Recipes to Connect

Rafter 11 shares their tips and tricks to making the perfect meals and pairings
A Stress-Free Holiday Season … Is That Possible?

A Stress-Free Holiday Season … Is That Possible?

Now let’s skip ahead to December. It’s chilly and crisp during the day and the evenings are filled with cozy fires and marshmallows bobbing up and down in hot chocolate, in giant ceramic mugs. The holidays are in full effect, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other type of gathering. Invites to spend time with family and friends are coming in the mail. While it’s always nice to be invited, it’s often hard to know what to bring for the hosts (and it’s impolite to show up to a house empty-handed). Rafter Eleven is the perfect place to create a unique and local gift for your hosts and hostesses. There’s something for the coffee obsessed, the wine lover, the gourmet food aficionado, and the avid learner (think vouchers for our paint-and-sip and cooking classes). You can create your own gift basket or give the Rafter Eleven team a budget and a theme and they can have it ready for pickup upon arrival!

Nutrition and Aging Gracefully

Nutrition and Aging Gracefully

You may have heard the sayings, “Food is life,” or, “You are what you eat.”  Well, I believe these sayings to be true and they are especially important to our senior population.  As humans age, our bodies become more reactive to what we put in them.  We also stop producing important vitamins and minerals, which impact how we feel. 

Let Them Drink Wine!

Let Them Drink Wine!

The grape leaves surrounding Rafter Eleven’s patio have begun to turn, the days are getting a little shorter, and cooler temperatures are here to stay: autumn has arrived. Gone are the days of bikini-clad girls going to the pool and lathering up in sunscreen from head-to-toe, and here to stay through these cooler months is the importance of wellbeing and self-care. Pool season may be over, but health is forever and Rafter Eleven has all the necessities for you to be the happiest and healthiest version of yourself this fall.

Legacy, Love, and Family

Legacy, Love, and Family

Rafter Eleven is the heart of Prescott Valley. It is a symbol of community, a place of camaraderie, and an intersection where kind people, deep conversations, and delightful libations find their way to one another.

A Trip to Modena, Italy … Through Taste

A Trip to Modena, Italy … Through Taste

Summer is in full force, which means longer days, lingering sunshine, and free time best spent outside. If you’re anything like us, you’re itching to book a trip overseas where you can soak up all the summer sun and explore international waters. However, for many, travel is still not an option.

The Inside Scoop

The Inside Scoop

The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) is bustling with friends and neighbors this time of year and is full of delicious and vibrant foods. Here, PFM staff share their favorite products and some pro tips to help you get the most out of your trip to the market.

Food, Family and Friends: The Best Recipe in Life

Food, Family and Friends: The Best Recipe in Life

Prescott Valley was founded by ranchers, and even today the ranch is considered the heart of the land, giving life and sustenance to the people who live there. Much like the ranch, the kitchen is the heart of the home where the family (by blood or by choice) gather to connect over meals made with endearment.

Rafter Eleven loves being a part of your at-home cooking experience, whether it’s through using our olive oils and balsamic vinegars or our unique spices and decadent aiolis. At Rafter Eleven, we’re all about connections. 

Wine Your Way Around the World

Wine Your Way Around the World

It’s 2021, the most coveted and sought-after year to date. You’re itching to hop on a plane to just about anywhere. Travel has been limited the past year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a trip through other means. Traveling through taste has always been a favorite pastime at Rafter Eleven … and we believe the best way to experience new places from the comfort of your home (or at your favorite community spot) is through wine. We invite you to join us on a first-class trip around the world. Grab your glass, sit back and relax. The trip has just begun.

’Tis The Season of Thoughtfulness

’Tis The Season of Thoughtfulness

The year is winding down, but not before major holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year, which typically entail some sort of gifting, whether  it’s a present wrapped up under the tree or a gift basket for the host who opened their home to you on a chilly winter’s night. At Rafter Eleven we believe gift giving should come from the heart and bring people together, which is why our customized gift baskets make the ideal holiday gift for just about anyone on your list.

Rafter Eleven’s Best-Kept Beauty Secret, Revealed

Rafter Eleven’s Best-Kept Beauty Secret, Revealed

At Rafter Eleven, we specialize in boutique coffee, smooth wines, olive oils, and balsamic vinegar, so you might be wondering where we hide our beauty products. The secret to our glowing skin (and soon, yours, too) is in the olive oil! We use it to create that glow inside and out!

The Mystical, Magical Marvel of Wine

The Mystical, Magical Marvel of Wine

Over centuries, wine has evolved into an art.  From the terroir of the grapes, to the crushing of the varietals, to the magic of time … and finally, the first touch to the lips and taste to the mind and taste buds. 

At Rafter Eleven we have the honor of offering a selection of wine from all over the world. 

This Is Comfort

This Is Comfort

Our world is changing moment by moment and as we walk upon unchartered landscapes, we hold tight to what is dearest to us in life: family, friends, and faith. The heart, the center of every home is the kitchen.  It’s where we break bread, share good conversations, and, often, the place where we soothe our souls.