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The red wine you've been waiting for, 2014 Grande Riserva, now available for purchasegrr
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.

Less than 75 cases of this wine are available at $55 per bottle. Purchase limits are one case per person for wine club members and six bottles per person for the general public.

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FEBRUARY EVENTS
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Sales of Raffaldini Vineyards' Pino Vino I - VIII helped benefit all animals in need through donations to local animal rescue agencies. 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. Make plans now to send us your living rescue dog photo through April 25. 
 

afternoon-with-the-winemakeAfternoon with the Winemaker
Saturday, February 4 | Sessions held at: 1pm & 3pm | $20 General Admission, $15 Wine Club, per person includes a glass of Raffaldini wine

Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and Assistant Winemaker Katy Kidd welcome you as they guide a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery from harvest to bottle. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to tour the winery at Raffaldini Vineyards as we prepare to bottle our most popular new releases. You will learn how we craft our award-winning wines, as well as go step-by-step through the winemaking process. $20 per person or $15 per person for Wine Club Members includes a glass of wine of your choice. This event is for those age 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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Afternoon with the Winemaker - 1pm General Admission
Afternoon with the Winemaker - 1pm Wine Club

Afternoon with the Winemaker - 3pm General Admission
Afternoon with the Winemaker - 3pm Wine Club

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For the Love of Chocolate...and Wine!
Saturday, February 11 | 12pm-5pm | Sunday, February 12 | 1pm-5pm| Free Admission

Raffaldini Vineyards and the Vineyards of Swan Creek celebrate Valentine's Day as each vineyard pairs one of their wines with a Valentine's Day sweet! At Raffaldini Vineyards, enjoy a complimentary sample of our famous Sangiovese-wine infused chocolate brownie paired with a tasting of an award-winning Raffaldini wine. A delicious way to start off your romantic weekend! This event is for those age 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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Amore! The Language of Love
Sunday, February 12 |  1pm & 3pm | Free Admission, RSVPs Requested

Please visit Raffaldini Vineyards for this year's Amore workshop. Nada's Italy Tours of Charlotte, NC will introduce us to the Italian culture and essential tips on Italian customs that you need to know when traveling to Italy. Each workshop will be a one-hour session held on the second floor of Villa Raffaldini at 1pm and 3pm. Admission is free, but please RSVP as space is limited. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation.

RSVP Now - Amore! The Language of Love - 1pm

RSVP Now - Amore! The Language of Love - 3pm

 

827539-250Sat. Feb 18 - NC Fine Wines Competition Gala Dinner | Millenium Center Winston-Salem, NC | Click for Tickets
The unveiling of the North Carolina Fine Wines competition winners is only one portion of this celebration of North Carolina Fine Wines.  This will be an event to remember with fine wines and a six course dinner paired with outstanding wines from across the state. Wineries and wine lovers will learn the top 12 wines which will make up the 2017 NC Fine Wines Case. We're partnering with both the The Kimpton Hotel and The Graylyn Estate, both unique hotels in Winston-Salem. The boutique Kimpton Hotel is a block away from the Millennium Center, while The Graylyn Estate is an historic residence only 3 miles from downtown. Book your room online here with the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel or call the The Graylyn Estate (800) 472-9596 and mention the North Carolina Fine Wines Society Room Rate for February 17th & 18th, 2017.  


 
31732050601_c2ff55c310_bBarrel Tasting with the Winemaker
Saturday, February 25 |  1pm - 3pm | $25 per person

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to sample wines from our cellar straight out of the barel 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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weddingsmast4NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Umstead Hotel and Spa | Cary, NC
Tuesday, February 28


In January 2017, a panel of seven Advanced Sommeliers and one Master of Wine will have judged over 125 wines from vineyards in North Carolina. The top 12 wines from this competition make up the 2017 NC Fine Wines Case.

Join us at The Umstead Hotel and Spa on Tuesday February 28th from 5:30 - 7:30 to taste the best wines accompanied by succulent hors d'oeuvres. The winning vineyards will be there pouring you their award winning wines as well as sharing their story of what makes their wines so great.

This is a great educational 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. What better way to spend a Tuesday night in February than sharing a Fine Wine in such a great location. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly. Optionally, the Umstead Hotel & Spa would love for you to continue your evening in their restaurant and spend the night in their Forbes 5 Star-rated hotel.

