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February 16, 2024 | Raffaldini Vineyards

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Raffaldini Tops Global Wine Tasting From Renowned Critic James Suckling


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

 

Raffaldini Olive Oils and Vinegars Are Back!

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

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

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

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

Order Now

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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SPRING WINE CLUB RELEASE PICK UP PARTY
Saturday, March 16 | 12:00-2:o0PM  and 3:00- 5:00 PM 
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
 

 

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

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

 

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

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

           
 
 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here
 


Little Heaven Bed and Breakfast 

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


Wine Country Cottage


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

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

After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 
Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
 
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February 16, 2024 | Raffaldini Vineyards

February Newsletter

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It is hard to believe that January has come to an end already. This year we got to celebrate Jay’s birthday at our Montepulciano Riserva Salon Tasting on January 20. Everyone who attended got some birthday cake, chocolate of course because that pairs best with big red wines.

 






Amore: The Language of Love  Sunday

Sunday, February 11 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 
Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares her Love for all things Italian and provides you with insights into Italian culture, language, food and traditions.  This year’s Amore will focus on olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you will learn all about these liquid delights. You will have the opportunity to taste the newly released  2023 Tamia and Raffaldini  Delicato and Robusto olive oils  and the new Tamia Balsamic Vinegar and White Wine Vinegar.  The workshop will begin at 1 pm and will be held in the winery. Admission is free but space is limited so please email us for more information or to RSVP.

RSVP

Arriving February 10, 2024
 

The Raffaldini Delicato and Robusto olive oils will be back on our shelves on February 10, 2024. They will be joined by two new products, white wine vinegar and Balsamic vinegar, both of which come to us from Tamia, who has partnered with a company in Modena to produce these vinegars.  All four products are available to pre-order. Barbara Raffaldini will be offering free tastings of the 2023 olive oils and the Tamia vinegars in the Tasting Room on Saturday February 17 and February 18  from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Stop by and learn all about these new products from Barbara.   

 

PreOrder Now

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

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

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

 

SPRING WINE CLUB RELEASE PICK UP PARTY
Saturday, March 16 | 12:00-2:o0PM  and 3:00- 5:00 PM 
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
 

 

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

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

 

RSVP - Saturday 12pm
RSVP - Saturday 3pm
RSVP - Sunday 1pm
 


Featured Wine Club Member

Wine Club Member Spotlight: Meet Paige, owner of Paige's Designer Cookies in Concord, NC. Proud Carolina natives, Paige and her husband Steve cherish the exclusive perks of the Superiore club at Raffaldini vineyards. Paige, with a 35-year career in Emergency/Trauma, found solace in the world of beautifully decorated cookies since 2016. Steve, a minister, and fellow wine enthusiast, crossed paths with Paige during challenging times, bonding over caregiving, and discovering a shared love for wine and art. Explore Paige's edible art on Facebook and Instagram under Paige's Designer Cookies or visit
 

 www.paigesdesignercookies.com Contact her at paigesdesignercookies@gmail.com

 
🍇 Join the Raffaldini Vineyard Community Online! 🥂
 

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

           
 
 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here
 


Little Heaven Bed and Breakfast 

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


Wine Country Cottage


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

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

After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 
Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
 
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February 16, 2024 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Winter Warmers Inside

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2021 Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, February 10 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

You are invited to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson at the Winery as they present our 2021 Grande Riserva. As the name implies, Grande Riserva is a wine that represents the utmost and very best efforts of that that we do from the vineyard to the winery. We had a wonderful growing season and the grapes brought in from the vineyard were plump, juicy and bursting with flavor.  These lovely grapes were made even more perfect by our increased use of the Appassimento drying process and the wine they produced is well balanced and full bodied and truly delicious.

Ticket price includes a glass of 2021 Grande Riserva alongside the 2014 vintage, celebrating its tenth anniversary, and light Hors D'oeuvres. 

Ticket Price - $25 Non Wine Club Members
                            $20 Wine Club Members

RSVP - Wine Club
RSVP - General Admission
 

Amore: The Language of Love  Sunday
Sunday, February 11 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 
Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares her Love for all things Italian and provides you with insights into Italian culture, language, food and traditions.  This year’s Amore will focus on olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you will learn all about these liquid delights. You will have the opportunity to taste the newly released  2023 Tamia and Raffaldini  Delicato and Robusto olive oils  and the new Tamia Balsamic Vinegar and White Wine Vinegar.  The workshop will begin at 1 pm. Admission is free but space is limited so please email us for more information or to RSVP.

