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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

Raffaldini Vineyards
 
November 5, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

November Newsletter

 
Fall is in the Air!

Peak colors are starting to appear in the Yadkin Valley. Don't miss this spectacular season of color overlooking the vineyards!

Two Raffaldini Wines Earn 90+ In Decanter Wine Magazine 
 
We are excited to share our 2017 Grande Riserva and 2020 Vermentino Superiore were rated 92 and 91 respectively in Decanter Magazine!

Our 2020 Vermentino Superiore also scored 90 points by James Suckling, and James gave our 2017 Grande Riserva a 92. Look for new vintages of these wines coming soon!

Read the article to learn more about their recommended NC Wine experiences and eight bottles worth seeking out.


 
Fall Events
Veteran's Day: Family Day
Thursday, November 11 | 11a-5p


All ages welcome! We invite our active and retired military and service members to join us for a special gift. Relax on the piazza or our grounds with a glass of your favorite Raffaldini wine. Click here to make your reservation. 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 25 


This is a friendly reminder that our tasting room and grounds are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, to allow our staff an opportunity to celebrate with their family, friends, and loved ones.

We are open on Wednesday. November 24 for those last minute wine pairing or gathering gifts and we will reopen on Friday, November 26 for our Afternoon of Holiday Cheer and to kick off the holiday shopping season! 


 

 
Family Day: Afternoon of Holiday Cheer
Friday, November 26 | 11a-5p

All ages welcome! Bring the entire family and your camera for a portrait in front of the giant Raffaldini Christmas tree! Shop for that perfect, locally-crafted gift, enjoy live, mountain Christmas music and relax in the cozy setting of Villa Raffaldini to gather with family and friends and create holiday memories. Admission is free. 
 
Wine Club News



 
Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, December 4 | 1pm-3pm

Wine Club Members, enjoy the first taste of our 2019 Grande Riserva! The Raffaldini 2019 Grande Riserva represents our finest efforts yet. The great growing conditions of that year produced a wine with the fruit levels of the 97-pointed 2017 vintage, yet we were able to introduce more elements that make this reminiscent of a great Super Tuscan wine. This is a gem that can age well over a decade with the wine really opening up in 2025. Due to the difficult weather in 2020, we did not produce a Grande Riserva, so after this release, the next Grande Riserva will not out until December 2023 / January 2024.

Join us for the release party at the Raffaldini winery on Saturday, December 4th from 1 to 3 pm at the winery. This free event is for wine club members only. Enjoy this limited opportunity to taste the 2019 Grande Riserva before it goes to bottle sales only. We will be serving light food to enjoy with your tasting. Please click to RSVP. The event starts promptly at 1pm so please arrive on time. 

Grande Riserva will go onto sale in the Villa the following weekend and we don't expect it to last very long! 
RSVP
 

 
Wine Club Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 11 | 11a-5p

Wine Club Members, La Famigilia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day at the winery, Saturday, December 11. Enjoy raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day, plus an opportunity for fellowship during the holiday season! 

This event is free and for wine club members only; however, please RSVP by clicking below. 
RSVP
 
 
 
Food Trucks

Saturday, November 6 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, November 7 | Lobster Dogs

Saturday, November 13 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, November 14 | Southern On Wheels

Saturday, November 20 | Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, November 21| Happy Hippie Food Co.

Saturday, November 27 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, November 28 | Southern On Wheels

Upcoming Family Days
All Ages Welcome

Thursday, November 11 - Veteran's Day
Friday, November 26 - Afternoon of Holiday Cheer 

 
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to be the official wine sponsor of the 2021-2022 season at the Little Theater of Winston Salem. Join us as we celebrate and support the arts. 
 
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, November 8
RSVP - Wednesday, November 10


Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
 
 
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October 14, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Spooky Szn is Here! 🎃

 
Mark your Calendars! 17th Annual Festa Italiana - September 17 - 18, 2022
 
We are excited to share with you this wonderful recap of our 16th Annual Festa Italiana shot by our friend Kirk. Mark your calendars for our 17th Annual Festa Italiana, Saturday and Sunday, September 17 -18, 2022! Click below to watch. 
 

