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The red wine you've been waiting for, 2014 Grande Riserva, now available for purchasegrr
Grande Riserva, as the name implies, represents the utmost and very best efforts of all that we do from the vineyard to the winery. In making this limited quantity wine, we used the finest and oldest Montepulciano, Petit Verdot and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness and then triple sorted to create a decadent, powerful wine with a focused expression of Raffaldini Vineyards. We applied the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes' natural flavors and aromas. Finally, we placed the grapes in oak fermenters to further deepen the profile and age the wine in the best oak barrels available.

Less than 75 cases of this wine are available at $55 per bottle. Purchase limits are one case per person for wine club members and six bottles per person for the general public.

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FEBRUARY EVENTS
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Sales of Raffaldini Vineyards' Pino Vino I - VIII helped benefit all animals in need through donations to local animal rescue agencies. If you have a rescue dog that you would like to be considered for the Pino Vino IX label, send us a photo and back story in 50 words or less between February 1-April 25. An independent panel of judges will narrow down the entries and then vote on a winner. The winning dog will then go on to represent all animals in need as the new Pino Vino ambassador featured on the label of our Pino Vino IX red wine.

Click here to see the Pino Vino rescue kennel of champions.

The winner will be revealed on the labels of Pino Vino IX at a grand unveiling ceremony on June 17, 2017. Make plans now to send us your living rescue dog photo through April 25. 
 

afternoon-with-the-winemakeAfternoon with the Winemaker
Saturday, February 4 | Sessions held at: 1pm & 3pm | $20 General Admission, $15 Wine Club, per person includes a glass of Raffaldini wine

Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and Assistant Winemaker Katy Kidd welcome you as they guide a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery from harvest to bottle. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to tour the winery at Raffaldini Vineyards as we prepare to bottle our most popular new releases. You will learn how we craft our award-winning wines, as well as go step-by-step through the winemaking process. $20 per person or $15 per person for Wine Club Members includes a glass of wine of your choice. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation. *Cancelations with a full refund are accepted up to 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund only if your reservation is re-booked.

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Afternoon with the Winemaker - 1pm General Admission
Afternoon with the Winemaker - 1pm Wine Club

Afternoon with the Winemaker - 3pm General Admission
Afternoon with the Winemaker - 3pm Wine Club

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For the Love of Chocolate...and Wine!
Saturday, February 11 | 12pm-5pm | Sunday, February 12 | 1pm-5pm| Free Admission

Raffaldini Vineyards and the Vineyards of Swan Creek celebrate Valentine's Day as each vineyard pairs one of their wines with a Valentine's Day sweet! At Raffaldini Vineyards, enjoy a complimentary sample of our famous Sangiovese-wine infused chocolate brownie paired with a tasting of an award-winning Raffaldini wine. A delicious way to start off your romantic weekend! This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information.


 
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Amore! The Language of Love
Sunday, February 12 |  1pm & 3pm | Free Admission, RSVPs Requested

Please visit Raffaldini Vineyards for this year's Amore workshop. Nada's Italy Tours of Charlotte, NC will introduce us to the Italian culture and essential tips on Italian customs that you need to know when traveling to Italy. Each workshop will be a one-hour session held on the second floor of Villa Raffaldini at 1pm and 3pm. Admission is free, but please RSVP as space is limited. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.

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827539-250Sat. Feb 18 - NC Fine Wines Competition Gala Dinner | Millenium Center Winston-Salem, NC | Click for Tickets
The unveiling of the North Carolina Fine Wines competition winners is only one portion of this celebration of North Carolina Fine Wines.  This will be an event to remember with fine wines and a six course dinner paired with outstanding wines from across the state. Wineries and wine lovers will learn the top 12 wines which will make up the 2017 NC Fine Wines Case. We're partnering with both the The Kimpton Hotel and The Graylyn Estate, both unique hotels in Winston-Salem. The boutique Kimpton Hotel is a block away from the Millennium Center, while The Graylyn Estate is an historic residence only 3 miles from downtown. Book your room online here with the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel or call the The Graylyn Estate (800) 472-9596 and mention the North Carolina Fine Wines Society Room Rate for February 17th & 18th, 2017.  


 
31732050601_c2ff55c310_bBarrel Tasting with the Winemaker
Saturday, February 25 |  1pm - 3pm | $25 per person

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to sample wines from our cellar straight out of the barel with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to the first 36 Wine Club Members to RSVP. Be among the first to sample our exciting new vintages! Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.

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weddingsmast4NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Umstead Hotel and Spa | Cary, NC
Tuesday, February 28


In January 2017, a panel of seven Advanced Sommeliers and one Master of Wine will have judged over 125 wines from vineyards in North Carolina. The top 12 wines from this competition make up the 2017 NC Fine Wines Case.

