Stonefield Cellars Winery began with our vision of creating a small, high quality winery in Guilford County. Vineyards and good luck brought the founders together and their common love of wine and farming provided the foundation for the creation of Stonefield Cellars. Along the way, friends have joined and helped us to realize our dream of our vineyard and winery. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary in March of 2016, joyful that Stonefield Cellars has become one of the most respected and beloved wineries in the state of North Carolina.
Robert Wurz, President and Wine Maker
Robert Wurz, a California native, began making wine at an early age of fourteen in the basement of his parents’ home near Calistoga. He followed his passion for wine through college, where he earned a Ph.D. in Wine Chemistry from University of California – Davis. His experience with North Carolina’s grapes since 1999 has resulted in excellent wines, even from challenging vintages. The acre and a half of vines on the property are maintained by Robert and his vineyard staff; they are currently growing 14 different varietals (American, European, and Hybrids). Robert also teaches wine-making classes at Stonefield Cellars Winery in the Spring and Fall for beginner and intermediate wine makers.
Natalie Wurz, Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing
Natalie Wurz, a Georgia native, has called North Carolina home since 1989. Natalie’s diverse background includes a 20 year career in Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Research and Quality Assurance followed by 10 years as a business owner in the wine and hospitality industry. As the co-owner, Vice-President, and Director of Sales and Marketing for Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, NC, Natalie manages inside and outside sales and handles onsite and offsite special events, from festival sponsorships and participation to hosting of weddings, corporate meetings, private parties, winery concerts and jam sessions. Natalie also manages the winery staff and a large volunteer base. Natalie’s love of music, photography and the outdoors keep her busy in her spare time – when she is not working or playing music she’s off hiking, cycling, kayaking, and fishing!
Sarah Wurz, Operations Manager
Sarah has ‘grown up’ with Stonefield Cellars and has been a valuable asset in many areas of the business for the last 10 years. She is versatile in her abilities, from helping Robert make wine to supporting our marketing efforts both at the winery and during off-site events. Her recent degree from UNC-G has bolstered her skills in event and property management. Sarah is always ready with a smile and is happy to share her knowledge for those wanting to learn more about wine!
Matt Bailey, Tasting Room & Wine Club Manager
Matt brings over 11 years of management and customer service experience in the food and beverage industry. A Virginia native, Matt ventured to NC to attend Elon College and has lived here now for a total of 10 years. Matt has a great sense of humor and enjoys sharing stories with new and familiar faces. So come meet him, taste some fabulous wine, and share your story!