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August 1, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini August Newsletter

 
 
August Events
Wine Club Package
Fall Wine Club Package Release: August 4-6
Enjoy a complimentary Wine and Food Pairing; Saturday, chat with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini

Don't miss the first weekend of our newest wine club release. Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini will host Saturday's festivities which feature an exclusive wine and food pairing on the 2nd floor of our Villa from 12pm-4pm for wine club members along with a conversation with our winemaking team on the new wines at 1pm & 3pm.

What's Included
Two bottles each of three of our most popular wines

The Fall 2017 package features three stunning new wines, the 2016 Girasole, 2015 Sangiovese Classico and 2015 Montepulciano Riserva. In 2015 we were blessed with pristine harvest conditions yielding the best red wines we have produced to date. These wines express unparalleled depth and complexity, revealing layer after layer of our estate's unique flavor profile. The 2016 Girasole arrives just in time for late-Summer enjoyment, beautifully crisp and a refreshing complement to our big reds. The cost for this exclusive, six bottle package with your 5% discount and sales tax is $158.57. The Fall Wine Club Package is now available for purchase on our web site. Click the link below to reserve your allocation today. 

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Friday, September 8: Vine to Wine, an Intimate Harvest Experience

Be a part of the winemaking process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will taste wines that are currently in production with our winemaking team and enjoy a traditional harvest wine dinner. Work side-by-side with owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini and the rest of the team during this harvest immersion. 
BOOK NOW
 
Saturday, September 16: 12th Annual Festa Italiana

Join food vendors, entertainers, artists and friends from across the Southeast for a celebration of all things Italian! Savor a selection of authentic Italian cuisine while you shop our vendors for the perfect local, handmade gift. Relax to our selection of live entertainment from musicians and visual artists.  

Pre-sale Admission $15 For a Limited Time

Take advantage of  a limited-time pre-sale discount of $5 off admission. Admission is $15 until August 16. After August 16 and day of admission is $20. Visit our web site for more info on the Festa and vendors. 


 
BUY NOW
 
Exclusive Festa VIP Tables Available
Enjoy the perks of a VIP! Celebrate in style by taking advantage of this limited offer. The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:
  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section in Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive upstairs bar, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One Reserved Italiana Table seating 8 guests
  • Festival admission for 8 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including the wine tasting of three select Raffaldini Vineyards wines or a glass of wine of their choice)
  • 11th Annual Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking
BOOK NOW
 
Upcoming Food Trucks & Musicians
Food Trucks
Sunday, August 6 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza
Sunday, August 13 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza
Sunday, August 20 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza
Sunday, August 27 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza


Monday, September 4 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza
Live Music
Sunday, August 6 - Justin Nelson
Sunday, August 13 - Justin Nelson

Monday, September 4 - Colin Allured
 
Other August Events

August 13: Ferragosto - Music in the Vineyard
August 20: Cibo e Vino - Wine and Food Pairing

September 4: Labor Day - Music, Gelato & Food Truck in the Vineyard



Click here for a full list of events. Other upcoming events include the following.
 
Beyond the Vines...and Into the Community
Pino Vino IX: Now Available! 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by last Saturday for our Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Wine Label unveiling! We are excited to have Bentley as our ambassador for rescue animals everywhere. Pino Vino IX is now available in the tasting room and online. Every sip supports animal shelters!

Click here to purchase.
 


 

Raffaldini Vineyards Named Best Winery by Winston Salem Journal Readers

Thank you to Piedmont Triad residents and readers of the Winston-Salem Journal for voting Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery as the best winery in the Triad. Please share the news with your friends and neighbors and share this email with a friend who has never been to Raffaldini before. Harvest is upon us and there is no better time of year to visit. 
 
 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Aug 1, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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July 15, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Be a Part of the Harvest Experience

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Wine Club Package
Fall Wine Club Package Release: August 4-6
Montepulciano Riserva Returns, Brand New Sangiovese Classico, our last rosé release

Don't miss the first weekend of our newest wine club release. Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini will host Saturday's festivities which feature an exclusive wine and food pairing on the 2nd floor of our Villa from 12pm-4pm for wine club members along with a conversation with our winemaking team on the new wines at 1pm & 3pm.

The Fall 2017 package features two bottles each of three stunning new wines, the 2016 Girasole, 2015 Montepulciano Riserva, and 2015 Sangiovese Classico. In 2015 we were blessed with pristine harvest conditions yielding the best red wines we have produced to date, our Montepulciano Riserva and Sangiovese Classico. These wines express unparalleled depth and complexity, revealing layer after layer of our estate's unique flavor profile. The 2016 Girasole arrives just in time for late-Summer enjoyment, beautifully crisp and a refreshing compliment to our big reds. 


Important Info For Existing Wine Club Members 

We’ve recently rolled out a new, fully-integrated, guest relations management system. For your convenience and security, we ask that everyone please take a brief moment to log on and confirm or update your information. We will charge your Fall 2017 Wine Club Package on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. If you have not logged on to our web site before, you will need to create a new login and password.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Not Currently a Wine Club Member? 

Click below to learn more, enroll in our Wine Club, and secure your allocation of our Fall Releases!
SIGN UP NOW
July Events
Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23: Swan Creek Wine Trail Riedel White Tour
A limited number of tickets remain!

