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May 31, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini June Newsletter

Jay Raffaldini Featured on #CorkTalkPod
Owner Jay Raffaldini is highlighted on the latest episode of Cork Talk. Learn more about the history of Raffaldini Vineyards, Jay's personal journey into wine, what the future holds, and much more. 

Click here to listen.
 
Forbes Magazine Lists 'Appassimento' as 'Wine's Next Cult Trend'
"There is something about a winemaker’s desire to give himself more challenges in an already overwhelming situation that speaks to a deep passion."

Raffaldini Vineyards dries more fruit than any other winery in the United States. 

 

Click here to read the entire article on Forbes.com. 
 
Beyond the Vines...In the Community




Stephen G. Lyons Celebration at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center  

Stephen G. Lyons was the Co-Director of the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center with his wife, Susan Lyons, from 2007 until Stephen's passing in 2014. Prior to serving the Yadkin Arts Center, Stephen was a part of the original team at Raffaldini Vineyards. Enjoy wines from Raffaldini Vineyards along with several other Yadkin Valley wineries and other local vendors along with live music and entertainment. Proceeds from this event will go to the Stephen G. Lyons Scholarship for the Performing Arts.
 


A/Perture Cinema Looking at Art Cinema 

Tales of Europe is a program co-organized by Europa Cinemas and Europa International and funded by Creative Europe Media. Tuesday films start at 6:30pm and Saturday at 1pm. Tuesday includes a glass of wine from Raffaldini Vineyards & matinee pricing for the Saturday encore!
 
 
Automobili Raffaldini: Euro Car Show
Sunday, June 23 | 12pm-5pm


Nothing epitomizes grace and style better than European automobiles. Join Raffaldini Vineyards for our  annual European Car Show and view timeless classics of European style surrounding Villa Raffaldini. Admission is free. 
 
 
Festa Italiana
Saturday, September 21 | 11am-5pm

Our biggest event of the year makes its triumphant return. The epicenter of Italian culture in the Piedmont is here on Saturday, September 21st as food vendors, musicians, artists, and craftsmen from across the region descend on Chianti in the Carolinas for this annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course wine. Tickets are $15 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of 3 Raffaldini wines or a glass of wine. 
Pre-Sale VIP
Pre-Sale General Admission
 
July Wine and Food Events

Italian Kitchen: Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, July 14 | 12pm-5pm
$50 General Admission | $40 Wine Club

Join us for an afternoon of wine and food as Executive Chef Corey Hooks, demonstrates two signature Italian recipes. Learn some helpful tips from Chef Corey and watch him prepare two courses. Price includes the cooking demonstration, food sampling, 2 glasses of wine and recipe cards. Wine Club Admission is $50 plus tax per person. 

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Salon Tasting with Jay Raffaldini: Montepulciano
Sunday, July 20 | 12pm-5pm
$45 General Admission | $40 Wine Club

Taste and compare our 90-point Montepulciano Riserva alongside three other world renowned Montepulcianos. Explore the wonderful character of this unique varietal with Owner Jay Raffaldini. 

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2017 Grande Riserva
Now Available

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. 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 aged the wine in the best oak barrels available.

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Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, June 1 - The Feathered Fin

Sunday, June 2 - The Feathered Fin


Saturday, June 8 - 225 Street Food
Saturday, June 8 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, June 9 - Street Gourmet


Saturday, June 15 - Taco Mobile

Sunday, June 16 - Taco Mobile

Saturday, June 22 - Beyond Decadence
Saturday, June 22 - Wraps Around the World

Sunday, June 23 - Beyond Decadence
Sunday, June 23 - Wraps Around the World


Saturday, June 29 - The Feathered Fin

Sunday, June 30 - The Feathered Fin


Live Music:


Sunday, June 2 - Colin Allured

Sunday, June 9 - Justin Nelson

Sunday, June 30 - Justin Nelson
 
Meet the Team:
Emily White, Office Manager


Emily White is the Office Manager at Raffaldini Vineyards. She is a native of Elkin, NC and while she spent many years living in other areas, Emily eventually came back to settle in the foothills. She received her B.S. in Community Justice Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She was drawn to the college because of her shared belief in their core values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship. Emily’s professional experience comes from working for both large and small corporations and ranges from proficiencies in critical software applications to human resource management. Emily lives with her husband Clent and their two sons on a family farm in Dobson which raises a variety of agricultural products. 
 
