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A. Rafanelli Winery

4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
707 433 1385
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Ranked #36 of 123 Activities in Healdsburg
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Miami, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You have to make reservations to go to this vineyard, trust me it's worth the trip, what a beautiful place to visit, once we arrived we were welcome by the owners daughter who was very welcoming and served us there signature wines. WOW the cabs and the Zinfandel is one of a kind, we also learned about the history on... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We just came back from our 3rd annual trip to West Dry Creek area with two other couples from PA. We stayed all week and again visited/tasted wines from about 20-25 wineries during our 7 day stay. We made an apt to go in on a Tuesday and were treated to a tour during crush(3-4 week of September). We saw... More 

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234 reviews 234 reviews
40 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We made our annual visit to A. Rafanelli to pick up our Zin order. Tried both the Zin and Cab at the tasting room plus the chocolate. The dark chocolate makes the Zin taste even better. David gave a tour of the cave with some family history. Grounds and veg. garder are beautiful. If you are a Zin lover this... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have waited months to be able to finally go see this great and legendary Zin maker and last weekend, we got the opportunity. It was easy to get an appt and the girls took good care of us upon arrival. We tasted both the Zin and Cab in their wonderful barrel room that added to the experience, and they... More 

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stumbled upon A. Rafanelli when looking at google maps in the sonoma area. I was intrigued because the didn't do retain distribution, and I really like small wineries which cater to their customers rather than to what can sell in stores. We were the only people at the tasting, which was done in the cellar among all the aging... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

we visited this place a couple of times during passport weekend. this time we made an appointment which was nicer. no crowds and we could enjoy the tasting. known for their zins but we were really enjoying the merlot. we will be back.

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Windsor, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

By know Dave and the family for most of my life, I know is a real working vineyard and winery. Dave's family has been working the land for 60 plus years and understands what make good wine. You must visit.

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Rafanelli's have a nice place; good for photo ops. They are knowledgeable, hospitable, and hardworking. This is IMHO the real deal.

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NYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was fortunate enough that a friend introduced me to this reservation/appointment only winery. They are family run, and I always feel special, like a VIP, insider--whenever I go here. No fees to taste--three wines usually... but all high quality and priced amazingly low ($30s-110, excellent for the quality). The zins are the standouts. Beautiful grounds you can bring a... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a small family owned and operated winery and an appointment is needed. We were able to see the grapes in the steel vat waiting to be "crushed" They have excellent Zin's and are very friendly.

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