Hit the Swan Creek Wine Trail and taste our signature white wines in the elegance of Riedel stemware. Receive a collector's-edition Riedel wine glass at your first stop and one gourmet food and wine pairing at each of the seven vineyards along the wine trail.
BOOK NOW
Sunday, July 23: Raffaldini Euro Car Show

Nothing epitomizes grace and style better than European automobiles. Cruise the lawn at Raffaldini Vineyard and view timeless classics of European style surrounding Villa Raffaldini. Free Admission.
Make Reservations Now
Friday, September 8: Vine to Wine, an Intimate Harvest Experience

Be a part of the winemaking process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will taste wines that are currently in production with our winemaking team and enjoy a traditional harvest wine dinner. Work side-by-side with owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini and the rest of the team during this harvest immersion. 
BOOK NOW
Saturday, September 16: 12th Annual Festa Italiana

Join food vendors, entertainers, artists and friends from across the Southeast for a celebration of all things Italian! Savor a selection of authentic Italian cuisine while you shop our vendors for the perfect local, handmade gift. Relax to our selection of live entertainment from musicians and visual artists.  


 
Pre-sale Admission $15 For a Limited Time

Take advantage of  a limited-time pre-sale discount of $5 off admission. Admission is $15 until August 16. After August 16 and day of admission is $20. Visit our web site for more info on the Festa and vendors. 
BUY NOW
Exclusive Festa VIP Tables Available
Enjoy the perks of a VIP! Celebrate in style by taking advantage of this limited offer. The Festa Italiana VIP Experience! Includes:
  • Access to Festa Italiana VIP Section in Villa Raffaldini. VIP Section includes indoor bathrooms, exclusive upstairs bar, VIP identity badge, and more.
  • One Reserved Italiana Table seating 8 guests
  • Festival admission for 8 guests (includes all standard Festival Admission perks per guest, including the wine tasting of three select Raffaldini Vineyards wines or a glass of wine of their choice)
  • 11th Annual Festa Italiana Commemorative Wine Glass
  • All day music & entertainment
  • Exclusive check-in point for VIP guests
  • General parking
BOOK NOW
Upcoming Food Trucks & Musicians
Food Trucks
Sunday, July 23 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza
Sunday, July 30 - Gianno's Wood-Fired Pizza
Live Music
Sunday, July 16 - Colin Allured
Other July Events

July 16: Raffaldini Farmers Market

Click here for a full list of events. Other upcoming events include the following.
Beyond the Vines...and Into the Community
Pino Vino IX: Now Available! 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by last Saturday for our Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Wine Label unveiling! We are excited to have Bentley as our ambassador for rescue animals everywhere. Pino Vino IX is now available in the tasting room and online. Every sip supports animal shelters! Click here to purchase.


 

Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Hospice and Palliative Care Center

We are pleased to continue our sponsorship at the Hospice Hoedown at WinMock Barn on Tuesday, July 25 and the Hospice Hope Classic Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 26. Click on the links above for more information in supporting these two great events.
 
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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Jul 15, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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June 29, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini July Newsletter

 
July Events
Monday, July 3: Independence Day Celebration

Spend your Independence Day weekend on our Piazza for an afternoon of live music from guitarist Colin Allured on Monday, July 3 and fresh-roasted Italian pork and more from Porchetta on Sunday, July 2 and Monday, July 3. Free Admission. 
Independence Day Weekend Hours:
Friday, June 30: 11am-5pm
Saturday, July 1: 11am-5pm

Sunday, July 2: 12pm-5pm
Monday, July 3: 11am-5pm
Tuesday, July 4: 11am-5pm
 
Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23: Swan Creek Wine Trail Riedel White Tour

Hit the Swan Creek Wine Trail and taste our signature white wines in the elegance of Riedel stemware. Receive a collector's-edition Riedel wine glass at your first stop and one gourmet food and wine pairing at each of the seven vineyards along the wine trail. 
BOOK NOW
 
Sunday, July 23: Raffaldini Euro Car Show

Nothing epitomizes grace and style better than European automobiles. Cruise the lawn at Raffaldini Vineyard and view timeless classics of European style surrounding Villa Raffaldini. Free Admission.
 
Sunday, July 30: Afternoon in Tuscany

This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can’t book the airfare to Tuscany! Enjoy a lovely lunch (Pranzo) followed by a stroll through the vines and concert amongst the vines.
 
BOOK NOW
 
Make Reservations Now
Friday, September 8: Vine to Wine, an Intimate Harvest Experience

Be a part of the winemaking process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will taste wines that are currently in production with our winemaking team and enjoy a traditional harvest wine dinner. Work side-by-side with owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini and the rest of the team during this harvest immersion. 
BOOK NOW
 
Jay Raffaldini with last year's winner, Hershey.
Fall Wine Club Package Coming Soon! 

We're preparing for the Fall Wine Club Release on Friday, August 4-Sunday August 6. If you are an existing member, look for a separate email from us in the coming days confirming the details and charge date of the wine club package. If you'd like to sign up, click the link below to learn more and become a part of our Wine Club! 
SIGN UP NOW
 
Upcoming Food Trucks & Musicians
Food Trucks
Sunday, July 2 - Porchetta
Monday, July 3 - Porchetta
Live Music
Monday, July 3 - Colin Allured
 
Other July Events

July 9: Cibo e Vino-Complimentary Wine and Food Pairing
July 16: Raffaldini Farmers Market


Click here for a full list of events. Other upcoming events include the following.
 
Beyond the Vines...and Into the Community
Pino Vino IX: Now Available! 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by last Saturday for our Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Wine Label unveiling! We are excited to have Bentley as our ambassador for rescue animals everywhere. Pino Vino IX is now available in the tasting room and online. Every sip supports animal shelters! Click here to purchase.