 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: May 31, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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May 16, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Join Us At Raffaldini Vineyards

Attention Wine Lovers!
Ciao Amici -

There is nothing more glorious than the start of Summer in the vineyard. The flowers are in full bloom, the vineyard is bursting with color, and the fruit that will become the next vintage is here, signaling the countdown to harvest.

To celebrate the season, I've curated some experiences that complement and highlight what we do to make Raffaldini Vineyards unique. The Salon Tasting is a comparative tasting of our Sangiovese alongside stellar examples of this classic Italian grape. The long-awaited release of our 2017 Grande Riserva, a wine that highlights the fullest potential of our estate and exemplifies the laborious Appassimento drying method. Finally, Afternoon in Tuscany is everything I love about Italy -the wine, the food, and the music-right here in the Carolinas, set to the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I look forward to sharing our journey with you.


A presto,


Jay
 
 
 
Salon Tasting: Sangiovese Classico
Saturday, May 18 | 1pm-3pm

$45 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members


Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four Sangiovese wines, two from Raffaldini Vineyards and two others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to 48 guests. Gourmet antipasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards.
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2017 Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, May 25 | 1pm-3pm

$25 plus tax per person | General Admission
$20 plus tax per person | Wine Club Members

Join owner Jay Raffaldini as he presents our 2017 Grande Riserva! 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.

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 aged the wine in the best oak barrels available.

Event ticket includes a glass of 2017 Grande Riserva and light Hors D'oeuvres from Bottles & Boards.

Click Here to Pre-Purchase Grande Riserva

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Can't Go to Italy This Summer? Join Us...
Afternoon in Tuscany
Sunday, June 2 | 1pm-3pm

$70 plus tax per person | General Admission
$60 plus tax per person | Wine Club Members

Indulge your senses and take off to Tuscany right here at Chianti in the Carolinas, Raffaldini Vineyards. Immerse yourself in the vineyard at the peak of the growing season and enjoy a stroll through the vines, traditional Tuscan lunch followed by a concert of Italian music, all nestled beautifully among the vines. 

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. 


Sample Menu
Panzanella Salad
marinated tomato, crusty bread, red onion, fresh herbs, Tuscan herb EVOO, 18yr Balsamic
 
Grilled Asparagus
served cold with toasted almonds, citrus gremolata, extra virgin olive oil
 
Grilled Breast of Chicken
artichoke salad, sundried tomato, capers, fresh herbs
 
Zucchini-Bean Salad
summer vegetables, tomato, cannellini beans, fresh herbs
 
Torta Della Nonna
lemon-ricotta pastry cream, pine nuts, flaky pastry
 
Fresh Strawberries
18yr Balsamic, fresh basil, whipped mascarpone

 

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Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen
Saturday, May 25 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen


Monday, May 27 - Taco Mobile

Live Music:

Sunday, May 19 - Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival

Sunday, May 26 - Colin Allured
 
 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: May 16, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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May 3, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini May Newsletter

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community




Piedmont Opera Magnolia Ball

Piedmont Opera invites you to the 28th Annual Magnolia Ball. 

Raffaldini Wine, cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30 PM. Seated Dinner begins at 8:00 PM. Live Auction and Entertainment to follow. Black tie encouraged. Tickets at 336.725.7101 or PiedmontOpera.org

Click here for tickets


 




Yadkin Valley Wine Auction & Gala

The Yadkin Valley Wine Auction & Gala benefits the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation promoting and advancing the well-being of our community by providing quality health care and health-related services. Black tie optional. Tickets are $75/person and tables can be reserved for up to 10 people for $100/table. For tickets or inquiries, please contact 336-527-7457. 

