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May 31, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini June Newsletter

Jay Raffaldini Featured on #CorkTalkPod
Owner Jay Raffaldini is highlighted on the latest episode of Cork Talk. Learn more about the history of Raffaldini Vineyards, Jay's personal journey into wine, what the future holds, and much more. 

Click here to listen.
 
Forbes Magazine Lists 'Appassimento' as 'Wine's Next Cult Trend'
"There is something about a winemaker’s desire to give himself more challenges in an already overwhelming situation that speaks to a deep passion."

Raffaldini Vineyards dries more fruit than any other winery in the United States. 

 

Click here to read the entire article on Forbes.com. 
 
Beyond the Vines...In the Community




Stephen G. Lyons Celebration at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center  

Stephen G. Lyons was the Co-Director of the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center with his wife, Susan Lyons, from 2007 until Stephen's passing in 2014. Prior to serving the Yadkin Arts Center, Stephen was a part of the original team at Raffaldini Vineyards. Enjoy wines from Raffaldini Vineyards along with several other Yadkin Valley wineries and other local vendors along with live music and entertainment. Proceeds from this event will go to the Stephen G. Lyons Scholarship for the Performing Arts.
 


A/Perture Cinema Looking at Art Cinema 

Tales of Europe is a program co-organized by Europa Cinemas and Europa International and funded by Creative Europe Media. Tuesday films start at 6:30pm and Saturday at 1pm. Tuesday includes a glass of wine from Raffaldini Vineyards & matinee pricing for the Saturday encore!
 
 
Automobili Raffaldini: Euro Car Show
Sunday, June 23 | 12pm-5pm


Nothing epitomizes grace and style better than European automobiles. Join Raffaldini Vineyards for our  annual European Car Show and view timeless classics of European style surrounding Villa Raffaldini. Admission is free. 
 
 
Festa Italiana
Saturday, September 21 | 11am-5pm

Our biggest event of the year makes its triumphant return. The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 21st 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. Tickets are $15 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of 3 Raffaldini wines or a glass of wine. 
Pre-Sale VIP
Pre-Sale General Admission
 
July Wine and Food Events

Italian Kitchen: Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, July 14 | 12pm-5pm
$50 General Admission | $40 Wine Club

Join us for an afternoon of wine and food as Executive Chef Corey Hooks, demonstrates two signature Italian recipes. Learn some helpful tips from Chef Corey and watch him prepare two courses. Price includes the cooking demonstration, food sampling, 2 glasses of wine and recipe cards. Wine Club Admission is $50 plus tax per person. 

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Salon Tasting with Jay Raffaldini: Montepulciano
Sunday, July 20 | 12pm-5pm
$45 General Admission | $40 Wine Club

Taste and compare our 90-point Montepulciano Riserva alongside three other world renowned Montepulcianos. Explore the wonderful character of this unique varietal with Owner Jay Raffaldini. 

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2017 Grande Riserva
Now Available

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. 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 aged the wine in the best oak barrels available.

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Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, June 1 - The Feathered Fin

Sunday, June 2 - The Feathered Fin


Saturday, June 8 - 225 Street Food
Saturday, June 8 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, June 9 - Street Gourmet


Saturday, June 15 - Taco Mobile

Sunday, June 16 - Taco Mobile

Saturday, June 22 - Beyond Decadence
Saturday, June 22 - Wraps Around the World

Sunday, June 23 - Beyond Decadence
Sunday, June 23 - Wraps Around the World


Saturday, June 29 - The Feathered Fin

Sunday, June 30 - The Feathered Fin


Live Music:


Sunday, June 2 - Colin Allured

Sunday, June 9 - Justin Nelson

Sunday, June 30 - Justin Nelson
 
Meet the Team:
Emily White, Office Manager


Emily White is the Office Manager at Raffaldini Vineyards. She is a native of Elkin, NC and while she spent many years living in other areas, Emily eventually came back to settle in the foothills. She received her B.S. in Community Justice Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She was drawn to the college because of her shared belief in their core values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship. Emily’s professional experience comes from working for both large and small corporations and ranges from proficiencies in critical software applications to human resource management. Emily lives with her husband Clent and their two sons on a family farm in Dobson which raises a variety of agricultural products. 
 
 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: May 31, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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May 16, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Join Us At Raffaldini Vineyards

Attention Wine Lovers!
Ciao Amici -

There is nothing more glorious than the start of Summer in the vineyard. The flowers are in full bloom, the vineyard is bursting with color, and the fruit that will become the next vintage is here, signaling the countdown to harvest.

To celebrate the season, I've curated some experiences that complement and highlight what we do to make Raffaldini Vineyards unique. The Salon Tasting is a comparative tasting of our Sangiovese alongside stellar examples of this classic Italian grape. The long-awaited release of our 2017 Grande Riserva, a wine that highlights the fullest potential of our estate and exemplifies the laborious Appassimento drying method. Finally, Afternoon in Tuscany is everything I love about Italy -the wine, the food, and the music-right here in the Carolinas, set to the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I look forward to sharing our journey with you.


