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September 19, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Hurricane Florence, Festa Italiana, and Harvest Update

Hi All,

Jay Raffaldini here.


With so much happening this past week, I wanted to take the time to provide you all with an update. Hurricane Florence could not have come at a more challenging time given its remnants hit the weekend of our annual Raffaldini Festa Italiana. We have held this event for 12 years always on the third Saturday of September. The event has become so popular we routinely have 1500 to 2000 people attending with folks driving in from multiple states to join in the celebration. Hence, we made the decision to move Festa to Saturday, October 20th after significant discussion. Even if the storm had detoured around us, I found it very hard to have a joyous festival when many of our fellow North Carolinians were risking life and property. Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone impacted by this storm. I hope you are all able to attend this signature Raffaldini event in October and apologies for any inconveniences it has placed upon anyone.
 
On a much less important note, as most of you know we hang our grapes as long as possible to get the deepest and most fruitful extraction to create the "big" house style of our wines. Given the cooler and wetter than normal July we had, the grapes were behind schedule, so we were faced with the decision to either bring in less than perfectly-developed, ripe grapes and make a leaner style of wine or let the grapes hang through the storm, take the losses and see what happens. My career on Wall Street has taught me one thing and that is the only bad risk is the one you don't take. So, with that mantra we decided to let 42 tons of Montepulciano, Sagrantino and Petit Verdot hang. We took some losses but survived and we are letting the fruit hang as long as we can. If we can get another week of sunny and dry weather, we will have "weathered the storm" so to speak. Just another reminder that no matter how much we believe otherwise, we are all passengers on life's journey.
 
Best always,
 
Jay

 
 
 
 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Sep 19, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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September 11, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

FESTA ITALIANA MOVED TO OCTOBER 20

 
13th Annual Festa Italiana

RESCHEDULED FOR

Saturday, October 20th
11am-5pm

DUE TO THE THREAT OF HURRICANE FLORENCE, WE ARE MOVING THE 13TH ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 FROM 11AM-5PM. 

Day of admission will be $20 at the gate. To assist in hurricane relief efforts and alleviate food insecurity in our area, we encourage you to bring canned food or other non-perishable food items that we will deliver to local relief organizations. With your donation you will receive $5 off the day of admission price.
 

All pre-purchased Festa Italiana admissions will be honored on October 20th. If you have already purchased admission for the Festa Italiana and are unable to attend, please contact us at info@raffaldini.com.

 

This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course wine. Admission includes parking, festival entry, commemorative Festa Italian wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine.

Buy Now
 
 
 
 

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Time Posted: Sep 11, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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August 31, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini September Newsletter

 
13th Annual Festa Italiana

Saturday, September 15
11am-5pm

Our biggest event of the year! Our Festa Italiana is our annual celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets on admission day are $20 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. Tickets are available pre-sale through Friday, September 7 or at the gate on the day of the Festa. Festa Italiana will be held rain or shine.
 

Sip wines while you enjoy live music and Italian food for sale including: paninis, sausage, meatballs, pizzas, gelato, espresso and other treats. The entire family will be entertained by jugglers, face painters, dancing the Tarantella and much more! Take a photo with a real Roman Gladiator. Shop our Farmer's Market with local vendors. Festa will be held rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Buses and all ages welcome. Alcohol consumption for ages 21 and over. 

Buy Now
 
Last Chance!

Vine to Wine

An Immersive Harvest Experience

Friday, September 7

Work side-by-side with Owner Jay Raffaldini and the rest of our winemaking team as we harvest our 2018 vintage! We are offering oenophiles the chance to participate in every step of the grape harvest from vine to bottle. This is your chance to learn about the grape varietals, harvesting and the wine-making process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will also have a taste analysis of wines that are currently in production and enjoy an exclusive harvest dinner featuring our award-winning wines paired with traditional Italian fare. This event will be led by Owner Jay Raffaldini, the Winemakers, and the Vineyard Manager and will give you complete access to the behind the scenes process of wine production. Due to the intimate nature of this event, there are only twenty spaces for this unique experience.