 

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

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

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

 

SAVE THE DATE
Spring Wine Club Release Pick Up Party
March 16 & March 17 | 1:00PM-3:00PM
 

We invite you to our much-anticipated  Spring Wine Club Pickup Party at Raffaldini Vineyards, happening on March 16th and 17th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the winery. This wine club member only event is a celebration of fine wine and great company, designed especially for you, our valued club members. Indulge in the first taste of our newest releases - the vibrant 2023 Vermentino Superiore, the robust 2022 Sangiovese Classico, and the exquisite 2021 Mezzogiorno. Each wine has been meticulously crafted to capture the essence of our unique vineyard and to deliver an exceptional tasting experience. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon filled with delightful wines, tasty bites, engaging conversations, and a sneak peek into what Raffaldini Vineyards has in store for the coming year. Save the date and get ready to enhance your wine collection with these exclusive new releases!

 

 

Coming in February 2024:
 

The ship carrying  the precious cargo of Raffaldini Delicato and Robusto olive oils has left Italy and is making its way across the Atlantic and soon will be on our shelves.  Also coming on the same ship is our new product offering from Tamia, who has partnered with a company in Modena, to produce a white wine vinegar and a black Balsamic vinegar that will be featured at Raffaldini. All four products are available to pre-order. Barbara Raffaldini will be offering tasting of the 2023 olive oils and both of the vinegars in the Tasting Room as soon as they arrive. Please watch the website for the dates of these tastings.

 

PreOrder Now
 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here
 


Little Heaven Bed and Breakfast 

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

After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 
Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
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November 1, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

November Newsletter

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Assemblaggio!
Grande Riserva Blending Trials
Weekends in November | 1pm - 3pm 
$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club
Space is limited!
 
We are excited to unveil the first taste of our 2021 red wines! After careful aging, these rich, dark reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva, our most powerful red wine!

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson in our winery barrel room. Each blend you create will be carefully analyzed, sampled and help inspire our new vintage of Grande Riserva. 

This is an opportunity to hone your winemaking knowledge and ability, learn more about grape varietals, and make a few new friends in the process. Blending trials will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking season. 

Read more.

Available Dates (click for more info or to purchase): 

Saturday, November 11 - General Admission
Saturday, November 11 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 12 - General Admission
Sunday, November 12 - Wine Club

Saturday, November 18 - General Admission
Saturday, November 18 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 19 - General Admission
Sunday, November 19 - Wine Club

 

 


Murder at the Masquerade Ball
Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Only a few tickets remaining!

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 

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Veteran's Day - Family Day
Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11

Join us as we honor and celebrate our Veterans! Bring the entire family and reflect on the sacrifices made by our service men and women. All veterans will receive a 15% discount on all non-wine products on Friday and Saturday (November 10 and 11).

 


Upcoming Food Trucks: 

November
 
Saturday, November 4Dogs R' Us
Sunday, November 5 – Mums
 
Saturday, November 11 Cheez Boss
Sunday, November 12 – Mr. People Feeder
 
Saturday, November 18 – Sandwich Express
Sunday, November 19 – Mums


Family Days:

Friday, November 10
Saturday, November 11
Friday, November 24


Note: We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, to allow our staff and their families a chance to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please join us for Afternoon of Holiday Cheer (info below!). 



SAVE THE DATE:



Afternoon of Holiday Cheer, Friday after Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 24, 2023 | 11:00am-4:00pm -  Family Day


We invite you to help us prepare for the holidays! The entire family will enjoy holiday shopping and live tunes while you craft your own holiday decorations, and enjoy complimentary cookies and apple cider while the little ones write letters to Santa.

Join Barbara Raffaldini, aka Mrs. Claus, as she reads aloud the classic holiday stories of La Befana and The Night Before Christmas. 
We'll have a local musician performing all your holiday favorites live!

  Come out and join us for a day full of Holiday Cheer!

 

Wine Club Member Appreciation 

Saturday, December 2  | 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Free - Wine Club Members Only
La Famigilia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day. You'll enjoy samples of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and some light bites. We will have raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day! 
 