Click here to learn more.

Vineyard Update
 
Our vineyard crew has been hard at work planting more than 4000 vines, including 2500 Sagrantino vines and 900 Vermentino vines. 
Weathered gneiss uncovered during planting in block four, north of Villa Raffaldini. 
 
May Events
Sagra Delle Salsicce: Italian Sausage Lunch at the Winery
Saturday, May 4 | 1pm-3pm

$50 Plus Tax Per Person


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 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.
Shop Now
 
Salon Tasting: Sangiovese Classico
Saturday, May 18 | 1pm-3pm

$45 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members


Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four Sangiovese wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to 48 guests. Gourmet antipasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards.
Shop Now
 
2017 Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, May 25 | 1pm-3pm

$25 plus tax per person | General Admission
$20 plus tax per person | Wine Club Members

Join owner Jay Raffaldini as he presents our 2017 Grande Riserva! 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.

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 aged the wine in the best oak barrels available.

Event ticket includes a glass of 2017 Grande Riserva and light Hors D'oeuvres from Bottles & Boards.

Click Here to Pre-Purchase Grande Riserva

Shop Now
 
Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27 | 1pm-3pm


Celebrate the official start to Summer with a day of fun and relaxation among the vines. Enjoy fresh, Authentic Mexican street fare from Taco Mobile food truck. Veterans, active military and first responders stop in for a free gift. 
 
Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, May 4 - Wraps Around the World
Saturday, May 4 - Beyond Decadence


Sunday, May 5 - Wraps Around the World

Saturday, May 11 - Comfort Food on Wheels
Saturday, May 11 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, May 12 - 225 Street Food


Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen
Saturday, May 25 - Beyond Decadence

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen


Monday, May 27 - Taco Mobile

Live Music:

Sunday, May 5 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, May 12 - Samuel Taylor

Sunday, May 19 - Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival

Sunday, May 26 - Colin Allured
 
Meet the Team:

Brandy Watson, Assistant Tasting Room Manager


Brandy Watson is the Assistant Tasting Room Manager at Raffaldini Vineyards. Brandy joined the Raffaldini team in 2017. Prior to this, she spent most of her professional career in administration. Currently, she is pursuing her masters degree in business administration at Strayer University. When she isn’t busy achieving her professional and educational goals, you can find her at the gym, hiking, and spending the weekends with her son. He keeps her busy being playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. On Sundays, they both enjoy reading a book together, reminiscing about the week's adventures and gearing up for the week ahead.
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

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We'd Love to Hear From You!

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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

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Time Posted: May 3, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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April 23, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

An Update from Jay Raffaldini

An Update from Jay Raffaldini
Greetings All -
 
I hope this email finds everyone and their families happy and healthy. With warmer weather upon us and the vineyard in full swing I would like to use this opportunity to update you on some exciting developments at Raffaldini.
 
Firstly, some of you may have already noticed two new street signs have appeared, one on the newly paved Groce Road, half way up before the turn into Raffaldini and the other immediately after the stone entrance gates. These are signs to alert visitors that this is Black Rooster Territory. Black Rooster translates from the Italian as Gallo Nero and is used to mark the boundaries of the Chianti region in Tuscany and the Black Rooster appears on all wines designated as Chianti Classico. As we produce Sangiovese (the grape used to make Chianti), and we are frequently referred to as Chianti in the Carolinas, I thought it fitting that we designate our own area.
 
Not many people know the story behind the Black Rooster. As legend has it for centuries the ruling families of Florence and Siena were at war and one day the patriarchs agreed it was time to end the fighting and permanently agree to a boundary line. Their method chosen was classically Tuscan – at first rooster crow in the morning each family would send off their fastest horse from their city center (frequently a church) and wherever the riders met on the road between the cities would be the boundary. The ruling Florentine family had a Black Rooster who they starved and kept in a dark box for days while the Sienese had a White Rooster and was endlessly pampered and lazy. On the day of the race the Black Rooster sang much sooner than usual given his extreme hunger and this gave the Florentine rider a huge head start. As the border is much closer to Siena (meaning more land for the Florentines) the Black Rooster is a centuries old source of irritation for one family and joy for the other. Happily for both, the area around the border happens to be Chianti which is home to the greatest Sangiovese wine made in the world. Such is the wonderful nature of life in Italy. 
 
