Cheers to Conservation

An evening of fellowship, friends, and fund-raising in support of
Piedmont Land Conservancy

Join us for gorgeous views, delicious wine, music, and food hosted by Raffaldini Vineyards and Luisa Farms.

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 | 5:00-9:00 PM

450 Groce Rd, Ronda, NC 28670

Tickets are $100.00 per person and include:

Raffaldini Wine

2 Glasses per Ticket

Great Food

Provided by Providence Catering, a social enterprise of Second Harvest Food Bank

Live Music

by Terry Baucom’s
Dukes of Drive

A Guided Hike

On a wooded trail and around the Vineyard

All proceeds support Piedmont Land Conservancy!

We look forward to seeing current PLC members, and welcoming new members who support the important work of land conservation locally!

Evening Schedule

5:00: Guided hike through the wooded trail located above the Raffaldini tasting room and through the vineyards

6:00: Live music by Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive enjoyed from the Raffaldini tasting room piazza (patio)

6:45: Welcome & Remarks

7:00-8:30: Enjoy great food catered by Providence Catering, a social enterprise of Second Harvest Food Bank, and more tunes

Seating will be available under the tent, and please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets if you’d like to take in view from other spots in the vineyard that evening.

Looking out from the beautiful patios of Raffaldini, you can see what supporting Piedmont Land Conservancy can do!

The landscape is dotted with PLC protected lands: 

  • Fisher Peak
  • Saddle Mountain,
  • The Blue Ridge escarpment
  • The Mitchell River Valley
  • The Fisher River Valley
  • Pilot Mountain

More about Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Vineyards is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley. This family owned vineyard brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina and will be our host that evening!

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) recognizes that Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery in Ronda, N.C. has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site. NWF celebrates the efforts of Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.

More about Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive

Coming off stage from MerleFest and on over to Raffaldini, Terry Baucom is an American bluegrass singer, banjo player, and band leader. He is nicknamed “The Duke of Drive” for his propelling banjo style. He leads his band, The Dukes of Drive.

A native of Monroe, NC, Terry Baucom has enjoyed a career in music that started in 1970 with Charlie Moore and continued over the years as a founding member of groundbreaking bands like Boone Creek (with Ricky Skaggs and Jerry Douglas), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out and more. Baucom currently tours with his own band, Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive. A testament to his influence is evident when you listen to countless younger generation banjo players who use Baucom’s signature licks and emulate his driving technique. 

Baucom has won more than a dozen awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and in 2015 was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame.

Band Members: Terry Baucom, Will Clark, Clint Coker and Joe Hannabach


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