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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 unique look into this new vintage at one of our 30 minute personal discussion 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 on how to sign up for the wine club.

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In the Community:

Raffaldini Wines Served at the Heart of the Community Truffle Dinner to Benefit The Children's Law Center of Central NC
Thursday, February 9 | 6pm-10pm

Raffaldini Vineyards will provide wines for a one-of-a kind dinner featuring locally-grown truffles. Sample our wines along with delicious dishes prepared by local favorites Chef Harrison Littel of The Honey Pot and Five Loaves Catering with Chef Richard Miller bringing you the best in truffle dishes and wines along with live music all for a great cause, The Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina.

Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. Mar 11 - Special Collaboration wine release featuring Raffaldini Vineyards and JOLO Winery
Tue. Mar 14 - NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Duke Mansion | Charlotte, NC
Sat. Mar 18 - Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker Wine Club Only
Tue. Mar 28 - NC Fine Wines Showcase Event - at the Omni Grove Park Inn | Charlotte, NC

 

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

          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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May 9, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Featured in This Month's BB&T Perspectives Magazine

By Olan Beam, Photography By John Walsh

bbt-perspectives-Jay-Raffaldini-portrait 2018 issue IWhen you meet Jay Raffaldini, it doesn’t take long to recognize he’s passionate about what he believes in — his business, community and the North Carolina wine industry. He brings the same energy and enthusiasm to each. Why wouldn’t he? He believes they’re all linked.

Chances are, when you first encounter Raffaldini, he’ll have a glass of wine in his hand, and he’ll explain how he ended up in North Carolina.

In January 2000 on his 40th birthday, Raffaldini brought his interest in winemaking for personal use to North Carolina. “My family has a history of winemaking in Italy,” Raffaldini explained. “I wanted to find a place where I could bring that family heritage to the U.S. It was part of my retirement plan – be the gentleman wine-maker.”

As he does with everything, Raffaldini did his due diligence. He found the Yadkin River Valley in North Carolina was one of the best locations in the country to establish vineyards for grapes that could produce fine Italian-style wines. Raffaldini found his ideal spot in the Swan Creek area of the Yadkin Valley and started with 12 acres.

Wine and Wall Street

bbt-perspectives-raffaldini-winery-logo 2018 issue IAt first, Raffaldini planned for his winemaking venture to be small, catering to family, friends and local wine enthusiasts. After all, he had his hands full with a successful career on Wall Street, having led several investment firms since the late 1980s. But, his personality and philosophy led him to focus on making this venture the best – even if that meant changing his plan.

“I believe once you commit to something, you should be all in,” Raffaldini said. “The same approach I took to making my firms successful on Wall Street, I applied to Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery: focus, passion and the willingness to risk it all. You have to be willing to risk it all to be great. I’ve seen it throughout my career. I’m glad to say it has transformed Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery to be a much larger enterprise than I had imagined. But, it looks like I can’t really describe it as my retirement any more!”

Raffaldini comes from a family that has been willing to risk it all. His father, Lino Raffaldini, immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1952, where he met and married Theresa Di Renzo, a first generation Italian-American. Raffaldini’s father came to the United States with just the drive to succeed and desire to capture the American dream, which he did. He became the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of a New York Stock Exchange company, the first Italian born to do so.

“My father taught me so much about how to live and succeed,” Raffaldini said. “Have passion for what you do. Respect those who give 100 percent to their jobs and do them well – no matter their job. Have the courage to take risks. Support the family and the community. In fact, it’s my father’s signature you see on each bottle of Raffaldini wine. He epitomized the Raffaldini family motto: Audentes Fortuna Iuvat, or ‘Fortune Favors the Daring.’”

Well, it’s clear the grape doesn’t fall far from the vine, as Raffaldini has expanded his investment into Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery several-fold since the early 2000s. “As my father knew, you can’t succeed without taking risks,” he said. “I took a risk investing in a vineyard, but it didn’t stop there. I’ve yanked out the vines three times over the years. We had the wrong grapes, and then we had the wrong clone of the grapes. No matter the issue, I’m committed to making sure it’s right. I embrace the risk because opportunity comes from risk. Same as on Wall Street – no risk, no reward.”

