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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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Time Posted: Apr 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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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.

https://www.aarfws.org/events-index

 
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
Order Superiore Club
Order Classico Club
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

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Time Posted: Apr 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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