 

BOOKMARKS NC Grand Opening Saturday, July 8th

Bookmarks’ Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at 634 W. Fourth Street #110 in Winston-Salem. There will be hourly drawings for prizes and giveaways for all attendees. This event is free and open to the public. The day will begin with a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting followed by Bookmarks’ inaugural storytime with Mayor Allen Joines at 10:30 a.m.  For more info: www.bookmarksnc.org / 336-747-1471.

Barbara Raffaldini, who also serves on Bookmarks' board, said, “It is a thrill and honor to be on the Board of Bookmarks. Bookmarks is a literary arts organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. Its  programming connects readers and authors and includes: an annual Festival of Books, an Authors in Schools program, and with the opening of Bookmarks’ new home on July 8, will include a nonprofit independent bookstore, a dynamic event and gathering space, and Bookmarks’ offices."
 
 
 
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Time Posted: Jun 29, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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June 15, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Vineyards Reveals Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Ambassador

Ronda, N.C., (June 17, 2017)—Raffaldini Vineyards released Pino Vino IX on Saturday and unveiled this year’s rescue dog competition ambassador, Bentley, who is featured on the wine’s label.

“This year’s ambassador is not only a rescue dog, but works to serve people in a way that benefits everyone,” said Raffaldini Vineyards owner and winemaker, Jay Raffaldini. “It is astounding what is possible with just a little love and compassion.”

A Yorkie from Cornelius, N.C., Bentley was found in poor health, timid anxious and fearful of humans. With love, care and lots of nurturing, he became the happiest, “fur-legged” little boy. Currently training as a service dog, Bentley hopes to help others with anxiety issues.

As with previous Pino Vino wine releases, a portion of proceeds from sales will go to benefit local animal shelters. Pino Vino IX is available exclusively at Raffaldini Vineyards.

Time Posted: Jun 15, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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June 10, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini June Newsletter

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Big Reds Almost Out!

Our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva will be sold out before the end of June. This North Carolina Fine Wine Society Best in Show winner received an 89 point score from Italian wine writer, James Suckling, formerly of Wine Spectator. James calls it "A medium fruity wine with firm tannins and a juicy undertone. Tangy acidity and a clean finish. Has the earthy, fruity character of Montepulciano." The 2014 Montepulciano Riserva will sell out approximately six weeks prior to the release of the 2015 Montepulciano Riserva.

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Upcoming Events
Jay Raffaldini with last year's winner, Hershey.
Saturday, June 17: Pino Vino IX Release

Help us celebrate the next ambassador of the Pino Vino IX Wine Label Competition and support local animal shelters by purchasing this newly-labeled wine. Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini as he introduces the winner, then "pet the pooch" to raise funds for all rescue animals. 
Sunday, June 18: Father's Day Brunch

Celebrate tuo padre with a buffet brunch overlooking Raffaldini Vineyards! Bring the entire family and your camera for a one-of-a-kind photo surrounded by our breathtaking rolling vineyards. Enjoy a casual game of bocce or relax with some live music from Justin Nelson. Reservations include buffet brunch, two glasses of Raffaldini wine, and a Riedel crystal wine glass.
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Make Reservations Now!
Sunday, July 30: An Afternoon in Tuscany

This is the next best thing to a trip to Tuscany! Dine al fresco family-style among the vines while serenaded by soprano Irene King, singing some of her favorite Italian songs.
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Saturday, August 12: Four Seasons Summer Wine Tasting Dinner 

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. Share your food and wine passion with new friends in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, la dolce vita! 
BOOK NOW
Friday, September 8: Vine To Wine, an Intimate Harvest Experience

It's picking time! Be a part of the winemaking process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You'll taste wines that are currently in production with our winemaking team and enjoy a traditional harvest wine dinner. Work side by side with owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini, and the rest of the team during this exclusive experience. 
BOOK NOW
Upcoming Food Trucks & Musicians
Food Trucks
Saturday, June 17 - Snack Wagon
Sunday, June 18 - Snack Wagon
Sunday, July 2 - Porchetta
Monday, July 3 - Porchetta
Live Music
Sunday, June 18 - Justin Nelson
Monday, July 3 - Colin Allured
Click here for a full list of events. Other upcoming events include the following. 
 
July 3: Independence Day Celebration-Music, Gelato & Food Truck in the Vineyard
July 9: Cibo e Vino-Complimentary Wine and Food Pairing
July 16: Raffaldini Farmers Market

July 23: Euro Car Show
Beyond the Vines and Into the Community
We are excited to renew our commitment with Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue's annual Woofstock festival. Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue is dedicated to improving animal welfare, fostering a humane community, and building positive bonds between people and animals that last a lifetime. 
The NC Department of Transportation has begun the process of paving Groce Road. We gave them access to our recently purchased land adjacent to Groce Road so they can reshape the approach to Raffaldini with more sweeping and elegant contours. It will be beautiful when it is completed later this year. 
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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Jun 10, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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May 2, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

May Newsletter

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Our Signature Red Wine, 2014 Grande Riserva, Almost Sold Out
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Less than 15 cases of this coveted wine remain for sale in our tasting room. Purchase limits are one case per person for wine club members and six bottles per person for the general public. Our next vintage release of the Grande Riserva will be in mid-December 2017. 

Grande Riserva, as the name implies, represents the utmost and very best efforts of all that we do from the vineyard to the winery. In making this limited quantity wine, we used the finest and oldest Montepulciano, Petit Verdot and Sagrantino grapes, harvested at optimal ripeness and then triple sorted to create a decadent, powerful wine with a focused expression of Raffaldini Vineyards. We applied the Appassimento drying process to further concentrate the grapes' natural flavors and aromas. Finally, we placed the grapes in oak fermenters to further deepen the profile and age the wine in the best oak barrels available.

