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Address: 4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-8124
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As an annual visitor and long time buyer of Rafanelli wines, I have experienced both the best of times and the worst of times noted by other reviewers. Fortunately, almost all of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2013
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Clayton, California
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Clayton, California
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376 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

As an annual visitor and long time buyer of Rafanelli wines, I have experienced both the best of times and the worst of times noted by other reviewers. Fortunately, almost all of my visits have been in the former category. Wines, all reds, are all good especially the Zinfandel, the standard bearer. While almost all of the wine production is... More 

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2 Thank Mikeview
Benicia, California
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64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

This winery is fantastic!!! They are known for their zinfandel the cabernet is fantastic. Love the home feel to the winery we meet the owner who gave us a little of the history of the winery and answer everyone questions. Overall a very good experience the staff is very nice and attentive.

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Thank rodolfo m
Huntington, New York
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

The guy working in the tasting room ( rick ? ) was great and real friendly. He spent a lot of time with us and we booked our tour ( appointment only ) an hour before we went. We ended up staying with him probably and hour and a half with some nice other people we met there. The tasting... More 

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Thank MJMaher
Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Appointment only, but if you have the chance to either meet Dave the owner or his daughter the winemaker, it will be a worthwhile trip. The wines are very good, as they only make a merlot, a zin and a cabernet sauvignon, but they are committed to small lot production. 100% family owned, run business.

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Thank Michael F
Sonoma, California
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

These folks have been around a long time and they still do zin better than anybody. No gimmicks. Just a great quality fruit made in to a world class wine. Make sure to call before you visit, but make sure you don't pass them up when you are in the Dry Creek area.

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Thank jcharv60
New Jersey
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62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Frankly, just a beautiful winery, with excellent views and trememndous wine. Staff there warm and charming too, and it's a real "homey" feeling. Limited space when it comes to tastings, which makes it all the mor wonderful tasting in the barn. Call in adavnce to make a reservation, and walk ins don't happen here, as you need the code to... More 

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238 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

This is a winery you here a lot about but, you find over time not getting to them often. You need an appointment to gain access. Do not let that deter. The small winecellar is so worthy of a visit. Yummy Zin, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Took me 6 yrs to visit with my appt. After visiting over 70 wineries... More 

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Thank JJV3
Stillwater, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We visited 18 wineries on our trip, and this was our favorite one. The setting was magical, the people were so friendly, and their dog welcomes everyone!

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Thank Karen835
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

The wine is spectacular and the Customer Service is above what is expected. Pattie and David are "Classy" Hard working Hosts!!!

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Thank Robert B
Santa Rosa, California
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Every wine that Rafanelli creates is excellent. Arrange for a special wine tasting and you will NOT be disappointed. Stephanie makes stellar Cabernet and Zinfandel. Be sure to try the Merlot, you will not be disappointed. Keep up the great work - Rafanelli wine rocks!!!

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