Va La Wines





“Perhaps the best-known American practitioner of true 'vins de terroir' is East Coast vintner Anthony
Vietri of Pennsylvania's Va La Vineyards. Although Vietri has only a 6.7-acre plot, he has separated it
into four distinct terroirs, each producing a single wine from several varieties ( and, importantly, many
clones of varieties, such as Nebbiolo) that, through years of experimentation, each soil has selected. ”
— Roger Morris, Drinks Business

“The email message was simple. It made me smile. Still does. The note was a response to an inquiry
- my request to visit a Chester County winery I'd heard the good word on, repeatedly. It was brief, honest
and bereft of showbiz: 'My name is Anthony and I farm the wines here. We're not really comfortable
talking about ourselves, but I would like to meet you and say hello. I am unfortunately chained to my
tractors most every day.”
— Jeff Alexander, Philadelphia Wine Examiner



Avondale field wines

Our farm is devoted to the production of four wines grown on this hill.

The wines are farmed by the winemaker;
no purchased grapes are used, no matter how desperate times may leave us.

Each wine is made from the blend of varieties selected by the soils over time,
and is unique to this field.






white  soils


La Prima Donna




La Prima Donna

This wine was produced by the stony soils
of the southeast area of the field.
( tocai, malvasia bianca, viognier,
pinot grigio, petit manseng )










“This is a standout, an alive and invigorating wine…”
—  Jeff Alexander, Philadelphia Wine Examiner


“...I've not tasted a more complex and fascinating local wine, red, white or orange."
—  Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer


“Wine of the Year! Truly an outstanding blend.”
—  2012 Case of the Brandywine, Delaware Today Magazine


“…truly one of the best American whites I have tasted.”
—  Roger Morris, Delaware Today Magazine







dark  soils


Silk




Silk

This dry rosato was produced from the soils
of the eastern slopes of the hill.
( corvina veronese, barbera, nebbiolo,
carmine, petit verdot, etc. )










“This barely tannic lovely is a complex wine with a rich aroma…”
—  Jeff Alexander, Philadelphia Wine Examiner


“…great satiny texture...tempered by peppery edges”
—  Roger Morris, Delaware Today Magazine


" ...a red wine drinker's rose, complex...it drinks beautifully at room temperature or slightly chilled."
-- Saveur the Good Life!


"This wine is beautiful...Purple and red, but translucent. Big deep flavors of dark raspberry and plum."
--- Carlo DeVito, East Coast Wineries Blog


Mahogany Va La




Mahogany Va La

This wine was produced by the black mushroom
soils of the center area of the hill.
( malvasia nero, barbera, sagrantino, carmine,
lagrein, charbono, teroldego, petit verdot )










“…a breakthrough wine that has a combination of structure, flavors,
and complexity that will improve over the years.”
—  Roger Morris, Wilmington News Journal


“…a plush and powerfully intriguing blend called Mahogany… has
‘cult wine’ potential.”
—  Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer


“Easily one of my favorite red wines on the eastern seaboard.
....cherries, raspberries, a hint of red currant, and beautiful complexity...Fantastic.”
—  Carlo Devito, East Coast Wineries Blog

“…one of my favorites from anyplace around the world.”
—  Paul Vigna, The Wine Classroom


Cedar




Cedar

This wine was produced by the red soils
on the western edge of the field.
( five clones of nebbiolo lampia & michet,
corvina veronese )










“I loved them all. But pay attention to my new favorite, the Italian-styled Cedar.”
— Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer


… “2009 Bottle of the Year”
— Wilmington News Journal


“…could smell this all day…perfect color…no question my favorite
wine, and will be an addition to my cellar.”
— Anthony’s Wine Blog


“...the best Nebbiolo I have tasted outside of Northern Italy…”
— Sommelier News, International Sommelier Guild








“The combination of the land, the vines and the heart and soul of his unwavering dedication in
what he believes, make these wines some of the most intriguing, complex and best I've ever
encountered. Not just in Pennsylvania, the east coast, or even out west in California, Oregon,
or Washington, but anywhere in the world of wine. ”
— Steven M. Giles, SMG Wine Blog



Va La Grapes in hand



“Here and there vintners prove themselves gratifying exceptions, going against the grain of fashion and propagating field blends and their charm. That includes not just those … in famous growing regions, but also in places where only in this generation were vines even planted at all, as is the case at Channing Daughters on Long Island, or at Va La (not far from the suburbs of Philadelphia and Wilmington on the US East Coast), where Anthony Vietri – also with Italian inspiration - practices co-cultivation and co–fermentation of umpteen varieties. It's not by chance that precisely these — if as yet not well–known — wines from New York and Pennsylvania belong to the most multifaceted and fascinating in the USA.…”
— David Schildknecht, Vinaria





Va La Vine

"I was very impressed . . . They are absolutely as individualistic as hell, and that's great.
Everyone else is trying to make, you know, factory-style Merlot and something like this comes along, it's great."
—Colman Andrews Editorial Director The Daily Meal, Editor in Chief Saveur Magazine








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