Purchase Grande Riserva


 



Spring Wine Club Package Currently Available Click here to purchase
Featuring First Vintage of New Varietal Sagrantino
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Don't forget to purchase your 2017 Spring Wine Club Package containing the inaugural release of our newest red varietal, Sagrantino. This varietal hails from Umbria and is one of the rarest in the world with less than one-thousand acres planted worldwide. Our debut Sagrantino is from the spectacular 2015 vintage that was hot and dry, just like in Sagrantino's native Umbria. The Spring Wine Club Package will also contain the 2016 vintage of our classic white, Vermentino Superiore, and the 2015 Bella Misto. In addition to the wines, each package contains a letter from the Raffaldini Family, winemaker's notes and recipes to pair with the wines, a list of upcoming events including an invitation to our Summer Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner.

Important Info for Wine Club Members
We’ve recently rolled out a new, fully-integrated guest relations management system. For your security, we ask that everyone please take a brief moment to create a new login and password. We here at Raffaldini Vineyards are very excited to introduce this new system which will enhance the customer experience. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

                                   


EVENTS CALENDAR 2017
MAY EVENTS

33095823790_1dca7986bb_bVineyards of Swan Creek Herb Celebration 
Fri., May 5 | 12pm-5pm | Sat., May 6| 12pm-6pm | Sun., May 7 12pm-5pm | $35+tax per couple 

Join the Vineyards of Swan Creek as we celebrate spring with a wine and food pairing prepared with each vineyard's signature herb. Each card is good for two-1 ounce food & wine tastings and a 4-inch potted herb from each of the seven participating vineyards. Tickets will sell out and only a few are left so please make your reservations now. $35 + tax per couple. This event is for those age 21 and over. Only a few tickets remain, please call 336.835.1547 to confirm. 
 

 

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Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker - Wine Club Member Exclusive
Saturday, May 13 |  1pm - 3pm | $25 per person

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to sample wines from our cellar straight out of the barrel with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to the first 36 Wine Club Members to RSVP. Be among the first to sample our exciting new vintages! Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.

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34157550801_fdcc6d6cd8_bMamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14 - 12pm-2pm| Tasting Room open 12pm-5pm | $50+tax per person, including two glasses of Raffaldini wine

Celebrate La Tua Madre with brunch at Raffaldini Vineyards! Enjoy an Italian-inspired buffet overlooking the mountains beginning at 12pm while enjoying the music of local pianist Justin Nelson. Every mother attending the brunch will receive an Italian cookie called Baci di Dama, or "Lady's Kiss," to enjoy.

Tickets are $50 plus tax per person, and include two glasses of Raffaldini wine. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email our Event Planning team for more information or to make a reservation. Cancelations with a full refund are accepted up to seven days prior to the event. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund only if your reservation is re-booked. 

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Memorial Day Celebration - Music in the Vineyard
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day | 11am-5pm | Tasting Room Hours 11am-5pm | Free Admission

Kick off the Summer season and enjoy your Memorial Day with an afternoon of wine, music and food at Raffaldini Vineyards! Celebrate the start of Summer with an eclectic mix of music performed by Pianist Justin Nelson and make a day of it with a picnic from our fully-stocked deli case or pizza and gelato from Gianno's of High Point, NC to enjoy with your Raffaldini wines. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email our Event Planning Team for more information. Veterans and active service members will also receive a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine with valid military ID.

Raffaldini Vineyards will be open Memorial Day weekend and Memorial Day Monday!

 
 
 
 


 
MAY OFFSITE EVENTS
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival (Our Tasting Room, Villa Raffaldini, will be open from 11am-5pm)
Saturday, May 20, 2016 | 11am-5pm | Elkin Municipal 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Join Raffaldini Vineyards and other wineries from the Yadkin Valley at the annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. Held at Elkin Municipal Park, the festival is open to the public, including families with children. Craft vendor displays and music will take place adjacent to the wine tasting area. There will be a roving Bacchus and other activities for children. Please note the festival ends at 5p.m, but stick around for the Yadkin Valley Wine Down along Elkin's Main Street from 6pm-9pm. For your safety and the safety of others, the festival asks that you please leave your pets at home.

FESTIVAL TICKET PRICES: $22 IN ADVANCE; $30 AT THE GATE
(Call the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at 336.526.1111 to reserve your tickets
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Food Truck Season is Here! 

Gianno’s Wood-Fired Pizza

Sunday, April 30
Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 29


Snack Wagon
Sunday, May 14
 
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Beyond the Vines & Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to be the artistic sponsor and official winery of the Piedmont Opera. The Piedmont Opera celebrating the the 26th Annual Magnolia Ball, their largest fundraiser of the year, on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the Millenium Center. Join Jay & Barbara Raffaldini for a night celebrating the arts.

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Raffaldini Vineyards is open year-round and there’s something for everyone on our full 2017 Events Calendar.  Check out our calendar for the perfect Spring outing.

 

                                                                                                                                               Salute!                                   
                                                                                                                                            

La Famiglia Raffaldini

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC

Double Gold Medal 95 pts. 2012 Montepulciano Riserva | 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

450 Groce Rd

Ronda, NC 28670

tel.336.835.9463

fax. 336.835.9330

          www.raffaldini.com



Hours: Weekdays & Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday: closed

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Please have photo ID available to present to our staff. Pets are not permitted on the premises. Picnics are welcome at our designated picnic areas; however, outside picnics and coolers are not permitted at the Villa. Only alcohol purchased at Raffaldini may be consumed on the premises. To insure the highest quality experience for all our visitors, we are unable to accommodate groups of eight or more for wine tasting without a reservation. Groups of eight or more need to reserve a private tasting package that will be held with an expert Raffaldini staff member. Please call 336.526.1078 or email us to check availability or make reservations for you group.
 