A presto,


Jay
 
 
 
Salon Tasting: Sangiovese Classico
Saturday, May 18 | 1pm-3pm

$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, two from Raffaldini Vineyards and two others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to 48 guests. Gourmet antipasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards.
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2017 Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, May 25 | 1pm-3pm

$25 plus tax per person | General Admission
$20 plus tax per person | Wine Club Members

Join owner Jay Raffaldini as he presents our 2017 Grande Riserva! 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.

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 aged the wine in the best oak barrels available.

Event ticket includes a glass of 2017 Grande Riserva and light Hors D'oeuvres from Bottles & Boards.

Click Here to Pre-Purchase Grande Riserva

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Can't Go to Italy This Summer? Join Us...
Afternoon in Tuscany
Sunday, June 2 | 1pm-3pm

$70 plus tax per person | General Admission
$60 plus tax per person | Wine Club Members

Indulge your senses and take off to Tuscany right here at Chianti in the Carolinas, Raffaldini Vineyards. Immerse yourself in the vineyard at the peak of the growing season and enjoy a stroll through the vines, traditional Tuscan lunch followed by a concert of Italian music, all nestled beautifully among the vines. 

This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation. 


Sample Menu
Panzanella Salad
marinated tomato, crusty bread, red onion, fresh herbs, Tuscan herb EVOO, 18yr Balsamic
 
Grilled Asparagus
served cold with toasted almonds, citrus gremolata, extra virgin olive oil
 
Grilled Breast of Chicken
artichoke salad, sundried tomato, capers, fresh herbs
 
Zucchini-Bean Salad
summer vegetables, tomato, cannellini beans, fresh herbs
 
Torta Della Nonna
lemon-ricotta pastry cream, pine nuts, flaky pastry
 
Fresh Strawberries
18yr Balsamic, fresh basil, whipped mascarpone

 

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Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen
Saturday, May 25 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen


Monday, May 27 - Taco Mobile

Live Music:

Sunday, May 19 - Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival

Sunday, May 26 - Colin Allured
 
 

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Our mailing address is:
450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: May 16, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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May 3, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini May Newsletter

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community




Piedmont Opera Magnolia Ball

Piedmont Opera invites you to the 28th Annual Magnolia Ball. 

Raffaldini Wine, cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30 PM. Seated Dinner begins at 8:00 PM. Live Auction and Entertainment to follow. Black tie encouraged. Tickets at 336.725.7101 or PiedmontOpera.org

Click here for tickets


 




Yadkin Valley Wine Auction & Gala

The Yadkin Valley Wine Auction & Gala benefits the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation promoting and advancing the well-being of our community by providing quality health care and health-related services. Black tie optional. Tickets are $75/person and tables can be reserved for up to 10 people for $100/table. For tickets or inquiries, please contact 336-527-7457. 

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Vineyard Update
 
Our vineyard crew has been hard at work planting more than 4000 vines, including 2500 Sagrantino vines and 900 Vermentino vines. 
Weathered gneiss uncovered during planting in block four, north of Villa Raffaldini. 
 
May Events
Sagra Delle Salsicce: Italian Sausage Lunch at the Winery
Saturday, May 4 | 1pm-3pm

$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 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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Salon Tasting: Sangiovese Classico
Saturday, May 18 | 1pm-3pm

$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. Gourmet antipasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards.
Shop Now
 
2017 Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, May 25 | 1pm-3pm

$25 plus tax per person | General Admission
$20 plus tax per person | Wine Club Members

Join owner Jay Raffaldini as he presents our 2017 Grande Riserva! 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.

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 aged the wine in the best oak barrels available.

Event ticket includes a glass of 2017 Grande Riserva and light Hors D'oeuvres from Bottles & Boards.

Click Here to Pre-Purchase Grande Riserva

Shop Now
 
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27 | 1pm-3pm


Celebrate the official start to Summer with a day of fun and relaxation among the vines. Enjoy fresh, Authentic Mexican street fare from Taco Mobile food truck. Veterans, active military and first responders stop in for a free gift. 
 
Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, May 4 - Wraps Around the World
Saturday, May 4 - Beyond Decadence


Sunday, May 5 - Wraps Around the World

Saturday, May 11 - Comfort Food on Wheels
Saturday, May 11 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, May 12 - 225 Street Food


Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen
Saturday, May 25 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen


Monday, May 27 - Taco Mobile

Live Music:

Sunday, May 5 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, May 12 - Samuel Taylor

Sunday, May 19 - Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival

Sunday, May 26 - Colin Allured
 
Meet the Team:

Brandy Watson, Assistant Tasting Room Manager


Brandy Watson is the Assistant Tasting Room Manager at Raffaldini Vineyards. Brandy joined the Raffaldini team in 2017. Prior to this, she spent most of her professional career in administration. Currently, she is pursuing her masters degree in business administration at Strayer University. When she isn’t busy achieving her professional and educational goals, you can find her at the gym, hiking, and spending the weekends with her son. He keeps her busy being playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. On Sundays, they both enjoy reading a book together, reminiscing about the week's adventures and gearing up for the week ahead.
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: May 3, 2019 at 1:24 PM

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