* Due to limited space for our pizza events, please be sure to note that we are unable
to accommodate groups over six persons, please.
On Friday evening dates, pizzas start at approx. 5pm until they are sold out.
Pizzas are made one at a time by hand, so arriving early to get your order in promptly
is the best plan to avoid embarrassing pizza envy.
Before setting out to visit please call ahead to verify that regular hours still apply in cases of
inclement weather, or holidays. We attempt to post cancellations on our page in the book of faces:
Saturday & Sunday FEBRUARY 16 & 17 – VALENTINE REDEMPTION:
For those of us who have totally screwed up the big V Day, a second chance for redemption:
Seated tastings with 2 new wine releases, local cheeses, and neuchatel chocolates, etc.
PLUS: a special afternoon concert with pianist Glenn E. Williams, featuring his romantic songs
of interspecies love and animal husbandry on Sunday 2:32 to 5:29 – $20 (US)
Seating is very limited - RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:
Call 610 268 2702 Thursday - Sunday Noon to 5:30, or attempt to contact us by telepathy.
Saturday APRIL 27 – The Return:
Wood. Fired. Pizza. That’s right. With his steaming hot pies right off the coals, and all new
endangered species menu, our very own Chef Matthew J. Hans is back where we love him, 12:01 to 5:32.
PLUS: Live in the little vineyard and dead to their parents, we welcome the return of the beloved
Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio for a little afternoon backyard concert thing, 2:28 to 5:29 pm.
This makes us happy. (music and pizza are weather permitting.)
Friday Evening MAY 10 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
Wood. Fired. Pizza. Steaming hot pies of love, by Grammy award winning chef, Matthew J. Hans II.
PLUS: the Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio performing an evening concert in the little vineyard.
(5 to 8 pm, pizza and music are weather permitting)
Saturday MAY 25 – Memorial Day Weekend Part I:
Wood Fired Pizza, by Chef, speaker of tongues, and professional wild life taunter,
Mr Matthew J. Hans the III (12 to 5 pm, weather and belief in love, permitting.)
PLUS: Go ahead, bring the blankets and chairs, for the Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio brings their
machine of love to the little vineyard for an afternoon concert (2:32 to 5:28, weather permitting.)
Sunday MAY 26 – Memorial Day Weekend Part II:
Bring the blankets and chairs for The Glenn E. Willams Jazz Trio Of Free Love, Live afternoon
concert in the little vineyard.(2:30 to 5:30, weather permitting) Exciting yes, but I like it too.
Friday Evening JUNE 14 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8pm:
The Wood. The Fire. And the Pizza Truck: piping hot, steaming fresh pies, by ex-chef to the Gambian
National Ski team, Mr.Matthew T. Hans IV. Plus: Pianist Mr Glenn E. Williams, in a very special concert
featuring his five movement tribute to flank steak. (5 to 8 pm, pizza and music are weather permitting)
Saturday July 6:
Wood Fired Pizza by Chef and Award Winning Acupuncturist Mr.Matthew J. Hans V (noon to 5pm, weather permitting.)
PLUS: Bring the blankets and chairs for a Live afternoon concert in the little vineyard with the
Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio, jazzing and sassing the little vineyard (2:30-5:30, weather permitting).
Sunday July 7:
Bring the blankets and chairs for the only men to have won the Avondale National Unibrow Competition
for three straight years, the fabulous Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio, 2:29 to 5:31 pm (weather permitting).
Friday Evening JULY 19 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
Wood Fired Pizza, by the man with the strongest neck muscles in Avondale, Chef Matthew T. Hans VI.
PLUS: Pantless Live evening concert by the pianist Mr Glenn E. Williams. (5 to 8, weather permitting for pizza)
Friday Evening AUGUST 2 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
Wood Fired Pizza, by Chef, Taxidermist, and Lifestyle Critic, Mr Matthew T. Hans VII.
PLUS: Live evening concert in the little back yard with the Mighty Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio
(5 to 8 pm, weather permitting for music and pizza) = Double Plus Good.
Friday Evening AUGUST 16 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
Wood Fired Pizza by Pizza Genius Chef Matthew T. Hans VI.
