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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.
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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. 
 
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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: 

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

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Time Posted: May 17, 2023 at 3:24 PM Permalink to Rose All May Permalink
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April 17, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

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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Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Apr 17, 2023 at 3:16 PM Permalink to April Showers Bring May Flowers Permalink
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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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Copyright ©  2022 Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC, All rights reserved.

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

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March 15, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

🍀 Beware the Wines of March

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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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Olive Oil Tasting
Saturday, March 25 |  12PM-3PM
 


Raffaldini is proud to announce our new partnership with Tamia Italian Olive Oils! Join Barbara Raffaldini on Saturday, March 25th at Villa Raffaldini for a special tasting of our new olive oils from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Delicato: This extra virgin olive oil has a medium intense fruity nose of green grass, with sensation of lettuce and unripe sweet almond. The taste has a persistent light aromatic bitterness of grass, flowers and sweet almond. It ends with a light, brief spiciness that leaves room to a velvety bitterness

Robusto: This extra virgin olive oil has an intense green fruity nose of a fresh tomato leaf. The bitterness of tomato berry and slightly intense arugula stands out in the taste, with a short persistence that fades to grassy notes, then leaving room to a very pleasant spiciness of chili pepper.
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
 

Upcoming Food Trucks: 

Sunday, March 19- No Forks Given

Saturday, March 25- Los Gordos Bistro
Sunday, March 26- Mr People Feeder

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: 

Friday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, April 9 - Easter
 
Photo Courtesy NC Wine GuysLast Chance to Buy Fiano Before It Is Sold Out!
 
With less than ten cases remaining our popular white wine is almost out of stock and the next release is not planned until the end of 2023.  Fiano which hails from Campania makes racy whites that while lighter than our flagships Vermentino and Desaria pair effortlessly with seafood and shell fish.  Due to limited availability this wine is only available at the Villa Tasting Room.

 
 
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.
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March 2, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

March Newsletter

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Spring Wine Club Release

We are excited to release our Spring Wine Club Package beginning this Friday at the Villa. We encourage you to stop by and try these brand new releases! Barbara Raffaldini will be onsite Friday with a special tasting of our new olive oils from 12 pm to 3 pm. If you're not already a member of the wine club, now is a great time to sign up and take advantage of membership benefits during the coming warm weather season.  

 
RSVP Here
 
Winemaker Dinner at Craft Bistro - West Jefferson, NC 
Tuesday, March 7 | 6pm 

Our winemaker, Chris Nelson, will be hosting a 5-course dinner in West Jefferson at Craft Bistro on Tuesday March 7th at 6pm with Chef Jared.  We will be pairing Raffaldini Wines with Chef Jared's unique Appalachian cuisine.  For reservations, please call Craft Bistro at 336-846-1512.
Charcuterie Class
Saturday, March 11 | 12PM-2PM
 
Raffaldini Vineyards & The Weekend Charcuterie Catering are teaming up to bring you a charcuterie class! We invite you to join us here at Raffaldini Vineyards on March 11th, 2023. During the class you will be able to build your own charcuterie box to take home, while enjoying Raffaldini wine throughout the event. Learn tips and tricks on portioning and pairing complementary textures and flavors. Pairings will include a variety of meats, cheeses and other charcuterie items. You will also learn techniques to make an aesthetically pleasing box as well as the importance of seasonal ingredients. This class will be $65 for Wine Club members and $70 for GA, and includes two glasses of wine. You can purchase tickets by following the link below.
Reserve Now
 
7th Annual NC Fine Wine Gala Tickets Available

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.
Purchase Tickets
 
Raffaldini is proud to announce a new partnership with Tamia Italian Olive Oils! 

Delicato: This extra virgin olive oil has a medium intense fruity nose of green grass, with sensation of lettuce and unripe sweet almond. The taste has a persistent light aromatic bitterness of grass, flowers and sweet almond. It ends with a light, brief spiciness that leaves room to a velvety bitterness

Robusto: This extra virgin olive oil has an intense green fruity nose of a fresh tomato leaf. The bitterness of tomato berry and slightly intense arugula stands out in the taste, with a short persistence that fades to grassy notes, then leaving room to a very pleasant spiciness of chili pepper.
Buy Now
 

Family Days
March

Friday, March 17 -
St. Patrick's Day

Food Trucks
March


Saturday, March 11 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, March 12 - Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Sunday, March 19 - Mr. People Feeder

Saturday, March 25 - Los Gordos Bistro

 
 

April Events

Easter Celebration
Sunday, April 9th, 2023

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 Wine Tasting Dinner: Spring
Saturday, April 22 | 6:00pm - 9:30pm

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by 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 $150.00 + tax per person and includes shuttle service from The Fairfield Inn in Elkin or The Hampton Inn in Jonesville. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.526.1078 or email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information or to make a reservation.

