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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.

Purchase 2014 Grande Riserva


 


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

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

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

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January 31, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini February Newsletter

 
February Events
Afternoon with Jay
Saturday, February 9  | 1pm & 3pm

Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini as he guides you on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Raffaldini Winery. Learn how we craft our award-winning wines and go step-by-step through the winemaking processall while enjoying a glass of current vintage wine and samples of wines in the making. 

Two Times, 1pm & 3pm. Space is limited.

Wine Club Members: $20 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

General Admission: $30 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community






Raffaldini Vineyards Recognizes NC Legal Elite; Congratulates Winner Irene King


Raffaldini Vineyards wishes to congratulate our friend Irene King on her nomination into the Business NC Legal Elite awards. Irene also is a trained opera singer and has graced us with our voice on many occasions. We are pleased to provide wine for the occasion and toast Irene. Auguri! 



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Make Plans Now to Attend the 2019 NC Fine Wines Gala

The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state-specific competition in the country, and you can be side by side with the owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines Case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines.There is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

Click here for tickets and menu.
 

 
Amore! Dessert & Wine Pairing
Sunday, February 10  | 1pm - 3pm

The perfect pairing! Wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner of Beyond Decadence. Learn the ingredients and technique involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. Tickets are $30 + tax per person and include a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine.

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March Events
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! 

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Meet the Team:
Cotton Lentz  - Cellar Master

 
Cotton joined Raffaldini Vineyards in August 2017 as the Cellar Master. In his role, Cotton oversees the day to day operations of the winery. Prior to Raffaldini, Cotton had a forty seven year career as a Nuclear Engineer. Raffaldini is thrilled to have Cotton's expertise and enthusiasm at the winery and in the villa on a daily basis. 
 
 
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! 

 

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Time Posted: Jan 31, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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January 29, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

RARA Round Three: Raffaldini and JOLO Continue Highly Rated Wine Collaboration

 

Pilot Mountain and Ronda, N.C., January 29, 2019 – 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.

This year, award-winning winemakers and North Carolina viticulture advocates Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray and have changed the blend from prior releases based on the best wines available in their cellars.

Last year's offering earned a 90-point rating by James Suckling.

"We have had so much fun with this collaboration, says Raffaldini. "Fans of both wineries really seem to enjoy the two wines we have produced together." Ray adds, "Last year's RARA sold out in less than three days. With the growing interest in our collaboration, we fully expect a similar (if not quicker) depletion of the inventory of this full-bodied, well-balanced red wine blend. It's one for the ages!"

Raffaldini and 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.  
  
About JOLO Winery & Vineyards
JOLO Winery & Vineyards is an award-winning, family-owned, boutique winery in the picturesque Yadkin Valley AVA in Pilot Mountain. We produce extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir, including the 2016 Pilot Fog, a recent platinum medal award winner at the 2018 International Winemaker Challenge Wine Competition. JOLO is open for wine tastings most Thursdays through Sundays and we pour at many local wine tasting events throughout the year. Wines are available for purchase at the winery, on the website, and at selected retail locations. 

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

 
 
 
 
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January 18, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

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Coming Up in January
Italian Kitchen: Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, January 27  | 1pm - 3pm

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 a roasted Brussel Sprout dish with Balsamic, Bacon and Maple followed by a Smoked Mushroom Pasta with Brandy Cream Sauce and Thyme. Price includes the cooking demonstration, food sampling, 2 glasses of wine and recipe cards. 


Wine Club Members: $30 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

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

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February Events
Afternoon with Jay
Saturday, February 9  | 1pm & 3pm

Join Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini as he guides you on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Raffaldini Winery. Learn how we craft our award-winning wines and go step-by-step through the winemaking processall while enjoying a glass of current vintage wine and samples of wines in the making. 

Two Times, 1pm & 3pm. Space is limited.

Wine Club Members: $20 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

General Admission: $30 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Raffaldini Vineyards Supports the Little Theatre of Winston Salem


The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem has presented professional-quality community theatre for more than 80 years. Generations have experienced spectacular productions as audience members, as well as the thrill of collaborating and creating onstage and backstage. As a fundamental part of Winston-Salem's cultural scene, we invite everyone in the community to exercise their imaginations, stretch their creative muscles, and experience the transformative magic of live theatre. 

