A new panel of 60 wine experts once again raised a glass to the unique wines crafted by Avondale’s Anthony Vietri.
His Va La Vineyards was ranked No. 85 on the latest list of 101 Best Wineries in America 2017, according to a report in The Daily Meal by Colman Andrews.
“They are unusual wines, to say the least, often benefitting from long aeration, and none of them taste quite like anything else you’ve tried,” the profile for Va La Vineyards asserted. “Who can imagine a blend of tocai, malvasia, viognier, pinot grigio, and petit manseng, or one of malvasia nero, barbera, sagrantino, carmine, lagrein, charbono, teroldego, and petit verdot?
“There is no reference point for these wines — but they are well-made, highly original, and mostly delicious.”
The rankings shift each year according to the tastes of their 60 sommeliers, wine writers, bloggers, editors, chefs, and restaurateurs. Va La Vineyards previously placed 85th in both 2016 and 2015 after its best showing at 65th in the inaugural 2014 rankings.
Vietri has produced in excess of two dozen varieties of French and Italian wines on the seven acres of Va La Vineyards.
Read more about this year’s rankings in The Daily Meal here.