TILTED EARTH FEST kicks off with Wine Dinner

Two Little Brothers of YBBBS to learn from professional chefs

CORNVILLE – The 6th annual Tilted Earth Festival kicks off with a Commemorative Wine Dinner.

The dinner is providing a special experience for two Little Brothers of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. Ricky, 17, and Jesse, 11, will be assisting the chefs with the preparation and serving. Ricky has a deep interest in the culinary arts and Jesse is following in his footsteps, with encourage from their Big Brother Ken Rouse.

Five chefs will participate in this exclusive commemorative wine dinner, honoring the founding father of winemaking in the Verde Valley. The Henry Schuerman Commemorative Wine Dinner will feature five-courses, along with five local wineries at the Page Springs Cellars outdoor vineyard deck on Friday, June 22 from 7-10 p.m. 

Chefs will gain inspiration and pull authentic recipes from the Schuerman’s late 1800’s, vintage family cookbook. Descendants of Schuerman will speak on their family’s winemaking history.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $105+ per person; limited seating available. Net proceeds benefit Arizona Culinary Institute’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Saturday’s Festival

A key component of the Tilted Earth Festival mission is to give back to the community. Through the silent auction, the festival raises money for Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, Prescott Creeks and Friends of the Verde River. In 2018, the auction brought in $20,000 for these organizations.

Festival doors open on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s musical lineup includes:

  • Ill Ego – 5:30 to 8 pm (wine garden)
  • House of Stairs – 6:30 to 7:30 pm (main stage)
  • Joe Novelli & The CloudWalls – 8 to 9:30 pm (main stage)
  • Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros– 10 to 11:30 pm (main stage)

General admission tickets are currently on sale for $65 or can be purchased at the door for $75. Purchase tickets at https://tilted-earth.com/. Each GA ticket includes event admission, free parking & shuttling, water, and a stemless tasting glass. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs but leave pets at home. Tilted Earth takes place in the evening on the banks of Oak Creek, so temperatures will be much cooler than most guests will expect. The festival will run rain or shine. Page Springs Cellars is located at 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville.

Some of this year’s anticipated silent auction items include a five-course custom wine pairing dinner, Verde Canyon Railroad trips, original artwork, and select bottles of wine & spirits.

Page Springs Cellars Tasting Room & Bistro will be open on both June 21 and 22. Offerings include wine tastings, food, wine by the glass and bottle and winery tours.  The PSC Tasting Room will be closing at 6 pm on June 22, while still offering select items via our ‘Picnic Window’.  Titled Earth parking and shuttling will take place at the D.A. Ranch (daranch.com/), and their Tasting Room will be open for all guests.

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