 

RSVP - Dinner Only
RSVP - Dinner + Shuttle

Take a Hike!
Sunday, April 23 | 10:30am-1:00pm

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.   

RSVP - General Admission
RSVP - Wine Club
 
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.
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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February 1, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

❤️ February Newsletter

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La Dolce Vita is Back!
New Label, Same Delicious Wine

 
La Dolce Vita Release
Saturday, February 11 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
After a nearly five-year absence our wildly popular Moscato style sparking sweet wine is back. Made in the classic Northern Italian style around the Asti region, the floral aromatic profile is supported by acidity and sparkling bubbles to keep the wine refreshening yet sweet. Please join Jay Raffaldini at the Villa on Saturday, February 11th for a complimentary sample of this delicious wine. No RSVPs are required.
 
Amore! The Language of Love
Sunday, February 12 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares insights into Italian culture, language, and traditions surrounding Love. Whether planning a trip to Italy or simply curious about the Italian culture, this both entertaining and interactive experience will give you a new insight and understanding for all things Italian.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste two olive oils and learn about a new partnership between Raffaldini and an Italian olive oil company, Tamia. The workshop will begin at 1pm. General admission is free. Space is limited. Email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information or to RSVP. 
 
Barrel Tasting | Wine Club Exclusive
Saturday, February 18
Only five spots remaining!

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 40 guests.

Reserve Now
 
Photo Courtesy NC Wine GuysLast Chance to Buy Fiano Before It Is Sold Out!
 
With less than ten cases remaining our popular white wine is almost out of stock and the next release is not planned until the end of 2023.  Fiano which hails from Campania makes racy whites that while lighter than our flagships Vermentino and Desaria pair effortlessly with seafood and shell fish.  Due to limited availability this wine is only available at the Villa Tasting Room.

 
 

Save The Date! 

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

Spring Wine Club Pickup

March 3-5 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
 

Charcuterie Class 

Saturday, March 11 | 1:00 - 3:00pm


Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Spring

Saturday, April 22 | 6:00pm - 9:30pm
 

Take a Hike!

Sunday, April 23 | 10:30am-1:00pm

 
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.
 

Family Days
February

Monday, February 20 -
Presidents Day
 
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.
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January 16, 2023 | Raffaldini Vineyards

It's the Most Wine-derful Time of the Year ❄️

La Dolce Vita is Back!
Saturday, February 11 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
After a nearly five-year absence our wildly popular Moscato style sparking sweet wine is back. Made in the classic Northern Italian style around the Asti region, the floral aromatic profile is supported by acidity and sparkling bubbles to keep the wine refreshening yet sweet. Please join Jay Raffaldini at the Villa on Saturday, February 11th for a complimentary sample of this delicious wine. No RSVPs are required.
 
Amore! The Language of Love
Sunday, February 12 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Barbara Raffaldini as she shares insights into Italian culture, language, and traditions surrounding Love. Whether planning a trip to Italy or simply curious about the Italian culture, this both entertaining and interactive experience will give you a new insight and understanding for all things Italian. In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste two olive oils and learn about a new partnership between Raffaldini and an Italian olive oil company. The workshop will begin at 1pm. General admission is free. Space is limited. Email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information or to RSVP. 
 
Barrel Tasting | Wine Club Exclusive
 Saturday, March 11 | 1:00-3:00pm

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 40 guests.

Reserve Now
 

Save The Date! 

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

Spring Wine Club Pickup

March 3-5 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
 

Charcuterie Class 

Saturday, March 11 | 1:00 - 3:00pm
 
Salon Tasting: Sagrantino

Saturday, March 25 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Spring

Saturday, April 22 | 6:00pm - 9:30pm
(Our Winter DInner is currently sold out, but save the date for Spring Dinner!)
 

Take a Hike!

Sunday, April 23 | 10:30am-1:00pm

 
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.
 

Family Days
January

Monday, January  16 -
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 

#EscapeWithNCAg
 
Raffaldini Vineyards was recently featured in #EscapeWithNCAg. You can read this article and learn more about the Vineyard and Jay's vision by clicking here.
 
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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December 31, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

January Newsletter

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Buon Anno e Salute! 

 
Happy New Year and Best Wishes! Thank you for being a part of la nostra famiglia and spending time with us in 2022. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!
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!
Charcuterie Class - Saturday, January 14


Do you like to make art and eat it too? During this class you will be able to build your own charcuterie box to take home while you enjoy Raffaldini wine throughout the event. Learn tips and tricks on portioning and pairing complementary textures and flavors. Pairings will include a variety of meats, cheeses and other charcuterie items. You'll also learn the techniques to make an aesthetically pleasing box as well as the importance of seasonal ingredients.