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem

 

Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a nonpartisan, non-profit member of the Feeding America National Network of Food Banks that recovers and distributes food to low-income neighbors and provides programs designed to empower people with skills to meet their own food needs through culinary job training, beginner gardening, and cooking healthy on a budget. North Carolina is the 8th hungriest state in the U.S. In the Triangle, more than 260,000 people face food insecurity. We believe in building a community food system that supports all of its residents with knowledge, skills, and access to healthy eating. 

Inter Faith Food Shuttle

 
Amore! Dessert & Wine Pairing
Sunday, February 10  | 1pm - 3pm

The perfect pairing! Wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner of Beyond Decadence. Learn the ingredients and technique involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. Tickets are $30 + tax per person and include a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine.

Shop Now
 
March Events
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
 
 
Meet the Team:
Jason Krug - Vineyard Manager

 
Jason is the Vineyard Manager at Raffaldini Vineyards. Hailing from the small mining town called Clarkdale just outside the majestic town of Sedona, Arizona he has always been drawn to working outside and playing in nature. The life of a farmer has naturally suited him. Before he found himself planted in North Carolina, Jason managed a 20 acre vineayrd called Page Springs Cellar. Arizona, much like North Carolina, is building itself to be an up and coming wine region. When not caring for the vines, you can find Jason in the forest hiking, climbing or camping.
 
 
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: Jan 18, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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January 5, 2019 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini January Newsletter

January Events
 
Italian Kitchen Cooking Demo
Sunday, January 27 | 1pm-3pm


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 a roasted Brussels Sprout dish with Balsamic, Bacon and Maple followed by a Smoked Mushroom Pasta with Brandy Cream Sauce and Thyme. Price includes the cooking demonstration, food sampling, 2 glasses of wine and recipe cards. General Admission is $40 plus tax per person. 

 
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Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Make Plans to Attend the 2019 NC Fine Wines Gala

Saturday, February 16, 2019 
Millennium Center Winston-Salem, NC

The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state wine competition in the country, and you can be side-by-side with owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. The event will host the biggest and brightest stars in the industry, and there is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

The North Carolina Fine Wines Society was established as a nonprofit with two goals. The first goal is to promote the quality of North Carolina Fine Wines (Vinifera & Hybrids). The second goal is to fund a scholarship for NC students, attending NC Colleges or Universities, pursuing careers in Enology, Viticulture, and wine related Hospitality and Agritourism programs.Help us support the NC wine industry's growth by donating to our 501(c)(3) Scholarship Fund.


Click here to make your reservation.

1st Course
JOLO Vineyards 2018 Golden Hallows
Pickled Rock Shrimp, Crispy Turnip, Mango, Puffed Rice, Thai Purple Basil

2nd Course
Jones von Drehle 2016 Petit Manseng
Belgium Endive & Watercress, Gorgonzola Mousse, Honey Crisp Apple, Roasted Walnut

3rd Course
Midnight Magdalena 2017 Traminette
Pan Seared Sea Scallop, Cauliflower "Risotto," Romanesco, Crispy Leek, Sauce Romesco

4th Course
Raffaldini Il Falco
Beef Consomme, Caramelized Cipollini Onion, Morel Mushrooms, Smoked Tomato, Fava Bean, Comte, Crispy Baguette

5th Course
Sanctuary Vineyards 2016 Coastal Collage
Braised Lamb Shank
Ricotta Gnocchi, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Shiitake Duxelle, Bone Marrow Creme Fraiche, Sasuma Au Jus

6th Course
Point Lookout Vineyards 2017 Riesling 
Meyer Lemon Curd, Raspberry, Ginger Coulis, Burnt Meringue
Point Lookout Vineyards 2014 Cliffield
Dark Chocolate Mousse, Creme Anglaise, Macadamia Drages, Shortbread Crumble

All in $125 for some of the best food and wine you will find on the East Coast. 

All of the wines in our competition are 100% North Carolina grown and vinified (made into wine). 

 
February Events
 
 
Afternoon with the Winemaker
Saturday, February 9  | 1pm & 3pm

Join Owner Jay Raffaldini and the winemaking team as they guide you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Raffaldini Winery. Learn how we craft our award-winning wines and go step-by-step through the winemaking process with our team all while enjoying a glass of current vintage wine and samples of wines in the making. 

