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August 1, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

August Newsletter

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Barbara Raffaldini visits with Pietro Re, founder of Tamia, our olive oil partner
    

Hi Barbara Raffaldini here. This summer I had the opportunity to visit Tamia, the olive oil company who we have partnered with to bring you two of their fantastic extra virgin olive oils. Pietro Re, the founder of Tamia, took time off from his busy schedule, and in fact postponed his vacation, to spend the day with me and show me Tamia’s various olive groves and the different varieties of olive trees. Like grapes each variety of olives has a different size, color, shape, and flavor profile.

Pietro was such a gracious host, and his passion and desire to make the best extra virgin olive oil possible was clear and it certainly shows. Tamia olive oil is some of the best I have tasted and I am so happy to be able to share them with you.

Tamia and its oil groves are situated in the hills of Vetralla, in the northern part of the province of Lazio, only about an hour north of Rome. The cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil in north Lazio, known locally as La Tuscia, predates the Roman period and goes back to Etruscan times about 600 years BC. Vetralla was at the crossroad of 3 important Roman roads, via Cassia, via Clodio and via Aurelia. The history and beauty of this region, with its mountains and hills, clear volcanic lakes, hazelnut trees, vineyards and most importantly, centuries old oil trees, took my breath away. I will return.
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18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 

 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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 olive oil and more!

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

VIP Tables are selling fast!
Table of 4: $200
Table of 8: $400


Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Purchase VIP and GA Tickets Here
 
Upcoming Events: 

Vertical Tasting
Saturday, August 19 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson will host a retrospective tasting of prior vintages of Raffaldini Sagrantino. Sagrantino is a grape that benefits significantly from aging as the wine gains complexity and aromatic nuances. 

Purchase GA Tickets
Purchase WC Tickets
 
Beyond the Vines and Into the Community
Join Barbara Raffaldini at "Dinner with Divas" a tapas triumph at Raffaldini Vineyards supporting Piedmont Opera. 




Dinner with Divas
Saturday, August 12 | 6:00pm

Mary Haglund, the retired chef of Mary's Gourmet Diner, will be our star chef for an evening of tapas and songs in the rolling foothills of Raffaldini Vineyard and Winery. Board Chair Barbara Raffaldini will assist in bringing this evening to life!

All funds raised will be used to fund a rising soprano role at Piedmont Opera!

Call 336.725.7101 or click below for tickets.

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Local Accommodations 

The Vineyard Cottage

 
 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay.  Learn more by clicking here. 
 
 


Upcoming Food Trucks: 

August

Saturday, August 5th -
Cheez Boss
Sunday, August 6th - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, August 12th - Los Gordos Bistro
Sunday, August 13th - Dogs R Us

Saturday, August 19th - Old Richmond Grill
Sunday, August 20th - Southern On Main

Sunday, August 27th - Mr. People Feeder



September

Saturday, September 2nd - Southern On Main
Sunday, Septeber 3rd - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza


Saturday, September 9th - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 10th - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, September 16th - Festa Italiana!
Sunday, September 17th - Festa Italiana!

Saturday, September 23rd - Dogs R Us
Sunday, September 24th - Mr. People Feeder


Saturday, September 30th - Dogs R Us
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


An Afternoon in Tuscany

Sunday, October 1 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can't book the airfare to Tuscany! Enjoy a lovely lunch (Pranzo) followed by a stroll through the vines joined by the musical talents of Jersey Roche and Justin Traxler. 


Murder at the Masquerade Ball

Saturday, November 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring your sleuthing skills with you when you join us for a Murderous evening! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. You will be assigned a role to play. Costumes and masks advised but not required. 
 

 
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.

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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July 10, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Summertime and the Sippin's Easy

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Raffaldini Tops List of '8 Fabulous European-Caliber Wineries Within 2 Hours of Charlotte, NC'

International Travel web site Travel Awaits recently ranked Raffaldini #1 on a list of top wineries in NC. Read about what makes Raffaldini unique and discover North Carolina Wine. Click Here to read more. 
 
 
18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 

 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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!

