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September 24, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Wines Win Big at International Sommelier Challenge

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

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

Desaria, which topped the Vermentino varietal category is our newest release in the Fall Wine Club package along with the 94-point, platinum medal winning 2019 Sagrantino, and 93-point, gold medal winner, Montepulciano Riserva. All of these wines are currently available while supplies last. Don't miss an opportunity to taste and collect these exceptional wines. 
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2021 Sommelier Challenge Awards

Best Vermentino

Raffaldini 2020 Desaria
Swan Creek 92 points

 
2019 Sagrantino Platinum 94 points
2019 Montepulciano Riserva Gold 93 points
2020 Desaria Gold 92 points
2020 Vermentino Superiore Gold 90 points
 
 
 
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Time Posted: Sep 24, 2021 at 9:08 AM Permalink to Raffaldini Wines Win Big at International Sommelier Challenge Permalink
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September 23, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Friday, October 1: Live Virtual Tasting With Jay

Raffaldini Live Tasting With Jay Raffaldini:
2020 Desaria

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

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

Live Q & A 

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

Meeting Details

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Meeting ID: 841 9532 1963
Passcode: 891428

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


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

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Join us for these Upcoming Live Tastings! 

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

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

🎃Fall is in the Air 🍂

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

$50 General Admission $45 Wine Club

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

$50 General Admission | $45 Wine Club


Very limited seating for these three dates

Available Dates:

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


 

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

Assemblaggio is a two-hour educational wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini in our winery barrel room. Each blend you create will be carefully analyzed, sampled and help inspire our new vintage of Grande Riserva. 

This is an opportunity to hone your winemaking knowledge and ability, learn more about grape varietals, and make a few new friends in the process. Blending trials will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking session.
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Food Trucks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $10.00 per class

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

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


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

Our team members are wearing masks while indoors to help prevent the spread of covid 19. While masks are not required for those vaccinated we recommend that everyone wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating or drinking.
Make a Reservation
 
 
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Time Posted: Sep 23, 2021 at 5:07 AM Permalink to 🎃Fall is in the Air 🍂 Permalink
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September 13, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Festa Italiana is One Week Away 🇮🇹

Saturday, September 18 - 11am-5pm

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

 
What is Festa Italiana?

A grand celebration of all things Italian! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 as food vendors, musicians, artists and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets are $15 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and a glass of Raffaldini wine. Pre-sale will be available until Thursday, September 16 at 5pm. Day of tickets will be $20 and are available at the gate. We hope you'll join us for a weekend of fun, rain or shine! 


Small Sessions Immerse Your Experience!

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

 

SATURDAY:

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY:

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

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

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

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

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

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September 1, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

September Newsletter

Saturday, September 18 - 11am-5pm

Sunday, September 19 - 12pm-5pm


Tickets now on sale!
 
Juggler entertaining childrenOur biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets are $15 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and a glass of Raffaldini wine.





Small Sessions Immerse Your Experience!

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

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


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

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

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

Cost: $10.00 per class

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

RSVP Monday, September 6
RSVP Wednesday, September 8
 

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

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


 
Make a Reservation
 
 
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Time Posted: Sep 1, 2021 at 8:39 AM Permalink to September Newsletter Permalink
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August 10, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

August Newsletter

 
Fall Wine Club Release
Available Now
We are excited to announce the release date of our Fall Wine Club Package and three new vintages! 
 
Package Contents
 
The Fall Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including some of our favorite varietals: 
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine with epic tannins) 
The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. Wine Club Members will enjoy other benefits along with preferred access to wines, added discounts, and more. Click the button below for more info on our wine club or to sign up.
Wine Club


 
Raffaldini Vineyards x Queen's Landing: Wine Tasting Cruise on the Lake
Wednesday, August 25 | 6:30pm-9pm

Wine tasting and a cruise on Lake Norman? Yes please! Join Winemaker Chris Nelson as Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery teams up with Queen's Landing for an excellent presentation of fine wines.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and 5 tastings are included in your reservation.
We look forward to having you sail away with us and maybe leave with a bottle...or two. 🌅🛳🍷
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16th Annual Festa Italiana
Saturday, September 18 - 11am-5pm
Sunday, September 19 - 12pm-5pm

Tickets now on sale! 
 
Juggler entertaining childrenOur biggest event of the year returns! The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets are $15 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass and a glass of Raffaldini wine.

VIP Available!

