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“This was our favorite in healdsburg”

A. Rafanelli Winery
Ranked #51 of 159 things to do in Healdsburg
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Reviewed 11 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 room is very rustic which adds to the charm and we got tours of the underground cave they have. All in all well worthwhile with great people and great conversation. Glad we were able to buy a couple of bottles of their win before they sold out

Thank MJMaher
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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.

Thank Michael F
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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.

Thank jcharv60
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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 get thru the gate.Always book a tatsing whem we're in Santa Rosa!

1  Thank FreeholdNewJersey
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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 this one has history and much character. It is small no picnics. So worth a visit.

Thank JJV3
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