Buy Now
 
Fall 2018 Wine Club Now Available! 

Includes:

2017 Auguri - 1 bottle
We are thrilled to offer our very first traditional sparkling wine made in true Prosecco style. 

2017 Girasole - 1 bottle
A delicious rose that boasts flavors of honeysuckle, citrus notes and melon flavors.
 
2016 SPQR - 2 bottles
This rustic, Tuscan-style red made with Sangiovese delivers fresh, strawberry aromas with notes of rhubarb and baking spice.
 
2016 Montepulciano Riserva - 2 bottles
Our flagship red will impress you with its bold, complex fruit flavors, opulent mouthfeel and ripe tannins. 
Buy Now
 
An Afternoon in Tuscany
Sunday, September 30 | 12pm - 2pm
 
This is the event that you have been waiting for if you can’t book the airfare to Tuscany! Enjoy a stroll through the vines followed by a lovely family-style lunch (pranzo) while enjoying acoustic guitar by Samuel Taylor.
 
Menu from our Autumn Afternoon in Tuscany


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
 
Buy Now
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT:

Justin Nelson, Solo Piano
Sunday, September 2


Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Monday, September 3

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
Monday, September 3


LABOR DAY
MONDAY, SEPTEMEBER 3
OPEN 11AM-5PM



Music Dates



Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Sunday, September 9

Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival, Acoustic Blues/Soul
Sunday, September 16



Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon, Street Food Favorites
Sunday, September 9
Sunday, September 16
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Bookmarks
14th Annual Festival
of Books and Authors



 

The largest book and author festival in the Carolinas celebrates 14 years with the 2018 festival in downtown Winston-Salem September 6 - 9. The four-day festival celebrates "the power of story," encouraging reader and attendees to "travel all over the world" exploring a wealth of subjects and issues. Special events are also hosted in Bookmarks Bookstore downtown on Fourth Street. Enjoy enriching panel discussions with national best-selling authors, Eat & Greet events and exciting family activities that engage young readers. More than 50 guest authors attending have written a cumulative 300 New York Times best sellers and are winners of prestigious awards.

September is NC Wine Month! 


 

Celebrate with one of NC's nearly 200 wineries across the state with events and specials throughout the month.

NC Wine Facts:

  • 2300 acres of vines
  • 1.1 million cases produced annually, 11th in the U.S.
  • Economic impact of more than $1.97 Billion annually and employs more than 5000 NC residents
Visit www.NCWine.org to learn more. By drinking local you are making a difference in our community! Thank you for your support and encourage you to ask your favorite retailer or restaurant to carry North Carolina wines!
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season and beyond.

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Aug 31, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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August 29, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Exciting Addition to the Winery, Join us for Harvest

 
New Italian Botti Installed At The Winery In Time For Harvest
 
Our new arrivals are finally here. We are starting to move away from smaller oak barrels to the more traditional large casks called "botti" in Italian. Each of these giant botti are the equivalent of eleven of the standard barrels and hold about 275 cases. Unlike the standard barrels which have a life of five years, these botti can last well over twenty. We are slowing making this transition as the quality of our grapes continues to evolve and get more complex and we don't want to mask it in strong oak. We have three now and expect to add another four next year and more thereafter. We are incredibly excited to move forward by going back into history. 
Learn More About Botti
 
Fall 2018 Wine Club Now Available! 

Includes:

2017 Auguri - 1 bottle
We are thrilled to offer our very first traditional sparkling wine made in true Prosecco style. 

2017 Girasole - 1 bottle
A delicious rose that boasts flavors of honeysuckle, citrus notes and melon flavors.
 
2016 SPQR - 2 bottles
This rustic, Tuscan-style red made with Sangiovese delivers fresh, strawberry aromas with notes of rhubarb and baking spice.
 