 
Top Critic, James Suckling, Rates Three New Raffaldini Wines, 90+

 
 

We are thrilled to receive word from our good friend and top wine critic James Suckling that he has tasted some of our new releases, Vermentino 2020, Sangiovese Classico 2019 and Grande Riserva, which all ranked 90 and above. Our Grande Riserva is sold out, but there are limited quantities available to purchase of the Vermentino and the Sangiovese Classico.
 
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Fall Events
Raffaldini Farmer's Market
Sunday, October 17 - 12pm-4pm


Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local farmers and vendors on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally-sourced foods, hand made gifts, and more! Giving season is upon us. Shop local for the ones you love! 

Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials 
Weekends in November | 1pm-3pm 

$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club



Available Dates:

Saturday, November 6 - 4 SOLD OUT
Sunday, November 7
Saturday, November 13 - SOLD OUT 
Sunday, November 14 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 20 - SOLD OUT

 

 
We're excited to unveil the first taste of our 2020 red wines ! After careful aging, these reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva!

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson 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.
Buy Now
 
 
Food Trucks

Saturday, October 16 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 17 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 17 |The Cannoli Man

Saturday, October 23 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, October 24| Southern On Wheels

Saturday, October 30 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 31 | Lobster Dogs


Upcoming Family Days
All Ages Welcome

Saturday, October 30 - Halloween
Thursday, November 11 - Veteran's Day

 
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the arts in our community. 
 
Please consider attending one of the wonderful performances  brought to you by Piedmont Opera and Little Theater of Winston Salem.

 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is a proud sponsor of Farm To Fourth, supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC.

 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, October 18
RSVP - Wednesday, October 20


Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.

As a general reminder to all our guests, to provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are no longer permitted at the Tasting Room, except on holidays and specially designated family days when we can appropriately staff and have children friendly activities available. Please see our calendar for a full list of Family days.
Make a Reservation
 
 
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October 1, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini October Newsletter

 
Raffaldini Wins Big at Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition


We are thrilled to announce our most recent round of awards at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition held in California! 

Desaria, which topped the Vermentino varietal category is our newest release in the Fall Wine Club package along with the 94-point, platinum medal winning 2019 Sagrantino, and 93-point, gold medal winner, Montepulciano Riserva. All of these wines are currently available while supplies last. Don't miss an opportunity to taste and collect these exceptional wines. 

Founded by the late, great wine expert, Robert Whitley, this competition is known in the wine world as one of the toughest and best respected competitions due to its strict grading standards and highly qualified judging panel.

This year's chief judge, "Super Somm" Jesse Rodriguez, is formally educated in wine including credentials from four different sommelier organizations. He also worked at Napa's famous French Laundry restaurant and was a part of the team that won its first three-Michelin star award. 


2021 Sommelier Challenge Awards

2019 Sagrantino Platinum 94 points
2019 Montepulciano Riserva Gold 93 points
2020 Desaria Best Vermentino Gold 92 points
2020 Vermentino Superiore Gold 90 points
Buy Now
 
Fall Events
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, October 10 - 10:30a-1:00p

$50 General Admission $45 Wine Club

Join owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoors-man Steve Nelson, as they show you the way through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.   
Buy Now - Wine Club
Buy Now - General Admission
Raffaldini Farmer's Market
Sunday, October 17 - 10:30a-1:00p


Celebrate all the season has to offer as you meet and shop with local farmers and vendors on the grounds of Raffaldini Vineyards! In addition to magnificent vineyard and mountain views, you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase locally-sourced foods, hand made gifts, and more! Giving season is upon us. Shop local for the ones you love! 
Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials 
Weekends in November | 1pm-3pm 

$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club



Available Dates:

Saturday, November 6 - 4 Spots Left
Sunday, November 7
Saturday, November 13 - SOLD OUT 
Sunday, November 14
Saturday, November 20
Sunday, November 21


 

We're excited to unveil the first taste of our 2020 red wines ! After careful aging, these reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva!

