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“Best Zin in California”

A. Rafanelli Winery
Ranked #44 of 155 things to do in Healdsburg
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Santa Rosa, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Zin in California”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The best Zinfandel in California. No restaurant, no gimmicks. A small, long established family owned winery that makes excellent wine. Supplies are limited, unfortunately.

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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“a personal welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

we felt very special and welcome and we love the wines.

Visited February 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A wonderful stop in Healdsburg.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Casual and informative, with terrific wines served. call for a reservation.

Visited January 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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351 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“GREAT ZINs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

You have to make a reservation to go to A. Raf. but it's a must if you are a Zin lover. They also make a Cab. and a Merlot, but we think the Zin is outstanding.
If you are lucky you might get to talk to David Rafanelli, the father of Shelly the wine maker. He's interesting and can be funny.
They don't have a wine club, but you can get on their "wine list" by writing a letter to be included, and then waiting. If you are not on their list you can only buy one bottle per person. You will love that one bottle.

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Calif
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

If you are lucky you can buy 2 bottles red ziin or cab.

Visited January 2012
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