I am also pleased to announce the arrival of our eight new large custom made oval and round oak bottis (each the equivalent of eleven standard oak barrels), all handmade by the famous Gamba Cooperage in Asti, Italy. They join the three existing bottis we purchased last year. These bottis will last for half a century and add a beautiful structural element to our red wines. In addition we are furthering our commitment to fermenting in oak (rather than stainless steel) and have received another four oak fermenters from Gamba to complement the two onsite now. I simply love oak fermented wines, for their depth and complexity are second to none. This year we will even ferment our Vermentino in oak for the first time. I believe this very significant investment in large oak vessels will allow Raffaldini to push the quality envelop even further in our attempt to make the best wines we possibly can.
 
A Presto!



Jay
 
 
 

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Apr 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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April 17, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Hop On Over to Raffaldini for a Spring Fling

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community




Raffaldini Vineyards Partners with The Parenting Path to End Child Abuse

Raffaldini Vineyards is lending a hand to put an end to child abuse with The Parenting Path. The 2019 Pinwheel Gala to end child abuse will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem on Friday, May 10th from 6:00-10:00 pm.The Parenting PATH has provided services to thousands of children and families throughout the Piedmont Triad for 37 years. Our mission is to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect by strengthening families, enhancing parent/child relationships and creating safer communities for parents and their children. All proceeds benefit children and families served through our programs

https://parentingpath.org/





Raffaldini Lends a Paw to Local Pets

The Party 4 Paws is AARF’s largest annual fundraiser. It is dedicated solely to underwriting the substantial medical expenses incurred in helping the ill and injured cats and dogs that AARF rescues. Funds raised from the event will ensure that AARF can continue to be a major rescue service in Forsyth County that treats any and all health situations, including vaccinations, spay and neuter, treatment of disease, repair of broken limbs, providing emergency services and surgery when needed.

https://www.aarfws.org/events-index

 
Easter Brunch & Egg-stravaganza 
Sunday, April 21  | 12pm - 2pm


It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Easter Brunch, Egg Hunt, Baby Goats, Cheese Roll, and Much more! 

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, and we will have Heritage Homesteads baby goats out again this year for petting. 

La Ruzzola Del Formaggio, a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the cheese!  La Ruzzola dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Easter in select Italian villages. The cheese rolling competitions will be held at 1pm and 3pm on the lawn.

Easter Brunch tickets are $50 plus tax per person and include two glasses of Raffaldini wines. Easter Brunch tickets for nondrinkers and those under 21 are $25 plus tax per person. Cheese Roll, Goat Petting, and Egg Hunt are free.

Click here to view brunch menu.

Shop Now
 
Sagra Delle Salsicce: Grilled Italian Sausage Luncheon at the Winery
Saturday, May 4  | 12pm - 2pm

$50 Plus Tax Per Person


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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Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12  | 12pm - 2pm

$50 General Public | $25 Brunch only


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.
Shop Now
 
An Event for Red Wine Lovers
Salon Tasting: Sangiovese
Saturday, May 18  | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

$45 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members

Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four Sangiovese wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to 48 guests. Anti-pasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards. This event is for those ages 21 and up.

