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Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery was merely a dream that Salvatore Pizzadili had for his two sons, Tony and Pete Pizzadili. For many years, the brothers helped their father make wine, and they credit their current knowledge of winemaking to his guidance and experience.The Pizzadili Brothers - Pete and Tony

In 1993, Salvatore's dream became a reality when his two sons planted their first grapes. Since the first planting, Tony and Pete have continued to add more types of grapes and elaborated on their wine production.

Currently, Pizzadili Vineyard provides over 12 different grape varieties, which allowed Pizzadili Winery to produce a variety of wines. Tony and Pete have taken great pride in the fact that all the wines made at the Winery are made from grapes grown in their vineyard.

Pizzadili Winery's wines range from a sweet white dessert wine, "Delaware," to a dry red wine, "Brothers' Table Wine," the latter named after Tony and Pete, because it is their favorite wine. Visit the winery and choose your favorite wine!

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peter has become mainstay after cutting teeth with 35-cent burgers. by sean clougherty managing editor. harrington, del (july 19, 2016)- in 1961, pete pizzadili was 20 years old and looking for a way to pay his tuition to wesley college. living in felton, del, he looked into sellinng food at the nearby delaware state fair. he said he was already in the food business working at his family's deli in dover and, though his parents had reservations about him doing it, he went for it. that first year, he started with hamburgers and italian subs for 35 cents each, he said, and right away it was a success. "the first year i made big-time money for 10 straight days," pizzadili said. "what i liked most is the people of the fair accepted me. that was an honor." now, long after pete paid his tuition, his booth still stands in the same spot - across from the delaware department of agriculture's building on the rider road side - from when he started. he also added a second booth on the fairgrounds in the mid 1980s. pete came to delaware from italy in 1956 with his family, a year after his uncle john opened pizzadili's deli in dover. the family, with pete a partner in the business with a brother tony since 1968, has been a mainstay in the dover area, even surviving a fire in 1974 that completelt destroyed the deli. he said he always wanted to have the same friendly atmosphere at the fair booth as the family had in thye deli. as the years went on, "pete's" added more items and strong following from fairgoers each year. "they came there and come back every year," pizzadili said. "that makes you feel good when you see that." along with seeing loyal customers each year, pizzadili said he's had some dedicated people help run the booth for many years. it takes about 15 people to staff the main booth for the run of the fair but.. in talking about the people who've helped him, he singled out the late jim blades, an athletic director at felton's lake forest high school and bill falasco, longtime baseball coach at lake forest as two who have helped him the longest.

"jim worked there a long time. i really miss him," pizzadili said. "and bill's been with me 38 years. he does a good job. he not only works there but he's a friend." at 76 years old, pizzadili said the heat has taken a toll on him in recent years and he hasn't been at his booth as much but he said it hasn't totally squashed his desire of coming to the fair to see old frinds. "i do it for the friendships and seeing the people come year after year."

pizzadili deli and vineyard and winery won this year's cdcc small business award!!! the pizzadili family feels extremely blessed to have been nominated, supported by, and voted for by so many of our peers and friends for the annual cdcc small business award. thank you so very much for the honor! we would also like to thank all of our many customers and their years of loyalty. it has been such a pleasure to serve each one of you! we are a family run business that has been open since 1956. we pride ourselves with making homemade food and providing high quality service. we believe in treating each and every customer the way we would want to be family! if you have never been to either or deli or winery, please come visit us! once again, thank you for the honor! the pizzadili family