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A. Rafanelli Winery

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

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We've been Rafanelli fans for yrs(>15). Every year the wines are good. Sometimes their vintages are great(2012!). Sometimes just good. Only issue is their limited access to taste... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We've been Rafanelli fans for yrs(>15). Every year the wines are good. Sometimes their vintages are great(2012!). Sometimes just good. Only issue is their limited access to taste. Note- make your Rezzies way in advance!

Thank soifdawg
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Our favorite winery in Sonoma. It's a small family operation and the people are so friendly. Great red wines and olive oil. Vineyard is absolutely beautiful. Short trail that goes a pond with a fabulous view of the hillside with picnic area. Call to make reservations. Locked gate entrance. Free, no pressure tasting.

Thank hiphiker
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It takes some planning to visit A.Rafanelli Winery, as it's necessary to call ahead and make an appointment. Access requires a gate code, which they'll provide at the time you confirm your reservation. The reward is some of the best red wine I've ever tasted. They offer a dark chocolate to taste with the cabernet, and it partners perfectly. Visitors... More 

Thank wanderlust_karen
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 

Thank gidget265
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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50 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Andrea H
Miami, Florida
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114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank cubanita2012
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 

Thank Randall W
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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 

Thank RobReno
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 

1 Thank CigarStoreIndian
New York City, New York
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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