And, as you might expect, Raffaldini’s thriving winery now produces approximately 80,000 bottles a year from the vineyard of more than 40 acres and his wine was presented by the White House as a presidential gift to the president of Italy on his birthday in 2008. The 2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese earned a 90 rating/Editor’s Choice by Wine Enthusiast. But Raffaldini believes his vineyard’s success is just the beginning. North Carolina, the Yadkinville River region and the vineyards and wineries that surround Raffaldini in the Swan Creek area are part of his plan for expansion.

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The Whole is Greater Than the Parts

I came to North Carolina to start the vineyard because this state has a history of growing fine wine grapes,” Raffaldini said. “I bet you’d be surprised to learn North Carolina made more wine than California before Prohibition. But Prohibition and the growth of tobacco farming in North Carolina displaced the vineyards. As tobacco has diminished, the wine business has experienced a renaissance, and I believe the growth will be exponential. According to the state of North Carolina, in 2005 there were 55 wineries here – now there are 186. But the percentage of North Carolina wines produced and consumed is still a tiny fraction.”

Reflecting on his belief that what is good for his community fuels success, Raffaldini enthusiastically supports new wineries – especially those nearby. “For North Carolina in general, and the Yadkin River Valley area more specifically, to capture our growth potential, we have to build enough industry presence to support infrastructure, like local wine education programs to produce local employees, and secondary businesses, like restaurants and hotels,” Raffaldini explained. “I want us to be a destination for wine enthusiasts as well as novices. So, yes, I view new wineries and vineyards focused on fine wines as a real benefit for us and the area.”

North Carolina Wines Are Fine

So, how does Raffaldini expect to build a following and cultivate his business as well as that of the region? “We’re focused on fine wines,” he said. “Raffaldini specifically produces Italian-style fine wines, using Appassimento, our traditional method of drying grapes and fermentation. The process produces full-bodied whites and big, structured reds. That’s the product our brand stands for, and we’ll be relentless in producing the best version of these wines. That’s another lesson I learned over the years about being the best – you must be relentless, driven.”

The commitment to fine wines in North Carolina is increasing rapidly, and Raffaldini shares the optimism and expectation for exceptional progress with an expanding list of vineyards. In fact, that shared passion and drive brought together fine wine vineyards to create a new organization, the North Carolina Fine Wines Society. The organization introduces North Carolina fine wines to communities throughout the state and is committed to improving the North Carolina fine wine brand.

Planning For the Future

Raffaldini believes in planning, but he also believes you have to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. “I believe we have a tremendous opportunity to make Raffaldini Vineyards and North Carolina fine wines a huge success,” he said. “We’re on the cusp of explosive growth. We’ve worked hard to make the progress we have, and we’ve gained a great deal of momentum. Yet, I also believe you can’t know exactly what the future holds, so you have to look out for and take advantage of what unfolds. That’s a lesson for folks in any business: You need focus, passion, commitment and courage – but don’t forget to be a jellyfish!”

Jellyfish or not, it’s hard to beat a future that includes sitting at the Raffaldini villa, looking out over the 180-degree view of the North Carolina mountains with a just-opened bottle of Raffaldini Grande Riserva. Likely as not, Jay Raffaldini will gladly join you, explain why the label features a bumblebee and tell you: “Follow your heart, take the risk and enjoy the journey!

 

 

 

Time Posted: May 9, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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May 2, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini May Newsletter

Raffaldini Winemakers Attend Mid-Atlantic Summit

Last week our Winemakers, Katy Kidd and Matheson Worrell, represented North Carolina at the second annual Mid-Atlantic Wine Summit at Big Cork Vineyards in Maryland. This invitation-only symposium pulled together like-minded winemakers from thirteen of the top wine producers across the region to share their best wines, trade notes and ask questions in an open forum. A large media presence ranging from bloggers, magazine editors, food and wine authors, the Washington post, and wine critic James Suckling, were represented.
 
Katy and Mat presented two wines, Liguria and Sangiovese, to their peers. Each wine showed very well that day and the other winemakers and members of the media were delighted with what we are able accomplish at Raffaldini and in North Carolina given our challenging growing conditions.
 