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Spring in the Vineyards - Update from Zachary Adams, Vineyard Manager & Austin Brown, Viticulturist
As you make the drive up the rolling hills to Villa Raffaldini you will start to see the first signs that our vines are coming out of dormancy. We have reached the phases of bud swell (left) and bud burst (right) in which leaves, shoots and clusters start forming. This season, you will also see the addition of 2,500 vines that include Nero D'Avola, Vermentino and Sagrantino across the vineyard.

 

Screen-Shot-2015-03-23-at-4.43.59-PMVermentino Superiore Wins Gold at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Our Vermentino Superiore earned a gold medal at the prestigious and highly-competitive San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. With more than 6,300 wines entered from over 28 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. This newly released 2016 vintage features flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, green apple, and ocean spray. Vermentino's refreshing acidity makes it a wonderful pairing for seafood and other entreés.
Purchase Vermentino Superiore

 

 
 
 
Vote For Barbara Raffaldini in the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards - 
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We're excited to announce that our very own Barbara Raffaldini is a nominee for the 2017 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards in Winston-Salem! Barbara serves on the board of BookmarksPiedmont Opera, and coordinates giving at Raffaldini Vineyards. Please vote for Barbara by clicking here. You can vote once per day until April 9. Help us share the word!

 





 
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Jay Raffaldini Speaking at TEDxRaleigh, April 22, at the Lincoln Theatre - Purchase Tickets
Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini is speaking at this year's TEDxRaleigh conference, on Saturday, April 22 in downtown Raleigh at the historic Lincoln Theatre. TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. The agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. They believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. The theme of this year's TEDxRaleigh is #Foundations. For more info and details, visit the TEDxRaleigh web site



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Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini and Steve Nelson
Sunday, April 9| 10:30am - 1pm | $50 + tax per person

Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson as they take you on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Enjoy a unique vineyard perspective as you hike through the woods and up the hill overlooking the vineyard and Blue Ridge Mountains.

The hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and fresh Italian breads paired with Raffaldini wine. Forty-five dollars plus tax per person includes hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. This event is for those aged 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.


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Vineyards of Swan Creek Spring Wine Release
Saturday, April 8 12pm-5pm | Sunday, April 9 1pm-5pm | Free Admission
Join the Vineyards of Swan Creek for the release of our Spring Wines. On Saturday & Sunday, enjoy a complimentary sample of a featured wine release alongside a sample food pairing at each of the five Vineyards of Swan Creek. Check with each vineyard for their specific event details. For a map of participating vineyards and directions please visit the Vineyards of Swan Creek website. This event is for those aged 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information.

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Saturday, April 15 | 1pm,2pm & 3pm | Free Admission


The tradition of la ruzzola, which dates back to the ancient Etruscans is still played on Little Easter in many small towns across Italy. Join in the rolling of the cheese with your entire family to celebrate Little Easter and the arrival of Spring! Each winner of la ruzzola will receive their choice of cheese from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy, who will be on-site sampling and selling their delicious assortment of cheeses. This is an event for the entire family. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information.

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Attention animal lovers! Raffaldini Vineyards is searching for a rescue dog to be featured on the label of its red wine, Pino Vino IX. Part of the proceeds of the sale of this wine benefit local animal rescue organizations.
 
Raffaldini Vineyards Pino Vino I through VIII wines each featured a picture of a rescue dog that was chosen from entries submitted by their owners. Pino Vino IX will feature the picture of the winning dog chosen from this year’s entries. The wine will be released at a special unveiling ceremony on Saturday, June 17. Send us a photo of your rescue dog along with a story in 50 words or less. Entries must be received by April 25th.


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Wine Club Referral Day
Saturday, April 29 | 12pm - 4pm | Free Admission
Share your love of Raffaldini wines. Bring your friends and family to spend the afternoon at the winery with Owner and Winemaker, Jay Raffaldini. While you are there, tour the winery and taste directly from the barrel. For every wine club you refer, you will be entered into a raffle to win some prizes. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information. 
 

 

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Featuring First Vintage of New Varietal Sagrantino

We are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Spring Wine Club Package containing the inaugural release of our newest red varietal, Sagrantino. This varietal hails from Umbria and is one of the rarest in the world with less than one-thousand acres planted worldwide. Our debut Sagrantino is from the spectacular 2015 vintage that was hot and dry, just like in Sagrantino's native Umbria. The Spring Wine Club Package will also contain the 2016 vintage of our classic white, Vermentino Superiore, and the 2015 Bella Misto. In addition to the wines, each package contains a letter from the Raffaldini Family, winemaker's notes and recipes to pair with the wines, a list of upcoming events including an invitation to our Summer Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner.

Important Info for Wine Club Members

We’ve recently rolled out a new, fully-integrated guest relations management system. For your security, we ask that everyone please take a brief moment to create a new login and password. We here at Raffaldini Vineyards are very excited to introduce this new system which will enhance the customer experience. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
 
 

 
Food Truck Season is Here! 

Gianno’s Wood-Fired Pizza

Sunday, April 30
Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 29

Porchetta
Saturday, April 1
Sunday, April 2

Snack Wagon
Sunday, April 9
Saturday, April 15
Sunday, April 16
Sunday, May 14
 
 

Mark Your Calendars!
May Events
Fri., May 5-Sun., May 7 - Vineyards of Swan Creek Herb Celebration Make Reservations
Sat. May 13 - Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker - Wine Club Make Reservations
Sun. May 14 - Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch Make Reservations
Sat. May 20 - Yadkin Valley Wine Festival offsite in Elkin, NC (Our Tasting Room will be open too!)
Mon. May 29 - Memorial Day Celebration (We are open)

Sat. June 3 - Sagra Delle Salsicce Winery Grilling Luncheon Make Reservations

Raffaldini Vineyards is open year-round and there is something for everyone on our full 2017 Events Calendar.  Check out our calendar for the perfect Spring outing.
                                 