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational 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.
Buy Now
 
 
Food Trucks

Saturday, October 2 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, October 3 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, October 3 |The Cannoli Man

Saturday, October 9 | Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, October 10 | Happy Hippie Food Co.

Saturday, October 16 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 17 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 17 |The Cannoli Man

Saturday, October 23 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, October 24| Southern On Wheels

Saturday, October 30 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 31 | Lobster Dogs
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the arts in our community. 
 
Please consider attending one of the wonderful performances  brought to you by Piedmont Opera and Little Theater of Winston Salem.
 


 

 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Monday, October 4
RSVP - Wednesday, October 6


Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.
Make a Reservation
 
 
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September 24, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Wines Win Big at International Sommelier Challenge

Raffaldini Wins Big at Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition
We are thrilled to announce our most recent round of awards at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge Competition held in California! Founded by the late, great wine expert, Robert Whitley, this competition is known in the wine world as one of the toughest and best respected competitions due to its strict grading standards and highly qualified judging panel.

This year's chief judge, "Super Somm" Jesse Rodriguez, is formally educated in wine including credentials from four different sommelier organizations. He also worked at Napa's famous French Laundry restaurant and was a part of the team that won its first three-Michelin star award. 

Desaria, which topped the Vermentino varietal category is our newest release in the Fall Wine Club package along with the 94-point, platinum medal winning 2019 Sagrantino, and 93-point, gold medal winner, Montepulciano Riserva. All of these wines are currently available while supplies last. Don't miss an opportunity to taste and collect these exceptional wines. 
Buy Now



2021 Sommelier Challenge Awards

Best Vermentino

Raffaldini 2020 Desaria
Swan Creek 92 points

 
2019 Sagrantino Platinum 94 points
2019 Montepulciano Riserva Gold 93 points
2020 Desaria Gold 92 points
2020 Vermentino Superiore Gold 90 points
 
 
 
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September 23, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Friday, October 1: Live Virtual Tasting With Jay

Raffaldini Live Tasting With Jay Raffaldini:
2020 Desaria

Friday, October 1 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join owner Jay Raffaldini for the final live, virtual tasting highlighting the Fall 2021 Wine Club releases from Raffaldini. Next week, we will taste the 2020 Desaria! Join us via Zoom on Friday, October 1 at 7pm EST for this educational and fun event!

Live Q & A 

After the tasting, Jay will host a live Q & A session. Please email Barbara with any questions you have for Jay or post them in the Zoom chat at the start of the tasting. 

Meeting Details

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 841 9532 1963
Passcode: 891428

Zoom Tutorial
 
2020 Desaria2020 Desaria
 
Our second release of this wine is composed of our Vermentino grapes and for the first time we blended in some white (yes white) Montepulciano. Simply put, Desaria is a white wine that wants to be a red wine. To this end we treat this wine in the winery like we would treat any red wine through extended skin contact, fermenting and aging in oak as well as liberal use of the Appassimento drying process. The end result is a wonderfully rich and enticing full-bodied white that is unlike any white made in North Carolina or anywhere in the country for that matter. We are extremely proud of this wine, and we hope you like it as much as we do.


Winner: Best Vermentino, 92 Points, Gold
2021 Sommelier Challenge

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Join us for these Upcoming Live Tastings! 

Friday, October 1 | 7pm - 2020 Desaria
Friday, October 8 | 7pm - 2019 Montepulciano Riserva
Friday, October 22 | 7pm - 2019 Sagrantino

 
 
 
 
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Time Posted: Sep 23, 2021 at 12:29 PM Permalink to Friday, October 1: Live Virtual Tasting With Jay Permalink
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September 23, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

🎃Fall is in the Air 🍂

 


Grazie Mille! 16th Annual Festa Italiana Caps off Harvest Season
 
Thanks to everyone who attended our 16th Annual Festa Italiana! We hosted food vendors, talented musicians, entertainers, friends and family from across the country to celebrate Italy! Look forward to our 17th Annual Festa Italiana, Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2022! 

Beautiful 2021 Vintage Nears Completion
 
Our Winemaking Team has been working diligently to complete the 2021 vintage. While the weather this year was generally milder and with a few less surprises, the dry and warm temps during the growing season provided us with quality fruit with and excellent ripeness. As fruit moves into the fruttaio (Drying Room) we are eager to taste these wines develop and share the newest Raffaldini vintage with you!
 
