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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

Raffaldini Vineyards
 
November 27, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini December Newsletter

Success at AWS

2017 Raffaldini Il Falco | 91 Points
2017 Raffaldini Sangiovese Classico | 91 Points
2019 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition


We are pleased to announce our 2017 Il Falco and 2017 Sangiovese Classico each received a 91 point score at the American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition conducted at the end of October, landing among the top reds in the United States.  Both of these wines are available in the tasting room and online! 

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Friday, November 29 | 11am-5pm
Afternoon of Holiday Cheer

 

 
The Holidays are in full swing, and we invite you to help us prepare for the holidays! The entire family will enjoy holiday tunes while you decorate the upstairs tree, craft your own Christmas ornament with wine corks, and enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate while writing letters to Santa or shop for the perfect gift. 
 
 
Raffaldini Holiday Shop and Sip
Sunday, December 8 | 12pm-5pm

 
Celebrate all the holiday season has to offer as you meet and shop with local vendors on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent winter vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally sourced chocolates, cheese and baked goods and more from: 

Heritage Homestead Goat Cheese, Garnet Rose Soaps, Boone Chocolat and To His Glory Alpaca scarfs, hats, socks. 

Our good friends from Wraps Around the World will be serving up their hot and fresh brand of Jamaican cuisine. You can also enjoy a picnic from our fully-stocked deli case. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information. 
 
 
Uncork the Perfect Gift
Raffaldini Vineyards is your holiday destination! 
 
Let us give your gifts some local flavor. Our staff are here to help make suggestions or order from our web site 24/7 and include a gift message for a personalized, handwritten note to accompany your gift. UPS ground shipping to NC and many surrounding areas is one day transit, making Raffaldini wine an unique and convenient gift! 

 
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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
 

Fill the Wine Barrel with Toys!
 
This holiday season we are filling the wine barrel with The Crossnore School! When you come to Raffaldini to do your holiday shopping or family outing, bring along a new, unwrapped toy for the wine barrel! Crossnore School & Children’s Home is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing residential foster care for children in crisis from North Carolina. With three locations, Crossnore School is committed to providing a sanctuary of hope and healing for children.



 
Our Favorite Things

It is the giving season, and we would like to encourage you to give a little back to your community during this time of need. We'd like to share some of the organizations that we've supported this year and encourage you to support them, too. These are a few of our 'Favorite Things!' 

A/perture
Advice 5K 
Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF)
Authoring Action
Bookmarks
Carolina Caring
The Crossnore School
Hispanic League
Little Theater
Metrolina Association for the Blind
Parenting Path
Piedmont Opera
Piedmont Wind Symphony
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
 
Raffaldini Wine Club Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 21

 
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! 
RSVP
 

Meditazione Available Now

Our 2016 Meditazione is now available in the Villa Tasting Room and online. In Italy, a dessert wine is also known as a meditation wine for it is consumed at the end of the evening meal when one can relax and reflect upon the day and all that has transpired. It gives pause, slows one down, and allows time for what is commonly referred to as an "exhale moment.” Because it is a limited production wine, Meditazione will be bottle sales only. 

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Food Trucks
King of Jerk
Friday, November 29
Saturday, November 30
Sunday, December 1


JT's BBQ & Ribs
Saturday, December 7

Wraps Around the World
Sunday, December 8
January 2020
Save the Date!

 
Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Winter
Saturday, January 11

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. 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. 

RSVP - Shuttle
RSVP - Dinner Only


Chocolate and Cheers! Dessert and Wine Pairing
Sunday, January 12

The perfect pairing! Wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Ann Medlin of Catering by Ann. Learn the ingredients and technique involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. The event includes a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine. 

RSVP - General Admission
RSVP - Wine Club
 
 
NC Fine Wines Society Gala
Make Your Reservations Now
Saturday, February 15, 2020

 
The 2020 North Carolina Fine Wines Awards Gala will be a five course dinner and wine pairing, with wines selected from our 2019 Award Winning Vineyards. The Gala, now in its fourth year, is a celebration that is open to the Public to watch as the winning wines which will make up the 2020 NC Fine Wines Showcase are announced. These are the top 12 wines that were selected by Advanced Sommeliers from the Court of Master Sommeliers. You can learn about what's going on in North Carolina's $2 billion dollar wine industry and why the Yadkin Valley AVA was voted one of the 10 best regions in the country for wine. More information at NCFineWines.com. If you have any questions, contact NC Fine Wines Society on social media or at (336) 499-2045. 
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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Nov 27, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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November 15, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

This Raffaldini Wine Named One of the Best in the World

Grande Riserva Named Best Premium Non-Bordeaux Red Blend at SF International Wine Competition

2017 Raffaldini Grande Riserva
97 Points | Double Gold - Best Premium Non-Bordeaux Red Blend
2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition


We are honored to announce our 2017 Grande Riserva received a 97 point score and Best Premium Non-Bordeaux Red Blend at the San Francisco International Wine Competition conducted last week. A double gold wine must go through a rigorous judging process included a blind tasting from the entire judging panel and all the judges deliberate and must agree on the wine's quality. Double Golds are only awarded to the very few entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are among the finest wines in the world.