Join us at The Umstead Hotel and Spa on Tuesday February 28th from 5:30 - 7:30 to taste the best wines accompanied by succulent hors d'oeuvres. The winning vineyards will be there pouring you their award winning wines as well as sharing their story of what makes their wines so great.

This is a great educational opportunity for wine lovers to increase their knowledge of the quality of North Carolina wines and interact directly with the owners and winemakers that made them. What better way to spend a Tuesday night in February than sharing a Fine Wine in such a great location. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly. Optionally, the Umstead Hotel & Spa would love for you to continue your evening in their restaurant and spend the night in their Forbes 5 Star-rated hotel.

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Spring 2017 Wine Club Pickup Weekend
Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4,  Sunday, March 5 | 12pm-4pm | TR Hours: Fri. & Sat. 11am-5pm - Sun. 12pm-5pm

Don't miss the first opportunity to pick up your all-new Spring Wine Club package! Enjoy a complimentary food and wine tasting featuring one of the new Wine Club releases paired with a recipe from your wine club Package. On Saturday, join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini for unique look into this new vintage at one of our 30 minute personal discussion at 1pm and 3pm. Exclusive wine club tastings and pairings will be held from 12pm-4pm on all three days. Tasting room hours are: Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm; and 12pm-5pm on Sunday. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information on how to sign up for the wine club.

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In the Community:

Raffaldini Wines Served at the Heart of the Community Truffle Dinner to Benefit The Children's Law Center of Central NC
Thursday, February 9 | 6pm-10pm

Raffaldini Vineyards will provide wines for a one-of-a kind dinner featuring locally-grown truffles. Sample our wines along with delicious dishes prepared by local favorites Chef Harrison Littel of The Honey Pot and Five Loaves Catering with Chef Richard Miller bringing you the best in truffle dishes and wines along with live music all for a great cause, The Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina.

Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. Mar 11 - Special Collaboration wine release featuring Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Winery
Tue. Mar 14 - NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Duke Mansion | Charlotte, NC
Sat. Mar 18 - Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker Wine Club Only
Tue. Mar 28 - NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Omni Grove Park Inn | Charlotte, NC

 

Raffaldini Vineyards is open year-round and there’s something for everyone on our full 2017 Events Calendar
 
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La Famiglia Raffaldini

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC

Double Gold Medal 95 pts. 2012 Montepulciano Riserva | 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

450 Groce Rd

Ronda, NC 28670

tel.336.835.9463

fax. 336.835.9330

          www.raffaldini.com



Hours: Weekdays & Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday: closed

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Please have photo ID available to present to our staff. Pets are not permitted on the premises. Picnics are welcome at our designated picnic areas; however, outside picnics and coolers are not permitted at the Villa. Only alcohol purchased at Raffaldini may be consumed on the premises. To insure the highest quality experience for all our visitors, we are unable to accommodate groups of eight or more for wine tasting without a reservation. Groups of eight or more need to reserve a private tasting package that will be held with an expert Raffaldini staff member. Please call 336.526.1078 or email us to check availability or make reservations for you group.

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April 23, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

An Update from Jay Raffaldini

An Update from Jay Raffaldini
Greetings All -
 
I hope this email finds everyone and their families happy and healthy. With warmer weather upon us and the vineyard in full swing I would like to use this opportunity to update you on some exciting developments at Raffaldini.
 
Firstly, some of you may have already noticed two new street signs have appeared, one on the newly paved Groce Road, half way up before the turn into Raffaldini and the other immediately after the stone entrance gates. These are signs to alert visitors that this is Black Rooster Territory. Black Rooster translates from the Italian as Gallo Nero and is used to mark the boundaries of the Chianti region in Tuscany and the Black Rooster appears on all wines designated as Chianti Classico. As we produce Sangiovese (the grape used to make Chianti), and we are frequently referred to as Chianti in the Carolinas, I thought it fitting that we designate our own area.
 
Not many people know the story behind the Black Rooster. As legend has it for centuries the ruling families of Florence and Siena were at war and one day the patriarchs agreed it was time to end the fighting and permanently agree to a boundary line. Their method chosen was classically Tuscan – at first rooster crow in the morning each family would send off their fastest horse from their city center (frequently a church) and wherever the riders met on the road between the cities would be the boundary. The ruling Florentine family had a Black Rooster who they starved and kept in a dark box for days while the Sienese had a White Rooster and was endlessly pampered and lazy. On the day of the race the Black Rooster sang much sooner than usual given his extreme hunger and this gave the Florentine rider a huge head start. As the border is much closer to Siena (meaning more land for the Florentines) the Black Rooster is a centuries old source of irritation for one family and joy for the other. Happily for both, the area around the border happens to be Chianti which is home to the greatest Sangiovese wine made in the world. Such is the wonderful nature of life in Italy. 
 