2016 Montepulciano Riserva - 2 bottles
Our flagship red will impress you with its bold, complex fruit flavors, opulent mouthfeel and ripe tannins. 
Purchase Wine Club
 
Mark Your Calendars:

Vine to Wine

Friday, September 7

Work side-by-side with Owner Jay Raffaldini and the rest of our winemaking team as we harvest our 2018 vintage! We are offering oenophiles the chance to participate in every step of the grape harvest from vine to bottle. This is your chance to learn about the grape varietals, harvesting and the wine-making process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will also have a taste analysis of wines that are currently in production and enjoy an exclusive harvest dinner featuring our award-winning wines paired with traditional Italian fare. This event will be led by Owner Jay Raffaldini, the Winemakers, and the Vineyard Manager and will give you complete access to the behind the scenes process of wine production. Due to the intimate nature of this event, there are only twenty spaces for this unique experience.

Reserve Now
 
Mark Your Calendars:

13th Annual Festa Italiana

Saturday, September 15

 

This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets on admission day are $20 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. Be a part of this unique celebration of culture, music, arts, food and of course, wine! Last chance for discounted general admission tickets through this Friday.

Buy Now - General Admission
 
Music Dates

Justin Nelson, Solo Piano
Sunday, August 26
Sunday, September 2

Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Monday, September 3
Sunday, September 9

Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival, Acoustic Blues/Soul
Sunday, September 16



Food Truck Dates

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, August 18
Sunday, August 19
Sunday, August 26
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
Monday, September 3

Raffaldini Farmers Market, local farmers and vendors
Sunday, September 24
 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community
Bookmarks
14th Annual Festival
of Books and Authors



 

The largest book and author festival in the Carolinas celebrates 14 years with the 2018 festival in downtown Winston-Salem September 6 - 9. The four-day festival celebrates "the power of story," encouraging reader and attendees to "travel all over the world" exploring a wealth of subjects and issues. Special events are also hosted in Bookmarks Bookstore downtown on Fourth Street. Enjoy enriching panel discussions with national best-selling authors, Eat & Greet events and exciting family activities that engage young readers. More than 50 guest authors attending have written a cumulative 300 New York Times best sellers and are winners of prestigious awards.

 


 
National MS Society
Greater Charlotte
Great Gatsby Gala



Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 7pm

This premier Charlotte event transports our guests back to the roaring 20’s. Enjoy Raffaldini wine, a live orchestra, swing dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from celebrated Charlotte restaurants, and an extensive silent auction.
 
Last year, more than 500 flappers and dappers helped to raise more than $120,000 to benefit important research and services that improve the lives of people affected by MS. 









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

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Aug 29, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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August 1, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini August Newsletter

 
Join us as we unveil our first-ever traditional method sparkling wine, Auguri, and three other new releases this weekend.

Join us at Villa Raffaldini as we release the Fall Wine Club Package featuring our highly-anticipated new traditional method sparkling wine, Auguri. Owner Jay Raffaldini will be on site Saturday, August 4th talking about the wines. 

The new wines will be available for tasting and purchase beginning this Friday. Stop by and enjoy a sample of the new wines with a food pairing. Gianno’s brick oven pizza will be on site all weekend. Sunday will feature live music from Samuel Taylor.
 
Our Fall 2018 Wine Club Includes:
 
2017 Auguri - 1 bottle
We are thrilled to offer our very first traditional sparkling wine made in true Prosecco style. Early harvest Vermentino, Sangiovese, and other white grapes are skillfully combined in a high acid style with a crisp, clean finish. The wine enjoys a secondary fermentation in bottle to give a creamy, bubbly texture. 

2017 Girasole - 1 bottle
You will love this delicious "summer red" that boasts flavors of honeysuckle and fresh sliced pear. A bright rush of acidity carries citrus notes and melon flavors to a beautiful raspberry finish. 
 
2016 SPQR - 2 bottles
This rustic, Tuscan-style red is made with Sangiovese and delivers fresh strawberry aromas with notes of rhubarb and baking spice. A perfect red for late summer grilling or cellar it until winter and pair with a savory, slow cooked Italian meal. 
 
