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The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley. Our winery is small and family operated. Our focus has always been on quality over quantity. At A. Rafanelli Winery, we work hard at maintaining a tradition of producing premium grapes and handcrafting world class wines. We believe that the wines are first made in the vineyard and then achieve their maximum potential through traditional winemaking practices such as open top fermentation and non-filtration. Our quaint and rustic winery sits on a knoll overlooking the scenic Dry Creek Valley and is surrounded by some of our terraced hillside vineyards. The winery consistently specializes in some of the finest Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Our wines are not available in any retail outlets, they can only be purchased at the winery. – Description from Marcus

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A. Rafanelli is a family owned and operated winery that has been producing since the early 1900s in Dry Creek Valley, California. The winery is named for its founder, Italian immigrant Albero Rafanelli, who settled in Healdsburg and began making wine. Following Prohibition, his son Americo moved the business to Dry Creek Valley to farm Zinfandel. It wasn’t until the 1970s that their wines were produced commercially. The winery is now in its fourth generation, under the helm of principal winemaker Rashell (Shelly) Rafanelli and her husband, operations manager Craig Fehlman. They are dedicated to producing high quality wines from Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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