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Avalon Pick of the Week
Amy Paul, Avalon Customer Service Manager, says:

"Bruno’s Blend III is sinfully good but blessedly guilt free"

Introducing Avalon's new weekly online "Avalon Pick", where we tell you what we're liking. With a store full of wine to choose from, plus lots of wine reps coming by each week offering tastes of just about every new wine out there, our employees are some of the best informed in the business. Here's Amy's pick (her picture is below).

Amy, Avalon Cstomer Service Manager

Va Piano
Bruno's Blend III $24.95/$22.45

Va Piano Vineyard's Bruno’s Blend III is sinfully good but blessedly guilt free. Full of lush blackberry, ripe plums, and sweet baking spice it is the perfect mid-winter answer to heavier meals or a glass of wine by the fire. Bruno’s Blend is charming in its understated simplicity and finds a wonderful balance of fruit and texture.

I should tell you up-front that I’m predisposed to love the Bruno’s Blend: I’m Catholic, I love Florence, and Fr. Bruno is the reason I starting drinking wine in Italy. That aside, the wine is delicious. This is a wine that should be shared in the same way Fr. Bruno taught me to enjoy wine: open a bottle, invite over friends, share a meal together and build community. Below left, Father Bruno.

Father BrunoLike its namesake, the wine is generous in its composition as well as in charitable giving. Part of the proceeds of each bottle sold is given to charitable causes in Africa and Italy. Fr. Bruno, a priest in Florence, Italy painted the beautiful depiction of the Duomo that graces the label of Bruno’s Blend III. The wine, a collaboration between Va Piano Vineyards and Fr. Bruno is creating a union of culture, creativity and goodness.

Va Piano Vineyards, the brainchild of Gonzaga University graduate and fourth generation Walla Wallan, Justin Wylie has been an “Indie” hit at Avalon and his wines consistent selections for our Big Red’s Club. Small production, phenomenal quality and attention to detail has brought a dedicated following.


read more about Father Bruno:
Va Piano Vineyard:
New Walla Walla Winery Producing a Blessed Blend

by Christina Kelly

Va Piano's Brunos Blend 3

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