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November 28, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

An Update from Jay Raffaldini

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An Update from Jay Raffaldini
I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the holiday season.  After fielding many questions I trust this email can answer some of them as well as provide an update on a few odds and ends.
 
Firstly, Florence has come and gone and it definitely was not a lot of fun arriving smack in the middle of harvest. But as I noted earlier, we chose to let our bigger reds hang as they had not fully ripened yet.  We took some serious body shots and were definitely staggered by a haymaker, but we fought on and I am pleased to say that the remaining grapes that were able to weather the storm turned out great. Unfortunately, we just don't have a lot of them. Such is the nature of farming and this is why one of my favorite expressions is: "There are no farmers who are atheists as we are always praying for something."

On a related vineyard note I must regrettably report that our experiment with planting Nero D'Avola from Sicily has failed. Having planted 4,000 vines in various locations on the property none survived the cold Januarys. I knew this was a risk when I started, but I gambled anyway and lost. In its place we are planting Barbera a far more cold tolerant variety that produces a similar high acid taste profile.
 
On a more positive note, after thirteen years of begging, pleading, and cajoling the DoT has finally paved all of Groce Road (see photo above). So for the very first time you will have an entirely dust-free experience when visiting Raffaldini. I have never had my patience tested so much but in the end (I guess) it was worth it. 

Finally on a personal note those of you who know me well are aware that the decision by Coca Cola to selectively phase out the soda TaB has left me reeling. After drinking eight cans a day EVERY day for thirty eight years I am a bit unsure how to proceed as I simply cannot stand the taste of water and other sodas just don't measure up. If anyone is able to secure a twelve pack of this heavenly-made beverage, I am willing to swap one bottle of Sangiovese (value $29) for every twelve pack delivered to Raffaldini. .
 
My best to all of you.
 

Jay
 

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Time Posted: Nov 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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November 15, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Put Some Bolle In Holiday!

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community


Raffaldini Vineyards is #GivingTuesdayCLT in November

Share Charlotte Giving Tuesday 11/27

SHARE Charlotte unites Charlotte through good. #GivingTuesday (Nov 27) is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. #GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s local response to this global movement. 

 
 
 
Raffaldini Wins Big Awards in American Wine Society Competition
Our Grande Riserva was awarded 93 points and Double Gold, the highest designation among the judges. Following closely behind was Montepulciano Riserva receiving 91 points and Sangiovese with 89 points. Last but not least was our first ever dry Sparkling wine Auguri earning an impressive 88.

Each November, the Society hosts 
commercial and amateur wine competitions, using AWS-certified wine judges to provide consistent, objective evaluations of each wine. The commercial wine competition began in 1986, making this event one of the most esteemed and longest-running wine competitions in the United States.
 
Put some "bolle" in your holiday!

Serve Raffaldini Auguri at your next gathering.
 
Auguri! This common toast translates from the Italian as "Best Wishes." Our handcrafted, traditional sparkling wine has a refreshing acidity that allows it to pair with a wide variety of traditional holiday fare. And who doesn't love the pop of the cork and the delightful fizz of sparkling wine to put you in a celebratory mood? From salty to sweet, Auguri has got you covered. 
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Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials - Last Chance! 
Sunday, November 18 | 1pm - 3pm
Saturday November 24 | 1pm - 3pm


$35 GA / $30 WC
 
Our reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us create the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva! Each session is a two-hour education wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the wine making season. 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. 
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Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon
Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18




Holiday Open House - Colin Allured
Sunday, December 9 Christmas Carols 
 
December Events
Chocolates & Cheers: Dessert and Wine Pairing Event
Sunday, December 9  | 1pm - 3pm

 
The perfect pairing, wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts created by Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner of  Beyond Decadence. Meet Chef Maria, learn the techniques involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. Tickets are $30 + tax per person and include a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine. 
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Wine Club Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 15  | 1pm - 3pm

 
La Famigilia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day. You'll enjoy live music, samples from local vendors raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day! 

This event is free; however, please RSVP to wineclub@raffaldini.com . This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.
 
Holiday Hours: 

Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Also, Raffaldini Vineyards will be closing at 3pm on Thursday, December 6 for our Holiday Staff Party. 
 
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: Nov 15, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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November 1, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini November Newsletter

 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community


Raffaldini Vineyards Collects More Than One Ton of Food for Second Harvest Food Bank


Our 13th Annual Festa Italiana was a beautiful day! Thanks to everyone who attended and donated. We filled up two harvest bins and several empty wine barrels with more than one ton of food for the needy! Save the date for our 14th Annual Festa Italiana: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Second Harvest programs provide healthy food for families, nutrition education that empowers, culinary job training and more. 


Get the details at forkliftnwnc.org

 
 
 
 
Raffaldini Vineyards welcomes active and former military personnel and our public service men and women for a glass of wine or wine tasting Friday, November 9 through Monday, November 12. Thank you for your service. 
 

James Suckling Ranks Three Raffaldini Wines 90+ in 'Best of USA' Tasting


 

Three Raffaldini wines, the 2017 SPQR, 2016 Montepulciano Riserva and, to-be-released MCCCXLVIII (1348) scored among the top of more than 800 wines in a comprehensive United States wine tasting conducted in Virginia by Mr. Suckling two weeks ago. Jay Raffaldini was honored to attend a dinner at Barboursville Vineyards in Charlottesville, VA where Mr. Suckling and his team were the guests of honor. An accompanying short film of the tasting experience will be released soon. Visit JamesSuckling.com for more details.


Il Falco Awarded Double Gold at State Fair

Our popular Sagrantino-based red, Il Falco, scored double-gold at the 2018 NC State Fair. A double gold medal signifies that the judges were unanimous in their decision to award a gold medal. 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards Awarded Best Vineyard & Winery - South East USA
 

Thank you to the readers of Luxe Magazine for bestowing upon us the coveted honor of Best Winery in the South East! We are thrilled with the recognition! 

 

 

 
Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials
Saturdays & Sundays in November | 1pm - 3pm

$35 GA / $30 WC
 
Our reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us create the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva! Each session is a two-hour education wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking season. 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. 
Buy Now
 
Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon
Saturday, November 10
Sunday, November 11

Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18
 

Yoga, Hike & Lunch at Raffaldini Vineyards with Village Yoga Studio
Sunday, November 4 | 9:30am - 1pm
 
 
Unwind and reconnect in a beautiful natural setting with a yoga class, vineyard hike and lunch.  A 75-minute all-level yoga class will be led by Maureen Stitt  and Bonnie Phillips of Village Yoga Studio, overlooking the vines of Raffaldini Vineyards in the glory of fall foliage. Class will be followed by a hike through the vineyard led by Jay Raffaldini.

Afterwards, enjoy a luncheon paired with a glass of our award-winning wine. The yoga class and hike are suitable for those in good physical condition.
Please bring your yoga mat.  

Questions? Email us at villageyoga@triad.rr.com

Location:
Raffaldini Vineyards
450 Groce Road
Ronda, North Carolina 28670

 
All-Inclusive Special Event Cost - $55
You must pre-pay by via pay-pal here, or with the link on our
event page to reserve your spot!
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

Click Here to view.





 


 

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Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 8:43 AM

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