I am also pleased to announce the arrival of our eight new large custom made oval and round oak bottis (each the equivalent of eleven standard oak barrels), all handmade by the famous Gamba Cooperage in Asti, Italy. They join the three existing bottis we purchased last year. These bottis will last for half a century and add a beautiful structural element to our red wines. In addition we are furthering our commitment to fermenting in oak (rather than stainless steel) and have received another four oak fermenters from Gamba to complement the two onsite now. I simply love oak fermented wines, for their depth and complexity are second to none. This year we will even ferment our Vermentino in oak for the first time. I believe this very significant investment in large oak vessels will allow Raffaldini to push the quality envelop even further in our attempt to make the best wines we possibly can.
 
A Presto!



Jay
 
 
 

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April 17, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Hop On Over to Raffaldini for a Spring Fling

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community




Raffaldini Vineyards Partners with The Parenting Path to End Child Abuse

Raffaldini Vineyards is lending a hand to put an end to child abuse with The Parenting Path. The 2019 Pinwheel Gala to end child abuse will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem on Friday, May 10th from 6:00-10:00 pm.The Parenting PATH has provided services to thousands of children and families throughout the Piedmont Triad for 37 years. Our mission is to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect by strengthening families, enhancing parent/child relationships and creating safer communities for parents and their children. All proceeds benefit children and families served through our programs

https://parentingpath.org/





Raffaldini Lends a Paw to Local Pets

The Party 4 Paws is AARF’s largest annual fundraiser. It is dedicated solely to underwriting the substantial medical expenses incurred in helping the ill and injured cats and dogs that AARF rescues. Funds raised from the event will ensure that AARF can continue to be a major rescue service in Forsyth County that treats any and all health situations, including vaccinations, spay and neuter, treatment of disease, repair of broken limbs, providing emergency services and surgery when needed.

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Easter Brunch & Egg-stravaganza 
Sunday, April 21  | 12pm - 2pm


It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Easter Brunch, Egg Hunt, Baby Goats, Cheese Roll, and Much more! 

Bring the whole family and feast together over an Italian-style buffet brunch along with award winning Raffaldini wines. 

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

La Ruzzola Del Formaggio, a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the cheese!  La Ruzzola dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Easter in select Italian villages. The cheese rolling competitions will be held at 1pm and 3pm on the lawn.

Easter Brunch tickets are $50 plus tax per person and include two glasses of Raffaldini wines. Easter Brunch tickets for nondrinkers and those under 21 are $25 plus tax per person. Cheese Roll, Goat Petting, and Egg Hunt are free.

Click here to view brunch menu.

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Sagra Delle Salsicce: Grilled Italian Sausage Luncheon at the Winery
Saturday, May 4  | 12pm - 2pm

$50 Plus Tax Per Person


Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), drink wine at the winery. This event is hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon. Ticket price is $50 plus tax per person and includes admission to event, grilled traditional Italian sausage lunch, with grilled peppers and onions and assorted sides such as Italian pasta salad, Italian potato salad, green salad, tiramisu, and Raffaldini wines.
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Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12  | 12pm - 2pm

$50 General Public | $25 Brunch only


Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), drink wine at the winery. This event is hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon. Ticket price is $50 plus tax per person and includes admission to event, grilled traditional Italian sausage lunch, with grilled peppers and onions and assorted sides such as Italian pasta salad, Italian potato salad, green salad, tiramisu, and Raffaldini wines.
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An Event for Red Wine Lovers
Salon Tasting: Sangiovese
Saturday, May 18  | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

$45 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members

Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four Sangiovese wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to 48 guests. Anti-pasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards. This event is for those ages 21 and up.

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Food Truck | Live Music Dates
Food Truck:

Saturday, April 20 - Snack Wagon

Sunday, April 21 - Snack Wagon

Saturday, April 27 - Street Gourmet


Sunday, April 28 - Street Gourmet

Saturday, May 4 - Wraps Around the World


Saturday, May 11 - Comfort Food on Wheels

Sunday, May 12 - 225 Street Food

Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen



Live Music:

Sunday, April 21 - Justin Nelson

Sunday, April 28 - Samuel Taylor

Sunday, May 5 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, May 12 - Samuel Taylor


Sunday, May 19 - Shelly Ruffin + Soul Revival

Sunday, May 26 - Colin Allured

 
 
Spring Wine Club Featuring Four New Wines Now Available
Wine Club Details

We are delighted to share with you four new wines in our Spring 2019 Superiore Wine Club Package:

Each Package Contains: 
​2 bottles of 2018 Liguria
1 bottle of  2017 Bella Misto
2 bottles of  2017 Sangiovese Classico
1 bottle of MCCCXLVIII (1348) 92Pts - James Suckling
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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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