We were honored to be invited to this event and in the company of prestigious winemakers. We look forward to hosting events like this in the future.

 
 

 
Saturday, May 5 - Sagra Delle Salsicce, Grilled Sausage Luncheon

Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), drink wine at the winery. This event is hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon. Ticket price is $50 plus tax per person and includes admission to event, grilled traditional Italian sausage lunch, with grilled peppers and onions and assorted sides such as Italian pasta salad, Italian potato salad, green salad, tiramisu, and Raffaldini wines.

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Sunday, May 13 - Mamma Mia! Mother's Day at Raffaldini Vineyards

Celebrate La Tua Madre with a delightful afternoon overlooking the mountains and vineyards at Raffaldini Vineyards. Bring mamma to our Villa tasting room from 12pm-5pm for a relaxing day out in beautiful wine country.

 
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day Celebration

Celebrate the official start to Summer with a day of fun and relaxation among the vines. Enjoy live music from acoustic guitarist Colin Allured. Savor the best Italian street fare west of the Mediterranean from Presto! food truck. Military personnel with valid military ID will receive a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine. 

 
Sunday, June 3 - 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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Sunday, June 16 - Pino Vino X Release

For the last decade Raffaldini Vineyards has officially supported local animal rescue organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of each of its Pino Vino wine releases. The first label featured Pinot, who Jay and Maureen Raffaldini rescued from a kill shelter when she was 1 ½ years old. Over the following eight years the photos of different rescued pets have graced our labels. This month we feature Pino Vino III and Chloe, a rough-coat Jack Russell Terrier from State Road, NC.

Chloe and the hundreds of submissions we received had a moving story and illustrated the love and dedication so many of you have for helping abandoned and abused animals. We thank you for your continued support and have been honored to host these yearly releases. On this 10th year we will once again feature a dog rescued by the Raffaldini family on the label of Pino Vino X. Pino Vino X will also be present for lots of pets and kisses.    

Please join us on June 16, 2018 for a fun filled family afternoon when we release Pino Vino X. 
 
Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 16 - Pino Vino X Release
Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day Brunch 
Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, August 11 - Four Seasons Summer Wine Tasting Dinner


And Many More! 

 
Food Truck and Music Dates

Justin Nelson, Piano
Sunday, May 6


Samuel Taylor
Sunday, May 13
Sunday, May 27

Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Memorial Day Monday, May 28



Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, May 6


Bottles and Boards
Saturday, May 12
Saturday, May 26


Snack Wagon
Saturday, May 19
Sunday, May 20

Presto! Food Truck
Memorial Day Monday, May 28

 
 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community



Raffaldini Vineyards Official Wine Sponsor of Greensboro History Museum "Celebrating Typewriters"

The Greensboro History Museum has an incredible cocktail party on May 11th celebrating typewriters from famous writers such as Maya Angelou, Ernest Hemingway, Tom Hanks and more. Enjoy hot jazz and cool cocktails. Play with a selection of vintage typewriters. Mingle among the tools of legendary writers. Support type-WRITE and other innovative programs at the museum.

Friday, May 11, 2018
6pm-7:30pm
Please call 336.373.2043 or click here for more information.


With more than 17,000 square feet of stories, the Greensboro History Museum celebrates Greensboro’s local culture and the city’s prominent place in American history. Archives and artifacts relate to prominent events Guilford County, colonial times, the Civil War, the roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of textile manufacturing in the South. 
 




Raffaldini Vineyards Official Wine Sponsor of the Piedmont Opera

Piedmont Opera's largest and most exciting fundraiser of the year, the Magnolia Ball, kicks off with cocktails, silent and live auctions, entertainment and dinner at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018
6:30pm-10:30pm
Please call 336.725.7101 or click here for more information. 