The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:

  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section at Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive table side service, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One reserved Italiana table seating up to 4 guests
  • Festival admission for 4 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including one bottle of Raffaldini wine)
  • Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • Light refreshments and bottled water
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking
 
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Wine Glass FlightComing Soon: 
Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner: Autumn
Saturday, October 9 | 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.

$99.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive
$130 + tax per person that is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville.
Reserve Now | Dinner + Shuttle
Reserve Now | Dinner Only
 
Food Trucks

AUGUST

Saturday, August 7 | The Cannoli Man
Saturday, August 7 | Lobster Dogs
Sunday, August 8 | Lobster Dogs

Saturday, August 14 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, August 15 | Southern On Wheels

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

Saturday, August 28 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, August 29 | Southern On Wheels
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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

Cost: $10.00 per class

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

RSVP Monday, August 2
RSVP Wednesday, August 4
 

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.
 
Make a Reservation
 
 
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Time Posted: Aug 10, 2021 at 6:48 AM Permalink to August Newsletter Permalink
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July 9, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Fall 2021 Wine Club Coming Soon!

 
Ciao Wine Club Members -
We are excited to announce the pickup date of our Fall Wine Club Package which Jay considers our finest ever!  
 
On Saturday, August 7, and Sunday August 8, Wine Club Pick Up will be held at the Winery. Jay Raffaldini will be on site both days to lead a lively discussion of the wine club wines. On Saturday August 7, he will be joined by our talented winemaker Chris Nelson. On both days, tastings of each wine club wine will be available, and we will also have food and tastings of new wines. There will also be drawings of fun prizes throughout each day so be sure to enter to win when you arrive. There is no cost to participate in the drawings, but you must be present to win.
 

Package Contents
 
The Fall Wine club package contains two bottles each of three new wine vintages of our most sought-after varietals. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 2 Bottles 2020 Desaria (Full-bodied Vermentino utilizing Appassimentoextended skin contact and oak fermentation)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Montepulciano Riserva (Our signature varietal, hearty, fruit forward red)
  • 2 Bottles 2019 Sagrantino (Robust, savory red wine made with epic tannins) 










The 2019 Montepulciano Riserva and 2019 Sagrantino benefitted significantly from the perfect weather and prodigious use of the Appassimento drying process as well as fermentation in oak. They are deeply structured, full-bodied reds that are dark and brooding, definitely not to timid souls. The 2020 Desaria, a white wine that we made like a red wine, is a joy with incredible aromatics, color and acid. This year's Desaria included not just dried and whole cluster pressed Vermentino, but also white (yes white) Montepulciano blended in.

The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara. If you cannot join us for the wine club release, you will have the opportunity to hear from Jay Raffaldini on these new wines via Zoom in the weeks following the release.
 
Fall Wine Club Release
Saturday, August 7 & Sunday, August 8

RSVP Saturday, August 7
RSVP Saturday, August 8
 

Jay Raffaldini Hosts Wine Club Zoom Tastings After of Release
 
Jay Raffaldini and winemaker Chris Nelson will host a series of live, virtual tastings exclusively for wine club members on Zoom after of the August 7 release date. Jay will taste and describe the new wines and offer a Q & A Session. The schedule for tastings are: 

Friday, October 1 | 7pm - 2020 Desaria
Friday, October 8 | 7pm - 2019 Montepulciano Riserva
Friday, October 22 | 7pm - 2019 Sagrantino
 
Benefits to Membership
  • 10% Off individual bottle sales
  • 10% Off retail merchandise
  • Superiore Members will receive 15% off full-case purchases (mixed case okay)
  • Classico Members will receive 10% off full- case purchases (mixed case okay)
  • Tasting fees waived for member and guest (Superiore members during the months of March and April will have tasting fees waived for themselves and up to 3 guests)
     
Our Wine Club offers streamlined choices offering flexibility and making membership easy. Learn More. 
 
Billing
Classico Club members will be billed on July 28. Superiore and Riserva Club Members will be billed upon completion of their requested additional bottles. We will be reaching out to all our wine club members to ensure your information and order is accurate and to confirm any additional wine selections. 

Please note that each wine club membership is a one-year commitment and you will be automatically enrolled the following year, unless we receive your cancellation in writing via email 30-days prior to the next wine club shipment. Read Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to help! 
Thank you again for being part of the Raffaldini journey. 
 
Auguri! 

Raffaldini Signature




La Famiglia Raffaldini 
 
 
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Time Posted: Jul 9, 2021 at 11:56 AM Permalink to Fall 2021 Wine Club Coming Soon! Permalink
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June 3, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini June Newsletter

 
Watch our UNC-TV feature! 


