A. Rafanelli Winery
By appointment only
A. Rafanelli winery is small and family operated, keeping the tradition of growing premium grapes and producing world class wines. Production is limited and the focus is on quality, not quantity. The small rustic winery sits on a knoll overlooking the valley, and is surrounded by some of its terraced hillside vineyards. The winery produces only Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
Alberto Rafanelli, an Italian immigrant, first founded A. Rafanelli Winery in the early 1900's. He settled in the Healdsburg area with his family and started growing grapes and making wine. After prohibition, Alberto's son Americo showed interest in the family business and was soon carrying on the tradition. The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley.