Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

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Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery
4.5
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
About
Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley , family-owned Raffaldini Vineyards brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina. Known widely as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces only classically dry Italian style wines ranging from reds like Sangiovese Classico, Montepulciano Riserva, Sagrantino and Grande Riserva with the white being Vermentino and a sparking Prosecco style wine called Auguri. Raffaldini hosts public and private events throughout the year and is the definitive place for lovers of dry wines.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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FarAway261085
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
From a 5 Star to a 2 Star
Jul 2021
We always loved coming here, but yesterday's visit was a bummer. We were made to feel unwelcomed immediately at the front door. "Do you have reservations?" After stating no, we were told we can't do a tasting, but could purchase a flight under the tent again if we had reservations. We clearly didn't. We ended up buying a bottle and sitting by their food truck under the trees. We did enter the tasting room to make that purchase, but boy was it clear we needed to be in and out ASAP. Additionally, at that first time at the front door, my wife needed the restroom and was politely shown an outside entrance because again it was clear we weren't allowed in that tasting room that lead to the restrooms. Overall, not a great customer experience. We were told the owners wanted to improve the tasting room experience with these new changes. Well from repeat visitors, that hasn’t worked and we’ll find another winery a little more welcoming.
Written 5 July 2021
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Carolyn_and_John_B
North Carolina360 contributions
Wonderful visit!
Jun 2021
We recently took a day-trip to Raffaldini with some friends and had a wonderful time. We booked a Tasting and Vineyard Tour and were joined by another couple. Jesse led us through a tasting of some interesting wines. She even added a couple of wines to the usual list after we kept peppering her with questions about wine details! Due to COVID we had the beautiful tasting room to our group of six, since regular tastings were being held outdoors. She then led us into the vineyard to describe their holdings and the settings for the vineyards. Raffaldini is on a lovely hilltop with lovely views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The villa is also an interesting place to walk around. This was an outstanding visit!
Written 19 June 2021
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Diva
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
One star is too many
Jun 2021 • Solo
One star too many. I just tried to book table for Italian Day in September. I checked Saturday once. Got ready to pay and it came up as Sunday ticket. I backed out and tried again for Saturday and website confirmed Saturday ticket. After I paid it gave me a Sunday ticket. Shady. My credit card company will investigate. After being treated with poor seating and lackadaisical service last year was trying to give 2nd chance. Shady. You will o better to go to Davaste Vineyards, bigger, better and closer to Charlotte. Tell Jay I said Arivederchi.
Written 18 June 2021
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50Awm
Lexington, SC579 contributions
Beautiful Mountain View’s and scenic winery grounds
May 2021 • Solo
Entered the winery driving through rows of grapes. They had beautiful landscaping and flowers as you entered the area of the main building. Wine tasting was outside in a large tent overlooking the grapevines. Ordered a flight of wines for tasting. Had 3 different flights you could pick from. Only winery we’ve ever gone to that didn’t give you a glass to take home.
Written 7 May 2021
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Shuster2013
Southport, NC55 contributions
Great winery
Jan 2021
A beautiful winery and vineyard. Grounds are lovely. Due to Covid, all wine tastings were outside but in a large heated tent. Jessie, our server, was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wines and the history. Some of the best reds from NC we have sampled so far. We will be back when the weather is warmer and can bring a picnic to enjoy with their wines on the grounds.
Written 30 January 2021
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Naomi A
1 contribution
Birthday Wine Tasting
Dec 2020 • Family
I had an amazing private wine tasting! So much detail was put into list and knowledge of wines. My family and I throughly enjoyed the experienced and purchased wine to take home!
Written 20 December 2020
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Meg
Charlotte, NC371 contributions
One of my favorite North Carolina wineries
Jul 2020 • Friends
Took a girlfriend here for a day getaway from the life of being limited in what you can do due to COVID. This winery just reminds me of one you would see in Italy. They had a great outdoor covered seating area and we had a nice bottle of sparkling wine for less than $20. All staff was wearing masks as well as guests. Seating was spaced over 6 feet. Staff was all great. I have been here once before and will definitely be back!
Written 12 August 2020
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NCShoegirl
11 contributions
North Carolina's top winery
Jul 2020
Raffaldini is everything you would hope for in a top notch winery. The landscape is breathtaking, staff is professional and the wine is wonderful. This is truly the best winery we've been to. Due to Covid restrictions, they have an outdoor tent over a large patio. When you are seated, you have a server for your table. (They offer lite bites, cheese, crackers, and amazing spreads). Wines are by the bottle, glass or a flight. (They aren't doing tastings as of July 2020). The flight proved to be the way to go to discover their wines. If you are looking to celebrate something special or just want a great afternoon looking over rolling hills, put Raffaldini Winery on your to-do list in NC!
Written 20 July 2020
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RaleighGirl714
Raleigh, NC306 contributions
Napa Valley in NC
Jul 2020 • Couples
You may think you made a wrong turn and ended up in Sonoma or Napa Valley in California. The winery is beautiful as well as the scenery. Decent wine and gorgeous views make this a must stop in Yadkin Valley.
Written 12 July 2020
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Sue K
45 contributions
Absolute delight!
Jun 2020 • Friends
Totally unexpected and beyond expectations at the same time. Driving in gives you a clue that this will be pretty fabulous, and pulling into the parking lot just confirms that. And that is just getting there! Wines? Superb. View? Magnificent. Service? Thoughtful and kind, as well as timely and accurate with plenty of info about the wines or not. You decide. I will definitely be back repeatedly.
Written 30 June 2020
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