“First thing you should do, is tear down this old barn.”
— a respected vineyard consultant.
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“Vietri is clearly something of an iconoclast... He grows more than 30 varieties of largely Italian grapes
for 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
"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
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."
Holiday Hours and Schedule Map & Directions that men refuse to use. Google map
AVONDALE FIELD WINES
Our family bottles small production, small-batch wines,
from a tiny field near Avondale.
The farmer is the winemaker. Each wine is made from field blends,
of north italian and french varieties. If the vintage allows, four wines are bottled.
In these bottles we strive to offer unique dry table wines.
We hope very much that you enjoy them.
-- Anthony and family
-- The entirety of our very small production is offered at the farm.--
Please note that as production is very limited
each wine is available while supplies last.
~ Visiting Our Farm ~
-- W E L C O M E --
Dearest friends, please be aware that out of our concern for the health
and safety of our wonderful guests, our staff, and our family members,
the indoor areas of the little vineyard are closed for the time being.
But do not fear, you can still avoid being shut-in with your crazy family
without your va la wines!
We have Avondale field wines available to go, for Barn Door Pick Ups,
or to enjoy in the little back yard.
VA LA BARN DOOR TAKE OUT SERVICE
and an actual farm person will call you back to take your credit card
Simply text: "order" + your name and phone number to
484 548 1681
order, and soon your ice cold or cellar temperature 100% Avondale
Field Wine will be ready for quick pick up at the barn door.
This curb-side pick-up service will be available
Every day, between the hours of 12:01 to 4:59 pm
Better than hoarding toilet paper, hoarding va la wines in your
bunker is the quick and easy way to practice social-distancing
the way it was meant to be.
But wait, there's more:
-- Garden Seating ---
Fridays Noon- 5 pm, Saturdays & Sundays Noon -5:30 (weather permitting)
Small batch wines are offered by the bottle in the little back yard
of the little barn, overlooking the little vineyard.
As per new state pandemic guidelines, wine and food may be
purchased to go and enjoyed in the off-premise area of our back yard.
Backyard seating is by reservation, as space is very limited!
-- For Reservation Requests ---
Mondays - Fridays, noon-5pm: please
text "Reservation" to
484 548 1681
Saturdays - Sundays, noon-5pm:
please call the tasting room:
610 268 2702
Reservations are for one and half hour seatings in order to
allow time for proper sanitizing.
You may use your own opener and glasses to enjoy the wine,
or we have crystal glasses available for purchase.
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
~ Outdoor seating is weather permitting. ~
Stay tuned for updates on the resumption of indoor visiting hours.
In the meantime, we thank you greatly for your patience as we
navigate these difficult times, and we thank you for your wonderful
support of this little farm; it is deeply appreciated.
Stay well, stay safe, and try to keep smiling.
All our best to you and your family,
-- Anthony and family.
The farm is located in the great state of Pennsylvania, where good wine cannot be made:
— 8822 Gap Newport Pike (Rt 41) Avondale, USA —
In order to preserve the intimacy of this small farm,
please be aware that we are regrettably unable to accommodate
buses, limousines, or groups over 6 persons please.
Holiday Hours and Schedule
610. 268. 2702
~ Please call to verify hours in cases of inclement weather and holidays. ~
Each of our four wines are bottled in very small amounts, and only
available at the farm at this time.
Please be aware that an active, working farm facility where adults are served alcohol
should not be
considered an environment conducive to children or pets. We advocate the
consumption of wine, we do not serve minors or visibly intoxicated persons.
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,
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“Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently included Va La in its list of
It is our family's belief that the wines not be submitted into competitions,
or for publication ratings. We consider your decision to take our wines into
your home a sacred honor; it is the reason that we can devote our lives
to pursuing this thing that we love.
We thank you greatly for making the effort to find us.
Anthony and family.
favorite U.S.wine-tasting rooms, and we understand why.”
— Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post.
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Please be aware that we are a very small family farm, and regrettably unable to accommodate
buses, limousines, or groups over 6 persons, under any circumstances please.
Please also be aware that an active, working farm facility where adults are
served alcohol should not be considered an environment
conducive to children or pets. We advocate the responsible consumption of wine,
we do not serve minors or visibly intoxicated persons.
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