Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery
First off, this is definitely one of the more beautiful of all the wineries in the area. They have beautiful views of the mountains, with many acres of grape vines spread throughout. There tasting room was also very nice and reminds you of Tuscany. They even have a wood fire pizza oven come inside, which had delicious food. I also think their wine was very good albeit their tasting and wine was on the higher side of other wineries in the area. Without a doubt a must see. Ask for Wade as he was great to learn from about their wines and history.
Beautiful winery and vineyard, friendly and informative staff. The view cant be beat! Raffaldini produces excellent wine and a great experience!
My boyfriend and I wanted to try something different so we wanted to go on a wine tasting/tour date at a vineyard. After googling vineyards in nc, this location popped up and we were mesmerized by how beautiful it looked. It was our first time doing wine tasting and it was just amazing. Rubi (one of the staffs) was very kind and she was just amazing. She let us taste the different types of wine that they offer and we couldnt resist on purchasing one of the bottles (La Dolce Vita). Although we went on a weekend, they didnt provide tours on that day so I would suggest you to go on the weekdays so that you wouldnt miss the tours. After the wine tasting, you can go outside and just drink a glass of wine and relax. Like I said earlier, the view is just peaceful and breathtaking and you can see the mountains from there. This was our first but this wont be our last visit. We will definitely come here more often!! I would recommend this beautiful vineyard to everyone.
The views and facility here were amazing but I was highly unimpressed by the wines and the service. Tuscan-style but missing something, dry wines were VERY dry and their dessert style left a filmy feel and a waxy aftertaste. The staff hardly acknowledged my presence and conducted my entire tasting without saying an entire sentence to me; preoccupied gossiping with co-workers.
Wonderfully informative service and great wines. Views are outstanding! Lovely place to sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the view.