 

Cape Fear Living interviewed Suzanne Fanning, a native of the Tar Heel State, who is now in charge of marketing the Wisconsin Dairy Industry, to talk about her favorite North Carolina wine and Wisconsin Cheese pairings:

Nestled near the Yadkin River and Blue Ridge Mountains, the rolling hills and gentle slopes of the Raffaldini vineyard are blessed with mild breezes that constantly freshen and circulate air. Unique to the vineyard is an abundance of broken granite and schist which provide for excellent soil drainage and give the grapes a very distinctive terroir.

A dry, light to medium bodied wine, the 2019 Sangiovese Classico possesses dry, earthy aromas with medium tannins and bountiful acids. Bright, lush red fruit in the form of bing cherries and cranberries, followed by a hint of earth, red currant and rhubarb. A wine like this exceptionally well balanced Sangiovese is best paired with a blue cheese with a mellow, earthy flavor and soft, creamy finish.

Buy Now
 
Fall Events
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Saturday, October 10 - 10:30a-1:00p

$50 General Admission $45 Wine Club

Join owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoors-man Steve Nelson, as they show you the way through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty luncheon which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.   
Buy Now - Wine Club
Buy Now - General Admission
Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials 
Weekends in November | 1pm-3pm 

$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club


Very limited seating for these three dates

Available Dates:

Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 7
Saturday, November 13
Sunday, November 14
Saturday, November 20
Sunday, November 21


 

We're excited to unveil the first taste of our 2020 red wines ! After careful aging, these reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us determine the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva!

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational 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.
Buy Now
 
 
Food Trucks

Saturday, September 25 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, September 26 | Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, October 2 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, October 3 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, October 3 |The Cannoli Man

Saturday, October 9 | Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, October 10 | Happy Hippie Food Co.

Saturday, October 16 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, October 17 | Lobster Dogs
 

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the arts in our community.

 
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP - Wednesday, September 22
RSVP - Monday, September 27


Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.
Make a Reservation
 
 
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September 13, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Festa Italiana is One Week Away 🇮🇹

Saturday, September 18 - 11am-5pm

Sunday, September 19 - 12pm-5pm
Saturday, September 18 - General Admission
Sunday, September 19 - General Admission
FESTA QUICK GUIDE

 
What is Festa Italiana?

A grand celebration of all things Italian! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 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 a glass of Raffaldini wine. Pre-sale will be available until Thursday, September 16 at 5pm. Day of tickets will be $20 and are available at the gate. We hope you'll join us for a weekend of fun, rain or shine! 


Small Sessions Immerse Your Experience!

Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more! 

 

SATURDAY:

11:30 pm – 12:45 pm - The Vineyards of Raffaldini
Join Jason Krug, Vineyard Manager and owner Jay Raffaldini to learn about the vineyard and this year’s harvest while walking in the vines.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Italian Music and Opera – Join Soprano Jersey Roche and Baritone Justin Traxler and learn about and listen to favorite arias from Italian opera and other Italian songs. There is no country better known for music, love, passion and drama than Italy and Italian opera has it all!!  

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Winemaking Raffaldini style
Join Raffaldini winemaker Chris Nelson for an informative and fun session on winemaking and this year’s wine.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Italian Trivia
Join Barbara Raffaldini and test your knowledge of Italian facts. Winners will receive great prizes.  
  

SUNDAY:

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Salsa Dancing
Spice up your dance steps Victoria Calamusa as she teaches us some moves that are bound to impress your partner.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm – The Vineyards of Raffaldini
Join owner Jay Raffaldini to learn about the vineyard and this year’s harvest while walking in the vines.

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm - Winemaking Raffaldini style
Join Raffaldini winemaker Chris Nelson for an informative and fun session on winemaking and this year’s wine.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Italian Trivia
Join Barbara Raffaldini and test your knowledge of Italian facts. Winners will receive great prizes. 