The mission of Piedmont Opera is to create operatic productions of the highest artistic quality to enrich our community and to advance the art form. Piedmont Opera raised the curtain on its first production in September 1978, and is now in its 37th year of continuous operation. In addition to two regularly scheduled productions each year, Piedmont Opera also conducts a wide variety of educational and outreach programs, and attracts patrons from 16 states and communities throughout the Piedmont, Upstate, and Virginia.
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: May 2, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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April 25, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Pino Vino X Release Set for June 16, 2018



Introducing Pino Vino X

For the last decade Raffaldini Vineyards has officially supported local animal rescue organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of each of its Pino Vino wine releases. The first label featured Pinot, who Jay and Maureen Raffaldini rescued from a kill shelter when she was 1 ½ years old. Over the following eight years the photos of different rescued pets have graced our labels. Each one, along with the hundreds of submissions we received had a moving story and illustrated the love and dedication so many of you have for helping abandoned and abused animals. We thank you for your continued support and have been honored to host these yearly releases. On this 10th year we will once again feature a dog rescued by the Raffaldini family on the label of Pino Vino X. Pino Vino X will also be present for lots of pets and kisses.    


Please join us on June 16, 2018 for a fun filled family afternoon when we release Pino Vino X. 
 

Time Posted: Apr 25, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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April 19, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Spring is Here! Enjoy Chianti in the Carolinas

 
Sunday, April 29 - Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. The hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup, salads, sandwiches and wine! $50 plus tax per person includes the hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.

Buy Now
 
Saturday, May 5 - Sagra Delle Salsicce, Grilled Sausage Luncheon

Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), drink wine and play bocce at the winery.  This event is hosted by Owner Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon.  Ticket price is $50 plus tax per person and includes admission to event,  a luncheon of grilled sausage and assorted sides, and two glasses of Raffaldini wines.  

Buy Now
 
Sunday, May 13 - Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate La Tua Madre with a delicious brunch overlooking the mountains and vineyards at Raffaldini Vineyards with our Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day Brunch. Feast together over a family-style brunch alongside award-winning Raffaldini Vineyards wines. 

Buy Now
 
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day Celebration

Celebrate the official start to Summer with a day of fun and relaxation among the vines. Enjoy live music from acoustic guitarist Collin Allured. Savor the best Italian street fare west of the Mediterranean from Presto! food truck. Military personnel with valid military ID will receive a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine. 

 
Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 3Afternoon in Tuscany
Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day Brunch 
Saturday, August 11 - Four Seasons Summer Wine Tasting Dinner


And Many More! 

 
Food Truck and Music Dates

Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Memorial Day Monday, May 28


Justin Nelson, Piano
Sunday, April 29
Sunday, May 6


Snack Wagon
Saturday, April 24
Sunday, April 25
Saturday, May 19
Sunday, May 20


Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Sunday, May 6

Presto! Food Truck
Memorial Day Monday, May 28
 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community



Introducing Pino Vino X

For the last decade Raffaldini Vineyards has officially supported local animal rescue organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of each of its Pino Vino wine releases. The first label featured Pinot, who Jay and Maureen Raffaldini rescued from a kill shelter when she was 1 ½ years old. Over the following eight years the photos of different rescued pets have graced our labels. Each one, along with the hundreds of submissions we received had a moving story and illustrated the love and dedication so many of you have for helping abandoned and abused animals. We thank you for your continued support and have been honored to host these yearly releases. On this 10th year we will once again feature a dog rescued by the Raffaldini family on the label of Pino Vino X. Pino Vino X will also be present for lots of pets and kisses.    


Please join us on June 16, 2018 for a fun filled family afternoon when we release Pino Vino X. 

 




Raffaldini Vineyards Official Wine Sponsor of Piedmont Opera Magnolia Ball

Piedmont Opera's largest and most exciting fundraiser of the year kicks off with cocktails, silent and live auctions, entertainment and dinner at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Please call 336.725.7101 or click here for more information. 


The mission of Piedmont Opera is to create operatic productions of the highest artistic quality to enrich our community and to advance the art form. Piedmont Opera raised the curtain on its first production in September 1978, and is now in its 37th year of continuous operation. In addition to two regularly scheduled productions each year, Piedmont Opera also conducts a wide variety of educational and outreach programs, and attracts patrons from 16 states and communities throughout the Piedmont, Upstate, and Virginia.
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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


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

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Time Posted: Apr 19, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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April 8, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini Sunday April 15

 
 
Sunday, April 15 - Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Spring is in full swing at Raffaldini Vineyards this month! Join Owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning taking in the stunning sights, sounds and smells of the vineyard at Spring. The hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup, salads, sandwiches and wine! $50 plus tax per person includes the hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.
 

