Anthony Vietri from Birth of a Vineyard Slideshow

Birth of a Vineyard Slideshow

Ella Morris
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Anthony Vietri

Anthony Vietri began his career as a Hollywood script writer but decided in the late 1990s to return to his family farm outside of Avondale near the Delaware line to become a winegrower with his wife Karen. His family has been small-parcel farmers since the 1600s, first in Italy but since the 1920s in Pennsylvania, where they have grown a variety of crops, including corn, a grove of chestnuts, a small vineyard of American grapes and, most recently, mushrooms — the major agricultural industry in the region.