More Details coming soon! 
 

Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Winter
Saturday, January 28 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
$110 Dinner Only | $150 Dinner + Shuttle
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
 

Family Days
January

Monday, January  16 -
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 

 
We Are Closed New Year's Day - Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed on New Year's to allow our staff and their families an opportunity to celebrate together. We welcome you to join us before or after the holiday to pick up the perfect gift or relax and reconnect with friends and family. 
 
 
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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November 29, 2022 | Raffaldini Vineyards

December Newsletter

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 Wine Club Member Appreciation 
Saturday, December 3  | 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Free - Wine Club Members Only

La Famigilia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day. You'll enjoy samples from local vendors, raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day! 
 
This event is free; however, please RSVP to jordan@raffaldini.com. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email us at info@raffaldini.com for more information. 
RSVP - Wine Club Member Appreciation
 
 🎁  Give the Gift of Wine this Holiday Season 🎄
Gift Ideas for Yourself or the Wine Lover on Your List!

2019 Patrimonio Release 
Saturday, December 10 | 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Free for Wine Club Members | $20 Per Person for Wine Club Guests

 
You're invited to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson for a very special event to be held at the winery. Raffaldini Patrimonio (translated from the Italian as Heritage or Legacy) will be released on Saturday, December 10th and as the name implies is the flagship wine that we make. Unlike our heralded Grande Riserva which we make in the style of Super Tuscans, Patrimonio is crafted for those who love Napa-style wines.

Jay Raffaldini invites you to the beautiful botti barrel room at the winery for the release of the inaugural release of our Patrimonio. This wine is an icon of Raffaldini Vineyards; a representation of more than twenty years of pioneering winemaking. An opaque, brooding, and intense red wine made from Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Sagrantino grapes, aged in 100% new French Oak evokes a luxurious symphony of flavor, leaning in with dark fruits, spice, and earth. 

We invite you to stop by on Saturday, December 10, chat with Jay about how we made the Patrimonio, and enjoy a complimentary sample of this extraordinary release. Patrimonio is a limited-quantity wine. Bottles will be available for sale to enjoy or to take home while quantities last.
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Salon Tasting Raffaldini Patrimonio 2019
Saturday, January 21 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
$65 Wine Club | $70 General Admission

You're invited to join Owner Jay Raffaldini and Winemaker Chris Nelson for a very special event to be held at the Winery. Raffaldini Patrimonio (translated from the Italian as Heritage or Legacy) and as the name implies is the flagship wine that we make. Unlike our heralded Grande Riserva which we make in the style of Super Tuscans, Patrimonio is crafted for those who love Napa-style wines.

The salon tasting event will consist of a Blind Tasting of the Patrimonio against four other highly ranked and well known wines along with heavy Hors D'oeuvres. See for yourself how Raffaldini Wine compares to some of the top rated wines in the world. To celebrate this event our sparkling wine Auguri will be served as everyone assembles.  Attendance is limited to sixty people. This year, Christmas comes early for the wine lover on your list! Give the gift of wine this holiday season. 
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Food Trucks

December 

Saturday, December 3 - Dogs R' Us

Saturday, December 10 - Dogs R' Us
Sunday, December 11 - Dogs R' Us


Saturday, December 17 - Dogs R' Us
Sunday, December 18 - Dogs R' Us
 

 
We Are Closed Christmas Day - Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed on Christmas Day to allow our staff and their families an opportunity to celebrate together.  We welcome you to join us before or after the holiday to pick up the perfect gift or relax and reconnect with friends and family. 
 
Raffaldini Wines Win the West
Gold Rush at San Francisco International Wine 
Competition
 
Now in its 39th year, the San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the most prestigious and competitive international wine expositions in the world. The highly-credentialed panel of judges awarded gold medals to Raffaldini Vermentino Superiore and Sagrantino meaning the highly-trained panel of judges universally agreed that Raffaldini wines were among the best of their variety from across the world. 
 

 
 
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Beyond The Vines...Into The Community

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

We are also partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC to fight hunger during the holiday season. Please bring a non-perishable food item as we "fill the barrel with food" for the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. Here is a list of the most needed items. Or you can make a donation here.

A/perture
(AARF)Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation
Authoring Action
Bookmarks
Carolina Caring
The Crossnore School
Hispanic League
Little Theater
Metrolina Association for the Blind
Parenting Path
Piedmont Opera
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
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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.
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