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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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Time Posted: Dec 8, 2018 at 1:28 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.

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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. 

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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.
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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. 
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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! 
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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. 
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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.
 

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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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November 15, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Put Some Bolle In Holiday!

 
Beyond the Vines...Into the Community


Raffaldini Vineyards is #GivingTuesdayCLT in November

Share Charlotte Giving Tuesday 11/27

SHARE Charlotte unites Charlotte through good. #GivingTuesday (Nov 27) is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. #GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s local response to this global movement. 

 
 
 
Raffaldini Wins Big Awards in American Wine Society Competition
Our Grande Riserva was awarded 93 points and Double Gold, the highest designation among the judges. Following closely behind was Montepulciano Riserva receiving 91 points and Sangiovese with 89 points. Last but not least was our first ever dry Sparkling wine Auguri earning an impressive 88.

Each November, the Society hosts 
commercial and amateur wine competitions, using AWS-certified wine judges to provide consistent, objective evaluations of each wine. The commercial wine competition began in 1986, making this event one of the most esteemed and longest-running wine competitions in the United States.
 
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? From salty to sweet, Auguri has got you covered. 
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Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials - Last Chance! 
Sunday, November 18 | 1pm - 3pm
Saturday November 24 | 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 wine making 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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Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon
Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18




Holiday Open House - Colin Allured
Sunday, December 9 Christmas Carols 
 
December Events
Chocolates & Cheers: Dessert and Wine Pairing Event
Sunday, December 9  | 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
 
Wine Club Appreciation Day
Saturday, December 15  | 1pm - 3pm

 
La Famigilia 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.
 
Holiday Hours: 

Raffaldini Vineyards will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Also, Raffaldini Vineyards will be closing at 3pm on Thursday, December 6 for our Holiday Staff Party. 
 
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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

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Time Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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November 1, 2018 | Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini November Newsletter

 
Beyond The Vines...Into the Community


Raffaldini Vineyards Collects More Than One Ton of Food for Second Harvest Food Bank


Our 13th Annual Festa Italiana was a beautiful day! Thanks to everyone who attended and donated. We filled up two harvest bins and several empty wine barrels with more than one ton of food for the needy! Save the date for our 14th Annual Festa Italiana: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Second Harvest programs provide healthy food for families, nutrition education that empowers, culinary job training and more. 


Get the details at forkliftnwnc.org

 
 
 
 
Raffaldini Vineyards welcomes active and former military personnel and our public service men and women for a glass of wine or wine tasting Friday, November 9 through Monday, November 12. Thank you for your service. 
 

James Suckling Ranks Three Raffaldini Wines 90+ in 'Best of USA' Tasting


 

Three Raffaldini wines, the 2017 SPQR, 2016 Montepulciano Riserva and, to-be-released MCCCXLVIII (1348) scored among the top of more than 800 wines in a comprehensive United States wine tasting conducted in Virginia by Mr. Suckling two weeks ago. Jay Raffaldini was honored to attend a dinner at Barboursville Vineyards in Charlottesville, VA where Mr. Suckling and his team were the guests of honor. An accompanying short film of the tasting experience will be released soon. Visit JamesSuckling.com for more details.


Il Falco Awarded Double Gold at State Fair

Our popular Sagrantino-based red, Il Falco, scored double-gold at the 2018 NC State Fair. A double gold medal signifies that the judges were unanimous in their decision to award a gold medal. 

 
Raffaldini Vineyards Awarded Best Vineyard & Winery - South East USA
 

Thank you to the readers of Luxe Magazine for bestowing upon us the coveted honor of Best Winery in the South East! We are thrilled with the recognition! 

 

 

 
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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Food Truck Dates

Snack Wagon
Saturday, November 10
Sunday, November 11

Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18
 

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!
 
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Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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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
 
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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.

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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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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.

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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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Time Posted: Aug 31, 2018 at 12:03 PM

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