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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

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Sep 23, 2021

Wine Road Podcast Episode 134
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery


Episode 134 | Stacy Rafanelli—A. Rafanelli Winery

Stacy Rafanelli, Operations Manager (and everything else that needs to be done) at A. Rafanelli Winery tells us all about the four generations of family behind the name, their winemaking program and wine portfolio including their flagship A. Rafanelli Zinfandel.

Wine of the Day – 2019 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel

Wine Book of the Day – Vine Me Up by Sarita Cheaves 

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


0:45 Wine and Food Affair is on for November 5, 6, & 7 – visit for tickets and details. Tickets ARE LIMITED!

1:33 Wine of The Day-- 2019 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel, the flagship wine of A. Rafanelli.

4:00 History of the winery originated with the matriarch of the family, Leticia. And the growth of winery in Dry Creek Valley.

7:45: How Stacy got involved in the family business. From Law to Wine!

10:00 Who is the A in A. Rafanelli? Stacy’s grandmother designed the awesome woodcut label on the bottles.

11:50 Tasting room open by appointment only booked on every hour to half hour. Closed on Tuesdays. During Harvest only booking from 12-4pm.

13:44 Cooking demos with Stacy’s mom over Zoom.

15:00 Stacy’s gives her favorite places to go with her friends from foodies to outdoor enthusiasts.

17:10 Book of the Day –Vine Me Up Activity Book by Sarita Cheaves.

19:30 Listeners of this show that visit A. Rafanelli in the month of October will get a complimentary tasting for two. Mention Wine Road Podcast when you call. Call for an appointment at 707-433-1385

21:40 Go to Ron Rubin Web and click on the link “Trained For Saving Lives” to learn about the defibrillator program spearheaded by Ron Rubin.


Rafanellli Winery

Vine Me Up Activity Book

Stacy’s Dining Recommendations:
Campo Fina
Dry Creek Kitchen
Noble Folk

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