Va La Vineyards photo of Tasting Barn and vines in the field

“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 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 Cafe, 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 competitions.
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."
Supervisor of Pruning Logistics, Ms Cali
Supervisor of Pruning Logistics, Ms Cali
Peasant child laborer Ms Sia
Peasant child laborer Ms Sia
Supervisor of Guest Services Welcomes You
Supervisor of Guest Services Welcomes You
Farmer Anthony (by Mr Carlos Alejandro)
Anthony on Tractor Sept 2018
by Carlos Alejandro De Today

Anthony 2017
Anthony 2017 by Carlos Alejandro
Tasting Room Lady
Tasting Room Lady, Ms Ren
by Ms Jen Samuel (Not actual size)

Tasting Room Lady
Pruning nebbiolo, massal selections.

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Avondale field wines

-- W E L C O M E --

We are a family farm that grows and bottles small-batch, dry table wines.
Our wines are made from field blends of north italian and french varieties.
We produce a small amount of bottles each vintage,
and the entirety of that production is offered at the farm :

  Fridays - Sundays we offer seated tastings
in our century-old barn and in the little backyard,
overlooking the vines. 
Seatings are by reservation; we welcome our walk-in visitors
  as staff and space are available.

By the glass from $11, by the bottle, and by tasting flight $20

Fridays:12:02 - 5:29 pm
Saturdays & Sundays:12:01 - 5:59 pm
- last service is 30 minutes before closing time - 

   To make your Reservation Request:   
• Please Text 'reservation' to 484 548 1681, from 12 -5 pm
     • Fridays-Sundays you may also call: 610 268 2702, from 12 -5

Please be aware that because of our modest size
we can accommodate groups of
4 persons maximum for indoor seating
6 persons maximum for outdoor seating

including all non-drinkers, children, and imaginary friends;
splitting of tables is not permitted under any circumstances please.

---------------------------    Barn Door Pick Ups:    ---------------------------

Our wines are available for curbside pick-up at the farm daily. To place an order for pick up:

Please Text: "Order" + Your name and Phone number to:
484 548 1681
daily, between the hours of 12:01 and 4:58 pm,
and an actual farmer person will contact you to arrange a time for pick up.

For visiting and reservation info, currently available wines, etc, please see here:

We hope very much that you enjoy your time with us. 

  -- Anthony, Ren, and family.

Weather for Avondale: TWC, WU.

The farm is located in the great state of Pennsylvania, where good wine cannot be made:

—   8822 Gap Newport Pike (Rt 41) Avondale, USA  —

610. 268. 2702

~ Please call to verify hours in cases of inclement weather and holidays. ~

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Contact & News
Trying to contact va la has been likened to attempting to contact the dead. We are in the field and winery during the week, and as the vines are many and we are few, the best time to reach someone is during the tasting room's regular business hours.

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“Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently included Va La in its list of
favorite rooms, and we understand why.”
—  Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post.

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We please ask that you take note that:

♦ We advocate the responsible consumption of wine, we do not serve minors or visibly intoxicated persons.
♦ We are a very small family farm, and regrettably unable to accommodate buses, limousines,ocean liners,
or groups over 4 persons indoors, or over 6 persons outdoors, under any circumstances please.
♦ An active, working farm facility where adults are served alcohol should not be considered an environment
conducive to children or pets. Non-Service dogs are permitted, outdoors only, as long as they are
leashed and maintain a 10 foot distance from all other guests. (The same applies to children. 😀)

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Va La Family Farmed Wines  |  8820 Gap Newport Pike (Rt. 41)  |  Avondale, PA  |  19311  |  610-268-2702