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Agenda in the Brushy Mountains: Check, if you check out Raffaldini Vineyards for the 8th annual Festa Italiana, a daylong celebration of Italian food, Italian music and Italian wine, as produced in the N.C. Piedmont.
With its hillside vineyard and Italian-style villa, Raffaldini is a beautiful spot, and it's about as easy as it gets to reach it: 1 hour 15 minutes, straight north of Charlotte.
Admission is $15 and gets you a tasting of three wines, a commemorative glass and music. There will be vendors with Italian-inspired food for sale. Raffaldini is currently making five varietal wine and several blends, including Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Riserva and Montepulciano.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., leaving plenty of time to get home in time to cook something lovely to go with that Italian red you brought. If you need directions or details, go to www.raffaldini.com.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Posted by Kathleen Purvis at 12:51 PM