Farmers Market Adds Free Wine Samples

If locally grown produce, fresh-baked bread and grass-fed beef aren’t enough to draw you to the Anthem Farmer’s market, maybe the wine will. Anthem Community Council voted unanimously to allow Del Rio Springs Vineyards to offer wine samples and sell bottled wine at the weekly market. The approval is for one vendor only, as a test, and any discussion of potentially adding beer or bourbon was tabled.

The vineyard is nestled in the Chino Valley north of Prescott, at 4,500 feet. Ample sunshine, cool evening breezes and soil composed of volcanic ash and decomposed granite bring unique qualities to the wines, owner Richard Skladzien told In&Out.

The market reopens for the season Sunday, Oct. 29, according to Arizona Community Farmers Markets. Skladzien and his wife, Maricor, will bring three red wines, two whites and a rosé of Pinot Noir to the market starting Nov. 5.


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Anthem Farmers Market
Sundays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Anthem Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
www.arizonacommunityfarmersmarkets.com/FM_Anthem.html
www.delriospringsvineyard.com

Richard Skladzien tastes what he makes. Photos courtesy Del Rio Vineyards
Robert Roy Britt

NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.


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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.

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