This event is free and open to those who are 21 and older. For more information and to RSVP, please email us at info@raffaldini.com.
RSVP - Wine Club Appreciation
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Raffaldini and Floriana Pair Tasty Meal for NC Wine Group

Jay Raffaldini recently hosted the NC Chapter of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine for a Raffaldini wine dinner at Floriana in Wilmington. Our friends Dathan and Jenn from Triangle Around Town captured Jay describing the wines and pairings as well as the overall conviviality of the evening. You can watch or read along here

 

 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here
 


Little Heaven Bed and Breakfast 

Stay in the heart of wine country in this elegantly-rustic Yadkin Valley Bed and Breakfast. Little Heaven Bed & Breakfast is a Beautiful Lodge with mountains view surrounded by 40 + Wineries. The outdoors will transform your soul when you experience all that the Yadkin Valley has to offer. On the property, there is a pond where you can fish, there is 10 acres full of woods and open space to explore with yourself or your loved ones.
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 
Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

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

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Raffaldini Bests 'East Meets West' Wine Competition 

The 2023 International East meets West Wine Challenge is one of more demanding competitions to enter. Wines are classified as East if made east of the Rocky Mountains and also includes all of Europe and South America. Wines are classified as West  if made west of the Rocky Mountains and also includes all of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We are overjoyed, thrilled, proud (and even Jay was at a loss for words) to announce that the Raffaldini 2019 Grande Riserva was voted best in show, best in class and best red for all wines made in the East, barely getting edged out for the place in the best overall combined global case. Not to be lost in the joyous news the Raffaldini 2020 Mezzogiorno came in second behind Grande Riserva.  For those curious, we did not enter the 2019 Patrimonio because we are nearly sold out. A happy day at Raffaldini and thank all of you for believing in what we are trying to do.
 
 
Raffaldini 2019 Grande Riserva Swan Creek   Best of Class, Best of Show Red Wine   Balanced with fruit, blackberry, coffee espresso.  

Raffaldini 2020 Mezzogiorno

Swan Creek
 
Best of Class
 
Density; full bodied; rich red fruit. Balanced and zesty
Buy Now
 

Grazie Mille! for Another Successful Festa Italiana


Save the date for our 19th Annual Festa Italiana, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2024. 
 
 
Upcoming Events: 



Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, October 21 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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 $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that includes shuttle service to and from the Best Western Plus Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Best Western Plus Jonesville, NC at 336-835-6000. 

Dinner + Shuttle
Dinner Only
 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 


Bramabella


Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here
 


Little Haven Bed and Breakfast 

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


Upcoming Food Trucks: 

October

Saturday, September 30 - Dogs R Us
Sunday, October 1 - Dogs R Us

Saturday, October 7 - The Mobile Grill
Sunday, October 8 - Sandwich Express

Saturday, October 14 - Dogs R Us
Sunday, October 15 - Mums and Donut NV (Farmer's Market/Family Day)

Saturday, October 21 - Cheez Boss
Sunday, October 22 - Mums

Saturday, October 28 - Dogs R Us
Sunday, October 29 - Dogs R Us

 
 

Farmer's Market - Family Day
Sunday, October 15 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local vendors on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally sourced, homemade wax melts, boney, local produce, hand made decor and more! 

RARA Sisboombah Release
Collaborative Red Wine Blend with JOLO Winery & Vineyards
Saturday, October 21

Join Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Vineyards as they unveil the sixth 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 11:00am-12:00pm at Raffaldini Vineyards with a special conversation with Jay and JW and then move to JOLO Vineyards from 1:00pm-2:00pm to enjoy more wine and conversation. This is a complimentary event. Please RSVP as space is limited to info@raffaldini.com. 

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Murder at the Masquerade Ball
Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 

Buy Now | Wine Club
Buy Now | GA

Assemblaggio!
Grande Riserva Blending Trials
Weekends in November | 1pm - 3pm 
$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club
Space is limited!
 
We are excited to unveil the first taste of our 2021 red wines! After careful aging, these rich, dark reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva, our most powerful red wine!

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and winemaker Chris Nelson in our winery barrel room. Each blend you create will be carefully analyzed, sampled and help inspire our new vintage of Grande Riserva. 

