Va La Home Vineyard in winter mist

“… 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

Brandywine Valley winery

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:

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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.

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Saturday January 18, 2020:
Release of Cedar 2016

Valentine's Weekends:

Part I:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday February 14 - 16:
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,
Call 610 268 2702 Friday - Sunday Noon to 5:30.

Part II:
Saturday & Sunday February 22 & 23:

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 "Heartbreaker" 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.

Saturday March 14: Man Servants in Kilts Day
The annual celebration of Celtic Pride in the little vineyard.
Come see the sights that can never be unseen:
The Men of Va La, pouring wines, rocking their tartans and kilts.

The events that follow will take place depending on whether

we are permitted to resume our normal visiting hours.


Sunday April 12: Easter -- Closed.

Sunday April 19:
Live afternoon piano concert in the galleria with the man that the cool kids simply call:
Mr. Glenn E. Williams Jr (2:30 - 5:30 pm)

Sunday May 3:
An afternoon celebration of May 3rd, with pianist Glenn E. Williams IV (2:30 5:30 pm)

Friday Evening May 8: 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 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 + Sunday: May 23 + 2

Bring the blankets and chairs, have a glass of Avondale field wine, and sit back and listen
to the official band of all things wonderful, the fabulous Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio,
filling the little vineyard with cool, cool jazz.
(both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting.)

Monday May 25: Memorial Day Monday-- Closed.

-- Before setting out, please see the Visit Us Page for Menu and important details --

We look forward to seeing you at the little vineyard!

July 4th Weekend Saturday + Sunday : July 4 + 5
We are most happy to announce that our Back Yard Bottle Service
will be blessed by the return of the mighty mighty
Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio of Independence,
who will be playing a little concert, in the little vineyard.
( both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting )

Sunday August 9:
Live afternoon threatened appearance in the little back yard with pianist, snake
trainer, and Edwardian bedroom slipper collector, Mr Glenn E. William Jr, III,
(2:01 - 5:02 pm, weather and belief in love permitting).
Due to limited space, please be aware that outdoor Seating is by reservation.
For Reservation Requests:
Please Text "Reservation" + name + phone number to 484 548 1681

Saturday August 15: Avondale Lawnmower Appreciation Day
We will be open regular hours.

Saturday October 3
Live threatened appearance in the little back yard by the three time winners of
Most handsome Men of Avondale award, the Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio
(2:01 - 5:02 pm, weather and belief in love permitting).
Due to limited space, please be aware that outdoor Seating is by reservation.
For Reservation Requests: Please click to our sample menu.

Saturday October 10, 2020 AD:
Avondale pianist, lizard skinner, and defender of amphibian rights.
Mr Glenn E. Williams III, Jr,
threatens to appear LIVE in the little vineyard
for all to poke with sticks or to simply stare and point at,
from 2:01 - 4:59 pm, (weather and belief in love permitting.)
Due to limited space, please be aware that outdoor Seating is by reservation.
For Reservation Requests: Please click to our sample menu for details.


January 1: New Year's Day 2020 -- Closed.

April 12: Easter Sunday -- Closed.

Monday May 25: Memorial Day Monday -- Closed.

Monday September 7: Labor Day Monday -- Closed.

October 4: Avondale Lawnmower Appreciation Day -- Open normal hours.

November 26: Thanksgiving Day --Closed.Open again tomorrow.

December 25: Christmas Day-- Closed.

January 1, 2021: New Years Day -- Closed.

We wish you a safe, happy, and beautiful 2021.

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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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