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

VIP Tables are selling fast!
Table of 4: $200
Table of 8: $400


Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Purchase VIP and GA Tickets Here
 
Wine Club Corner

  


Fall Wine Club

Friday, August 4 | 12PM-5PM - Packages will be available for pickup at Villa

Wine Club Pickup Party
Saturday, August 5 & Sunday August 6 | 12PM-4PM- 
Join us at the winery for our Fall Wine Club Pick Up celebration! Taste all three exciting new releases on both Saturday and Sunday, and at 1pm and 3pm, owner Jay Raffaldini and winemaker, Chris Nelson, will speak about each wine and all matters Raffaldini. Barbara Raffaldini will also join them to go over the recipes paired with each wine. We will have drawings for fun prizes too at 1:30pm and at 3:30 pm each day. Entry into the drawings is free, each member may enter once, and you must be a wine club member and present to win. Please RSVP no later than July 27th and let us know which day you will be visiting us and the number in your party. Wine Club members may bring one guest at no cost, but if you want to bring additional guests to the pick-up party, the member will be charged $15.00 per person. 

Classico Club (6)
Two Bottles of 2021 Sagrantino (Tannic, Earthy, Full Body Red)
Two Bottles of 2021 Montepulciano Riserva (Deeply Fruitful, Medium Body Red) 
Two Bottles of 2022 Desaria (Tropical and Complex, Full-Bodied White)
 
Superiore (12)
Two Bottles of 2021 Sagrantino (Tannic, Earthy, Full Body Red)
Two Bottles of 2021 Montepulciano Riserva (Deeply Fruitful, Medium Body Red) 
Two Bottles of 2022 Desaria (Tropical and Complex, Full-Bodied White)
Plus Six bottles of your choice

*Please email Tanja Farr at tanja@raffaldini.com or Barbara Raffaldini at barbara@raffaldini.com for information on other wines available for your additional selections or check our website.
RSVP HERE
 
 
Upcoming Events: 


Vertical Tasting
Saturday, August 19 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson will host a retrospective tasting of prior vintages of Raffaldini Sagrantino. Sagrantino is a grape that benefits significantly from aging as the wine gains complexity and aromatic nuances. 

Purchase GA Tickets
Purchase WC Tickets
 
Beyond the Vines and Into the Community



We are pleased to announce that Barbara Raffaldini has joined the board of directors for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC. This nationally-recognized nonprofit works to increase food security and create pathways that build a stronger Northwest North Carolina, allowing each of us to live our best life and for our communities to thrive.
  To learn more, visit secondharvestnwnc.org 
 
 
Local Accommodations 


The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay.  Learn more by clicking here. 


 
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, July 22nd- Cheez Boss
Sunday, July 23rd- Dogs R Us

Sunday, July 30th- Los Gordos Bistro
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


An Afternoon in Tuscany

Sunday, October 1 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can't book he airfare to Tuscany! Enjoy a lovely lunch (Pranzo) followed by a stroll through the vines joined by the musical talents of Jersey Roche and Justin Traxler. 

 

 
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.

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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Our mailing address is:
450 Groce Rd. 
Ronda, NC 28670

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July 1, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

July Newsletter

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Raffaldini Wine Receives Rare Award
 
The soon to be released, Raffaldini 2021 Sagrantino received a coveted score of 94 points thus earning a rare Platinum Award (every judge gives the wine a Gold Medal) at the Prestigious Critics Challenge International Wine Competition held in San Diego.  Platinum awards are reserved for the very best wines of the competition, wines that exhibit profound qualities as determined by the judges.  Owner, Jay Raffaldini believes that the 21' Sagrantino is the best we have made and will serve as our benchmark for quite some time.  Jay stated “this wine is what I hoped we could make when we first planted the grape over fifteen years ago. Our Sagrantino can go head to head with the greatest Sagrantino wines from Umbria and as the vines get older it will only get more exciting”.  The Raffaldini 21 Sagrantino will be released on Saturday August 5th.
 
Upcoming Events: 


Vertical Tasting
Saturday, August 19 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson will host a retrospective tasting of prior vintages of Raffaldini Sagrantino. Sagrantino is a grape that benefits significantly from aging as the wine gains complexity and aromatic nuances. 

