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A. Rafanelli Winery

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Address: 4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-8124
Phone Number: 707 433 1385
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fantastic reds, beautiful place and people, appointment only

We saw this appointment only winery written up in a book and reserved a tasting. Outstanding Zinfandel, excellent blends, but already sold out of thsi year's Cab. Dave Rafanelli... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this appointment only winery written up in a book and reserved a tasting. Outstanding Zinfandel, excellent blends, but already sold out of thsi year's Cab. Dave Rafanelli learned it was my daughter's graduation trip after college and he gave her an autographed bottle of his Zinfandel. Outside, this is easily the most beautiful place outside of Tuscany, maybe... More 

Thank lmcorson
Verona, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This Appointment Only wine tasting is well worth the stop as the views of the vineyard and surrounding area are just spectacular. The tasting room is located in the barrel room and the fourth generation owners make you feel right at home as you sample their cabs and zins. It is truly a family business that will be popular for... More 

Thank BobK973
San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Love this this place unfortunately all the Cab's sold out but the Zin & Merlot were fantastic they even gave us some free olive oil definitely would recommend you stop by but if you want some Cab's I was told they release them in May... don't be late like me.

Thank bodyman42
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This family winery is set on beautiful land, with a lovely grocery garden and seating area that looks out onto the vines. Not surprisingly, the reds are delicious, reflecting the planning and hard work that comes from four generations of effort. Our tasting was conducted with great detail. A most memorable stop in Sonoma!

Thank megrey
Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Maybe this is not appropriate as I last visited about three years ago. That visit was very memorable. I live in Oregon and rarely get to Sonoma area. The wines we tasted were BIG and beautiful...both the cabs and the zin. I am fortunate to be on the mailing list and order every year...the only way to get their wine.

Thank Tom B
Riverside, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy wine. Whether its Gruner Veltliner in Austria, The Devil's Red Rhine River, the big,complex Turley Zins of Paso Robles, or the consistent excellence of Rafanelli Zins, Cabs, or Merlot. Along with my wine friend and, dare I say, expert, four of us make an annual wine trip. The past two years we've been surprised at the quality and... More 

Thank eahjob
Aptos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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

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