 
UNC-TV's North Carolina Weekend brings our state's must-see places and events right into your home. Take a stroll through the vines and watch as Jay Raffaldini describes the inspiration and experience at Raffaldini Vineyards.

 
 

 
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, and we think incorporating a reservation system will provide an enhanced experience. Details are below:
 
Our New Reservation System.
  *   Groups of 6 or less for indoor tastings - tour included.
  *   Groups of 8 or less for seated flights outdoors (covered areas).
  *   Daily canopy rentals for the lawn are available for groups of 9-12 - canopy renters will need to purchase wine from the outdoor bar to take back to their canopy.

Walk-ins are accepted and will be seated if we have availability but there is no guarantee of seating without a reservation. You are always welcome to sit at the picnic area or bring your blanket or lawn chair to enjoy your day at Raffaldini. All guests must be 21 years or older except on a specially designated Family Day hosted by Raffaldini Vineyards (i.e Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th etc - please check website for additional family days).

For private events and parties over 8 who are not renting a canopy please email your reservation request to info@raffaldini.com.
 
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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.
 
Wine Releases


Cellar Release of 2015 Montepulciano Riserva
Available for Sale


We are proud to announce the re-release of our highest rated Montepulciano Riserva, the heralded 2015 vintage. Jay made the decision to cellar this wine for an additional five (5) years, and it is at its peak development of flavor and aroma. He set aside 200 cases and because we expect demand to be exceptionally strong, we are limiting purchase amounts to two (2) cases for wine club members and six bottles for non-wine club members. Once our 2015 Montepulciano Riserva is sold out, there will be no further Montepulciano Riserva available until we release our 2019 vintage this Fall. 

Photo: Charlotte Wine + Food

 
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Upcoming Events

Father's Day (Family Day)
Sunday, June 20  | 12PM-5PM

Bring the entire family and celebrate dad with us on Father's Day at Raffaldini Vineyards! Enjoy an opportunity to relax among the vines and savor a refreshing glass of wine on this day for dads. Salute! 

Independence Day (Family Day)

Sunday, July 4 | 12PM-5PM

Enjoy your Independence Day with an afternoon at Raffaldini Vineyards! Purchase a refreshing glass of wine from our award-winning selection to pair with offerings from our deli case. Celebrate summer with refreshing mix of wine and mountain air and make a day of it. 

Photo Courtesy CLT Wine and Food
Salon Tasting with Jay Raffaldini: Sparkling Wine
July 24th, 2021 | 1PM-3PM


Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four Sparkling wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. (This event is for those age 21 and over)

$45 + tax per person Wine Club
$50 + tax per person General Admission
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RSVP General Admission

Four Seasons Summer Wine Tasting Dinner 
Saturday, August 14 6:30PM - 9PM
 
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 $99.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive.
 
RSVP Dinner Only
RSVP Dinner + Shuttle
 
 
Food Trucks

JUNE

Saturday, June 5 | Happy Hippie Co.

Sunday, June 6 | Happy Hippie Co.

Sunday, June 13 | Southern On Wheels

Saturday, June 19 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, June 20 | Dogs R' Us

Saturday, June 26 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, June 27 | Southern On Wheels
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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

Cost: $10.00 per class

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

RSVP Monday, June 7
RSVP Wednesday, June 9
 
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May 10, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Make a Reservation with Raffaldini

 


 
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, and we think incorporating a reservation system will provide an enhanced experience. Details are below:
 
Our New Reservation System.

  *   Groups of 6 or less for indoor tastings - tour included.
  *   Groups of 8 or less for seated flights outdoors (covered areas).
  *   Daily canopy rentals for the lawn are available for groups of 9-12 - canopy renters will need to purchase wine from the outdoor bar to take back to their canopy.

Walk-ins are accepted and will be seated if we have availability but there is no guarantee of seating without a reservation. You are always welcome to sit at the picnic area or bring your blanket or lawn chair to enjoy your day at Raffaldini. All guests must be 21 years or older except on a specially designated Family Day hosted by Raffaldini Vineyards (i.e Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th etc - please check website for additional family days).


For private events and parties over 8 who are not renting a canopy please email your reservation request to info@raffaldini.com.

 
Reserve Now
 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 3. We appreciate your cooperation.  
 
 
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May 1, 2021 | Raffaldini Vineyards

May 2021 Newsletter

 


 
Introducing Our New Reservation System!