This is an opportunity to hone your winemaking knowledge and ability, learn more about grape varietals, and make a few new friends in the process. Blending trials will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking season. 

Read more.

Available Dates (click for more info or to purchase): 

Saturday, November 4 - General Admission
Saturday, November 4 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 5 - General Admission
Sunday, November 5 - Wine Club

Saturday, November 11 - General Admission
Saturday, November 11 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 12 - General Admission
Sunday, November 12 - Wine Club

Saturday, November 18 - General Admission
Saturday, November 18 - Wine Club

Sunday, November 19 - General Admission
Sunday, November 19 - Wine Club

 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 
Beyond The Vines, Into the Community...
 
Raffaldini Hosts Yadkin RiverKeeper Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Saturday, October 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a delightful evening at the Yadkin Riverkeeper's annual Oyster Roast on October 14, 2023, from 6-9 PM at the scenic Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, NC.

Indulge in a special culinary experience featuring mouthwatering oysters, sip on fine wines and beers, and enjoy live music that will fill the venue all night long. Plus, don't miss your chance to win exciting prizes in our raffle.

Early bird tickets are available until October 1st for just $100, so grab yours now and support our mission to protect and enhance the Yadkin Pee Dee River basin through education, advocacy, and action.

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Raffaldini Proud Sponsor of Piedmont Opera
Verdi's Il Trovatore Oct. 20,22,24


Avenge me!  The phrase is sung throughout the score.  But amongst the struggle for a throne, a love triangle, and a demented old woman, who calls for vengeance?  Leonora for her lover? Manrico for his Mother? Count di Luna for treachery? Azucena over a mysterious secret?  Only in Verdi’s most compelling score will the mystery be solved.  Mi vendica!  

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

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
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September 15, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Party Like an Italian!

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18th Annual Festa Italiana is THIS
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 

Rain or Shine!
 
Our biggest outdoor event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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, and more! 

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements! Perfect Fall weather has finally arrived just in time for FESTA! 


Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25


Purchase of Advanced Sale tickets will end Friday, September 15 at noon. Same day tickets are $25 and will be available at admission. 
Purchase Tickets Here
 
 
Harvest is Under Way! 

As harvest continues, some of our grapes ended up in the Fruttaio or fruit drying room. Here is a photo of some our red varietals after a few days' drying. This is called Appassimento. Raffaldini Vineyards dries more fruit than any other vineyard in the United States.   
 
 
 
Jay Raffaldini Featured Guest of Wilkesboro "Find Your Back Road" Podcast
 

 
Hosts Matt and Michele sat down with Jay Raffaldini to talk about NC's booming wine renaissance and about their upcoming Festa Italiana on Sept 16-17 - on the Wilkesboro "Find Your Backroad" program. Click to listen! 
 
Upcoming Events: 



Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, October 21 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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 $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that 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. For information on overnight lodging please contact the
 Best Western Plus Jonesville, NC at 336-835-6000. 

Dinner + Shuttle
Dinner Only



Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Sunday, October 22 | 10:30am-1:00pm


Join owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 

Purchase GA Tickets
Purchase WC Tickets
 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 

 
Bramabella

Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here

 


Upcoming Food Trucks: 

September

Saturday, September 16th - Festa Italiana!
Sunday, September 17th - Festa Italiana!

Saturday, September 23rd - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 24th - Mr. People Feeder


Saturday, September 30th - Dogs R Us
 

Save The Date! 
Be on the lookout for more details in future newsletters.

Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 15 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local farmers on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally sourced Homemade Wax Melts, Honey, Local produce, Hand made decor and more!



Murder at the Masquerade Ball

Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 

 

 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Inspiring Italian Fall Recipes Courtesy of Cape Fear Living 



This Fall, there's no better time to embrace the charm and comfort that a delicious Italian meal can provide. We've brought two of our favorite Italian families to the table for good wine and food: Antonio Carlo Gourmet Sauces and Raffaldini Winery



Read more.

 

 
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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September 1, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

September Newsletter

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18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 

 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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 olive oil 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
Purchase Tickets Here
 
Seeking Festa Volunteers: Do you love wine and being around other people? We are looking for a few paid volunteers for our Festa Italiana, September 16 - 17. Email us for more info!
 
Harvest is Under Way! 

