“… I have been privileged to walk in some of the world’s most-famous climats, such as Le Montrachet and Clos Vougeot,
and to see them as the farmer sees them and then to drink wine from them made by that farmer or someone in her or his family.
It’s a thrilling experience. Surely, there must also be new vineyards which have the potential for one day being notable climates,
possibly even great ones, which we can see being born in front of our eyes. In my judgment, there would have to be – and there may
be even be one such vineyard ...along the northern Piedmont plateau in Southeast Pennsylvania. Yes, Pennsylvania.”
— Roger Morris, The Daily Meal, January 2013
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:
On Friday evening extended hours, tastings by the flight will be available until 5 pm,
after that time the wines will be available by the glass and by the bottle.
Press / Social Media: Due to our modest size and facilities we respectfully request that you please
do not re-produce the information contained in this section for dissemination to the general public.
We thank you greatly for your understanding.
Saturday January 20, 2018:
New Release: Mahogany 2015
Sunday January 28
Pianist Mr Glenn E. Williams IV performs live in the galleria, selections from his
block-buster musical "Avondale: We Have Something Like 940 People" (3- 5 pm).
~ Our Special Silk and Neuchatel Truffle combos (made with the silk)
will be available for the Valentines Season: ~
Saturday & Sunday February 10 & 11:
Seated tastings with Avondale field wines, local cheeses, and Neuchatel chocolates, etc,
plus: a special afternoon concert with pianist Glenn "Love Machine" Williams
on Sunday, 2:32 to 5:29 pm.~ $25 (US)
Please note that seatings for this weekend are for 45 minutes,
RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:
Call 610 268 2702 Friday - Sunday Noon to 5:30.
Saturday & Sunday February 17 & 18:
~ VALENTINE REDEMPTION ~
This time It's Personal.
For those of us who have totally screwed up the big V Day, a chance for
redemption, for some, a chance for a do-over:
Tastings with Va La wines, local cheeses, and Neuchatel chocolates, etc,
plus: a special concert with pianist Glenn "Surgeon of Broken Hearts" Williams
on Sunday afternoon, 2:31 to 5:28 pm.
Please note that seatings are for 45 minutes,
Reservations are Recommended ~ $25 (US.)
Call 610 268 2702 Friday - Sunday Noon to 5:30.
April 1 -- Easter Sunday: -- Closed.
Friday Evening May 4: Special Extended hours 5-8 pm
Bring the blankets and chairs to the little vineyard for the Triumphant Return
of The Only Band that Matters, the Mighty Glenn E. Williams Trio.
Yay for all of us. (5 to 8 pm, weather permitting).
After 5 pm, wines will be available by the bottle or by the glass.
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 26 & Sunday May 27:
Bring the blankets and chairs, and have a glass of Avondale field wine, while
the official band of all things wonderful, the mighty Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio,
fills the little vineyard with cool, cool jazz.
(both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting.)
Friday Evening June 8: Special extended hours 5 - 8 pm
Bring the blankets and chairs, sip on an Avondale field wine, and watch the sun
set over the little vineyard as the Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio brings the cool
Friday night vibes to a summer evening among the vines. And you'll never want
to go back to work again. (5 to 8 pm, weather permitting).
After 5 pm, wines will be available by the bottle or the glass.
July Fourth Weekend: Saturday June 30 & Sunday July 1
Live in the vineyard, and dead to their parents, bring the blankets and chairs
for an afternoon concert with Avondale field wines, and the mighty mighty
Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio of Independence
( both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting ).
Wednesday July 4th: -- Closed.
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-- SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS 2018 --
January 1: New Year's Day 2018 -- Closed.
April 1: Easter Sunday -- Closed.
May 28: Memorial Day Monday -- Closed.
July 4 -- Closed.
September 3: Labor Day Monday -- Closed.
October 7: Avondale Lawnmower Appreciation Day -- Open normal hours.
November 21: Wednesday -- Special Turkey Hours Open noon to 3 pm;
wines available by glass or bottle.
November 22: Thanksgiving Day -- Closed.
~ Special Extended December Holiday Hours ~
We will be open normal hours every day from
December 14 until the end of the year, except for the following:
December 24: Christmas Eve
Open 11 - 3 pm -- wines available by glass or bottle.
December 25: Christmas Day -- Closed.
December 31: New Years Eve
Open from 12 to 3 pm -- wines available by glass or bottle.
January 1, 2019: New Years Day -- Closed.
We wish you a safe, happy, and beautiful 2019.
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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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