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April 29, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Bella Misto Live Tasting with Jay Raffaldini

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April 21, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

A Message from Jay Raffaldini

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April 16, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Lontano Dagli Occhi, Vicino al Cuore

Lontano Dagli Occhi, Vicino al Cuore
We miss you all and hope that everyone is healthy and safe. While we are longing to host you here on a warm sunny day at the Villa, it helps to see the love online and on social media memories! So keep them coming.

Mother nature has kept us busy over the past few weeks so we are delighted to share with you some updates and beautiful sights from the vineyard. If you're having wanderlust or just popping a bottle of Raffaldini at home, share your photo memories or whatever you miss most about Raffaldini and tag us online @raffaldini and we'll share with our fans to spread around some positivity. 

Jay Raffaldini Offers Virtual Tastings to Wine Club Members

During the shelter in place order, Jay Raffaldini has offered a series of live, virtual tastings for wine club members on Zoom. Click the video below to view the first installment featuring our spring wine club release, SPQR. Join our wine club and receive access to new and limited releases plus the opportunity to join in on future live and virtual events. 
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Left: Barbara Raffaldini's rescue dog, Dolce, supervises planting. Right: Barbara Raffaldini shows off her "quarantine" mask during a planting break. 
Update from Vineyard Manager Jason Krug

Vineyard Manager Jason Krug and our winemaking team are hard at work in the fields. They are shoot thinning the established vines, preserving only the best shoots for the upcoming vintage. They installed a new acre of vineyard, and planted more than 10,000 vines of a familiar favorite, Montepulciano, and a brand new varietal, Trebbiano Toscano. 

Jason says that due to the mild winter, "[the vines] are out two weeks earlier. We escaped the recent frost with minimal damage." Thanks to recent rains in excess of three inches, the newly planted vines have sustenance and the ground is soft enough for Jason and crew to plant the remaining 2,000 vines on his to do list.

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Winemaker Chris Nelson taking a break from planting vines. When not helping plant vines, Winemaker Chris Nelson reports that the winery staff were able to hand bottle the new 2019 Auguri, which is undergoing a secondary fermentation currently to transform the still wine into the crisp, refreshing sparkling wine our guests have come to know and love. They are also working on a Riserva Auguri which will be aged on lees for an additional 6-12 months to increase mouthfeel and texture. He is looking forward to this exciting new project. Chris and his team have also assembled the 2019 Vermentino Surperiore, which is finishing cold stabilization and will be ready to bottle later this month.

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Free Shipping on Six Bottles: Use Code Jellyfish

During the month of April, you can get free shipping on any six bottles of Raffaldini wine by using the code "Jellyfish" at checkout. Why Jellyfish? For the answer, watch Jay Raffaldini's Ted talk. 
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Save 10% on Contactless Curbside Pickup: Use code "Pickup"
We are proud to offer contactless curbside pickup Monday through Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Our staff is ready to help you pick out the perfect wines and pack up your orders for you or as a gift for friends and loved ones. Use the code “PICKUP” to save 10% during checkout online.
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We are looking forward to being back with you soon! We hope everyone remains healthy and well and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and nature responsibly as much as you can. Like our exit sign says, "Lontano Dagli Occhi, Vicino al Cuore." You may be out of sight, but you are near to our hearts. 
Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 16 | 6:30pm - 9pm
Four Seasons Spring Wine Dinner
Saturday, May 17 | 10:30am - 1pm
Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini
Saturday, May 23 | 1pm
Salon Tasting with Jay Raffaldini: Sangiovese
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April 13, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

SPQR Live Tasting with Jay Raffaldini

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April 1, 2020 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini April Newsletter


Benvenuti Primavera: Welcome Spring

Barbara Raffaldini with a new Bota.We hope that everyone is healthy and safe at home. You all are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Despite all that is going on in the world, the vineyard is awakening from winter. Bud break is occurring throughout the vineyard, and the signs of spring are beginning to appear around the property. 
Our vineyard crew is hard at work laying out the new vineyard and digging holes to prepare for spring planting (and a new varietal--stay tuned!) that will fulfill our need for more vines in the coming years. In the winery, we received four new bottis to expand our production capability and align our winemaking and stylistic goals. 
Afternoon with the WinemakerWinemaker Chris Nelson
Saturday, May 2 | 1pm & 3pm
$30 General Admission | $25 Wine Club Members

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

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RARA Sisboombah Release

Sunday, May 3 | 12:00pm - 2pm at Raffaldini Vineyards

This event was rescheduled from April 11. 

Join Owners Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray as they unveil the fourth vintage of RARA, their collaborative wine blend. Enjoy a meet and greet with Raffaldini and Ray with signed bottles available for purchase. The event kicks off at Raffaldini Vineyards at 12pm and resumes at JOLO Vineyards at 2pm. Admission is free, but please RSVP. Owners JW Ray and Jay Raffaldini will unveil the fourth vintage of RARA, their collaborative red wine blend. Signed bottles will be available for purchase. Complimentary passed appetizers will be served.

This is a special, limited edition wine that is expected to sell out quickly. Order now online or phone ahead and pickup in person. 

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2018 Grande Riserva Release

Release Pre-Party
Saturday, May 9 | 1pm

$10 Wine Club Members Only

Jay Raffaldini invites all our wine club members to join him for a unique, behind-the-scenes tasting and discussion on our brand new Grande Riserva in the winery. Enjoy a glass of the 2018 Grande Riserva while Jay describes the dedicated labor of love that our winemaking team goes through to create this special wine. We'll pair the Grande with light refreshments and lively atmosphere as we lead into the Grande Vertical Tasting later in the evening (see below). 
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Grande Vertical Tasting
Saturday, May 9 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

$100 Wine Club Members Only
Winemaker Chris Nelson
Grande Riserva is a wine that represents the pinnacle of Raffaldini Vineyards. Join owner Jay Raffaldini for a rare opportunity to taste every Grande Riserva vintage ever made in an elegant evening setting at Villa Raffaldini. Guests will enjoy a vertical tasting of every vintage of Grande Riserva including the newly-released 2018 vintage. Heavy Hors D'oeuvres will be served throughout the event. Taste for yourself how Raffaldini Grande Riserva withstands the test of time.
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Mamma Mia! Mother's Day BrunchWinemaker Chris Nelson
Sunday, May 10 | 12pm
$50+Tax Per Person

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Raffaldini Vineyards with our Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day Brunch. Feast together over a buffet-style brunch served alongside award-winning Raffaldini Vineyards wines.

Sample Menu, subject to change 

Fruit Salad & Yogurt Parfaits

Italian Strata, – both Vegetable and Meat

Signature Italian Toast Casserole alla Raffaldini

Broccoli Salad

Cucumber and Strawberry Salad, Deviled Eggs and Tortellini  Olive salad

Mini Chicken Salad Croissants

Assorted Breakfast Breads, Pastries and Fritters

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Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Spring
Saturday, May 16 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
$120 Dinner and Hotel Shuttle | $99 Dinner Only

This event was rescheduled from April 18. 

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines which complement each course. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita. 
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Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, May 17 | 10:30am - 1:00pm

$50 General Admission | $40 Wine Club

This event was rescheduled from April 19. 

Jay Tasting from Barrels
Join 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, crusty breads and wine! $50 plus tax per person includes the hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.
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May Food Trucks
Wraps Around The World 

Wraps Around the World will be on site serving fresh cuisine on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

Cousins Maine Lobster

Cousin's Maine Lobster will make their debut at Raffaldini Vineyards on Saturday, May 30. We can't wait to taste that delicious lobster roll with a glass of Auguri! 
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