2016 Montepulciano Riserva - 2 bottles
Our flagship red will impress you with its bold, complex fruit flavors followed up by a savory palate of leather and spices. This smooth, rich wine will whisk you away to Italy with its opulent mouthfeel and ripe tannins. 
 
Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5 - Fall Wine Club Pickup

Join us for a wine club celebration featuring new wines, including our first-ever traditional method sparkling wine, food pairings and more. Taste our brand new releases along with a special food pairing. Enjoy live music from guitarist Samuel Taylor, and hot, brick oven pizza made fresh from Gianno's of High Point.  To learn more about our wine club options, click here.

 
Learn More About Our Wine Club
 
Sunday, August 12 - Ferragosto - Music in the Vineyard

August 12th is a day in Italy when all work stops while friends and family venture to the countryside to relax and celebrate a break from busy city life. Take advantage of this Italian tradition and spend Ferragosto at Raffaldini Vineyards to escape the bustle of the city and savor La Dolce Vita with your family and friends. Enjoy delicious treats from Snack Wagon Concessions, gourmet antipasti from our deli case, or bring your own picnic. Classical guitarist, Samuel Taylor, will be performing live from 12pm-4pm. Enjoy award-winning Raffaldini Vineyards wines and relish in the ease of an afternoon at the vineyard.

 
 
Mark Your Calendars:

Vine to Wine

Friday, September 7

Work side-by-side with Owner Jay Raffaldini and the rest of our winemaking team as we harvest our 2018 vintage! We are offering oenophiles the chance to participate in every step of the grape harvest from vine to bottle. This is your chance to learn about the grape varietals, harvesting and the wine-making process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will also have a taste analysis of wines that are currently in production and enjoy an exclusive harvest dinner featuring our award-winning wines paired with traditional Italian fare. This event will be led by Owner Jay Raffaldini, the Winemakers, and the Vineyard Manager and will give you complete access to the behind the scenes process of wine production. Due to the intimate nature of this event, there are only twenty spaces for this unique experience.

Reserve Now
 
Mark Your Calendars:

13th Annual Festa Italiana

Saturday, September 15


This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets on admission day are $20 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. Discounted pre-sale general admission is now available along with a select number of VIP tables. Be a part of this unique celebration of culture, music, arts, food and of course, wine! 

Buy Now - General Admission
Buy Now - VIP
 
Music Dates

Samuel Taylor, Classical Guitar 
Sunday, August 5
Sunday, August 12


Justin Nelson, Solo Piano
Sunday, August 26
Sunday, September 2

Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Monday, September 3
Sunday, September 9

Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival, Acoustic Blues/Soul
Sunday, September 16



Food Truck Dates

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, August 4
Sunday, August 5
Saturday, August 18
Sunday, August 19
Sunday, August 26
Saturday, September 1
Sunday, September 2
Monday, September 3


Snack Wagon Concessions
Saturday, August 11
Sunday, August 12
 
 
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2018 season and beyond.

Click Here to view.

 

 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Aug 1, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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July 19, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Sign Up For Our Fall Wine Club


Fall Wine Club Pickup

Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Join us at Villa Raffaldini as we release the Fall Wine Club Package featuring our highly anticipated new traditional method sparkling wine, “Auguri." Owner Jay Raffaldini will be on site Saturday, August 4th talking about the wines. 

The new wines will be available for tasting and purchase all weekend. Stop by and enjoy a sample of the new wines with a food pairing. 
Gianno’s brick oven pizza will be on site all weekend. Sunday will feature live music from Samuel Taylor.
Our Fall 2018 Wine Club Includes:
 
2017 Auguri - 1 bottle
We are thrilled to offer our very first traditional sparkling wine made in true Prosecco style. Early harvest Vermentino, Sangiovese, and other white grapes are skillfully combined in a high acid style with a crisp, clean finish. The wine enjoys a secondary fermentation in bottle to give a creamy, bubbly texture. 

