The Page Springs/Cornville, Arizona Wine Country may be the best-kept secret in all of Arizona, and that’s saying something for a state that boasts all of the 7 topography climate zones, the Grand Canyon, Havasupai Falls, the Sonoran desert and so much more.
Nationally being touted as the ‘Napa of Arizona’ by those industry experts and connoisseur’s in the know, this uniquely tranquil community is located between Sedona and Cottonwood, on the banks of Oak Creek. Hidden and tucked away beneath a typical high desert terrain in one of the beautiful lush greenbelt’s of the Verde Valley, the terroir is perfect for the gorgeous vineyards that now inhabit this amazing place.
As you drive in thru the Canyon on Page Springs Rd. (the area gets it name for the artesian natural springs found here over 100 years ago) viewing the beautiful vineyards on the mountainside, the large majestic trees lining the flow of the creek, and the beauty of this natural setting, it is common to hear travel companions or your own self-talk, expressing awe and wonder of “how is this place hidden here and why haven’t I ever heard of it or been here before now!”
The Verde Valley wine trail winds along the beautiful Oak Creek, with over 25 award winning wineries and tasting rooms located from the rejuvenated mining town of Jerome through historic Clarkdale, the chic and thriving old town Cottonwood, Page Springs, and up to Sedona, this area is a full weekend excursion! Not to mention the world class hiking in the red rocks and all that Sedona has to offer.
Acoustic Cellars Lodge is located smack dab in the middle of this trail, our own beautiful lush valley full of majestic trees from cottonwoods to Pines to organic mulberry trees on our 2 acres of natural beauty. An old corral that invites the neighboring alpacas up to enjoy those beautiful mulberries and the cooling shade … make sure you grab a couple of Alpaca treats and go out and meet our cute, furry little friends!
Why is it called the Acoustic Cellars Lodge? A synchronistic merging of three of Leon’s passions.. amazing music, amazing wine, and meeting amazing people!
Your host and proprietor Leon J, National Heritage Blues Hall of Fame Performing Artist and Ambassador recognized for his Roots Blues and Delta infused historical American Acoustic Blues, Country, and Rock music showcase. The Americana Crossroads Music Review Tribute
Upon acquiring the Lodge… the vision came alive in his mind… The incredible potential to recreate one of his favorite musical venues/experiences… (Have you ever seen Daryl’s House? ) Daryl Hall, from the international famed ‘Hall and Oats’ Band, turned his lodge in upstate NY into a music venue where he would bring in special guests and perform private exclusive concerts for his neighbors, family and friends…
Standing viewing the captivating great room of the lodge with it’s majestic 20′ two sided stoned fireplace, Leon saw the vision of building a performing stage/studio and private intimate music venue, so he rolled up his sleeves and went to work. After fully restoring the lodge, while simultaneously enrolling in the two year Science of Wine Making Enology Degree Program at the renown Yavapai College Southwest Wine Center, two of his passions came together as one. Bringing Great music to the amazing wine of the Verde Valley AVA… and The Acoustic Cellars Lodge was born!
The lodge is now home to the Acoustic Cellars Concert Series. Exclusive house concerts (seating is limited to 40 to ensure a very intimate showcase) supporting regional and international artists once a month in addition to Leon’s music weekly exclusively at the lodge as he will grab his National Steel Resonator or his road warrior’d Taylor 814 and perform a private show for our guests as they relax and taste some of his wine making prowess as well as other featured wine makers who sponsor the Lodge Shows. Truly something you do not want to miss!
For those that are new to the area and want to really relax and enjoy the sites and spots to visit, the AZ Wine Crawler Tour starts and finishes here at the lodge… We will transport and share with you all of the best places and you can responsibly enjoy the amazing wines and leave the driving up to us.
We also offer the Lodge and all suite accommodations for small groups of 6-10 where we provide gourmet healthy meals, complimentary wine tasting and more. Please inquire directly for these special weekends.