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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery LLC

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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.

Sign up for La Famiglia Raffaldini Wine Club

 
In the Community:

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

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

Mark Your Calendars!

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

 

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

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC

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

450 Groce Rd

Ronda, NC 28670

tel.336.835.9463

fax. 336.835.9330

          www.raffaldini.com



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

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

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October 17, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Festa Italiana THIS SATURDAY 10.20.18 Rain or Shine

 
 
 
 


13th Annual Festa Italiana

Saturday, October 20th
11AM-5PM

Experience Chianti in the Carolinas at our biggest event of the year, the 13th Annual Festa Italiana! This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course wine.

Admission includes parking, festival entry, all day live music, commemorative Festa wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. VIP seating and advance ticket purchase are still available. Please see links below.

Admission Price on the day of Festa is $20, but if you bring in a donation of canned food or other nonperishable food item, your admission price will be $15. Donations will be given to the
Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC

Music, provided by jazz ensemble, Triple P, and classical guitarist, Samuel Taylor, of Winston-Salem, NC and other live entertainment sets the mood of the festival. Food trucks and vendors from across the region will serve up authentic Italian favorites such as pastas, paninis, brick oven pizzas, espresso, gelato, sausages, and more. You can also take the chance to brush up on your Italiano with the Triad Friends of Italy Chapter at the Italian Spoken Here tent, or browse the selection of homemade and handcrafted items from one of our many local vendors.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Italian food, culture and wine in one stop right here in the Carolinas! 

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VIP Experience Table of 8
VIP Experience Half-Table
 
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: Oct 17, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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October 3, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini October Newsletter

 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community
While we were fortunate to have been spared any major impact from Hurricane Florence, we are sensitive to the needs of our fellow Carolinians who did not fare as well. So for the month of October we will be partnering with the Second Harvest Food Bank to collect and deliver canned food and other non perishable food items to those in need. We ask you to please bring in a canned food or non perishable food item with you when you visit Raffaldini Vineyards. We will be taking donation through the month of October and will deliver all donations to Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute to those in need. Look for the Donation Barrel by the entrance of the Villa.

October is Italian American Heritage Month

This month we honor our family who made the journey from Italy to the United States in search of a better life and the American Dream. The Raffaldini family celebrate their maternal grandparents, Urbano and Amelia, who came to the US from Abruzzo in 1910s, and their father (pictured above on the left next to their mother) who came to the US in early 1950s. We would love to hear your story so please share with us using the hashtag #IAHM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more info, visit:

National Italian American Foundation
PBS-Destination America




Raffaldini Vineyards Supports Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC



Join us for a unique and flavor-filled Forklift Dinner featuring Raffaldini Wines, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at WInMock at Kinderton, followed by an afternoon on greens at our annual Tee Off Against Hunger Golf Tournament, Friday, October 12, 2018, at Tanglewood Park.

All proceeds will support Second Harvest programs that provide healthy food for families, nutrition education that empowers, culinary job training and more. Get the details at forkliftnwnc.org

13th Annual Festa Italiana
Now Saturday, October 20th
(Rescheduled from 9/15 due to Hurricane Florence)

11AM-5PM

Experience Chianti in the Carolinas at our biggest event of the year, the 13th Annual Festa Italiana. This day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course wine. Admission includes parking, festival entry, all day live music, commemorative Festa wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. VIP seating and advance ticket purchase are still available. Please see links below.

Admission Price on the day of Festa is $20, but if you bring in a donation of canned food or other nonperishable food item then your admission price will be $15.   

Music, provided by jazz ensemble, Triple P, and classical guitarist, Samuel Taylor, of Winston-Salem, NC and other live entertainment sets the mood of the festival while guests enjoy authentic Italian favorites from local restaurants such as pastas, paninis, brick oven pizzas, espresso, gelato, sausages, and more. You can also take the chance to brush up on your Italiano with the Triad Friends of Italy Chapter at the Italian Spoken Here tent, or browse the selection of homemade and handcrafted items from one of our many local vendors.

Buy Now
VIP Experience Table of 8
VIP Experience Half-Table
 
Take a Hike! With Jay Raffaldini
Sunday, October 14 | 10:30am - 1pm

$50
 
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 Fall Four Seasons Dinner on Saturday, October 13, make it a weekend! 
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Sagra Delle Salsicce - Sausage Cookout at the Winery
Saturday, October 27 | 1pm - 3pm

$50
 
Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we enjoy grilled salsicce (sausages), sipping wine and socializing 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 sausages, 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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Live Music Dates

Colin Allured
Sunday, October 21
Sunday, October 28


Food Truck Dates


Gianno's Brick Oven Pizza
Saturday, October 27
Sunday, October 28


Porchetta

Saturday, October 13 (12pm-3pm) 
Sunday, October 14


Snack Wagon
Sunday, October 21
 

 
Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials
Saturdays & Sundays in November | 1pm - 3pm

$35 GA / $30 WC
 
Our reds are ready for blending and we need you to help us create the blend for the Raffaldini Grande Riserva! Each session is a two-hour education wine experience led by Owner Jay Raffaldini and will be held in the barrel room allowing you to experience the winery during the winemaking season. This is an opportunity to hone your winemaking knowledge and ability, learn more about grape varietals, and make a few new friends in the process. 
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Yoga, Hike & Lunch at Raffaldini Vineyards with Village Yoga Studio
Sunday, November 4 | 9:30am - 1pm

 
 
Unwind and reconnect in a beautiful natural setting with a yoga class, vineyard hike and lunch.  A 75-minute all-level yoga class will be led by Maureen Stitt  and Bonnie Phillips of Village Yoga Studio, overlooking the vines of Raffaldini Vineyards in the glory of fall foliage. Class will be followed by a hike through the vineyard led by Jay Raffaldini.

Afterwards, enjoy a luncheon paired with a glass of our award-winning wine. The yoga class and hike are suitable for those in good physical condition.
Please bring your yoga mat.  


Questions? Email us at villageyoga@triad.rr.com

Location:
Raffaldini Vineyards
450 Groce Road
Ronda, North Carolina 28670
 
 

All-Inclusive Special Event Cost - $55
You must pre-pay by via
pay-pal here, or with the link on our
event page to reserve your spot!
 
 
Looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming event? Raffaldini Vineyards is currently booking for the 2019 season.

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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Oct 3, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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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
 
 
 
 

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


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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 
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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
 
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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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Our mailing address is:
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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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.

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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.

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Time Posted: Jul 2, 2018 at 11:34 AM

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