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Address: 4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone Number: 707 433 1385
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting

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Very small family winery with great zins

We made an appt no problem, showed up a bit early and were asked politely to wait as the prior guest was not finished. I overused Dave rafanelli's garden and it was an enviable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We made an appt no problem, showed up a bit early and were asked politely to wait as the prior guest was not finished. I overused Dave rafanelli's garden and it was an enviable garden for sure. Talk about a green thumb! When it was our turn we once again learned more about the family -4 th generation running the... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I read so many wonderful things about the wines of A. Rafanelli. This was our first wine tasting on Valentine's Day. The winery and grounds are beautiful. The owner's daughter hosted our tasting. She didn't seem so excited to host people. She mentioned that she had been working 9 days in a row so I know she was tired. She... More 

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Miami, Florida
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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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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
4 attraction reviews
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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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