“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 produces wines from field blends of northern italian varieties
on a small farm
~ Visiting Our Farm ~
Welcome, and thank you for your interest.
We welcome you to this little boutique tasting room
set inside a 19th century barn, offering a selection of
dry table wines that are unique in flavors,
and unique to this small farm:
By the glass (from $8), by the bottle, and in the
Field Wine Tasting Flight, a reserve-style tasting featuring
four current releases, paired with bites of local food specialties
and seasonal tidbits from the farm ~ $20.
We hope very much that you enjoy them.
-- Anthony and family.
Our farm is located in the 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.
Fridays: 12:01 to 5:29 pm (Last service @ 5 pm)
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:02 to 5:58 pm (Last service @ 5:30 pm)
Holiday Hours and Schedule
610. 268. 2702
~ Please call to verify hours in cases of inclement weather and holidays. ~
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.
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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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