“First thing you should do, is tear down this old barn.”
— a respected vineyard consultant.
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"This small farm near Kennett Square is a true oasis...
Whether you choose to sit inside and experience a flight of their deliciously complex terroir driven wines
(I also highly recommended the local cheese pairing option), or you prefer to sit outside amongst the vines
in an adirondack chair enjoying one of their lovely bottles, you will surely leave with same sense of peace
and renewed inspiration that I, and the rest of the...followers of this little vineyard, have after every visit."
--Philadelphia Magazine Jon Medlinsky, October 20, 2020
"I first visited about 10 yrs ago and knew it was a special place At that time, he was one of the very few,
if not only, US wineries making a skin-contact white wine...it is amazing to see how people have become
fans of the winery ... I have no doubt that the east coast will be recognized as a wine destination
in the coming years and we have farmers like Anthony Vietri of Va La to thank for that."
-- Tim Kweeder, Sommelier and Manager, Bloomsday Caf, Philadelphia, IG post October 8, 2020
"Though they don't enter contests and thus can't boast long list of (sometimes dubious) awards,
nor do they sell online or at many area restaurants...this tiny production is the epitome of artisinal,
with most of their uniquely compelling wines only available at the winery tasting room."
Mike Madaio, PA Vine Company, January 2020
"Anthony Vietri's slice of hillside paradise in southern Chester County produces some of the finest
varietal wines in the country. His exceptional single-field blends... create four distinct signature pours."
Mainline Today Magazine, Best of Mainline and Suburbs, July 2019
"It's a single hill vineyard that produces over two dozen French and Italian varietals with astounding results
and a century-old barn that doubles as a tasting room."
-- Nancy DePalma, Conde Nast Traveler, December 2018
"One of the Mid Atlantic's great wineries.
I am surprised to learn that people don't know about Va La Vineyards, but I only recently
discovered them myself. This is one venue that is truly worthy of your time..."
-- Brian Yost, The Virginia Grape, July 11, 2018
"Mr. Vietri's wines are available in limited quantities and often sell out at the speed of light
...If you're a serious oenophile, or just a wine lover in search of a delightfully unique and
rewarding experience, be sure to make Va La Vineyards your next port of call."
-- The Artful Diner, May 16, 2018
"Vietri produces only four wines...and only produces enough wine to sell directly to the consumer
at the winery...and provides those of us who are lucky enough to visit some of the most
gorgeous and unique wine blends I've ever tasted."
- Elizabeth Smith,The Traveling Wine Chick Blog
"Vietri... grows more than 30 varieties of largely Italian grapes for his signature blends
... He makes no sweet, inexpensive starter wines. He doesn't do self-promotional
And his "dream" is to see his wines on BYO tables at authentic
Mexican taquerias in nearby Kennett Square."
- Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
On the memorable day that, after several years of planning and work, our family had finally completed planting
the 'little vineyard', an old and distinguished-looking Italian man came driving up in his Cadillac to offer his well wishes.
Rolling down the power window, he paused to take in the sight of our accomplishment, and shook his head:
"No grapes can grow in Avondale. You people CRAZY."
~ - Thank you greatly for coming to the little vineyard - ~
We consider your decision to take these wines into your home the highest honor;
it is the sole reason that we can pursue this thing that we love.
AVONDALE FIELD WINES
Our family offers small-batch wines
made from field blends of north italian and french varieties.
The farmer is the winemaker, and only grapes from this field are used
to produce a small amount of bottles each vintage.
In these bottles we strive to offer unique dry table wines.
We hope very much that you enjoy them.
-- Anthony and family
--------------------------- Current Available Bottlings: --------------------------
As we regrettably do not have access to distribution or shipping, the entirety
of our small production is available at the farm while supplies last
for Barn Door Pick Ups,
or, on weekends when the weather allows, to enjoy by Back Yard Bottle Service.
For hours, pick-up and visiting information, please see here:
Visitors to our farm, please be aware that all must follow Department of Health regulations:
♦ Visitors are required to wear masks, and maintain social distancing at all times.
♦ Groups must be limited to six persons maximum, including
all non- drinkers and children.
Weather for Avondale: TWC, WU.
We thank you for your patience as we navigate these difficult times, and most of all,
we thank you for your wonderful support of this little farm; it is truly appreciated.
All our best to you and your family,
-- Anthony and family.