PLUS: The Man who Makes the Whole World Sing, Pianist Glenn E. Williams Jr, joins us for
a little evening tinkle on the keyboards (5 to 8 pm, weather permitting for pizza)
Saturday AUGUST 31:
Wood Fired Pizza by The Man Who Brought Love to Avondale, Chef Matthew J. Hans V, (noon to 5pm, weather permitting)
PLUS: Bring the blankest and chairs for an outdoor concert with The Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio
and Tooth Decay Response Team (2:30-5:30, weather permitting).
Sunday SEPTEMBER 1:
Bring the blankets and chairs for the men that may be last in the lunch line but first in our hearts,
The Mighty Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio ( 2:30 to 5:30, weather permitting).
Monday SEPTEMBER 2 – Bonus Labor Day Coverage:
The tasting room will be open from 12:01 - 3:01 pm
Friday Evening SEPTEMBER 13 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
A celebration of Friday 13th as we welcome well known finger painting artist, pet psychic,
and fabulous Wood Fired Pizza maker, Chef Matthew T. Hans IV.
PLUS: The Only Pianist That Matters, Mr Glenn E. Williams, joins us for a little evening concert.
(5 to 8 pm, weather permitting for pizza)
Friday Evening SEPTEMBER 27 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
The Wood Fired Pizza that changed our lives, by the High Priest of Pizza Chef Matthew T. Hans III.
PLUS: Live evening concert in the little vineyard, by the Official Band to the Opec Nations,
The Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio (5 to 8pm, weather permitting for pizza and music)
Saturday OCTOBER 5:
Wood Fired Pizza, by the Official Chef of the Pennsylvania Hyena Breeders Association,
Mr Matthew B. Hans Jr, noon to 5 pm (weather permitting)
PLUS: Bring the chairs and blankets for an afternoon concert in the little vineyard with the
Mighty Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio of Four (2:30-5:30, weather permitting). Fill your belly and free your mind.
Friday Evening OCTOBER 18 – Special Friday Night Hours – 5 to 8 pm:
Alas, the Last Wood Fired Pizza of the vintage, by Chef of Pizza Greatness, Mr Matthew T. Hans.
PLUS: A very special evening concert with pianist Glenn E. Williams, featuring
songs of plastic surgery gone wrong (5– 8pm, pizza is weather permitting.)
Wednesday NOVEMBER 27 – Special Turkey Hours:
We will be open from 12:03 to 3:03 pm.
Friday NOVEMBER 29:
We give Thanks for a special afternoon concert by pianist Glenn E. Williams,
performing his very moving Tribute to Leftovers, 2:27 to 5:28 pm.
Sunday DECEMBER 15:
Pianist Mr Glenn E. Williams joins us in the Galleria for songs of holiday cheer and his
traditional Airing of Grievances, 2:29 to 5:32 pm.
Sunday DECEMBER 22:
Afternoon Concert in the Galleria with pianist Glenn “Dirty Santa” Williams, featuring the
world premier of his newest concerto, “The Yellow Snow of Avondalia”, 2:28 to 5:27 pm.)
JANUARY 1, 2013: New Years Day – Closed
MARCH 3: National Vulcanized Fiber Awareness Day – Open normal hours
March 31: Easter Sunday – Closed
MAY 27: Memorial Day Monday: Bonus Memorial Day Coverage – Open 11:59 to 3:01 pm
JUNE 2: National Small Intestine Appreciation Day 10mn Open pm
JULY 4: U.S. Independence Day – Open 11:59 to 3:01 pm
JULY 14: New Garden Township Lawnmower Day – Open
SEPTEMBER 2: Labor Day Monday – Open 12:02 to 3:01 pm
NOVEMBER 27: Wednesday before Thanksgiving – Special Turkey Hours, 12:01 to 3:32 pm
NOVEMBER 28: Thanksgiving Day – Closed for feasting; we will return next day, Black Friday (Nov. 29th)
DECEMBER: Special Extended Holiday Hours (TBA) – Please call for days and times
DECEMBER 25: Christmas Day – Closed
DECEMBER 31: New Years Eve – Open 11:58 to 3:01 pm
JANUARY 1, 2014: New Years Day – Closed
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“ …an extraordinary family owned winery, my mind has finally come to grips with the conclusion;
Va La makes some beautifully well made wine, meticulously cared for by a passionate farmer… ”
—Anthony’s Wine Blog, July 2012
On the memorable day that, after several years of planning and work, our family had finally planted this
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.”
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