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Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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


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

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Time Posted: Apr 8, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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March 30, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini April Newsletter

 
 
Sunday, April 1 - Raffaldini Easter Brunch
 

It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Celebrate Easter and the return of Spring at Raffaldini Vineyards. Bring the whole family and feast together over an Italian-style buffet brunch along with award winning Raffaldini wines. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn following brunch at 2:30pm. Our annual cheese rolling competition, Ruzzolone, will be held at 1pm & 3pm. The victor of each competition will receive cheese from our partner Heritage Homestead goat dairy. 

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Sunday, April 15 - Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini on a moderate hike around the Raffaldini property! Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a delightful morning out. The hike will be followed by a hearty luncheon of soup, salads, sandwiches and wine! $50 plus tax per person includes the hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.

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Saturday, May 5 - Sagra Delle Salsicce, Grilled Sausage Luncheon

Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), drink wine and play bocce at the winery.  This event is hosted by Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon.  Ticket price is $50 plus tax per person and includes admission to event,  a luncheon of grilled sausage and assorted sides, and two glasses of Raffaldini wines.  

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Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 13 - Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch 
Sunday, June 3 Afternoon in Tuscany
Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day Brunch 
Saturday, August 11 - Four Seasons Summer Wine Tasting Dinner


And Many More! 

 
Food Truck and Music Dates

Justin Nelson, Piano
Sunday, April 15
Sunday, April 29
Sunday, May 6



Snack Wagon
Saturday, April 14
Sunday, April 15
Saturday, April 24
Sunday, April 25
Saturday, May 19
Sunday, May 20


 

 

 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community



Introducing Pino Vino X

For the last decade Raffaldini Vineyards has officially supported local animal rescue organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of each of its Pino Vino wine releases. The first label featured Pinot, who Jay and Maureen Raffaldini rescued from a kill shelter when she was 1 ½ years old. Over the following eight years the photos of different rescued pets have graced our labels. Each one, along with the hundreds of submissions we received had a moving story and illustrated the love and dedication so many of you have for helping abandoned and abused animals. We thank you for your continued support and have been honored to host these yearly releases. On this 10th year we will once again feature a dog rescued by the Raffaldini family on the label of Pino Vino X. Pino Vino X will also be present for lots of pets and kisses.    


Please join us on June 16, 2018 for a fun filled family afternoon when we release Pino Vino X. 







Raffaldini Vineyards Official Wine Sponsor of Stop Child Abuse Now

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support Exchange/SCAN of NW NC.  Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is a local, non-profit United Way partner agency with a 35-year track record of making the world a better place for our children. Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) provides more than 20 different services or programs to prevent and treat child abuse in northwest North Carolina. The majority of services are free to the community. Volunteers are used extensively for their ability to give individualized care and in order to involve the community in the prevention of child abuse. Questions or referrals? Call 336-748-9028.


Click here to learn more about SCAN and the Spring Gala.


 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Mar 30, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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March 15, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

St. Patrick Was Italian, The Villa Turns Ten, New Wines Added to the Menu

 
St. Patrick was Italian! 

Patrick's family was of  Roman decent and lived in Roman-occupied Britannia. As a adolescent, Patrick was taken prisoner by an Irish tribal king and brought back to Ireland. Eventually freed, after a religious pilgrimage to Rome he was appointed a Bishop by Pope Celestine. The story goes that during one of travels in Ireland, Patrick and his followers encountered an Irish tribal king who thought they were there to rob him. However Patrick held out his hand, smiled at him, and the tribal king saw a golden aura around Patrick, and thus the tribal king became the first convert of Patrick in Ireland. Patrick would use the clover in his missionary work which is how the symbol is associated with him today. Click here to learn more.

We invite you to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick with us on Saturday, March 17. 

