refreshing glass of wine on this day for dads! 

Saturday, June 25 – Auguri release (Wine club only) Wine Club members, enjoy a first taste of our newest vintage of Auguri, our traditional method sparkling wine! Enjoy this handcrafted, crisp bubbly white just in time for the start of Summer. 
 
17th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

All Ages Welcome!


 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more!

Tickets will be available soon! Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements! 

 
 
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 16
 
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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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.

Buy Now
 

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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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. 

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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! 

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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. 

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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
 
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We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

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