Originally posted on The Wine Monk: Arizona Wine Blog:
In this podcast, I sit with Rick & Maricor Skladzien, owners of Del Rio Springs Vineyard in Chino Valley, Arizona, to talk about the release of their first white wine, the 2014 Phoenix. It’s a varietal I had never heard of, so it was really fun to explore.
We also talk about Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Vignoles (while drinking one from Missouri, specifically from St. James Winery), the future of winemaking in Chino Valley, and how different grape clones work in a vineyard and winemaking setting.
I’m quite fond of Del Rio Springs, and I was quite happy to meet with them! (I also highly reccomend tracking down a bottle of this if you can. I did see a few at Plaza Liquor Deli the last time I was there!)