Scott Heath and Ellen Cavalli, both Alameda natives, are cider artists and evangelists of the most delightful sort. Their Tilted Shed Ciderworks, near Sebastopol, was born in 2011 from a mix of experimentation, study, and sheer love. Their farm is planted as a “pomological research station” where they are conducting trials with some 100 varieties of cider apples and perry pears, some exceedingly rare. For Tilted Shed’s beautiful ciders, they harvest and press up to 24 apple varieties each year, all organically grown in Sonoma County.
Just like the wines we favor here at Oakland Crush, these ciders are made in small batches without any additives or fast-fermentation shortcuts; they are unfined and unfiltered, and use minimal sulfites. As serious students of old-world cider-making Scott and Ellen craft a variety of styles interpreting the traditions of Spain, France, and England, in addition to creating new-world originals like Graviva! with the heirloom Gravenstein eating apple. The results are aromatic, complex ciders with superb structure--some of California’s very finest.
Come meet Scott and Ellen of Tilted Shed Ciderworks, and taste a diverse selection of their handcrafted ciders!
Tilted Shed 2014 Graviva!
Tilted Shed 2015 Inclinado still Sidra
Tilted Shed Ciderworks 2014 Barred Rock
Tilted Shed Topwork Dry Cider Cuvee
4 ciders/ $15
As always, bottles featured in the tasting will be for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.