This week, our tireless harvest team began work on bringing the 2023 vintage into the winery. This year's conditions have proven exceptional and we look forward to sharing more updates with you as our winemaking begins! 
     
 
 
Jay Raffaldini Featured Guest of Wilkesboro "Find Your Back Road" Podcast
 

 
Hosts Matt and Michele sat down with Jay Raffaldini to talk about NC's booming wine renaissance and about their upcoming Festa Italiana on Sept 16-17 - on the Wilkesboro "Find Your Backroad" program. Click to listen! 
 
Upcoming Events: 


An Afternoon in Tuscany

Sunday, October 1 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can't visit Tuscany this Fall!! Join us for an outdoor concert by the musical talents Jersey Roche and Justin Traxler, who will then join us for  a family style lunch (pranzo)  and a stroll in the vines.  

General Admission
Wine Club



Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, October 21 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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 $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that 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. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Fairfield Inn at 336.353.2008 or the Hampton Inn at 336-835-1994

Dinner + Shuttle
Dinner Only



Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Sunday, October 22 | 10:30am-1:00pm


Join owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 

Purchase GA Tickets
Purchase WC Tickets
 
Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 

 
Bramabella

Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here

 


Upcoming Food Trucks: 

September

Saturday, September 2nd - Southern On Main
Sunday, September 3rd - Mr. People Feeder

  Monday, September 4th - Dogs R' Us


Saturday, September 9th - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 10th - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, September 16th - Festa Italiana!
Sunday, September 17th - Festa Italiana!

Saturday, September 23rd - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 24th - Mr. People Feeder


Saturday, September 30th - Dogs R Us
 

Save The Date! 
Be on the lookout for more details in future newsletters.

Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 15 | 12:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local farmers on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally sourced Homemade Wax Melts, Honey, Local produce, Hand made decor and more!



Murder at the Masquerade Ball

Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 

 

 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community

Inspiring Italian Fall Recipes Courtesy of Cape Fear Living 



This Fall, there's no better time to embrace the charm and comfort that a delicious Italian meal can provide. We've brought two of our favorite Italian families to the table for good wine and food: Antonio Carlo Gourmet Sauces and Raffaldini Winery



Read more.

 

 
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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August 17, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Harvest is Right Around the Corner

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FESTA ITALIANA IS ONE MONTH AWAY!
 
18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 

 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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 olive oil and more!

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

Sunday VIP Tables are selling fast!
Table of 4: $200
Table of 8: $400


Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
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Seeking Festa Volunteers: Do you love wine and being around other people? We are looking for a few paid volunteers for our Festa Italiana, September 16 - 17. Email us for more info!
 
Upcoming Events: 

Sagrantino Vertical Tasting
Saturday, August 19 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson will host a retrospective tasting of prior vintages of Raffaldini Sagrantino. Sagrantino is a grape that benefits significantly from aging as the wine gains complexity and aromatic nuances. 

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Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday, October 21 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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 $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that 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. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Fairfield Inn at 336.353.2008 or the Hampton Inn at 336-835-1994

Dinner + Shuttle
Dinner Only



Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Sunday, October 22 | 10:30am-1:00pm


Join owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 

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Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay. Learn more by clicking here. 

 
Bramabella

Bramabella Vineyards is a 40 acre, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square feet+ luxury Estate nestled in The Brushy Mountains of North Carolina: it is comprised of a hillside vineyard, a blueberry orchard, a formal garden by the home, walking trails, and an ever-flowing stream with soul-stopping, dramatic waterfalls. The property evokes a magical, fairy-tale, Garden-of-Eden feel. You feel as if you have been transported to another world while strolling around the grounds and gardens of Bramabella. Learn more by clicking here

 


Upcoming Food Trucks: 

August

Saturday, August 19th - Too Random: A Street Food Experience
Sunday, August 20th - Southern On Main

Saturday, August 26th - Mums

Sunday, August 27th - Mr. People Feeder


September

Saturday, September 2nd - Southern On Main
Sunday, Septeber 3rd - Mr. People Feeder


Saturday, September 9th - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 10th - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, September 16th - Festa Italiana!
Sunday, September 17th - Festa Italiana!

Saturday, September 23rd - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 24th - Mr. People Feeder


Saturday, September 30th - Dogs R Us
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.