Saturday, December 13, 2008

Va La to exit Brandywine trail

The downstairs tasting bar at Va La Vineyards in Avondale, Pa.

One bit of news from the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is that Va La Vineyards will be leaving the trail at the end of the year. Anthony Vietri confirmed the other day that he will be stepping down as president and withdrawing from the trail.

That knocks the group down to six, with Black Walnut scheduled to open sometime between January and March.

Two new wineries are expected to sign on in January, bumping the total to eight.

Also, applications are being accepted for the second trail wine camp, scheduled for Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16. Here's some chatter about the unique event:

"We would love to host you in Chester County and the beautiful Brandywine Valley for “Wine Camp.” The three-day two-night package includes personal experiences with the proprietors of four area wineries, lodging, five meals including dinner at the Historic Dilworthtown Inn and complimentary admission to nine Brandywine Valley attractions including Longwood Gardens! Activities include ”Barrel Tasting in the Cellar” as well as a picnic dinner and concert at Chaddsford Winery. “A Walk Through the Vineyards” at Kreutz Creek Vineyards; Wine & Food pairing lunch in the vineyard at Paradocx; and “Vines to Wines – The Crush” at Twin Brook Winery."

For more infromation, call 1.800.566.0109, Ext. 205

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