                                                                                                                                             Salute!                                   
                                                                                                                                            

La Famiglia Raffaldini

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC

Best in Show, Best Red Vinifera 2014 Montepulciano Riserva | 2017 NC Fine Wines Competition

450 Groce Rd

Ronda, NC 28670

tel.336.835.9463

fax. 336.835.9330

          www.raffaldini.com



Hours: Weekdays & Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday: closed

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Please have photo ID available to present to our staff. Pets are not permitted on the premises. Picnics are welcome at our designated picnic areas; however, outside picnics and coolers are not permitted at the Villa. Only alcohol purchased at Raffaldini may be consumed on the premises. To insure the highest quality experience for all our visitors, we are unable to accommodate groups of eight or more for wine tasting without a reservation. Groups of eight or more need to reserve a private tasting package that will be held with an expert Raffaldini staff member. Please call 336.526.1078 or email us to check availability or make reservations for you group.

 
Time Posted: Mar 31, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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March 22, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Searching For Pino Vino IX

Jay Raffaldini with Hershey, Pino Vino VIII Winner. Ronda, N.C., March 22, 2017—Attention animal lovers! Raffaldini Vineyards is searching for a rescue dog to feature on the label of its red wine, Pino Vino IX. This is the ninth release of Pino Vino, and like previous vintages, a portion of Pino Vino IX wine sales is donated to local, no kill animal rescue organizations in support of all rescue animals.

“Our goal for this competition is to raise awareness for rescued pets and provide them with the compassion that all animals deserve,” said Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. “We are touched by the unconditional support demonstrated by our participants towards animals in need, and in the end, we are all winners because of the impact and inspiration these special creatures have on our lives.”

Raffaldini Vineyards is accepting submissions of rescue dogs until April 30, 2017. The winning rescue dog will be revealed at a special unveiling ceremony at 1pm on Saturday, June 17.  

Entries can be sent to pinovino@raffaldini.com. Please include your name, contact information, your dog’s name, a digital photo of your rescue dog, and their rescue story in 50 words or less. The Pino Vino IX winner will be notified on May 5.

About Raffaldini Vineyards

One of Wine Business Monthly’s Top Ten Hot Small Brands in North America, family-owned Raffaldini Vineyards is known as “Chianti in the Carolinas,” producing Central and Southern Italian varietals such as Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. This year, the Raffaldini Montepulciano Riserva was named “Best in Show” and “Best Red Vinifera” at the NC Fine Wines Competition. Raffaldini hosts public and private events throughout the year. Visit the web site, www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email info@raffaldini.com for more information.

 

Time Posted: Mar 22, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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March 8, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Acclaimed Yadkin Valley Winemakers Collaborate on Red Wine Blend

Event Info

 

 

Ronda, N.C., March 8, 2017 – JOLO Vineyards in Pilot Mountain and Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda will release a special wine commemorating the friendship of owners JW Ray and Jay Raffaldini on Saturday, March 11th.

“What an honor and privilege to make a wine with a good friend that represents our respective passions for the winegrowing craft and the Yadkin Valley,” JOLO Founder JW Ray said. “What a pleasure to put this magic in a bottle with my dear friend Jay.”JW Ray (left) and Jay Raffaldini (right) pose at the NC Fine Wines Awards Banquet.

The wine is a collaboration among long-time friends, JW Ray and Jay Raffaldini, two of the Yadkin Valley’s most passionate winemakers. Raffaldini and Ray are dedicated to producing ultra-premium wine and believe deeply in the incredible potential of this wine region. The wines contents, name and packaging are being kept secret until release day.

“I’m very fond of JW and the wines at JOLO.” Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini, said. “I’m excited to create a wine that represents our storied friendship and the many years of dedication to our craft.” 

The day’s events kick off at noon at Raffaldini Vineyards where Raffaldini and Ray will lead an intimate gathering, discussing the winemaking technique and their personal stories over light refreshments. At 3p.m. the party moves to JOLO for more storytelling, tasting and passed hors d’oeuvres.

A very limited number of bottles will be available for sale at JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards while supplies last. Bottles are priced at $40.  

About JOLO Winery & Vineyards

JOLO Winery & Vineyards is an award-winning, family-owned, boutique winery in the picturesque Yadkin Valley AVA in Pilot Mountain. We produce extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir.  We are open for wine tastings most Thursdays through Sundays and we pour at many local wine tasting events throughout the year. Wines are available for purchase at the winery, on the website, and at selected retail locations. 

About Raffaldini Vineyards

Known as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces North Carolina’s highest rated red wine, Sangiovese, and other varieties including Vermentino, Pinot Grigio and Montepulciano. Raffaldini hosts public and private events throughout the year. Please visit our web site, www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email info@raffaldini.com for more information.

 

Time Posted: Mar 8, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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March 3, 2017 | Raffaldini Vineyards

March Newsletter

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Montepulciano Riserva Wins Best in Show, Best Red Vinifera Wine
Our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva took home top honors at the North Carolina Fine Wines Society 
inaugural competition on Saturday, February 18th. Our 2014 Sangiovese Classico was also named one of the top 12 wines in North Carolina and awarded a coveted space in the NC Fine Wines Case. All of the wines that we submitted earned medals, including Montepulciano Riserva, Sangiovese Classico, Grande RiservaVermentino Superiore and Girasole

Our friend James Suckling recently tasted and scored a round of our current vintages. James awarded our Grande Riserva 
89 points and described the wine as "a fun and fascinating blend of montepulciano-based red with dried fruit, stem and rose petal character. Medium to full body, plenty of fruit and a savory finish. Shows promise. Drink now."