Purchase GA Tickets
Purchase WC Tickets
 
 
18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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!

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

VIP Tables are selling fast!
Table of 4: $200
Table of 8: $400


Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Purchase VIP and GA Tickets Here
 
Wine Club Corner

  


Fall Wine Club

Friday, August 4 | 12PM-5PM - Packages will be available for pickup at Villa

Wine Club Pickup Party
Saturday, August 5 & Sunday August 6 | 12PM-4PM- 
Join us at the winery for our Fall Wine Club Pick Up celebration! You will taste all three new wines andon both Saturday, and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, owner Jay Raffaldini and winemaker, Chris Nelson will speak about each wine and all matters Raffaldini. Barbara Raffaldini will also join them to go over the recipes paired with each wine. Further we will have drawings for fun prizes too at 1:30pm and at 3:30 pm each day. Entry into the drawings is free, each member may enter once, and you must be a wine club member and present to win. Please RSVP no later than July 27th and les us know which day you will be visiting us and the number in your party. Wine Club members may bring one guest at no cost, but if you want to bring additional guests to the pick-up party, the member will be charged $15.00 per person. 

Classico Club (6)
Two Bottles of 2021 Sagrantino (Tannic, Earthy, Full Body Red)
Two Bottles of 2021 Montepulciano Riserva (Deeply Fruitful, Medium Body Red) 
Two Bottles of 2022 Desaria (Tropical and Complex, Full-Bodied White)
 
Superiore (12)
Two Bottles of 2021 Sagrantino (Tannic, Earthy, Full Body Red)
Two Bottles of 2021 Montepulciano Riserva (Deeply Fruitful, Medium Body Red) 
Two Bottles of 2022 Desaria (Tropical and Complex, Full-Bodied White)
Plus Six bottles of your choice

*Please email Tanja Farr at tanja@raffaldini.com or Barbara Raffaldini at barbara@raffaldini.com for information on other wines available for your additional selections or check our website.
RSVP HERE
 
Beyond the Vines and Into the Community

                       



We were delighted to host the Piedmont Land Conservancy event, Cheers to Conservation, on Saturday, June 17th. 

 
 
 
Local Accommodations 


The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay.  Learn more by clicking here. 


 
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, July 1st- Cannoli Man

Sunday, July 9th- Giannos Brick Oven

Saturday, July 15th- Southern on Wheels
Sunday, July 16th- Southern on Wheels

Saturday, July 22nd- Cheez Boss
Sunday, July 23rd- Dogs R Us

Sunday, July 30th- Los Gordos Bistro




Family Days:

July 4th Day Weekend: July 1st & 2nd

Tuesday, July 4th
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


An Afternoon in Tuscany

Sunday, October 1 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can't book he airfare to Tuscany! Enjoy a lovely lunch (Pranzo) followed by a stroll through the vines joined by the musical talents of Jersey Roche and Justin Traxler. 

 

 
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.

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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450 Groce Rd. 
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June 19, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

June Newsletter

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Upcoming Events
 
                                             
Montepulciano Salon Tasting
July 22nd | 1PM-3PM
Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson in an exclusive, Montepulciano Salon Tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of Montepulciano Riserva and some of the greatest super Tuscan wines in the world. The wines are paired with antipasti. This fun event is limited to sixty people. See if you can guess which of the wines is our Montepulciano Riserva!
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club
 
                                              
Four Seasons Summer Dinner
July, 22nd | 6:30pm-9:00pm
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 Raffaldini wines to 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Or $150 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shutle
 
 
18th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday & Sunday, September, 16th & 17th 
Our biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 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!

Visit our official Festa Page for the latest and stay tuned for upcoming artist and vendor announcements!

VIP Tables are selling fast!
Table of 4: $200
Table of 8: $400


Advance General Admission: $20
Day of Admission: $25
Purchase VIP and GA Tickets Here
 
Wine Club Corner

  

Fall Wine Club Release and Pickup Party
August 4th-6th, 2023


Check your emails for more details following soon. 

 
 
 
Local Accommodations 


The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay.  Learn more by clicking here. 


