Via Vecchia Winery [CANCELLED!]

  • March 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM

25 February 2013

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. As suspected, the facility does not maintain regular public hours. It is open this weekend, though, for an art show.


24 February 2013


Does anyone know if Via Vecchia is open to the public that evening (March 1)? Their website has no hours of operation listed and it seems the facility is no longer operating as a wine bar but rather as a venue for special events. Until we have confirmation, please consider this event as TENTATIVE.

It's unclear how the Meetup date of March 1 was established. But we have adjusted the website settings. Members can still -- and are encouraged to -- suggest a Meetup but the event will not be announced until an organizer has contacted the member to confirm arrangements.


Via Vecchia Winery opened in May 2010 downtown right behind Wasserstrom on Front Street. On Friday and Saturday evenings, they offer wine tasting of their 3 wines or you can purchase wine by the glass or bottle. They also offer an antipasti plate for 2 or 4 people. They completed their grape crushing over 2 weeks ago and they will be finishing their "punchdown" this week. The second pressing is scheduled for this weekend, (Oct 22 and 23) so I do not think they will be open for wine tasting. One of the owers, Paolo, speaks Italian and they follow the Tuscan method he learned from his father, who still lives in Italy. Their wine is still made "the old way," or "via vecchia." I am a fairly frequent visitor there and I have taken some people there for wine tasting and antipasta and all have enjoyed their time there. Reservations are not required but for a group I would definitely make one. My favorite wine there is the Italian style one called Trovato. For more

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  • R. Sergio S.

    Good catch Cheryl! Perhaps at another time in the future.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • cheryl

      Yes! Maybe their "Stomp" in the fall.

      February 25, 2013

  • Christine C.

    Just for the record (Part 2), I have been to a couple of events at Via Vecchia (concerts, etc.) which were very well attended. But, as pointed out, it is not really a "wine bar" as such. If you are interested in seeing the venue, which is very attractive, keep an eye out for an event happening there. City Music is one of them.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Christine C.

    Just for the record: the newest Taviani bros. movie, "Caesar Must Die", is being shown at the Wex this Friday and Saturday nights.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Jory Farr changed the date and time to Friday, March 01, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    February 21, 2013

  • Mary

    Via Vecchia would be a great location for our group. Delicious wine!

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A Saturday would be great :)

    January 21, 2013

  • cheryl

    A Google search shows lots of usage for it as an American expression: "The term 'via vecchia,' when applied to Italian migration to the US, refers to the way of life enjoyed by emigrants prior to leaving their homeland."

    October 19, 2010

  • R. Sergio S.

    Coming from the US Supreme Court, there is no guarantee of sense. This could be a fluke.

    October 19, 2010

  • cheryl

    Wow, interesting. I didn't know that. So it makes perfect sense afterall!

    October 19, 2010

  • R. Sergio S.

    Seems that in the US the term has another meaning as was alluded to by our Supreme Court:
    general "characteristics" of Americans of Italian origin, those deriving from the concept of la via vecchia, that is, "life within the family." Sergio

    October 19, 2010

  • cheryl

    "Via Vecchia" suona bene. But I'm pretty sure "way" as in the way of doing something is maniera or modo. ;-)

    October 19, 2010

  • Michelle

    Un buon idea! Ho gia parlato con mio amico che dovrebbe andare a Via Vecchia.

    October 18, 2010

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