2017 Girasole - 1 bottle
You will love this delicious "summer red" that boasts flavors of honeysuckle and fresh sliced pear. A bright rush of acidity carries citrus notes and melon flavors to a beautiful raspberry finish. 
 
2016 SPQR - 2 bottles
This rustic, Tuscan-style red is made with Sangiovese and delivers fresh strawberry aromas with notes of rhubarb and baking spice. A perfect red for late summer grilling or cellar it until winter and pair with a savory, slow cooked Italian meal. 
 
Our flagship red will impress you with its bold, complex fruit flavors followed up by a savory palate of leather and spices. This smooth, rich wine will whisk you away to Italy with its opulent mouthfeel and ripe tannins. 
 
Wine Club Tiers

We have re-purposed our Classico Tasting Pass to the Classico Tasting Club for those members looking for a little bit less of a commitment. Below are the two tiers of our wine club available for purchase.


Classico Club:

  • 6 bottles, 2 times a year
  • 5% off 6 bottles of more
  • 1 free tasting per visit (or glass of wine)
  • Invite to Wine Club Appreciation Day
  • Classico Club Membership Card
  • No substitutions
Classico Club

Superiore Club:

  • 12 bottles, 2 times a year
  • Raffaldini picks 6, Customer picks 6
  • 5% off 6 bottles, 10% off 12 bottles, 15% off 24 bottles
  • 2 free tastings per visit (or glass of wine)
  • Discounted tickets on select events
  • Invite to Wine Club Appreciation Day
  • Superiore Club Membership Card

 

Superiore Club
 
 
 
 

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Time Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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July 11, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

All About Botti

Our new arrivals are finally here. We are moving away from smaller oak barrels to the more traditional large casks called "botti" in Italian. Each of these giant botti are the equivalent of eleven of the smaller barrels and hold about 275 cases. Unlike smaller barrels which have a life of five years, these botti can last well over fifty. We are moving to do this as the quality of our grapes continues to evolve and get more complex and we don't want to mask it in strong oak. We have three now and expect add another four next year and more thereafter. We are incredibly excited to move forward by going back into history. 

Raffaldini has recently acquired several botti, or large oak wine casks, from Gamba, the foremost manufacturer of botti outside of Turin, Italy. Even though the factory currently utilizes the most modern technology, the Piedmontese cask construction method has not changed over time: meticulous wood selection, all-natural seasoning, and a curvature running the entire length of the staves. Meaning that they have the same thickness and the heads and at the height of the faucet hole.

This increases the casks strength over time and allows for the renewal of the inner surface by shavings the wood without reducing the stability of the stave. The bottom of the cask is concave in order to make them as resistant as possible from the Iiquid they will contain. The heads are curved in two directions to support the pressure created when full without the use of cross boards.

Gamba makes its products exclusively from oak and specifically the Quercus genus, which consists of no less than three hundred species. But a qualified cooper uses only three of them: Quercus Pendunculata, Quercus Sessilis and Quercus Alba (American White Oak). Quercus Pendunculata and Sessilis can both be found in the same forests in France. 

The Quercus Alba species can be found in many regions throughout North America though we mainly source our American White Oak from forest in Northern Iowa, Western Illinois or Minnesota. The accelerated use of Quercus Alba over the last few years is largely due to a better understanding of seasoning and advancement in toasting techniques.

In addition to the origin of the wood, another important factor is the soil; where this variety of oak grows. Exposure to the sun, wind and rain affects its texture and ultimately its grain, as well as its aromas.

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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July 2, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini July Newsletter

 
New Entrance Sign

The new entrance sign is made of a seamless continuous piece of Tennessee field stone that weighs 7.5 tons in total. Jay Raffaldini personally sourced it from a quarry as it needed to exactly fit the style, shape and color that he desired. The family name Raffaldini was sandblasted over four days and the rock is so hard it took over ¼ ton of sand. Jay wanted a work of art by the entrance gate, and with the completion of the paving of Groce Road in August, the grand new sweeping entrance to the vineyard will be complete. 
 