Two Times, 1pm & 3pm

Wine Club Members: $20 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

General Admission: $30 + tax per person includes glass of Raffaldini wine

Shop Now
 
Amore! Dessert & Wine Pairing
Sunday, February 10  | 1pm - 3pm

The perfect pairing! Wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner of  Beyond Decadence. Learn the ingredients and technique involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. Tickets are $30 + tax per person and include a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine.

Shop Now
 
Meet the Team:
Todd Shaw - Facilities Director 

 

Todd is the Director of Facilities at Raffaldini Vineyards. Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, he studied Fine Arts at Antioch College in Ohio. After college, Todd worked in the photo industry taking him to NYC and Portland, OR. It was in Portland that Todd became interested in the wine industry. Todd moved to NC in 2017 and started working as a member of the vineyard crew. When Todd is not fixing, maintaining or improving things at Raffaldini, he enjoys spending time on his farm with his partner David.
 
 
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: Jan 5, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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December 27, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Buone Feste a Tutti!

Buone Feste a Tutti! 
 
On behalf of everyone at Raffaldini Vineyards, I want to wish (1,188 wishes to be exact!) everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope 2019 is filled with health, prosperity and friendship! Be on the lookout the first weekend of March when we introduce our new wine label and new wine glasses.


Salute,  
Jay
 
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Time Posted: Dec 27, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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December 20, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Give the Gift of [Raffaldini] Wine This Holiday Season

Last Minute Gift Ideas!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! The Raffaldini Top Ten Gift Ideas are here. Look no further for unique, locally-crafted gifts for the foodie on your list.

Stop by this weekend and stuff your stocking with local flavor! 
 
 
 
Raffaldini Vineyards is your holiday destination! 
 
Let us give your gifts some local flavor. Our staff are here to help make suggestions or order from our web site 24/7 and include a gift message for a personalized, handwritten note to accompany your gift.

We can also email out print-at-home gift cards for that last-minute or unexpected gift! 
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Put some "bolle" in your holiday! 

Road Paving Party / Sparkling Wine Saturday

Saturday, December 29th
Auguri! This common toast translates from the Italian as "Best Wishes." Our handcrafted, traditional sparkling wine has a refreshing acidity that allows it to pair with a wide variety of traditional holiday fare. And who doesn't love the pop of the cork and the delightful fizz of sparkling wine to put you in a celebratory mood? Celebrate Capo d'Anno in style. Auguri has got you covered. 

Join us on Saturday, December 29th for a special celebration of our road paving, sample Auguri and stock up for your New Year's Eve celebrations. 
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Winter Wine Tasting Dinner
Saturday, January 12

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita. Cost is $115.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC.
 
Winter 2019 Menu

Antipasti
Assorted Cheeses, Cured Meats, Crackers
Artichoke Salad with Sundried Tomatoes, Capers, Tuscan EVOO
Rosemary Cannellini Spiced Broccolini, Ricotta Crostini
Eggplant Caponata
Paired with: 2017 Raffaldini Auguri

Secondi
Linguini with Creamy Butternut Squash, Pancetta and Sage
Paired with 2015 Sangiovese Classico

Primi
Cassoeula, Braised Pork with Cabbage and a Hearty Wine Broth and Gnocchi Contorno
Paired with 2016 Montepulciano Riserva, Magnum

Dolci
Dessert by Chef Maria of Beyond Decadence
Paired with 2015 Raffaldini Meditazione


 
Shop Now - Dinner Only
Shop Now - Dinner and Shuttle
 
Holiday Season Hours: 

Friday, December 21: 11am-5pm
Saturday, December 22: 11am-5pm

Sunday, December 23: 12pm-5pm
Monday, December 24: 11am-5pm
Tuesday, December 25: Closed
Wednesday, December 26: 11am-5pm
Thursday, December 27: 11am-5pm
Friday, December 28: 11am-5pm
Saturday, December 29: 11am-5pm

Sunday, December 30: 12pm-5pm
Monday, December 31: 11am-5pm
Tuesday, January 1: Closed
Wednesday, January 2: 11am-5pm

 
 

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

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Time Posted: Dec 20, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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December 13, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

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

Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
 


Throughout December, drop off a new, unwrapped children's toy at Raffaldini Vineyards. All donations will be given to the Children's Home of Winston-Salem, NC.