 
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, June 17- Southern on Wheels

Sunday, June 25- Mr People Feeder

Sunday, July 1- Vita Da Pizza

Sunday, July 9th- Giannos Brick Oven

Saturday, July 15th- Southern on Wheels
Sunday, July 16th- Southern on Wheels




Family Days:

Father's Day Weekend: June 17th & 18th
Juneteenth: June 19th



 
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


Vertical Tasting

Saturday, August 19 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson will host a retrospective tasting of prior vintages of Raffaldini Sagrantino. Sagrantino is a grape that benefits significantly from aging as the wine gains complexity and aromatic nuances. 
 

 

 
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.

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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Copyright ©  2022 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, All rights reserved.

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May 21, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

May Newsletter

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Raffaldini Vineyards Dominates NC Fine Wine Competition     
 
At the 8th annual Wine Gala where the winning wines were announced, Raffaldini took home three of the best twelve wines made in the State.  For those not familiar with this competition it is among the most rigorous in the country from the rules for submission to the highest levels of certified judges.  Our 2019 Raffaldini Patrimonio took honors earning a rare Double Gold followed by Gold Medal Minners, 2019 Grand Riserva and 2022 Vermentino Superiore.  Rounding out the accolades were the Gold Medal winning 2019 Sagrantino, 2021 Sangiovese Classico,  2020 Montepulciano Riserva and our new release 2020 Mezzogiorno.  All in all it was a glorious night for Raffaldini!
 
 
 
Winemaker Challenge | International Wine Competition


The Winemaker Challenge is one of the only competitions to be solely judged by winemakers. All entries are judged blindly and have three levels of ranking: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Raffaldini was awarded Gold for three of our wines, both Grande Riserva and Vermentino Superiore received 93 points, and Montepulciano Riserva received 91 points.
 
 
May is NC Wine Month!
 
May is recognized as North Carolina Wine Month. It is a time to recognize the industry's impact, drink some excellent North Carolina wine, and support local businesses. 

North Carolina is home to more than 200 wineries with more than 525 individually owned grape vineyards on 2,300 acres are spread across the state. The North Carolina Wine industry has an economic impact of more than $2 Billion, and is responsible for more than 10, 000 jobs. Learn more about the NC Wine and Grape Industry here

 
 

May Events
Rosé All May!


Girasole Release
Saturday, May 13 | 12PM-4PM

Just in time for warmer weather, join Barbara Raffaldini at the Villa for the release of our new vintage of Girasole! This salmon color rose is made from gently, whole cluster pressed Montepulciano grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. A solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish. Rose all day!

Mother's Day- Family Day
Sunday, May 14th | 12PM-5PM

We invite you and your family to come and celebrate Mother's Day at Raffaldini. In addition to family friendly activities, mothers will also receive a special treat. 


Memorial Day- Family Day
Monday, May 29th | 11AM-5PM

 
 
Wine Club

 
                                                    
Barrel Tasting
May 20th | 1PM-3PM
Join Winemaker, Chris Nelson in the Winery for an exclusive sneak peak of unfinished wines still undergoing the aging process from 2021 and 2022 vintages. This will include both red and white varietals, and in-depth conversation with our winemaker on various wine-making topics. This event is for Wine Club Members only and is limited to only 40 guests total. 
Purchase Here
 
Upcoming Events

 
                                             
Montepulciano Salon Tasting
July 22nd | 1PM-3PM
Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson in an exclusive, Raffaldini Montepulciano Salon Tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of our Montepulciano going up blind against some of the greatest super Tuscan wines in the world. All paired with antipasti to complement each wine. Attendance is limited to sixty people. 
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club
 
                                              
Four Seasons Summer Dinner
July, 22nd | 6:30pm-9:00pm
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 Raffaldini wines to 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Or $150 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shuttle
 
Beyond The Vines... Into The Community
 
The Magnolia Ball
May 20th, 2023
 
Raffaldini is proud to be the official wine sponsor of the Piedmont Opera. Please join us at the 32nd annual Magnolia Ball to celebrate 45 years of music!
 