Thursday, March 22 - Raffaldini Wine Dinner with Owner Jay Raffaldini at the Capital City Club, Columbia, SC

Jay Raffaldini invites you to dine at the Capital City Club in the landmark Capital Center building overlooking Columbia, SC. Capital City Club Chef Mosely will prepare a fantastic menu served with iconic Raffaldini wines in the Capital City Club's gorgeous rooftop dining hall. Catch up with Jay as he shares more about Raffaldini Vineyards and his vision for the future of NC wine. To make reservations please contact the Capital City Club at 803.256.2000

 
Saturday, March 24 - Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Villa Raffaldini

March 24 marks the tenth anniversary of Villa Raffaldini, help us celebrate and enjoy a complimentary dessert. New wine releases are on the menu and Snack Wagon will be on site serving up some of your food truck favorites. Share your memories of Villa Raffaldini with us on social media using the hash tag #VillaRaffaldini. We will collect and share everyone's memories on the big day. 

 
Sunday, April 1 - Raffaldini Easter Brunch
 

It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Celebrate Easter and the return of Spring at Raffaldini Vineyards. Bring the whole family and feast together over an Italian-style buffet brunch along with award winning Raffaldini wines. 

An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn following brunch at 2:30pm. A traditional cheese rolling for the adults will be at 1pm & 3pm.

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Introducing Our New Wines
We have three brand new wines on the tasting menu that have been wildly popular in the tasting room the past two weeks. You won't want to miss an opportunity to experience these unique wines.

2017 Liguria

Liguria is our Vermentino-based blend named for the province in Northwest Italy where the Vermentino is the predominant white wine. It is a high-acid, refreshing sipper, perfect for warm weather.

2016 Il Falco

Our Sagrantino grape is back in this "Super Umbrian" carefully blended with Montepulciano and Petit Verdot. This wine is a fitting tribute to wines from the region with immense power and structure. 

2016 Bella Misto

This "Beautiful Mix" is a delicious, dry red wine with restrained tannins and fruit perfect for those informal get togethers. Your friends and neighbors will be delighted by the fresh, vibrant fruit flavors delicately balanced with skillful oak aging. 
 
Food Truck and Music Dates

Snack Wagon
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25

Saturday, April 14
Sunday, April 15


 

 

 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community







Carolina Breast Friends


Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to be the Official Wine Sponsor for Carolina Breast Friends. Carolina Breast Friends serves to reach and empower all in our community are affected by breast cancer. The mission of CBF is to serve the breast cancer community in a positive environment providing education, encouragement and friendship during any stage of the journey.

Click here to learn more. 


 


RARA Sisboombah! 


Owner Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray, owner of JOLO Vineyards, longtime friends and winemakers, have worked tirelessly on a wine that expresses their shared passion for the art of winemaking. We are excited to announce availability of our limited production, red wine collaboration with JOLO Vineyards, RARA Sisboombah. Also available is a select Riedel glass featuring both the JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards logos! 

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Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Mar 15, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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March 9, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

RARA Sisboombah! Stop by Saturday, Meet the Winemakers, Enjoy Passed Appetizers and More

Saturday, March 10 - RARA Blend Release Party

Join Owners Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray as they unveil the second vintage of RARA, their collaborative wine blend. Enjoy a meet and greet with Raffaldini and Ray with signed bottles available for purchase. The event kicks off at Raffaldini Vineyards at 12pm and resumes at JOLO Vineyards at 2:30pm. Admission is free, but please RSVP.

 

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Winemakers JW Ray and Jay Raffaldini will unveil the second vintage of RARA, their collaborative red wine blend. 

Signed bottles will be available for purchase. Complimentary passed appetizers will be served.

This special wine is expected to sell out quickly. Your best bet is to secure your bottle is to visit us this Saturday!


NOON – 2 PM AT RAFFALDINI
450 Groce Rd, Ronda, NC
Space is limited | RSVP to eventplanning@raffaldini.com

2:30 – 4:30 PM AT JOLO
219 JOLO Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC
No reservations required.

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Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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

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Time Posted: Mar 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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March 1, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Jay Raffaldini Featured in Branch Banking and Trust's Perspectives Magazine

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Time Posted: Mar 1, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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March 1, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini March Newsletter

 
Introducing Our New Wines

We are delighted to share with you three wines in our Spring 2018 Superiore Wine Club Package:

2017 Liguria

Liguria is our Vermentino-based blend named for the province in Northwest Italy where the Vermentino is the predominant white wine. Liguria's cool climate also makes it a great place to grow Pinot Grigio, which is often blended with Vermentino. In a nod to this style of wine we blended some of our Pinot Grigio to create a vibrant wine with refreshing acidity that pairs effortlessly with seafood and white meat. 