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Assemblaggio!
Grande Riserva Blending Trials

Last Chance! 
Available Dates:

Sunday, November 17 & 
Saturday, November 23
1pm - 3pm
$40 General Admission | $35 Wine Club

Our reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva! Each session is a two-hour education wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini in our winery barrel room. Each blend you create will be carefully analyzed, sampled and help inspire our new vintage of Grande Riserva.

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. Blending trials will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking session.

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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
10th Annual Taste of the South fundraiser in downtown Winston Salem Thursday, November 21

Join Raffaldini Vineyards and other community supporters to enjoy the stories and tastings of the very best in Southern Cuisine at Taste of the South. Authoring Action! transforms the lives of teens and the world through the power of creative writing, spoken word, visual and media arts. Many of our teens come from challenging backgrounds and are referred to us through the court system, school system and juvenile justice services. Our signature creative writing, spoken word, filmmaking, visual art & design programs offer our youth the tools to discover their unique voices.

Authoring Action
Share CLT

Raffaldini Vineyards is #GivingTuesdayCLT

We are honored to contribute to Share Charlotte's Giving Tuesday event. GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday - kicking off the charitable season.  #GivingTuesday has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for nonprofits worldwide since it's inception in 2012.  



Share Charlotte

 
 

Meditazione Available this Weekend!

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2016 Meditazione in the Villa Tasting Room and website on Friday, November 15th. As the name implies, in Italy, a dessert wine is also known as a meditation wine for it is consumed at the end of the evening meal when one can relax and reflect upon the day and all that has transpired. It gives pause, slows one down, and allows time for what is commonly referred to as an "exhale moment.” Because it is a limited production wine, Meditazione will be bottle sales only. 

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Food Trucks
Dessert Specialists
Saturday, November 16
Sunday, November 17

Gettin' Sauced in the City
Saturday, November 23
Sunday, November 24

King of Jerk
Friday, November 29
Saturday, November 30
 

Friday, November 29 | 11am-5pm
Afternoon of Holiday Cheer
 
The Holidays are in full swing, and we invite you to help us prepare for the holidays! Enjoy holiday tunes while you decorate the upstairs tree, craft your own Christmas ornament with wine corks, and enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate while writing letters to Santa or shop for the perfect gift. 
 
 
Fill the Wine Barrel with Toys!
 
This holiday season we are filling the wine barrel with The Crossnore School! When you come to Raffaldini to do your holiday shopping or family outing, bring along a new, unwrapped toy for the wine barrel! Crossnore School & Children’s Home is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing residential foster care for children in crisis from North Carolina. With three locations, Crossnore School is committed to providing a sanctuary of hope and healing for children.
 


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

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Time Posted: Nov 15, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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November 7, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

A Personal Note From Jay Raffaldini

An Update from Jay Raffaldini

Greetings All –
 
I hope this email finds everyone happy, healthy, and looking forward to spending the holidays with family and loved ones. I would like to give you an update on Raffaldini.
 
Meditazione available for purchase on November 16, 2019!
 
After much deliberation on the style of dessert wine we wanted to make, we are pleased to announce the release of our 2016 Meditazione in the Villa Tasting Room and website on Friday, November 16th. As the name implies, in Italy, a dessert wine is also known as a meditation wine for it is consumed at the end of the evening meal when one can relax and reflect upon the day and all that has transpired. It gives pause, slows one down, and allows time for what I commonly refer to as an "exhale moment.” It is typically served in half bottles (375 milliliters) rather than the more common 500 milliliter bottles used for Port, or 750 milliliter bottles used for non-fortified wines. Because it is a limited production wine, Meditazione will be bottle sales only. 

Girasole to be replaced by Paradiso in March, 2020
 
We will be replacing our rosé Girasole with a new wine called Paradiso. While it is a rosé, it is slightly effervescent and fermented naturally in a style that Italians call "Col Fondo," which means “on the bottom,” because that is where the sediment resides in this unfiltered wine. It is incredibly refreshing and aromatic and will be moved to the end of the tasting line up when it is released the first week in March.  
 
Raffaldini wines at Trader Joe’s?
 
Yes indeed it is true. Trader Joe’s recently approached us about selling our 2017 Sangiovese and 2017 Liguria in their five North Carolina stores for the holidays. My reaction was heck let’s give it shot and see if we can reach new customers who are not familiar with our wines. So you should be seeing it on their shelves imminently, and I would be pleased to receive any feedback you may have on this decision.
 
2019 was a bad year for growing mushrooms but…
 
Finally, as many of you can attest by the size of your irrigation water bills, this summer was incredibly hot and dry, and while that is difficult for lawns, landscaping and mushrooms, it is wonderful for grapes. The 2019 harvest was simply incredible, one of the best we have ever had, and I look forward to releasing those wines in the coming years.
 
So on behalf La Familigia Raffaldini we wish everyone a joyous holiday seasons.


 
Jay

 
 
 
 
 


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Time Posted: Nov 7, 2019 at 2:06 PM

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