Status Quo for Now but Grape Things Ahead for Avondale Vineyard with International Footprint
Va La Vineyards in Avondale has felt the pandemic, particularly with its number of visitors, but it has managed to keep its distribution channels mostly unchanged over the past 12 months, writes Paul Vigna for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
“Our vast international footprint remains intact,” said owner Anthony Vietri.
Reportedly, status quo will be the theme for the coming year. There are no big, bold plans in the pipeline, an uncharacteristically conservative business plan for one of the best wineries in the nation.
“Well, we are just focused on what we’ve been doing for the past year, which is curbside pickup and backyard service,” said Vietri. “We look forward to opening indoors when it is safe for all to do so. But there are just so many factors out of our control in that regard that there seems no real point in continuing to stress over it.”
Meanwhile, there is much to be excited about: harvesting the current crop of grapes and the April-May planting of new clones and varieties.
“The days are warming, and the vines are ready to break bud soon,” said Vietri.
Read more about Va La Vineyards in the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
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