 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community
Raffaldini Vineyards is proud of its continued support of the musical performing arts.




Pino Vino X Release! Thanks to everyone who attended our release.

Thank you to Dr. Ruth Gillis, the animal shelters, and all of you for helping us celebrate this milestone Pino Vino release. Animals in need were adopted at the event and we were able to raise money in support of local animal shelters. You, too, can help us support local animal shelters by purchasing bottles of Pino Vino. While this release marks the end of our Pino Vino campaign, our love and support for animals is unceasing. Look for future wine releases from Raffaldini as we will branch out to bring awareness to our many other passions. 

Click here to purchase. 
A Special Thanks to our Shelters who Attended

Ashe Humane Society

The Ashe County Humane Society promotes the welfare of companion animals in the community through programs and strategies aimed at improving responsible pet ownership and reducing the pet population. 

Humane Society of Davie County

The Humane Society of Davie County's mission is to prevent cruelty and suffering among dogs and cats through rescue, adoption and education. 

Piedmont Animal Rescue

Piedmont Animal Rescue exists to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome as many lost and unwanted pets in the piedmont of North Carolina.

Surry Animal Rescue

Surry Animal Rescue is a NC certified non-profit volunteer organization that rescues animals from abandonment, abuse, neglect, and euthanasia by providing medical care and foster home placement until loving, permanent homes can be found.
 
Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day: Music in the Vineyards

Enjoy your Independence Day with an afternoon of music at Raffaldini Vineyards! Purchase a refreshing glass of wine from our award-winning selection to pair with offerings from our deli case. Enjoy live music from Shelley Ruffin & Soul Revival on the Piazza overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Celebrate summer with an eclectic mix of music and make a day of it.

 

 
Sunday, July 15 - Euro Car Show

Nothing epitomizes grace and style better than European automobiles. Join Raffaldini Vineyards for our European Car Show and view timeless classics of European style surrounding Villa Raffaldini.

Enjoy live music from guitarist Samuel Taylor and juicy, slow-roasted Italian-style pork from Porchetta food truck of Raleigh. Admission is free. 

 
 
Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5 - Fall Wine Club Pickup

Join us for a wine club celebration featuring new wines, food pairings and more. Taste our brand new releases along with a special food pairing. Enjoy live music from guitarist Samuel Taylor, and hot, brick oven pizza made fresh from Gianno's of High Point.  

Stay tuned for more wine club details. 

 
 
Mark Your Calendars:

Vine to Wine

Friday, September 7

Work side-by-side with Owner Jay Raffaldini and the rest of our winemaking team as we harvest our 2018 vintage! We are offering oenophiles the chance to participate in every step of the grape harvest from vine to bottle. This is your chance to learn about the grape varietals, harvesting and the wine-making process at Raffaldini Vineyards. You will also have a taste analysis of wines that are currently in production and enjoy an exclusive harvest dinner featuring our award-winning wines paired with traditional Italian fare. This event will be led by Owner Jay Raffaldini, the Winemakers, and the Vineyard Manager and will give you complete access to the behind the scenes process of wine production. Due to the intimate nature of this event, there are only twenty spaces for this unique experience.

Reserve Now

 

 
Mark Your Calendars:

13th Annual Festa Italiana

Saturday, September 15


This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets on admission day are $20 per person and include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. Discounted pre-sale general admission is now available along with a select number of VIP tables. Be a part of this unique celebration of culture, music, arts, food and of course, wine! 

General Admission

Festa VIP Experience

 

 
Music Dates

Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival, Acoustic Blues/Soul
Wednesday, July 4

Justin Nelson, Solo Piano
Sunday, July 8

Colin Allured, Acoustic Guitar
Sunday, July 22

Susanna McFarlane, Multi Instrumentalist
Sunday, July 29



Food Truck Dates

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
Saturday, July 21


Porchetta Italian Roasted Pork
Saturday, July 14
Sunday, July 15

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

Click Here to view.