Shop Now
 
Food Truck | Live Music Dates
Food Truck:

Saturday, April 20 - Snack Wagon

Sunday, April 21 - Snack Wagon

Saturday, April 27 - Street Gourmet


Sunday, April 28 - Street Gourmet

Saturday, May 4 - Wraps Around the World


Saturday, May 11 - Comfort Food on Wheels

Sunday, May 12 - 225 Street Food

Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen



Live Music:

Sunday, April 21 - Justin Nelson

Sunday, April 28 - Samuel Taylor

Sunday, May 5 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, May 12 - Samuel Taylor


Sunday, May 19 - Shelly Ruffin + Soul Revival

Sunday, May 26 - Colin Allured

 
 
Spring Wine Club Featuring Four New Wines Now Available
Wine Club Details

We are delighted to share with you four new wines in our Spring 2019 Superiore Wine Club Package:

Each Package Contains: 
​2 bottles of 2018 Liguria
1 bottle of  2017 Bella Misto
2 bottles of  2017 Sangiovese Classico
1 bottle of MCCCXLVIII (1348) 92Pts - James Suckling
Order Superiore Club
Order Classico Club
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

Click Here.

 



We'd Love to Hear From You!

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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March 29, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini April Newsletter

 
Spring Wine Club Featuring Four New Wines Now Available
Wine Club Details

We are delighted to share with you four new wines in our Spring 2019 Superiore Wine Club Package:

Each Package Contains: 
​2 bottles of 2018 Liguria
1 bottle of  2017 Bella Misto
2 bottles of  2017 Sangiovese Classico
1 bottle of MCCCXLVIII (1348) 92Pts - James Suckling
Order Superiore Club
Order Classico Club
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Raffaldini Vineyards To Be Presented at Sensoria 
Sunday, April 7

We are pleased to present Raffaldini wines along with our distinguished #NCWine peers at Piedmont Culinary Guild's Sensoria hosted by Central Piedmont Community College. Indulge your senses and taste local wines accompanied by cuisine from the region's top chefs and farmers. Engage in unique flavor experiences taught by the experts and learn alongside your favorite producers. This is the ultimate foodie event!

Click to learn more or purchase tickets.

 
 
 
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, April 14  | 10:30am - 1pm

$50 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members
 

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson, as you hike through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty lunch which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a  guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.

If you are attending the Spring Four Seasons Dinner on Saturday, April 13, make it a weekend!
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Easter Brunch & Egg-stravaganza 
Sunday, April 21  | 12pm - 2pm

$50 General Public | $25 Under 21


It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Easter Brunch, Egg Hunt, Baby Goats, Cheese Roll, and Much more! 

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, and we will have Heritage Homesteads baby goats out again this year for petting. 

La Ruzzola Del Formaggio, a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the cheese!  La Ruzzola dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Easter in select Italian villages. The cheese rolling competitions will be held at 1pm and 3pm on the lawn.

Easter Brunch tickets are $50 plus tax per person and include two glasses of Raffaldini wines. Easter Brunch tickets for those under 21 are $25 plus tax per person. Cheese Roll, Goat Petting, and Egg Hunt are free.

Click here to view brunch menu.

Shop Now
 



Mark Your Calendars:

Saturday, May 4 - Sagra Delle Salsicce: Grilled Sausage Lunch

Sunday, May 12 - Mamma Mia! Mother's Day Brunch

 
An Event for Red Wine Lovers
Salon Tasting: Sangiovese
Saturday, May 18  | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

$45 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members

Enjoy this opportunity to join owner Jay Raffaldini in an exclusive salon wine tasting. Held in the barrel room of the winery, guests will enjoy a blind tasting of four Sangiovese wines, one from Raffaldini Vineyards and three others from highly rated vineyards throughout the world. This intimate, wine-focused event is limited to 48 guests. Anti-pasti will be provided by Bottles & Boards. This event is for those ages 21 and up.

Shop Now
 
Food Truck | Live Music Dates
Food Truck:

Saturday, April 13 - Vito's Pizza Truck

Saturday, May 11 - Comfort Food on Wheels

Saturday, May 25 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen

Sunday, May 26 - Mojito Mobile Kitchen



Live Music:

Sunday, April 7 - Colin Allured

Sunday, April 14 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, April 21 - Justin Nelson

Sunday, April 28 - Samuel Taylor
 
Barrel Sale! 