Requested Gifts
Coloring Books - Art & Craft Supplies - Puzzles - Classic Board Games - Playing Cards

All contributions will be gratefully accepted.

www.crossnore.org


 


Help Raffaldini Vineyards Fill the Wine Barrel with Toys! 


Make Plans to Attend the 2019 NC Fine Wines Gala

The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state wine competition in the country, and you can be side-by-side with owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. The event will host the biggest and brightest stars in the industry, and there is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

Click here to make your reservation.
 

 
December Events
Wine Club Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 15  | 1pm - 3pm

 
La Famiglia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day. You'll enjoy live music, samples from local vendors raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day! 

This event is free; however, please RSVP to wineclub@raffaldini.com . This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.
RSVP Now
 
Chocolates & Cheers: Dessert and Wine Pairing Event
Sunday, December 16  | 1pm - 3pm

 
The perfect pairing, wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts created by Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner of  Beyond Decadence. Meet Chef Maria, learn the techniques involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. Tickets are $30 + tax per person and include a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine. 
Buy Now
 
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 16 | 12pm-4pm
 
Enjoy a festive day out before friends and family arrive, savor a wine tasting, or pick up a last minute, locally-produced gift. Local musician RG Absher will be joining us with his mix of traditional and old time music celebrating the roots of our region. 
 
Uncork the Perfect Gift
Raffaldini Vineyards is your holiday destination! 

 
Let us give your gifts some local flavor. Our staff are here to help make suggestions or order from our web site 24/7 and include a gift message for a personalized, handwritten note to accompany your gift. UPS ground shipping to NC and many surrounding areas is one day transit, making Raffaldini wine an unique and convenient gift! 
Shop Now
 
Put some "bolle" in your holiday!

Serve Raffaldini Auguri at your next gathering.
 
Auguri! This common toast translates from the Italian as "Best Wishes." Our handcrafted, traditional sparkling wine has a refreshing acidity that allows it to pair with a wide variety of traditional holiday fare. And who doesn't love the pop of the cork and the delightful fizz of sparkling wine to put you in a celebratory mood? Celebrate Natale or Capo d'Anno in style. Auguri has got you covered. 
Buy Now
 
Winter Wine Tasting Dinner
Saturday, January 12

The Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinners are held Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and are hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini. Each dinner features four seasonal food courses and four specially chosen wines to complement the food. Culinary and wine descriptions will be given during the evening to enhance your enjoyment. This is an opportunity to share your food and wine passion with like-minded friends. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual with a focus on meeting new friends and enjoying la dolce vita. Cost is $115.00 + tax per person and is all-inclusive and includes shuttle service to and from either the Fairfield Inn in Elkin, NC or the Hampton Inn in Jonesville, NC.
Buy Now - Dinner Only
Buy Now - Dinner and Shuttle
 
Holiday Hours: 

Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25 and New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1.
 

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

Click Here to view.





 


 

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Time Posted: Dec 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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December 6, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini December Newsletter

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community



Help Raffaldini Vineyards Fill the Wine Barrel with Toys! 


Throughout December, drop off a new, unwrapped children's toy at Raffaldini Vineyards. All donations will be given to the children's home of Winston-Salem, NC.

Requested Gifts
Coloring Books - Art & Craft Supplies - Puzzles - Classic Board Games - Playing Cards

All contributions will be gratefully accepted.

www.crossnore.org
 



Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Statesville Family YMCA

Raffaldini Vineyards is proud to support the YMCA of NW NC's Annual Giving campaign, which raises funds for enrichment programs for youth in the community. The YMCA offers membership and financial assistance to community members as well as water safety, summer day camps, as well as emotional support for our community. 

Learn More.

 
December Events
Wine Club Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 15  | 1pm - 3pm

 
La Famiglia Raffaldini cordially invites all of our wine club members to our wine club member appreciation day. You'll enjoy live music, samples from local vendors raffles for door prizes and special tastings all day! 

