• Award-winning Yadkin Valley winemakers collaborate on red wine blend

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    They’re at it again!

    Longtime friends and winemakers JW Ray, of JOLO Winery and Vineyards, and Jay Raffaldini, of Raffaldini Vineyards, have collaborated on their third wine blend, RARA Sisboombah.   

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    Raffaldini and Ray will co-host back-to-back special release events Saturday, where they’ll share their winemaking stories.

    The first event will take place at Raffaldini Vineyards beginning at noon.

    The second gathering will begin at approximately 2 p.m. at JOLO Winery and Vineyards.

    Both events are open to the public.  

    “Fans of both wineries really seem to enjoy the two wines we have produced together," Ray said in a press release. "Last year’s RARA sold out in less than three days.”

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

    Visit raffaldini.com or jolovineyards.com for more information.

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