A Day Trip to Raffaldini Vineyards North Carolina Winery
Morning, everyone! Happy Monday 😊
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and the first day of summer. On Saturday, Kyle and I headed out on a wine bus with our friends to celebrate Emily’s belated birthday. This trip was planned a while back but got canceled when the stay at home orders took place. We headed up to Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, NC. I had no idea a winery as beautiful as this was right here in the Carolinas; that just goes to show that we need to travel locally more often. The winery had all the Tuscan charm nestled in the Yadkin Valley. I’m excited to go back and do a wine tasting and tour when those are all open once again, but this time, I just admired it from afar.
I hope you enjoy the photos from our day trip to the Raffaldini Vineyards! If you live in the Carolinas, add this spot to your list.
It was pouring when we got there, so my attempt to curl my hair was a flop. I have a theory that if I do my hair, it’s 100% going to rain. It happens every time. I promise I also attempted to iron my dress, but the bus ride wasn’t a friend to the gauze-textured dress, so that was also a flop. Oh well!
On the plus side, I picked up this teal dress from Versona, and it is the most comfortable dress I own. It was like wearing a nightgown but also so airy, which is much-needed for the Carolina humidity. I hope they make it in more colors! I want them all.
I want to pack my picnic basket and bring it up for lunch in the vineyards. It’s such a romantic spot! 💜
We tried their Montepulciano Riserva first!
There was a brick oven pizza truck set up outside the winery, so Kyle had their combo pizza! How delicious does this look?
I packed a sandwich, some chips, and sweet snacks for lunch. At lunch, we tried out the Girasole rose.
My sandwich had smoked Applegate smoked turkey, Applegate pepperoni, lettuce (from my garden!), mustard, and turkey bacon on Udi’s gluten-free bread.
Pizza and a view!
The vineyard reminded me of our summer trip to Napa. 🍷 We are planning to come back when my brother visits. I’ll make sure to share photos of the inside and wine tasting next time! I’m so excited to know this gem is so close to Charlotte.
I hope you all have a fantastic Monday! I’m going to finish editing this week’s cleaning video, so look out for that! Plus, a recap post is going live Wednesday! 😀
Questions for you?
- Do you ever get surprised when you find hidden gems close to your hometown?
- How are you spending the first day of summer?
- I want to do more day trips near Charlotte. Give me your recommendations!