We're excited to partner with TockReservations will be as follows:

Available now for bookings for May 7th and beyond.

  *   Groups of 6 or less for indoor tastings - tour included.
  *   Groups of 8 or less for seated flights outdoors (covered areas).
  *   Daily canopy rentals for the lawn are available for groups of 9-12 - this section will need to get their wine from the outdoor bar to take back to their canopy area.

Walk-ins are accepted and will be seated if we have availability but there is no guarantee of seating without a reservation.
Private events still require an email reservation sent to info@raffaldini.com
 
Reserve Now
 
Upcoming Events
May is #NCWineMonth, Help us Celebrate! 


Open That Bottle Night! 
Saturday, May 1 6pm 

We invite you to join Raffaldini and the NC Wine Guys on their Facebook page Saturday Evening  for a special livestream celebrating North Carolina Wine!

For #NCWineNight, we ask that you take a photo of your chosen Raffaldini wine. Post it on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) tagging us (@Raffaldini) and NC Wine Guys (@NCWineGuys) and using the hashtags, #NCWineNight and #NCWineMonth.

 


Photo: Van in Black

Mother's Day Family Day at Raffaldini
Sunday, May 9 | 12pm - 5pm


In Italy, la mamma is the cornerstone of the home and celebrated by her family all year round. But every second Sunday of May, bambini and adults alike lavish their mothers with flowers and gifts for La Festa della Mamma. Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Italy in May 1957, about 50 years after it was founded in the United States. A parish priest began the tradition in Assisi with great festivities. Many in the surrounding cities got word and joined the appreciation of the women whose unconditional love and hard work helped them become who they are. The day was so successful that just one year later, the holiday was adopted across Italy’s 20 regions. Today, Mother’s Day is as widely celebrated in Italy, as it is the United States. Children of all ages head home to visit in time for La Festa della Mamma.


Show Mamma how much you love her and bring her Chianti in the Carolinas - Raffaldini on May 9. Each mother (or mother figure) will receive a flower and chocolate Baci. Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy will be onsite with goats and there will be activities for children. 
 

Cellar Release of 2015 Montepulciano Riserva
Available for Sale starting Saturday, May 15


We are proud to announce the re-release of our highest rated Montepulciano Riserva, the heralded 2015 vintage on May 15, 2021. Jay made the decision to cellar this wine for an additional five (5) years, and it is at its peak development of flavor and aroma. He set aside 200 cases and because we expect demand to be exceptionally strong, we are limiting purchase amounts to two (2) cases for wine club members and six bottles for non-wine club members. Once our 2015 Montepulciano Riserva is sold out, there will be no further Montepulciano Riserva available until we release our 2019 vintage this Fall. 

Photo: Charlotte Wine + Food

 

 

 
Food Trucks

MAY
Saturday, May 1 | Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, May 2| Southern on Wheels

Saturday, May 8 | Happy Hippie Food Co.
Sunday, May 9 | Happy Hippie Food Co. & Cannoli Man

Saturday, May 15 | Dog's R' Us

Sunday, May 16 | Cousin's Maine Lobster

Saturday, May 22 | Southern On Wheels
Sunday, May 23 | Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza

Saturday, May 29 | Southern On Wheels

Sunday, May 30 | Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
 

Spring 2021 Wine Club Package Now Available!
 
The Spring Wine club package contains six bottles of three new wine releases including the return of Sangiovese Classico. Your wine club package will contain the following wines: 
  • 2 Bottles of 2019 Bella Misto (Our everyday red blend with a nice tannic backbone courtesy of Sagrantino) 
     
  • 2 Bottles of 2020 Vermentino Superiore (Our signature white varietal, stone fruit and lively acidity)
     
  • 2 Bottles of 2019 Sangiovese Classico (Chianti in Carolinas is back, deeply structured and earthy red)
     
  • Pricing for the six bottles is $139.40 plus tax for Classico Members and $127.80 plus tax for Superiore Members when purchased as a case or more. 

The package also contains a letter from Jay and recipes to pair with each wine from Barbara Raffaldini. 

Not a Member? Sign Up!
 
 
Virtual Yoga in the Vineyards with Maureen
Mondays & Wednesdays | 9am via Zoom

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

Cost: $10.00 per class

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

RSVP Monday, May 3
RSVP Wednesday, May 5
 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards is committed to Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click to read our latest guidelines. As a general reminder, no one under 21 is allowed on premise during phase 3. We appreciate your cooperation.  
 
 
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