A Spring day at Raffaldini Vineyards is a fantastic experience for all your senses. There is the feeling of a cool breeze and the warmth of the sun. The air is full of the calming fragrances of dogwood and cherry blossoms. There is the sound of the wind gently mixed with the laughter of bridal parties. Visually there are rolling hills covered with grapevines, the villa, the mountains in the distance, and a breathtaking garden between the parking lot and the estate. Taste is most likely you came to the vineyard. The primary draw is the wines.
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
Raffaldini is known as the destination for “Chianti in the Carolinas.” The vineyard focuses purely on producing”classically dry Italian-styled wines.’Raffaldini is part of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation. Wines produced at the vineyard include red wines such as Sangiovese Classico, Montepulciano Riserva, Sagrantino and Grande Riserva.
The vineyard is located in Ronda, North Carolina, within the Yadkin Valley. They are closed on Tuesdays each week. On Sunday they are open from noon to 5 pm. The rest of the week, the business hours are 11 am – 5 pm. They are about an hour from Charlotte, Asheville, Boone, and Greensboro and ninety minutes from Raleigh. Their address is 450 Groce Road Ronda, North Carolina 28670.