This event is free; however, please RSVP to wineclub@raffaldini.com . This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.
RSVP Now
 
Chocolates & Cheers: Dessert and Wine Pairing Event
RESCHEDULED FOR Sunday, December 16  | 1pm - 3pm

 
The perfect pairing, wine and dessert! Join us for this 2 hour event where we will pair four Raffaldini wines with four decadent desserts created by Pastry Chef Maria Kemp, owner of  Beyond Decadence. Meet Chef Maria, learn the techniques involved in the creation of each dessert and why they pair perfectly with each wine. Tickets are $30 + tax per person and include a sample of 4 wines along with a dessert pairing for each wine. 
Buy Now
 
Holiday Open House
RESCHEDULED FOR Sunday, December 16 | 12pm-4pm

Enjoy a festive day out before friends and family arrive, savor a wine tasting, or pick up a last minute, locally-produced gift. Local musician RG Absher will be joining us with his mix of traditional and old time music celebrating the roots of our region. 
 
Uncork the Perfect Gift
Raffaldini Vineyards is your holiday destination! 

 
Let us give your gifts some local flavor. Our staff are here to help make suggestions or order from our web site 24/7 and include a gift message for a personalized, handwritten note to accompany your gift. UPS ground shipping to NC and many surrounding areas is one day transit, making Raffaldini wine an unique and convenient gift! 
Shop Now
 
Put some "bolle" in your holiday!

Serve Raffaldini Auguri at your next gathering.
 
Auguri! This common toast translates from the Italian as "Best Wishes." Our handcrafted, traditional sparkling wine has a refreshing acidity that allows it to pair with a wide variety of traditional holiday fare. And who doesn't love the pop of the cork and the delightful fizz of sparkling wine to put you in a celebratory mood? Celebrate Natale or Capo d'Anno in style. Auguri has got you covered. 
Buy Now
 


Make Plans to Attend the 2019 NC Fine Wines Gala

The NC Fine Wines Competition is the toughest state wine competition in the country, and you can be side-by-side with owners and winemakers from across the state when the coveted NC Fine Wines case awards are announced! This is your chance to attend the awards ceremony and enjoy an exquisite dinner paired with NC Fine Wines. The event will host the biggest and brightest stars in the industry, and there is a limited allocation of seating open to the public. 

Click here to make your reservation.

 
Holiday Hours: 

Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25 and New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1.
 

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

Click Here to view.





 


 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Dec 6, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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November 28, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

An Update from Jay Raffaldini

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An Update from Jay Raffaldini
I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the holiday season.  After fielding many questions I trust this email can answer some of them as well as provide an update on a few odds and ends.
 
Firstly, Florence has come and gone and it definitely was not a lot of fun arriving smack in the middle of harvest. But as I noted earlier, we chose to let our bigger reds hang as they had not fully ripened yet.  We took some serious body shots and were definitely staggered by a haymaker, but we fought on and I am pleased to say that the remaining grapes that were able to weather the storm turned out great. Unfortunately, we just don't have a lot of them. Such is the nature of farming and this is why one of my favorite expressions is: "There are no farmers who are atheists as we are always praying for something."

On a related vineyard note I must regrettably report that our experiment with planting Nero D'Avola from Sicily has failed. Having planted 4,000 vines in various locations on the property none survived the cold Januarys. I knew this was a risk when I started, but I gambled anyway and lost. In its place we are planting Barbera a far more cold tolerant variety that produces a similar high acid taste profile.
 
On a more positive note, after thirteen years of begging, pleading, and cajoling the DoT has finally paved all of Groce Road (see photo above). So for the very first time you will have an entirely dust-free experience when visiting Raffaldini. I have never had my patience tested so much but in the end (I guess) it was worth it. 

Finally on a personal note those of you who know me well are aware that the decision by Coca Cola to selectively phase out the soda TaB has left me reeling. After drinking eight cans a day EVERY day for thirty eight years I am a bit unsure how to proceed as I simply cannot stand the taste of water and other sodas just don't measure up. If anyone is able to secure a twelve pack of this heavenly-made beverage, I am willing to swap one bottle of Sangiovese (value $29) for every twelve pack delivered to Raffaldini. .
 
My best to all of you.
 

Jay
 

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Time Posted: Nov 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM

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