Purchase Tickets
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, April 30- Los Gordos Bistro

Saturday, May 6- Giannos Brick Oven
Sunday, May 7- Giannos Brick Oven

Saturday, May 13- Cheez Boss
Sunday, May 14- No Forks Given

Saturday, May 20- No Forks Given
Sunday, May 21-  Poppycox

Saturday, May 27- Vita Da Pizza



Upcoming Family Days: 

Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
 
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


Spritz Like an Italian

Saturday, June 24 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 

 

 
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.

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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May 17, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Rose All May

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Business North Carolina

Recently, Business North Carolina released their 2023 Hospitality & Tourism Power List. We are both honored and thrilled that owner, Jay Raffaldini, was one of the few selected to be featured in the Hospitality & Tourism power list. You can view who else made the list by clicking here

 
 
 
 
                                     
Raffaldini Vineyards Dominates NC Fine Wine Competition     
 
At the 8th annual Wine Gala where the winning wines were announced, Raffaldini took home three of the best twelve wines made in the State.  For those not familiar with this competition it is among the most rigorous in the country from the rules for submission to the highest levels of certified judges.  Our 2019 Raffaldini Patrimonio took honors earning a rare Double Gold followed by Gold Medal Minners, 2019 Grand Riserva, 2022 Vermentino Superiore.  Rounding out the accolades were the Gold Medal winning 2019 Sagrantino, 2021 Sangiovese Classico,  2020 Montepulciano Riserva and our new release 2020 Mezzogiorno.  All in all it was a glorious night for Raffaldini!
 
 
 
Winemaker Challenge | International Wine Competition


The Winemaker Challenge is one of the only competitions to be solely judged by winemakers. Over 2,000 wines from all over the world were submitted and all entries are judged blindly and have three levels of ranking: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Raffaldini was awarded Gold for three of our wines, 2019 Grande Riserva (93 points) 2022 Vermentino Superiore (93 points) and 2020 Montepulciano Riserva (91 points). Our 2019 Grande Riserva also received the honor of being selected as Best Italian Blend. 
 
 
May is NC Wine Month!
 
May is recognized as North Carolina Wine Month. It is a time to recognize the industry's impact, drink some excellent North Carolina wine, and support local businesses. 

North Carolina is home to more than 200 wineries with more than 525 individually owned grape vineyards on 2,300 acres are spread across the state. The North Carolina Wine industry has an economic impact of more than $2 Billion, and is responsible for more than 10, 000 jobs. Learn more about the NC Wine and Grape Industry here

 
 

Rosé All May!
 
As we Transition From our Award Winning 2021 Girasole, we Welcome our New 2022 Girasole- On Sale Now!

This elegant rosé, with its lovely rose gold coloring is made from gently, whole cluster pressed Sangiovese grapes; which brings out notes of strawberry and watermelon on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. A solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with cheese and crackers, salads, and entrees with fish. 
Purchase Here
 
Wine Club

 
                                                    
Barrel Tasting
May 20th | 1PM-3PM
Join Winemaker, Chris Nelson in the Winery for an exclusive sneak peak of unfinished wines still undergoing the aging process from our 2021 and 2022 vintages. This Barrel Tasting includes both red and white varietals, and an in-depth conversation with Chris on various wine-making topics. This event is for Wine Club Members only and is limited to 40 guests. 
Purchase Here
 
Upcoming Events

 
                                             
Montepulciano Salon Tasting
July 22nd | 1PM-3PM
Enjoy this opportunity to join Owner, Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker, Chris Nelson in an exclusive, Montepulciano Salon Tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of Montepulciano Riserva and some of the greatest super Tuscan wines in the world. The wines are paired with antipasti. This fun event is limited to sixty people. See if you can guess which of the wines is our Montepulciano Riserva!
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club
 
                                              
Four Seasons Summer Dinner
July, 22nd | 6:30pm-9:00pm
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 Raffaldini wines to 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive. Or $150 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shuttle
 
Beyond The Vines... Into The Community
 
Wine, Women & Song
June 3rd | 5:30pm-9:00pm

Come to Raffaldini Vineyards for an evening of wine, women, and song. We are partnering with the Piedmont Opera to bring you the singing sensations Jodi Burns and Kristin Schwecke as they duel off to see who the bigger opera diva is. Tickets are $42 and include two glasses of wine. 100% of the proceeds of ticket sales will go to support the Piedmont Opera.

