By a pure act of serendipity I managed to find myself at a winery for the third weekend in a row last weekend. My friend Jen and I were driving to meet up with our friend Lauren when we made a U-turn into the parking lot of Va La Vineyard. When we realized we pulled into a winery to turn around, we knew we had to stay and check it out.
The Italian named Va La is the only actual vineyard I’ve been to since arriving in the Brandywine River Valley. Tamanend and Chaddsford were both strictly wineries with no vines in sight.
Va La is unique in the sense that not only are their grapes grown on grounds, but that they grown on a century old, working farm.
We went with their standard tasting, which included a mixtures of whites and reds. Each wine was named after an Italian word and each had an accompanying meaning or anecdote.
Va La’s wines were considerably less sweet than Chaddsford’s but I was still impressed with the flavor. What Kate Ate is a food blog so I was definitely appreciating the delicious cheeses and chocolates that accompanied each glass.