RARA Round Three: Raffaldini and JOLO Continue Highly Rated Wine Collaboration


Pilot Mountain and Ronda, N.C., January 29, 2019 – On Saturday, March 9, 2019, JOLO Winery & Vineyards and Raffaldini Vineyards will once again host back-to-back special release events for their third annual wine blend collaboration, RARA Sisboombah.

This year, award-winning winemakers and North Carolina viticulture advocates Jay Raffaldini and JW Ray and have changed the blend from prior releases based on the best wines available in their cellars.

Last year’s offering earned a 90-point rating by James Suckling.

“We have had so much fun with this collaboration, says Raffaldini. “Fans of both wineries really seem to enjoy the two wines we have produced together.” Ray adds, “Last year’s RARA sold out in less than three days. With the growing interest in our collaboration, we fully expect a similar (if not quicker) depletion of the inventory of this full-bodied, well-balanced red wine blend. It’s one for the ages!”

Raffaldini and Ray will co-host two gatherings on Saturday, March 9th, where they will share their winemaking stories over complimentary passed appetizers. The first event will take place at Raffaldini Vineyards beginning at noon The second gathering will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. at JOLO Winery & Vineyards.  Both events are open to the public and no reservation is required.

A very limited number of bottles will be available for sale at JOLO and Raffaldini Vineyards while supplies last. Bottles are priced at $45.

About JOLO Winery & Vineyards
JOLO Winery & Vineyards is an award-winning, family-owned, boutique winery in the picturesque Yadkin Valley AVA in Pilot Mountain. We produce extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir, including the 2016 Pilot Fog, a recent platinum medal award winner at the 2018 International Winemaker Challenge Wine Competition. JOLO is open for wine tastings most Thursdays through Sundays and we pour at many local wine tasting events throughout the year. Wines are available for purchase at the winery, on the website, and at selected retail locations.

About Raffaldini Vineyards
Known as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces North Carolina’s highest-rated red wine, Sangiovese, and other varieties including Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, and Montepulciano. Raffaldini hosts public and private events throughout the year. Please visit our website, www.raffaldini.com, call 336.835.9463 or email info@raffaldini.com for more information.

Rated 1 of the top 7 wineries