There is no better time than October to visit Raffaldini Vineyards. Cool afternoons, clear days, and changing leaves make for the perfect vineyard visit. Find out more about Raffaldini Vineyards by reading below or visiting our website.
Featured Fall Events
Sagra Delle Salsicce: Raffaldini Winery Grilling Luncheon
Saturday, October 29 – 1pm-3pm | $40 + Tax Per Person
Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausage) and drink wine at the winery. This event is hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday afternoon. Ticket price is $40 plus tax per person and includes admission to event, grilled sausage lunch and assorted sides, two glasses of Raffaldini wines and our Riedel Crystal Wine Glass. This event is for those age 21 and over. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.526.1078 or email our Event Planning team 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.
Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials – Make Reservations Now!
Every Saturday and Sunday in November | Assemblaggio Hours: 1pm-3pm | Tasting Room Hours: Sat:11am-5pm; Sun. 12pm-5pm | $30 Wine Club, $35 General Public
Vineyards of Swan Creek Riedel Red Barrel Tasting
Saturday & Sunday, November 19 & 20 | 12pm-5pm | $35 per person
The seven vineyards of the Swan Creek Wine Trail invite you to join us for an exclusive gourmet food and red wine pairing event. Riedel wine glasses are the world’s best and make every glass of wine a memorable experience. This exclusive autumn event marries the expertise of Riedel glasses with the award winning wines of the Swan Creek AVA. Each ticket holder will receive a collector’s edition stemmed Riedel wine glass at their first stop, and a gourmet food and wine pairing at each vineyard. Due to the unique nature of this event, ticket allocation is limited and must be purchased in advance. Click the Reserve link or the flyer to see the seven food and wine pairings and to purchase tickets.
Happening this Weekend
Raffaldini Farmers Market
Sunday, October 16 | Farmer’s Market Hours: 12pm-4pm | Tasting Room Hours: 12pm-5pm | Free Admission
Celebrate Fall at Raffaldini with the sights, smells and colors of Autumn. Enjoy an opportunity to sample and purchase local produce, cheese, baked goods and more. Join local growers and vendors at Villa Raffaldini for a flavorful and convenient food and wine experience. Enjoy goods from our farmer’s market or a picnic from our fully-stocked deli case. Stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.526.1078 or email us for more information.
There’s Still Time to Purchase Your Fall 2016 Wine Club Wines
This year’s Fall Wine Club Package contains three new, highly-anticipated releases from the 2014-2015 vintage–the best vintages ever in the history of Raffaldini Vineyards. During these years, we were blessed with near perfect, hot and dry weather conditions. By employing our judicious use of the Appassimento process, these vintages reveal focused and complex flavors, expressing the essence of Raffaldini Vineyards, and red wines with unparalleled body and structure.
In addition to the wines, each package contains a letter from the Raffaldini Family, winemaker’s notes and recipes to pair with the wines, a list of exclusive Raffaldini events. For more information or to learn how to sign up for the Raffaldini Wine Club, stop by the tasting room, visit our web site, call 336.835.9463 or email us for more information.
We are excited to share that Raffaldini Vineyards was recognized by wedding-spot.com, a leading wedding resource site, as the top vineyard wedding venue in North Carolina. The rating comes from a compilation of views, pricing, options, and overall customer satisfaction. If you’ve dreamed of a vineyard wedding, what better place than Chianti in the Carolinas? Contact our Event Coordinating team today!
A new program called “From the Vineyard” highlighting the NC wine industry airs Sundays on UNC-TV at 1:30pm. Tune in on Sunday, October 23 at 1:30pm for a special segment about Raffaldini Vineyards. For more info about the show, visit their Facebook Page.
Host your Corporate or Holiday Event at Raffaldini Vineyards
Did you know that Raffaldini Vineyards hosts corporate and private events? If the conference room feels like its closing in on you, or maybe the “bored” room has stifled your team’s creativity, excite your senses and invigorate your workforce with a day out at Raffaldini Vineyards. Our Event Coordinating team can help you choose from one of our many activities or we can prepare a one-of-a-kind event that your employees will never forget. Plan your event at Raffaldini.com or speak to one of our event coordinators today, 336.526.1078.
Mark Your Calendars!
Weekends in Nov. – Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials – Taste five red varietals from the barrel and blend along with Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini.
Sat. & Sun. Nov. 19-20 – Swan Creek Riedel Red Barrel Tasting Wine Tour – Enjoy an exclusive gourmet wine and food pairing at each of the Vineyards of Swan Creek.
Sat. Nov 26 – Small Business Saturday – Pick out the perfect, locally-produced holiday gift at Raffaldini Vineyards.