We are pleased to offer a limited number of used wine barrels from Raffaldini Vineyards for sale. Barrels are priced at $125 and are perfect addition to your home or carve them up for your custom crafts to accent your house bar!

Please contact us to arrange for sale and pickup. 
 
Meet the Team: Jesse Hendrix - Event Director

Jesse serves as the Event Director at Raffaldini Vineyards. After graduating from Appalachian State University, her passion for creative cuisine and fine wine led her to Asheville, NC where she extended her studies into culinary technology, wine appreciation and facilities management. Jesse has been apart of the Raffaldini team since March 2013. She started out working part time in the tasting room and now can combine all her passions as she creates, plans and promotes the vineyards unique on-site events, from wine dinners, weddings and festivals to private wine tastings and luncheons. In her time off, Jesse loves spending time with her husband and children, tending the family garden, creating meals and memories in the kitchen, which always goes better with a glass of wine.  

Contact Jesse to schedule your event today! 
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

Click Here.

 



We'd Love to Hear From You!

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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


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

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Time Posted: Mar 29, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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March 16, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Beware the Wines of March

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Raffaldini is Proud to be the Official Wine Sponsor of Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino, is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution.

Click here for tickets
 

 



Raffaldini Vineyards Proudly Supports Independent Theatre

 

a/perture cinema opened with the purpose of showcasing independent, foreign, documentary, local and festival films. a/perture is a destination for non-commercial and artistic films that were not offered elsewhere in Winston-Salem and the surrounding communities. Located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, a/perture revived the theatrical experience in the central business district. a/perture provides the community a home for more than 4,000 film screenings and events per year.

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Spring is Here!
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, April 14  | 10:30am - 1pm

$50 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members
 

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini and long time NC resident and outdoorsman Steve Nelson, as you hike through the Raffaldini woods and vineyards. Wear sensible walking shoes and prepare yourself for a moderate 90 minute hike followed by a hearty lunch which of course includes wine! During the hike, Jay will share details of the vineyard and Steve will share his love of the woods. Ticket includes a  guided hike, lunch and two glasses of wine.

If you are attending the Spring Four Seasons Dinner on Saturday, April 13, make it a weekend!
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Easter Brunch & Egg-stravaganza 
Sunday, April 21  | 12pm - 2pm

$50 General Public | $25 Under 21


It's an Easter-Egg-Stravaganza! Easter Brunch, Egg Hunt, Baby Goats, Cheese Roll, and Much more! 

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, and we will have Heritage Homesteads baby goats out again this year for petting. 

La Ruzzola Del Formaggio, a traditional Italian game of the rolling of the cheese!  La Ruzzola dates back 3000 years to the Etruscan Tomb of the Olympiads but is now played with each Easter in select Italian villages. The cheese rolling competitions will be held at 1pm and 3pm on the lawn.

Easter Brunch tickets are $50 plus tax per person and include two glasses of Raffaldini wines. Easter Brunch tickets for those under 21 are $25 plus tax per person. Cheese Roll, Goat Petting, and Egg Hunt are free.

Click here to view brunch menu.

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Grande Riserva Release
Saturday, April 27  | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

$50 General Public | $40 Wine Club Members

You’re invited to join Owner Jay Raffaldini in the barrel room of the winery as he reveals our 2017 Grande Riserva! Grande Riserva, as the name implies, is a wine that represents the utmost and very best efforts of all that we do from the vineyard to the winery.

The event will consist of a Blind Tasting of the 2017 Grande Riserva and three other highly ranked wines along with heavy Hors D'oeuvres from Chef Corey Hooks. See for yourself how Raffaldini Wine compares to some of the top rated wines in the world.