Montepulciano Riserva 2014, Best In Show, Best Red Vinifera - NC Fine Wines; 89 Points, James Suckling. "A medium fruity wine with firm tannins and a juicy undertone. Tangy acidity and a clean finish. Has the earthy, fruity character of montepulciano. Drink now."

Sangiovese Classico 2014 - NC Fine Wines Case Award. 88 points, James Suckling. "Good quality with dried berry, orange peel and cedar character. Medium body, light tannins and savory finish. Drink and enjoy."

 
Our Winemaking Team Accepts the Award for Best in Show at the 2017 NC Fine Wines Competition
 

Spring Wine Club Package Now Available | Click here to purchase32669648155_15cf7a3c3f_o
Featuring First Vintage of New Varietal Sagrantino
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We are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Spring Wine Club Package containing the inaugural release of our newest red varietal, Sagrantino. This varietal hails from Umbria and is one of the rarest in the world with less than one-thousand acres planted worldwide. Our debut Sagrantino is from the spectacular 2015 vintage that was hot and dry, just like in Sagrantino's native Umbria. The Spring Wine Club Package will also contain the 2016 vintage of our classic white, Vermentino Superiore, and the 2015 Bella Misto. In addition to the wines, each package contains a letter from the Raffaldini Family, winemaker's notes and recipes to pair with the wines, a list of upcoming events including an invitation to our Afternoon in Tuscany.

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Important Info for Wine Club Members

We have a new, fully-integrated guest relations management system. For your security, we ask that everyone please take a brief moment to create a new login and password. We here at Raffaldini Vineyards are very excited to introduce this new system which will enhance the customer experience. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
 


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Join us for the Spring 2017 Wine Club Pickup Weekend 
Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4,  Sunday, March 5 | 12pm-4pm | TR Hours: Fri. & Sat. 11am-5pm - Sun. 12pm-5pm

Don't miss the first opportunity to pick up your all-new Spring Wine Club package! Enjoy a complimentary food and wine tasting featuring one of the new Wine Club releases paired with a recipe from your Wine Club Package. On Saturday, join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini for a unique look into this new vintage at one of our 30-minute information sessions at 1pm and 3pm. Exclusive wine club tastings and pairings will be held from 12pm-4pm on all three days. Tasting room hours are: Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 11am-5pm; and 12pm-5pm on Sunday. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.

Not Currently A Wine Club Member? Sign up for La Famiglia Raffaldini Wine Club
Secure your allocation of our highly-coveted wines by joining our wine club. Receive semi-annual, six bottle, winemaker selections of our most expressive wines. Enjoy membership benefits such as discounted tastings, event admission, and wine club member exclusive experiences. Click to sign up or learn more. 

 
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Vineyards of Swan Creek Wine and Cheese Celebration
Saturday, March 5 | 11am-5pm | Sunday, March 6 | 12pm-5pm | Free Admission
Join Raffaldini Vineyards and the Vineyards of Swan Creek as each vineyard on the Swan Creek wine trail pairs one of its wines with a unique, local cheese from Ashe County Cheese. Enjoy complimentary samples at each vineyard for a delicious way to spend your weekend. Please visit the Vineyards of Swan Creek web site for directions, details and business hours for each of the five vineyards. This event is for those aged 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.

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Special Collaboration wine release featuring Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Winery & Vineyards
Saturday, March 11 | 12pm-2pm at Raffaldini | 3pm-5pm at JOLO Winery & Vineyards | Free Admission
 
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JOLO Vineyards in Pilot Mountain and Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda will release a special wine commemorating the friendship of owners JW Ray and Jay Raffaldini on Saturday, March 11th. The collaboration features two of the Yadkin Valley’s most passionate winemakers. Raffaldini and Ray are dedicated to producing ultra-premium wine and believe deeply in the incredible potential of this wine region. The wines contents, name and packaging are being kept secret until release day.

The day’s events kick off at noon at Raffaldini Vineyards where Raffaldini and Ray will lead an intimate gathering, discussing the winemaking technique and their personal stories over light refreshments. At 3p.m. the party moves to JOLO for more storytelling, tasting and passed hors d’oeuvres. A very limited number of bottles will be available for sale at JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards while supplies last. Bottles are priced at $40. 
 

NC Fine Wines Showcase Event
Tuesday, March 14 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm |at the Duke Mansion | Charlotte, NC 
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Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini at The Duke Mansion on Tuesday March 14 from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. to taste the 12 best North Carolina wines accompanied by succulent hors d'oeuvres, including our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva, named Best in Show and Best Red Vinifera Wine, and the 2014 Sangiovese Classico. Both wines are a part of the twelve wines making up the NC Fine Wines Case which includes wines from Addison Farms Vineyards, Cellar 4201Grove WineryHerrera VineyardsJones Von DrehleRaffaldini VineyardsShelton Vineyards, and Surry Cellars.

The winning vineyards from the NC Fine Wines Competition will pour the best wines that North Carolina has to offer and tell the story behind each one,
 along with great food and ambiance offered in these locations. This is a great educational and networking opportunity for wine lovers to increase their knowledge of the quality of North Carolina wines and interact directly with the owners and winemakers that made them. Tickets to this showcase event are limited and will sell out quickly. The Duke Mansion would love for you to continue your evening in their restaurant and spend the night in their AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel.
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Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker - Wine Club Member Exclusive
Saturday, March 18 |  1pm - 3pm | $25 per person

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to sample wines from our cellar straight out of the barrel with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to the first 36 Wine Club Members to RSVP. Be among the first to sample our exciting new vintages! Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.