2016 Il Falco

Our Sagrantino grape is back in this "Super Umbrian" carefully blended with Montepulciano and Petit Verdot. Named for the home of Sagrantino, Montefalco, this wine is a fitting tribute to wines from the region with immense power and structure. This bold red wine will blow you away. 

2016 Bella Misto

This "Beautiful Mix" is a delicious, dry red wine with restrained tannins and fruit perfect for those informal get togethers. Your friends and neighbors will be delighted by the fresh, vibrant fruit flavors delicately balanced with skillful oak aging. 
 
THIS WEEKEND, March 2- Sunday, March 4 - Superiore Wine Club Release

Don’t miss the first opportunity to pick up your all-new Spring Wine Club package. Superiore Club Members will 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 Jay Raffaldini for a unique look into this new vintage and one of our 30 minutes information sessions at 1pm and 3pm.

 
Saturday, March 10 - RARA Blend Release Party

Join Owners Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray as they unveil the second vintage of RARA, their collaborative wine blend. Enjoy a meet and greet with Raffaldini and Ray with signed bottles available for purchase. The event kicks off at Raffaldini Vineyards at 12pm and resumes at JOLO Vineyards at 2:30pm.

 

Pre-order RARA and Limited Edition Joint Logo Glass

Pre-Order our limited production, red wine collaboration with JOLO Vineyards, the RARA Sisboombah, along with a Riedel glass featuring both the JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards logos! Only 30 glass/bottle combinations available for preorder! 

 

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Thursday, March 22 - Raffaldini Wine Dinner with Owner Jay Raffaldini at the Capital City Club, Columbia, SC

Jay Raffaldini invites you to dine at the Capital City Club in the landmark Capital Center building overlooking Columbia, SC. Capital City Club Chef Mosely will prepare a fantastic menu served with iconic Raffaldini wines in the Capital City Club's gorgeous rooftop dining hall. Catch up with Jay as he shares more about Raffaldini Vineyards and his vision for the future of NC wine. To make reservations please contact the Capital City Club at 803.256.2000
 

 
Saturday, March 24 - Celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Villa Raffaldini

March 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Villa Raffaldini, help us celebrate and enjoy a complimentary tiramisu dessert. New wine releases are on the menu and Snack Wagon will be on site serving up some of your food truck favorites. Share your memories of Villa Raffaldini with us on social media using the hash tag #VillaRaffaldini. We will collect and share everyone's memories on the big day. 

 
Food Truck and Music Dates

Bottles and Boards
Saturday, March 10

Giannos Brick Oven Pizzeria
Friday, March 2

Saturday, March 3
Sunday, March 4

Snack Wagon
Sunday, March 11
Saturday, March 17
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25

 

 
Sunday, April 1 - Raffaldini Easter Brunch
 

It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Celebrate Easter and the return of Spring at Raffaldini Vineyards. Bring the whole family and feast together over an Italian-style buffet brunch along with award winning Raffaldini wines.  An Easter egg hunt for the kids will take place on the lawn following brunch at 2:30pm. A Traditional Cheese rolling for the adults will be at 1pm & 3pm.

 

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Beyond The Vines...Into the Community


Bookmarks receives Downtown Excellence Award from Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership


Bookmarks, a literary arts organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community, opened its new home in July 2017 at 634 West 4th St., Suite 110, Winston-Salem. The newly-renovated, 5,000 square foot space houses its executive offices, a community gathering space and a nonprofit, independent bookstore. Bookmarks produces the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas, an Authors in Schools program reaching 8,000 students of all ages, and a series of events with bestselling and award-winning authors. Since 2005, Bookmarks has brought more than 650 authors, illustrators, and storytellers to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Raffaldini Wines To Be Poured at Habitat House Party


Raffaldini is honored to support Habitat for Humanity's "Habitat House Party," on Saturday, March 24 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston Salem. All proceeds from the event help build strength, stability and self-reliance for a hard-working and deserving family in Forsyth County by helping them purchase a decent and affordable home. There will be music, an open bar featuring Raffaldini wine, appetizers, and a silent auction. 

Click here to buy tickets or support Habitat





 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season.

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

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Time Posted: Mar 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM

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