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“The one place I return to over and over”

A. Rafanelli Winery
Ranked #50 of 159 things to do in Healdsburg
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

I was fortunate enough that a friend introduced me to this reservation/appointment only winery. They are family run, and I always feel special, like a VIP, insider--whenever I go here. No fees to taste--three wines usually... but all high quality and priced amazingly low ($30s-110, excellent for the quality). The zins are the standouts. Beautiful grounds you can bring a picnic too. We usually start our tastings here and then go around Healdsburg/Dry Creek. So this literally is our centerpiece of wine tasting each time we're on that side (of 101).

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

This is a small family owned and operated winery and an appointment is needed. We were able to see the grapes in the steel vat waiting to be "crushed" They have excellent Zin's and are very friendly.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

The winery is unassuming and rustic, but it houses one of the best zinfandels in all Dry Creek. You have to make an appointment to sample and purchase their wines, but it's well worth it.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

10 out 10! Staff accommodated our large party without reservations. Dave the owner likes KY bourbon and is a class act!

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

First and foremost top notch Zinfandel. This was our second time visiting and it didn't dissappoint. This is not a large commercial operation so don't expect anything fancy but the owners are super nice and gave us a tour.

we purchased the maximum allowed and will continue to enjoy the wine until our next visit

Thank jets1000
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