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Raffaldini Wine Dinner at Paul's Fine Italian Dining
Friday, March 24 | 7pm | $85 per person plus tax & gratuity


Join Raffaldini Vineyards as we partner with Paul's Fine Italian Dining in Winston-Salem for an incredible wine and food experience. Guests will have the opportunity to dine alongside Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini while he serves up the latest releases from Raffaldini Vineyards and describe the winemaking techniques that make Raffaldini Vineyards unique. Click on the menu to learn more or contact Paul's to make your reservation. 

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Tue. Mar 28 - NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Omni Grove Park Inn | Asheville, NC
Make Reservations Now. Space is filling up fast!

826799-250Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini at The Omni Grove Park Inn on Tuesday March 28th from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. to taste 
the 12 best North Carolina wines accompanied by succulent hors d'oeuvres, including our 2014 Montepulciano Riserva, named Best in Show and Best Red Vinifera Wine, and the 2014 Sangiovese Classico. Both wines are a part of the twelve wines making up the NC Fine Wines Case which includes wines from Addison Farms Vineyards, Cellar 4201Grove WineryHerrera VineyardsJones Von DrehleRaffaldini VineyardsShelton Vineyards, and Surry Cellars.

The winning vineyards from the NC Fine Wines Competition will pour the best wines that North Carolina has to offer and tell the story behind each one,
 along with great food and ambiance offered in these locations. This is a great educational and networking opportunity for wine lovers to increase their knowledge of the quality of North Carolina wines and interact directly with the owners and winemakers that made them. Tickets to this showcase event are limited and will sell out quickly. The Omni Grove Park Inn would love for you to continue your evening in their restaurant and spend the night in their AAA Four Diamond Rated Hotel.

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32883946596_aff0610ed8_bFour Seasons Winter Wine Tasting Dinner - A Few Tickets Remain
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 6pm-9pm |$85+tax per person
Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini for the next quarterly wine tasting dinner held at our beautiful, Tuscan-style Villa Raffaldini. We have created the perfect menu to feature four seasonal food courses alongside four specially-chosen Raffaldini wines to embody the Spring months. Delight in a bountiful antipasti display while mingling with new friends by on the breathaking Piazza overlooking the Brushy Mountains.  All remaining courses will be served downstairs to create an intimate dining experience, with a relaxed and casual atmosphere so you can focus on meeting new friends and enjoying La Dolce Vita. Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini will provide culinary and wine descriptions for each course to make this dinner truly unique and special. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation. *Cancelations with a full refund are accepted up to 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund only if your reservation is re-booked. 

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Take a Hike! with Jay Raffaldini and Steve Nelson
Sunday, April 9 | 10:30am - 1pm | $50 + tax per person

Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson as they take you on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. Enjoy a unique vineyard perspective as you hike through the woods and up the hill overlooking the vineyard and Blue Ridge Mountains.

The hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup and fresh Italian breads paired with Raffaldini wine. Fifty dollars plus tax per person includes hike, lunch and two glasses of wine. This event is for those aged 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation*Cancelations with a full refund are accepted up to 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund only if your reservation is re-booked. 

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Saturday, April 15 | 1pm, 2pm, 3pm | Free Admission
Celebrate Little Easter and the return of Spring at Raffaldini Vineyards with the Italian tradition of rolling the cheese! The tradition of la ruzzola dates back 3,000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Pasquetta in select Italian villages. Each winner of la ruzzola will win their choice of cheese from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy. Heritage Homestead will be on-site sampling and selling their delicious assorted cheeses. This is an event for the entire family!




 








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Calling All Dogs! Pino Vino IX Rescue Dog Red Wine Label Competition
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Sales of Raffaldini Vineyards' Pino Vino I - VIII helped benefit all animals in need through donations to local animal rescue organizations. If you have a rescue dog that you would like to be considered for the Pino Vino IX label, send us a photo and back story in 50 words or less between February 1-April 25. An independent panel of judges will narrow down the entries and then vote on a winner. The winning dog will then go on to represent all animals in need as the new Pino Vino ambassador featured on the label of our Pino Vino IX red wine.

Click here to see the Pino Vino rescue kennel of champions.

The winner will be revealed on the labels of Pino Vino IX at a grand unveiling ceremony on June 17, 2017. 
 


Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon
Sunday, April 9
Saturday, April 15
Sunday, April 16

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, April 30


 
Raffaldini Vineyards is open year-round and there’s something for everyone on our full 2017 Events Calendar
 
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La Famiglia Raffaldini

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC

Double Gold Medal 95 pts. 2012 Montepulciano Riserva | 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

450 Groce Rd

Ronda, NC 28670

tel.336.835.9463

fax. 336.835.9330

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Hours: Weekdays & Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday: closed

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Please have photo ID available to present to our staff. Pets are not permitted on the premises. Picnics are welcome at our designated picnic areas; however, outside picnics and coolers are not permitted at the Villa. Only alcohol purchased at Raffaldini may be consumed on the premises. To insure the highest quality experience for all our visitors, we are unable to accommodate groups of eight or more for wine tasting without a reservation. Groups of eight or more need to reserve a private tasting package that will be held with an expert Raffaldini staff member. Please call 336.526.1078 or email us to check availability or make reservations for you group.


La Ruzzola Del Formaggio

 
Time Posted: Mar 3, 2017 at 11:59 AM

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