 
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Le Dinner en Blanc Greensboro
June 3rd | 7:30pm-11:00pm
 
Raffaldini is proud to be the official wine sponsor of Le Diner en Blanc, Greensboro! Le Diner en Blanc is one of the world's both exciting and elegant dinner parties. This dinner is hosted in a secret location in 120 cities all over the world and Greensboro is honored to be one of them. Click here to learn more about the event. 
 
Purchase Tickets
 
 
Local Accommodations 


The Vineyard Cottage

 
Just a short 3-minute drive from us and with scenic views of Raffaldini Vineyards lies "The Vineyard Cottage". A unique Short-Term rental experience within the Boutique Vineyard of Chateau Jourdain. Escape to the tranquility of wine country with a stay at this stunning 3-bedroom Chateau. Situated within a private vineyard, this new build vacation rental offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, ensuring that you will have an unforgettable stay.  Learn more by clicking here. 


 
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, May 20- No Forks Given
Sunday, May 21-  Poppycox

Saturday, May 27- Vita Da Pizza
Sunday, May 28- Southern on Wheels

Saturday, June 3- Cheez Boss
Sunday, June 4- Los Gordos

Sunday, June 11- Giannos Brick Oven

Upcoming Family Days: 

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


Spritz Like an Italian

Saturday, June 24 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 

 

 
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.

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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April Showers Bring May Flowers

 
                                          
Four Seasons Spring Dinner
Saturday, April 22 | 6:30pm-9:00pm

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 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Fairfield Inn at 336.353.2008 or the Hampton Inn at 336-835-1994
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shuttle
 
Take A Hike!
 
Sunday, April 23 | 10:30AM-1PM

Join owner 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 and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club
 

Auguri Release & Olive Oil Tasting
Saturday, April 22 | 1PM-3PM
Join Jay Raffaldini at the Villa for the release of our new vintage of Auguri. Auguri has a sun-kissed yellow and golden hue with an inviting aroma of carnations and fresh cut flowers.  In the glass, the refined bubble structure catches the eye in a pleasing way. The palate is wonderfully lively and refreshing with the hallmark Raffaldini acidity that makes Auguri so special.  Auguri is fermented in bottle in the same traditional method used when making champagne!  Jay will be telling you all about Auguri and giving free tastings.  Barbara Raffaldini will also be onsite giving free tastings of our two new olive oils, which are produced by our Italian partner, Tamia
 
 
   
Girasole Release

Saturday, May 13 | 12PM-4PM

Just in time for warmer weather, join us at the Villa for the release of our new vintage of Girasole! This salmon color rose is made from gently, whole cluster pressed Montepulciano grapes, which brings out notes of watermelon, strawberry, and bubble gum on the nose of this delicious summertime rose wine. A solid acid backbone makes this wine refreshing on the palate as well as pairing well with lighter fare dishes like salads and fish. Rose all day!
 
                                           
 
Barrel Tasting
Saturday, May 20 | 1pm - 3pm 

This event will be hosted by Winemaker Chris Nelson. Be the first of 40 wine club members to sample new vintages straight out of the barrel. Chris will also spend time explaining the various techniques used at Raffaldini and provide a tour of the Winery showing the equipment used in winemaking. Guests will have the unique opportunity to ask questions about the winemaking process. 

Purchase Tickets
 
Beyond The Vines... Into The Community
2023 Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Annual Awards 
 
 Each year, countless individuals and organizations contribute to the vitality and diversity of the local arts scene. Arts Council's Annual Awards are an opportunity to recognize these champions and to celebrate them.  Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC was awarded the Business Leader (under 1,000 employees) award. The Business Leader in the Arts Award  recognizes a local business, non-profit or government workplace (Under 1,000 employees) for its exemplary efforts to integrate the arts into its workplace culture and employees’ lives.  Barbara Raffaldini was honored to accept the award on behalf of Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC on March 23, 2023.
 
