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“Great wine, great people”

A. Rafanelli Winery
Ranked #43 of 155 things to do in Healdsburg
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Davis, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great wine, great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

The wine was great as were the people. The views were spectacular and we would have loved to stay all day, but we had other commitments.

Visited December 2011
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English first
Cloverdale, California
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113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of the few remaining Family Wineries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

A.Rafanelli remains on of the best family opened and operated winery in Sonoma County. Dave, wife Patty and now daughter/winemaker Shelly (4th Generation) have maintained and improved on a product created by Dave's grandfather in the early 1900s. Tasting by appointment only unless you are lucky to get in during a special event. Wonderful wines!!

Visited December 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best wine you never heard of...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We found Rafanelli because we enjoyed thier Cabernet at our hotel the evening before. Although they were booked for a tasting, they invited our group of 10 to visit and gave us the code to the gate. When we got there the group before us was done and the next hadn't arrived so they broke open the wine and we dived in... very very gracious. You drink in the barrels and it paid off for them because we not only bought the Cab, but a total of 5 cases of all the varietals before we were done. Great family winery on a wonderful beautiful estate. Can't miss... if you can get in... Call early.

Visited October 2011
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Favorite Winery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stop here every visit to the wine country. It is a family run winery and most times we get to talk with the family. Their wines are reasonably priced and taste wonderful. We never leave without at least a case of wine. We recently joined their mailing list and excited about our first delivery. They only do tastings with reservations so call before you stop.

Visited August 2011
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Folsom
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68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic wines!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

A Rafanelli is s small family owned winery that makes fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Their wine is only sold at the winery and you must make an appt. to taste/buy but it is well worth the effort.

Visited August 2011
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