Bottles of Vala 2005 Mahogany Red Table WIne

"Though they don't enter contests and thus can't boast long list of (sometimes dubious) awards,
nor do they sell online or at many area restaurants...this tiny production is the epitome of artisinal,
with most of their uniquely compelling wines only available at the winery tasting room."

— Mike Madaio, PA Vine Company, January 2020

“Anthony Vietri's slice of hillside paradise in southern Chester County produces some of the finest
varietal wines in the country. His exceptional single-field blends... create four distinct signature pours. ”

— Mainline Today Magazine, Best of Mainline and Suburbs, July 2019

“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


Our family bottles small production, small-batch wines,
from a tiny field near Avondale.

The farmer is the winemaker. Each wine is made from field blends,
of north italian and french varieties. When the vintage allows,
four wines are bottled.

In these bottles we strive to offer unique dry table wines.
We hope very much that you enjoy them.

-- Anthony and family.

--The entirety of our small production is offered at the farm.--
each wine is available while supplies last.
Please see the Visit page for Menu and details on purchasing.

white  soils

Bottle of La Prima Donna

La Prima Donna

This amber field blend wine was produced by

the stony soils of the southeast area of the field.

( tocai, malvasia bianca, fiano,
pinot grigio, petit manseng )

"This unique, skin-fermented field blend -- all grown on a single hillside just outside of Philadelphia,
is as complex and textured as any "orange wine" I've tasted from anywhere.
Give it at least an hour in your glass, or better yet, an hour or two in a decanter, to fully enjoy."
—  Lenn Thompson, The Cork Report, September 24, 2018

“This aromatic skin-fermented white features Tocai, Malvasia Bianca, Fiano, Pinot Grigio,
and Petit Manseng. Though Anthony Vietri, Va Las owner and winemaker, cultivates mixed
plots planted to northern Italian and French varieties of all colors to be made into
terroir-specific field-blend wines, this is the only white he bottles.…”
—  Shelby Vittek, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2019

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

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

dark  soils

Silk Wine Label

Silk Wine Image

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

"This is one of the most complex Roses I've ever tasted,
made with Corvina Veronese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Petit Verdot, Langrein and others...
is amazing. I take that back - EVERYTHING was amazing."
--- Matthew Fitzsimmons, Winetrails and Wunderlust, January 2, 2020

"Silk has evolved into a gorgeous oddity - a wine with voluptuous fruit and what feels like
good structure, but one that also drinks seamlessly with virtually invisible edges."
--- Craig LaBan Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2017

“This is a wine that is hard to describe but it is oh so good. This gets a Whoa.
And then another. Whoa. This wine will not only challenge your conception of a rosé,
it might cause you to question what you have been doing your entire adult life.…”
--- 2013 Silk, The Drunken Cyclist

“This rosato is so much more than your average rose'... this wine dances
across your tongue, coats the sides of your mouth, and excites your senses.…”
--- Silk 2013, American Winery Guide, Steven M. Giles

" ...a red wine drinker's rose, 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 Wine

Mahogany Va La Wine Image

This red field blend was produced by the black

mushroom soils of the center area of the hill.

( malvasia nera, 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

“…am not a big red kind of guy, but this is truly wonderful
as the multitude of different components meld together into a cohesive whole.
The wine is wonderful now, but could easily take on a decade in the cellar. Outstanding.”
—  The Drunken Cyclist Blog, December 2015

“If you can get it, a bottle of Mahogany Va La shows off the potential of the black
mushroom soils of this vineyard through a blend of eight grape varieties.This wine
is known for its wonderful complexity.…”
--- Jill Barth, USA TODAY, July 2019

“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 Wine Label close up image

Cedar close up image

This brick-hued field blend was produced by

the red soils on the western edge of the field,

adjoining the neighboring mushroom composting farm.

( nine clones of nebbiolo, from biotypes michet,
lampia, picotener, chiavennasca, and fino, as well as,
special massal selections from this vineyard)

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

… “This is perhaps one of the most unique blends I've ever tasted.
Winemaker Anthony Vietri captures the terroir of his aptly named little vineyard
in this Nebbiolo-based blend bursting with dark fruits, sweet spice, earthiness, tannin, and acidity.”
—Elizabeth Smith, The Traveling Wine Chick Blog

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

"Va La's Nebbiolo - the one grape Vietri says truly haunts him - is the crown jewel,
benefiting from a steamy fog that emanates from a compost lot next door and drifts
over the vineyard, providing temperature moderation. Though coveted worldwide
Nebbiolo has proven difficult to grow pretty much everywhere other than northwest Italy,
yet somehow it has found another home in mushroom country, PA."
— Mike Madaio, PA Vine Company, January 2020

“...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

“Anthony Vietri, who crafts the beautiful wines of Va La Vineyards...has developed a deeply
loyal following among those who have tasted the fascinating, soulful wines... ”
— Brian Freedman, Forbes Magazine September 19, 2016

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

"Vietris wines all field blends from his small vineyardare unlike anything Ive tasted,
not only from Pennsylvania but from the East Coast. Maybe even in the United States...
His wines were game-changers for me "
—Lenn Thompson The Cork Report, March 2016

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