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A. Rafanelli Winery

4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-8124
+1 707-433-1385
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Love their wines

We've been Rafanelli fans for yrs(>15). Every year the wines are good. Sometimes their vintages are... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2015
soifdawg
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Aptos, California
Grounds are reminiscent of Tuscany

Our favorite winery in Sonoma. It's a small family operation and the people are so friendly. Great... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2015
hiphiker
,
Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
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4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-8124
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Reviewed 8 November 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
Reviewed 12 October 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...More

1  Thank hiphiker
Reviewed 15 September 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....More

1  Thank wanderlust_karen
Reviewed 9 July 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...More

Thank gidget265
Reviewed 22 February 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...More

1  Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 21 October 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...More

Thank cubanita2012
Reviewed 20 October 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...More

Thank Randall W
Reviewed 7 May 2014

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...More

Thank RobReno
Reviewed 19 March 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...More

1  Thank CigarStoreIndian
Reviewed 24 February 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...More

2  Thank jpmnyc
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