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.
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Sunday January 29:
Pianist Mr Glenn E. Williams IV performs live in the galleria, selections
from his block-buster musical "Avondale: We have 933 People"( 3- 5 pm).

Valentine's Weekends:
~ Our Special Silk and Neuchatel Truffle combos (made with the silk)
will be available for the Valentines Season: ~


Part I:
Saturday & Sunday February 11 & 12:
Seated tastings with Avondale field wines, local cheeses, and Neuchatel chocolates, etc,
plus: a special afternoon concert with pianist Glenn "Love Biscuit" 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.


Part II:
Saturday & Sunday February 18 & 19:
~ 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.

Sunday March 5:
On the baby grand, a special afternoon concert with pianist, master ventriloquist, and
four time Olympic snake throwing champion, Mr Glenn E. Williams III (2:59 to 5:27 pm)

April 16 -- Easter Sunday: -- Closed.

Sunday April 23:
In the Galleria: a special afternoon concert with pianist, professional dieter,
and breaker of awkward silences, Mr Glenn E. Williams Sr. (2:59 to 5:27 pm)

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 27 & Sunday May 28:
Bring the blankets and chairs, and have a glass of Avondale field wine, while 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.)

Memorial Day Monday May 29:Closed.

Friday Evening June 16: Special extended hours 5 - 8 pm
Bring the blankets and chairs to the little vineyard for the Triumphant Return
of 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.

July Fourth Weekend: Saturday July 1 & Sunday July 2
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
Glenn E. Williams Jazz Trio of Love
( both days 2:30 to 5:30 pm, weather permitting ).

Monday and Tuesday July 3rd and 4th: Closed.

Friday Evening July 14: 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 18: 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 2 & Sunday September 3
Bring the blankets and chairs for a little Avondale field wine and an afternoon jazz concert
in the little vineyardwith 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 4: Closed

Friday Evening September 15: 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.

Friday Evening October 6: 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.

Sunday October 29:
On the baby grand, an autumn afternoon concert with pianist, pencil owner, and
six time national puppet fighting champion, Mr Glenn E. Williams IV (2:59 to 5:27 pm)

Thanksgiving Week:

Wednesday November 22
Special Turkey Hours - Open noon to 3 pm, tastings by glass or bottle.

Thanksgiving Thursday November 23:Closed.

Friday November 24
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 normal hours every day from
Friday December 8 until the end of the year, except as noted below:

Sunday December 17
Pianist Glenn Dirty Santa Williams IV plays songs of Holiday Cheer,
as well as, his Airing of Grievances.(2:30 to 5:30 pm).

Sunday December 24:
Special hours from 11am - 3 pm for purchases and tastings 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)

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

Sunday December 31 -- New Years Eve:
Open from 12 to 3 pm for purchases and tastings by glass or bottle.

January 1, 2017: New Years Day Closed.

Wishing you and your family a beautiful 2018.

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-- SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS 2017 --

January 1: New Year's Day 2017 -- Closed.

April 16: Easter Sunday -- Closed.

May 29: Memorial Day Monday -- Closed.

July 3 &4 -- Closed.

September 4: Labor Day Monday -- Closed.

October 8: Avondale Lawnmower Appreciation Day -- Open normal hours.

November 22: Wednesday -- Special Turkey Hours Open noon to 3 pm;
tastings by glass or bottle only.


November 23: Thanksgiving Day -- Closed.

~ Special Extended December Holiday Hours ~
We will be open normal hours every day from 
December 8 until the end of the year, except for the following:

December 24: Christmas Eve
Open 11 - 3 pm -- Tastings by glass or bottle only.

December 25: Christmas Day -- Closed.

December 31: New Years Eve
Open from 12 to 3 pm -- Tastings by glass or bottle only.

January 1, 2018: New Years Day -- Closed.

We wish you a safe, happy, and beautiful 2018.



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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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