Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery
Yesterday, I had a reservation for 1. I walked around to the tent. There wasnt a hostess available when I got there so I walked inside and was told to sit outside at one of the chairs to be waited on. After a few minutes, I was asked if Id like a menu and some water (it was hot outside hot outside). The menu and water came after several minutes. The menu is small but it took awhile for her to come back and ask me if I decided on one of the three flight options. She came back with a stand of wine glasses (nice presentation), she set it on the table and walked off I wasnt sure which wine was which. So I walked inside and asked her where I should start. ***its a spiral presentation, so you start at the top, FYI. I think there was only one waitress for the piazza. Thats why I felt overlooked. I wasnt offered a food menu so good thing I wasnt hungry No one checked on me after I was given my flight. I paid and left. I later confirm they were short staffed, but I dont have sympathy for that when I hear and see the tables around me being waited on. I gave a couple stars for the scenery and manicured landscape.
Just wow! The scenery alone was worth the trip to Raffaldini Vineyards! We enjoyed an entire afternoon on the property with some friends to celebrate my husband's birthday! We brought a picnic and ate together and did both the tasting/tour as well as the seated flight. The flights give A LOT of wine so both isn't really necessary but we enjoyed the tour and hearing more about the vineyard and the owners. We will be back soon!
I was planning to meet a couple family friends who often visit this winery. However for whatever reason the owner has decided that children should not be allowed at the winery. We have a 1.5 old daughter who enjoys being outdoors but was not allowed to visit the winery. I would highly suggest visiting laurel grey winery just a couple of miles away. The owner visited with us personally. He was very happy to have children on his property and was very welcoming. Raffaeldini is obviously welcoming to children and or families
My husband and I got married at Raffaldini this July and we had such an incredible day! The vineyard is absolutely beautiful and meticulously maintained. From the gorgeous vines to the mountain views it is just spectacular. Then there is the wonderful staff! We were so incredibly fortunate to work with Jessie initially in 2020 and in 2021 with Ashley, Courtney, and Thomas. Ashley is on the ball! She was always quick to answer any of my questions and worked hard to make sure that all of our needs were met. The team went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful day. The wine is also delicious, and my guests gave rave reviews! On behalf of my family, my husband and myself we want to thank the Raffaldini's and their staff for making our day so special and one that we will remember for a lifetime. We can't wait to come back and visit!
We used to love this venue but tried to go with our 4 month old today and and were turned away because she wasnt 21. Really? Being locals, this was extremely sad. This was my favorite winery for years, but I will never return after this experience. There are several family friendly wineries with a great atmosphere and awesome wine very close by. Go there instead!