Carl White Life in the Carolinas: From Wall Street to the Vineyard, with Jay Raffaldini
 
         
Watch Here
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, April 16- No Forks Given

Saturday, April 30- Los Gordos Bistro

Saturday, May 6- Giannos Brick Oven
Sunday, May 7- Giannos Brick Oven

Saturday, May 13- Cheez Boss
Sunday, May 14- No Forks Given

Saturday, May 20- No Forks Given
Sunday, May 14-  Poppycox

Upcoming Family Days: 

Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


Spritz Like an Italian

Saturday, June 24 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
 

 
 
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.

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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April 12, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

April Newsletter 🌸

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7th Annual NC Fine Wine Gala Tickets Available
Saturday, April 15 | Millennium Center, Winston-Salem, NC


The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. Tickets may be purchased by following the link below.

This event will be held on April 15th, 2023 from 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.



 
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Buona Pasqua - Easter At Raffaldini Vineyards
Family Day
Sunday, April 9 | 12pm - 5pm 

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with our friends from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy as we host baby goats and the traditional Italian Easter Cheese Roll, or La Ruzzola Del Formaggio. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn, and we will have Heritage Homestead’s baby goats back out again this year for petting. 

We will also have our annual La Ruzzola Del Formaggio competitions at 1pm and 3 pm on the lawn of the Villa. La “Ruzzola," a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the large wheels of cheese, dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played every Easter in many Italian farming villages. Prizes will be awarded for each winner who can roll their cheese closest to the target. 

 
 
Four Seasons Spring Wine Dinner
Saturday, April 22 | 6:30PM-9PM

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 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. Cost is $110.00 + tax per person or $150.00 + tax per person that includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC. This event is for those age 21 and over. For information on overnight lodging please contact the Fairfield Inn at 336.353.2008 or the Hampton Inn at 336-835-1994
$110 Dinner Only
$150 Dinner + Shuttle
 
Take A Hike!
 
Sunday, April 23 | 10:30AM-1PM

Join owner 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 and breads -- of course accompanied with wine! Tickets include: hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. $50 plus tax per person, general admission. $45 plus tax per person, wine club. 
Buy Now | General Admission
Buy Now | Wine Club
 
Beyond The Vines... Into The Community
2023 Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Annual Awards 
 
 Each year, countless individuals and organizations contribute to the vitality and diversity of the local arts scene. Arts Council's Annual Awards are an opportunity to recognize these champions and to celebrate them.  Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC was awarded the Business Leader (under 1,000 employees) award. The Business Leader in the Arts Award  recognizes a local business, non-profit or government workplace (Under 1,000 employees) for its exemplary efforts to integrate the arts into its workplace culture and employees’ lives.  Barbara Raffaldini was honored to accept the award on behalf of Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC on March 23, 2023.
 
Carl White Life in the Carolinas: From Wall Street to the Vineyard, with Jay Raffaldini
 
Watch Here
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Saturday, April 1- Giannos Wood Fired Catering
Sunday, April 2- Giannos Wood Fired Catering

Saturday, April 8- Los Gordos Bistro
Sunday, April 9- No Forks Given

Sunday, April 16- No Forks Given


Upcoming Family Days: 

Sunday, April 9 - Easter
 
Raffaldini Wines Now Available Across NC
 
After nearly two decades of having Raffaldini wines available exclusively at the Villa we have found a wholesale distribution firm that targets wine shops and restaurants rather than mass supermarket, etc. We sought to build connections with independent retailers and restaurateurs so we can still tell our story to the sales outlet and build on the connection that we have with all of you. To begin, we agreed to have two value-based wines (Bella Misto and Bianco) as well as higher end (Vermentino Superiore and Montepulciano Riserva) available for sale. 

To locate a store near you, simply go to raffaldini.com then hover your mouse over shop on the header. When the drop down menu appears, click "Find Raffaldini Wines" at the bottom of the list. Once on the Raffaldini Store Locator, you can use the drop down to search by type or location or type in your zip code and search a radius for outlets near you. If you don’t see your favorite wine shop listed please email me directly at jay@raffaldini.com and I will work with our wholesale partner to get them in the store near you.
 

Save The Date! 

Be on the lookout for more information and RSVP details in future Newsletters.


Barrel Tasting

Saturday, May 20 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 

 
 
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.

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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🍀 Beware the Wines of March