Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery April 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery April 2020 NC WINE TRAVELER Wine Spotlight Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery- Rhonda, NC – Swan Creek-Yadkin Valley 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670 (336) 835-9463 www.raffaldini.com Mon: 11AM-5PM, Closed-Tues, Wed-Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun: 12-5PM ‘Chianti of the Carolinas’ By Ron Hadley As stated on their website: Raffadini Vineyards and Winery is ‘Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley, family-owned Raffaldini Vineyards brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina. Known widely as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces only classically dry Italian style wines ranging from
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Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery March 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery March 2020 NC WINE TRAVELER Wine Spotlight Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery- Rhonda, NC – Swan Creek-Yadkin Valley 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670 (336) 835-9463 www.raffaldini.com Mon: 11AM-5PM, Closed-Tues, Wed-Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun: 12-5PM ‘Chianti of the Carolinas’ By Ron Hadley As stated on their website: Raffadini Vineyards and Winery is ‘Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley, family-owned Raffaldini Vineyards brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina. Known widely as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces only classically dry Italian style wines ranging from
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Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery February 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery February 2020 NC WINE TRAVELER WESTBEND VINEYARDS, WINERY and BREWERY continues to Innovate- stop by for a refreshing beverage or some music with friends and family soon!!! BY Ron Hadley Westbend Vineyards/Winery and Brewery continues to innovate with new releases of their beer and wine from Owners Walt and Sonia with son Ryan Breathwit who has taken a leadership role since acquired in November 2015. They have added a new tasting room of 10,500-square-foot with music and have featured other events to attract customers over the past 4 years of their ownership.
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Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery January 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery January 2020 NC WINE TRAVELER Wine Spotlight RAYLEN Vineyards and Winery-Mocksville, NC The history of RayLen Vineyards and Winery goes back to 1998 when the property which was a Dairy farm for a century was acquired by the Neely Family to start a vineyard and create wine. Their wine-maker was Steve Shepard who had worked in several wineries first in W. PA and later in the Yadkin Valley NC and he continues to work today after 25+ years to ensure the quality of their wine. The first wine was produced in 2001
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