Updated: Jan 12
Small, family owned winery on Dry Creek Rd.
A picturesque drive west from Healdsburg.
Open Daily 10:00- 4:00 pm
Make your appointment by phone.
You know you’re in a special place the moment you ascend the long, steep one lane driveway.
Majestic Redwoods line the driveway and terraced vineyards greet you.
The beauty of the property rivals Tuscany.
The winery yellow lab will welcome you. Dog friendly.
Walk the trail to the pond where there’s a postcard perfect picnic area.
A rustic, barn like winery with an authentic Italian flair is your destination.
It’s an intimate, dimly lit, wood paneled barrel room where you stand and taste.
The decor, a testament to the Rafanelli family includes family memorabilia and wine awards.
Even on a hot day the barrel room stays comfortably cool.
Tastings are dependant on what wines are available at the time.
Tastings are limited to parties of six or less.
A tour includes exploring the wine cave and a wood paneled cellar.
Their olive oil is also available for purchase.
Since 2006, they’ve planted 1,600 olive trees on the property.
Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot (when supplies last)
Wines are not available commercially, only at the winery and some restaurants.
If you want Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon, best chance is May when they release.
Also, they use an allocation mailing list for their cult following.
You’re limited on what you can buy because they want to give others a chance.
Price range: $50- $150