Blast from the Past Updated from Oct 2010, "Raffaldini Vineyards" Ronda NC

Several weeks ago, (Update: back in 2010), Joe and I decided to head to the mountains for our 34th wedding anniversary.  (Update: He left me at year 37 so he is no longer in the picture.) We love the Blowing Rock area, so we decided to head up there and do a bit of hiking off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Someone at work suggested that on our way we stop off at the Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery. She said it was not far off the highway and the wine was excellent and the setting beautiful.  So I found it online, plotted our course and off we went.......

Nice welcoming entry.  I thought I was in Europe.

Let's go in for a tasting...
Click here for info and pricing of their wine tastings.

Wine is a relatively new experience for me.  I have only been enjoying wine for the last few years.  You could say I was a late bloomer.
I thought most of the wines at Raffaldini were lovely.  I usually shy away from the reds; I find them bitter, too overpowering for my developing wine palate. I lean a bit toward the slightly sweet whites.  I must say though that I could drink the reds at Raffaldini.  (Update 2018: I now love red wine, and I have moved away from the sweeter whites.  I love a good Chardonnay and a smooth Pinot Noir.) My favorite wine of the tasting was the Vermentino Wine.  Delicious!  We bought one for Stephanie for her birthday. (Update 2018:  I need to go back and see if I still like the Vermentino since my tastes have changed.)
A nice walk around the grounds of the Winery.

They have a lovely patio where you can sit and sip your wine and enjoy the exceptional view.

As we were leaving we pulled over to get a closer look at the grapes on the vine.  Amazing!

If you get a chance and you are in the Ronda NC area take the time to visit Raffaldini Vineyards.  It is well worth going out of your way.  You will enjoy the beauty of the winery, the friendly people and of course the wine:-)
Happy Travels and Adventures and of Course a Great Glass of Wine!


  1. Hi Kathiey! You won the tablecloth giveaway I hosted over at my blog! Congratulations! Shoot me an email at with your address and I will have the Attiser people contact you about the size you would like! Thanks! Sue

  2. Gorgeous pictures made me feel like I was there with you.

  3. It would be so nice to visit the place:)
    great photos!


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