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Food Truck | Music Dates
Food Trucks:

Saturday, March 23 - Almost Home Cooking

Live Music:

Sunday, March 24 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, April 7 - Colin Allured

Sunday, April 14 - Brooke McBride

Sunday, April 21 - Justin Nelson

Sunday, April 28 - Samuel Taylor
 
Wine Club Details

We are delighted to share with you four new wines in our Spring 2019 Superiore Wine Club Package:

Each Package Contains: 
​2 bottles of 2018 Liguria
1 bottle of  2017 Bella Misto
2 bottles of  2017 Sangiovese Classico
1 bottle of MCCCXLVIII (1348)
Order Classico Club
Order Superiore Club
 
Barrel Sale! 

We are pleased to offer a limited number of used wine barrels from Raffaldini Vineyards for sale. Barrels are priced at $125 and are perfect addition to your home or carve them up for your custom crafts to accent your house bar!

Please contact us to arrange for sale and pickup. 
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

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We'd Love to Hear From You!

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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


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

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Time Posted: Mar 16, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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March 8, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

A Wine Lover's Weekend Escape to the Yadkin Valley

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Time Posted: Mar 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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March 1, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

New Wines Released This Saturday

 
Wine Club Pickup This Weekend
Spring Wine Club Pickup Weekend
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3  | 12pm-5pm

Join us for the unveiling of four, brand new wine club releases! Wine club members will receive a complimentary food and wine tasting featuring a recipe and wine pairing from our Spring 2019 wine club package.

This new release will also feature an exciting new wine tasting glass and a brand new bottle packaging design. 

On Saturday, mingle with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and learn about the new wines and happenings at Raffaldini Vineyards with intimate conversations with Jay at 1pm and 3pm. 

 

Wine Club Details

We are delighted to share with you four new wines in our Spring 2019 Superiore Wine Club Package:

Each Package Contains: 

​2 bottles of 2018 Liguria
1 bottle of  2017 Bella Misto
2 bottles of  2017 Sangiovese Classico
1 bottle of MCCCXLVIII (1348)

Preorder Classico Club
Preorder Superiore Club
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Raffaldini Vineyards Uncorks at Party 4 Paws

The Party 4 Paws is dedicated solely to underwriting the substantial medical expenses incurred in helping the ill and injured cats and dogs that AARF rescues. Funds raised from the event will ensure that AARF can continue to be a major rescue service in Forsyth County that treats any and all health situations, and surgery when needed. The Party 4 Paws will be held May 18. Click the logo to learn more. 

Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Next Step Ministries


Raffaldini Vineyards was honored to contribute to the Next Step Ministries Unmask the Violence event last month. Next Step Ministries provides support for women and children victims of domestic violence in the Forsyth County area. If you are in need of help, please call our crisis line at 336.413.5858.  Click the logo to learn more or contribute. 
 

 
RARA Round Three!
Saturday, March 9

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, JOLO Winery & Vineyards and Raffaldini Vineyards will once again host back-to-back special release events for their third annual wine blend collaboration, RARA Sisboombah. 

Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray will co-host two events on Saturday, March 9th, where they will share their winemaking stories over complimentary passed appetizers. The first event will take place at Raffaldini Vineyards beginning at noon, and the second will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. at JOLO Winery & Vineyards.  Both events are open to the public and no reservations are required.

A very limited number of bottles of RARA will be available for sale at JOLO Winery & Vineyards and Raffaldini Vineyards while supplies last. The price of a bottle of RARA is $45.  Last year's vintage received a 90 point score from world famous wine critic, James Suckling! 

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The Italian Kitchen: Cooking Demo
Sunday, March 17  | 1pm - 3pm

Join Chef & Culinary Instructor, Corey Hooks, as he demonstrates two signature recipes. Learn professional techniques and have your culinary questions answered. Guests will sample all dishes and enjoy Raffaldini wine. Recipe cards for each dish will be provided. 

