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
A NOTE FROM THE ITALIAN MEETUP ORGANIZERS:
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 information:www.viavecchiawinery.com