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On The Road: Raffaldini Vineyards

By Liz Horton - bio l email

RONDA, NC (WBTV) -  This time of year the grapes are dormant, but one Yadkin Valley winery is still serving up plenty of Carolina wine.

"We have it all.  We have the view, we have the wines, we have the hospitality," said Thomas Salley, the media director.  He says the winter is a great time to visit.  "When I say it's slow, it allows people a chance to come up and take in the whole scene."

Raffaldini Vineyards just celebrated its tenth anniversary last week.

"We are one of the pioneers. I think when we started there were maybe 18 to 20 wineries in North Carolina, now there are 100," Salley said.

Tammy Baity was born and raised in Yadkin County. She says Raffaldini offers some of the best.  " I like the wines here, they're lighter, I think they are more palette pleasing for me personally."

"I can say without any bias that all that our wines are the best in North Carolina, I mean there's no doubt about it," Salley said.

They sell white and red, each winning awards throughout the nation and the world.  "Our winery was named one of the hot 10 small brands in North America by Wine Business Monthly," Salley said. 

For just $5 you can tour the vineyard or taste all that they have to offer.

"It's basically about getting away, you know, when you come here we encourage people to slow down, taste the wine, to imagine being transported to Italy," said Salley.





Head north on Julian Price Pl toward W Morehead St

338 ft


Take the 1st right onto W Morehead St

0.8 mi


Turn left to merge onto I-77 N

63.9 mi


Take exit 73B to merge onto US-421 N toward Wilkesboro

1.7 mi


Take exit 267 toward Windsor Rd/Swan Creek Rd

0.3 mi


Turn right at Oak Grove Church Rd

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Turn left at Old US Hwy 421

1.4 mi


Turn right at Swan Creek Rd

2.7 mi


Turn left at Clingman Rd

0.4 mi


Continue onto Cedar Forest Rd

0.2 mi


Turn left at Groce Rd

0.6 mi


Turn right to stay on Groce Rd Destination will be on the left

0.1 mi

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, LLC 450 Groce Road Ronda, NC 28670

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