 

 

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Jul 2, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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June 14, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Vineyards Releases Rescue Dog Red Wine Saturday; Honors Dr. Ruth Gillis

Ronda, N.C., (June 14, 2018)—Saturday, June 16th, Raffaldini Vineyards will release and Pino Vino X, a limited-edition red wine featuring the Raffaldini family rescue dogs with proceeds benefitting local animal shelters. 

“The enthusiasm and support for this competition demonstrates the love we all share for our rescue animals,” said Raffaldini Vineyards owner, Jay Raffaldini. “We hope this competition will continue to raise awareness of the need for and importance of animal rescue.”

For the last decade, Raffaldini Vineyards has supported local animal rescue organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of each Pino Vino wine release. The first label featured Pino, who Jay and Maureen Raffaldini rescued from a kill shelter when she was 1 ½ years old. On this 10th year, Raffaldini will unveil the labels of Pino Vino X that will feature puppy photos of the newest members of the Raffaldini family, Dolce and Nero. Pino Vino X sells for $20 per bottle.

On Saturday, guests can meet the Raffaldini family, rescue dogs Dolce and Nero, as well as taste and purchase bottles of Pino Vino X while supplies last. Raffaldini Vineyards will also honor Dr. Ruth Gillis, Vet and Owner of Forsyth Veterinary Hospital, who has been immersed in the Triad animal welfare and rescue community for more than 17 years. Adoptable pets from Ashe Humane Society, Surry Animal Rescue and the Humane Society of Davie County will be in attendance.  

About Dr. Gillis

Dr. Gillis earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science degree from Tuskegee University. In 1985, she began practicing small animal medicine in upstate New York and moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2001. Dr. Gillis purchased Forsyth Veterinary Hospital in 2005.

About Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Vineyards is a family-owned winery and vineyard nestled in the Yadkin Valley Region of North Carolina. They specialize in Italian-style blends and varietals which have earned them the reputation of ‘Chianti in the Carolinas.’ For more information, please visit their website at www.raffaldini.com, or contact their tasting room at 336.835.9463.

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Thomas Salley
Tasting Room Manager & Media Relations

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC
450 Groce Road
Ronda, NC 28670

(d) 336.835.1547 (direct)

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June 13, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

New Rescue Dog Red Wine, Father's Day Brunch This Weekend

This Saturday, Pino Vino X Release!

Please join us on June 16, 2018 from 12pm-3pm for a fun filled family afternoon when we release Pino Vino X. Join owners Jay Raffaldini, his wife, Maureen, and his sister, Barbara and show your support for the furry friends in your life by attending this special release from 12pm-3pm. At 1pm, Raffaldini Vineyard will honor the work of Dr. Ruth Gillis of Forsyth Veterinary Hospital for her many years of volunteerism in the animal rescue community, and unveil the new Pino Vino X and ambassadors, Dolce and Nero. Gianno's Brick oven pizza will be on site serving up your favorite pizza pies to pair with Raffaldini wine. You can even pet, love, and adopt your very own rescue animal from Ashe Humane Society, Humane Society of Davie County, and Surry Animal Rescue who will bring a furry friends to Raffaldini! 
 
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. On this 10th year we are pleased to unveil the labels of Pino Vino X that will feature puppy photos of the newest members of the Raffaldini family, Dolce and Nero.
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  Sunday, June 17 - Father's Day Brunch

(!Few Tickets Remain)



Celebrate tuo padre with a brunch at Raffaldini Vineyards! Enjoy a brunch buffet overlooking the mountains. Bring the entire family and your
camera for a one-of-a-kind photograph opportunity. $50 plus tax per person

Menu
Andouille Breakfast Potatoes
Waffle Bar
Deviled Eggs
Broccoli Salad
Brats with Peppers and Onions
Assorted Breakfast Breads and Pastries
Juice and Tea

Stop by the tasting room, visit our website, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information or to make a reservation. 

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Live Music Dates

Samuel Taylor
Sunday, June 17


Food Truck Dates

Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, June 16
Sunday, June 17

 
 
 
 
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