Va La Home Vineyard



“… 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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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 Mighty Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio brings the
cool, cool jazz to a summer evening among the vines. (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 Love
( both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting ).


Wednesday July 4th: -- Closed.

Friday Evening July 20: Special extended hours 5 - 8 pm
Bring the blankets and chairs for the only band to ever win the coveted
Va La Most Bestest Band in The World Award,
The Glenn E. Williams Trio, filling the little vineyard
with their mighty, mighty jazz (5 to 8 pm, weather permitting).
After 5 pm, wines will be available by the bottle or the glass.


Friday Evening August 24: Special extended hours 5 - 8 pm
Bring the blankets and chairs as we are joined by the Official Band of
the Cambodian National Space Agency, The Mighty Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio,
filling the little vineyard with the music of our lives (5 to 8 pm, weather permitting).
After 5 pm, wines will be available by the bottle or the glass.


Labor Day Weekend: Saturday September 1 & Sunday September 2
Bring the blankets and chairs for a little Avondale field wine and an afternoon jazz concert
in the little vineyard with the Sworn Enemies of Work, the Mighty Glenn E. Williams Trio
(both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting).

Labor Day Monday September 3:-- Closed

Friday Evening September 14: Special extended hours 5 - 8 pm
Bring the blankets and chairs and watch the sun set on summer, as The Mighty
Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio celebrates their final visit of the season to the little vineyard
(sniff, sniff. 5 to 8 pm, weather permitting).
After 5 pm, wines will be available by the bottle or the glass.


Wednesday November 21
Special Turkey Hours - Open noon to 3 pm, wines available by glass or bottle.
Thanksgiving Thursday November 22:-- Closed

Friday November 23
A very special afternoon concert with the Man Who Makes the Whole World Sing,
pianist Glenn E. Williams performing his moving 'Tribute to Leftovers'. (2:30 to 5:30 pm)


-- December: Special Extended Holiday Hours --
We will be open every day from
Friday December 14 until the end of the year, except as noted below:

Sunday December 16:
Holiday concert in the galleria with pianist Glenn "Dirty Santa" Williams,
and his always though provoking Airing of Grievances. (2:30 to 5:30 pm)


Monday December 24:
Special hours from 11am - 3 pm for purchases by glass or bottle.
Our traditional Christmas Eve concert in the galleria with pianist and hero to all Avondalia,
Mr Glenn E. Williams, playing his moving 'Opus to Yellow Snow'. (12:30 to 3 pm)


Tuesday December 25 -- Christmas Day:
Closed. We will open again tomorrow.

Monday December 31 -- New Year's Eve:
Open from 12 to 3 pm for purchases by glass or bottle.

January 1, 2019: New Year's 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




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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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