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Juggler entertaining children
We've been fortunate to gather together some of the best rising stars and accomplished performers in the arts of dance, jazz, classical, opera, and more. We hope you will enjoy the talented work of these remarkable individuals as much as we have enjoyed getting to know them over the years. 

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Time Posted: Sep 13, 2021 at 10:02 AM Permalink to Festa Italiana is One Week Away 🇮🇹 Permalink
Raffaldini Vineyards
 
September 1, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

September Newsletter

Saturday, September 18 - 11am-5pm

Sunday, September 19 - 12pm-5pm


Tickets now on sale!
 
Juggler entertaining childrenOur biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 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 a glass of Raffaldini wine.





Small Sessions Immerse Your Experience!

Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more! 

Learn More
Saturday, September 18 - General Admission
Sunday, September 19 - General Admission
Elevate Your Festa Experience with VIP
 


Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section at Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive table side service, VIP identity badge, and more.The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:

  • One reserved Italiana table seating up to 4 guests
  • Festival admission for 4 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including one bottle of Raffaldini wine)
  • Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • Light refreshments and bottled water
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking
Sunday, September 19 - VIP
 
Fall Wine Club Release
Available Now
 
Package Contents
 
The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. Click the button below for more info on our wine club or to sign up.
Wine Club
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP Monday, September 6
RSVP Wednesday, September 8
 

Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.


 
Make a Reservation
 
 
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Time Posted: Sep 1, 2021 at 8:39 AM Permalink to September Newsletter Permalink
Raffaldini Vineyards
 
August 18, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Harvest is Coming 🍇

 

 
16th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday, September 18 - 11am-5pm
Sunday, September 19 - 12pm-5pm

Tickets now on sale!
 
Juggler entertaining childrenOur biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 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. Enjoy the festival atmosphere or join one of our breakout sessions featuring in depth discussions with Jay Raffaldini and our team on winemaking, vineyard, Italian trivia and more! 

Tickets are $15 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and a glass of Raffaldini wine.
Saturday, September 18 - General Admission
Sunday, September 19 - General Admission
VIP Available!

The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:

  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section at Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive table side service, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One reserved Italiana table seating up to 4 guests
  • Festival admission for 4 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including one bottle of Raffaldini wine)
  • Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • Light refreshments and bottled water
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking
Saturday, September 18 - VIP
Sunday, September 19 - VIP
 
Food Trucks

AUGUST

Saturday, August 21 | Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, August 22 | Happy Hippie Food Co.

Saturday, August 28 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, August 29 | Southern On Wheels


SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 4 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, September 5 | Southern On Wheels

Saturday, September 11 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, September 12 | Lobster Dogs

Saturday, September 25 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, September 26 | Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Fall Wine Club Release
Available Now
We are excited to announce the release date of our Fall Wine Club Package and three new vintages! 
 
Package Contents
 
The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. Click the button below for more info on our wine club or to sign up.
Wine Club
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

Join Maureen Stitt, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, for a 60-minute yoga class designed for all students who have a desire to enhance their well-being through movement, breath awareness and self-inquiry. Set-up your mat and get ready to change the world, one breath at a time!

Cost: $10.00 per class

NOTE: After purchase, you will receive a link to join the class via Zoom. Please note, you must make the purchase at least 30-minutes before the class begins.

RSVP Monday, August 23
RSVP Wednesday, August 25
 

Planning a Visit? 
 
We encourage you to read our visitor experience guide. Your cooperation will help us provide the best possible experience for all our patrons.
 
We have partnered with Tock to provide a reservation system for tastings and flights at the Villa and on the Piazza. Our continued goal is to provide the best experience for you, our valued customers and friends. While walk-ins are welcome  and a reservation is not required, we believe that making a reservation will enhance your visit.

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.


 
Make a Reservation
 
 
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Pinterest
Email Us


Copyright © Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, All rights reserved.


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

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Time Posted: Aug 18, 2021 at 6:05 AM Permalink to Harvest is Coming 🍇 Permalink
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August 10, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini COVID Safety Update

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.

Time Posted: Aug 10, 2021 at 9:54 PM Permalink to Raffaldini COVID Safety Update Permalink

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