Menu
Fresh pesto pasta with sundried tomatoes & parmesan 
 
Roasted pork tenderloin with sweet & sour eggplant, currants, golden raisins and aged balsamic 
 
Blueberry tartlet w/ blueberry, Il Falco compote, sweet ricotta and rosemary



Wine Club Members: $40 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

General Admission: $50 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

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April Events
Coming Up - Reserve Now

Four Seasons Spring Wine Tasting Dinner - Saturday, April 13 6:30pm - 9pm
 
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini - Sunday, April 14 10:30am - 1pm 

Easter Brunch and Traditional Cheese Roll - Sunday, April 21 - 12pm

2017 Grande Riserva Release - Saturday, April 27 - 1pm 


 
Shop Now
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

Click Here to view.

 



We'd Love to Hear From You!

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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


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

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Time Posted: Mar 1, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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February 21, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

We Are Uncorking Spring in Chianti in the Carolinas

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Raffaldini Vineyards Congratulates Triad Top 40 Leaders Under Forty


Raffaldini Vineyards partners with the Triad Business Journal and UNCG to celebrate our region's young leaders. Join us for this UPBEAT event as we honor 40 Triad superstars who are making all the right moves within their businesses and community endeavors #triadbizevent



Top 40 Under Forty

Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution.

Click here for tickets

 
Wine Club Pickup Weekend March 2-3
Spring Wine Club Pickup Weekend
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3  | 12pm-5pm

Join us for the unveiling of four, brand new wine club releases! Wine club members can enjoy a complimentary food and wine tasting featuring a recipe and wine pairing from our Spring 2019 wine club package.

This new release will also feature an exciting new wine tasting glass and a brand new bottle packaging design. 

On Saturday, mingle with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and learn about the new wines and happenings at Raffaldini Vineyards.

 

Wine Club Details

We are delighted to share with you four new wines in our Spring 2019 Superiore Wine Club Package:

Each Package Contains: 

​2x 2018 Liguria
1x 2017 Bella Misto
2x 2017 Sangiovese Classico
1x MCCCXLVIII (1348)

Preorder Classico Club
Preorder Superiore Club
 
RARA Round Three!
Saturday, March 9

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, JOLO Winery & Vineyards and Raffaldini Vineyards will once again host back-to-back special release events for their third annual wine blend collaboration, RARA Sisboombah. 

Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray will co-host two gatherings on Saturday, March 9th, where they will share their winemaking stories over complimentary passed appetizers. The first event will take place at Raffaldini Vineyards beginning at noon The second gathering will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. at JOLO Winery & Vineyards.  Both events are open to the public and no reservation is required.

A very limited number of bottles will be available for sale at JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards while supplies last. Bottles are priced at $45.  Last year's vintage received a 90 point score from world famous wine critic, James Suckling! 

Read More. 

 
The Italian Kitchen: Cooking Demo
Sunday, March 17  | 1pm - 3pm

Join Chef & Culinary Instructor, Corey Hooks, as he demonstrates two signature recipes. Learn professional techniques and have all of your culinary questions answered. Enjoy sampling the dishes along with Raffaldini wine and take home recipe cards. 

Menu
Fresh pesto pasta with sundried tomatoes & parmesan 
 
Roasted pork tenderloin with sweet & sour eggplant, currants, golden raisins and aged balsamic 
 
Blueberry tartlet w/ blueberry, Il Falco compote, sweet ricotta and rosemary



Wine Club Members: $50 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

General Admission: $40 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

Shop Now
 
April Events
Coming Up - Reserve Now

Four Seasons Spring Wine Tasting Dinner - Saturday, April 13 6:30pm - 9pm
 
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini - Sunday, April 14 10:30am - 1pm 

Easter Brunch and Traditional Cheese Roll - Sunday, April 21 - 12pm

2017 Grande Riserva Release - Saturday, April 27 - 1pm 


 
Shop Now
 
 
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

Click Here to view.

 



We'd Love to Hear From You!

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to review us at one or more of the following sites. Your review will help us build our reputation as we continue to spread the word about Raffaldini to others. 

It is our mission to offer the best service possible, but if there's anything we have forgotten, please let us know. Your feedback is very important to us! 

 

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


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

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Time Posted: Feb 21, 2019 at 7:41 AM

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