About Us

Stonefield Cellars Winery opened the tasting room doors in March of 2006.   The founders’ common love of wine and farming provided the foundation for the creation of a winery that provides a wide variety of high quality, award winning wines (dry white, dry red, semi-sweet, and sweet wine offerings) in a relaxed, rural setting close to the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem.   Stonefield Cellars specializes in wine-making education (taught by Ph.D. Oenologist) and Event Management (the winery is available for private party rental such as weddings, corporate meetings, birthdays, etc.), including small to large community events from Girls Night Out to a Harvest Festival in the fall, as well as year-round concerts and other music-focused events.  The beautifully landscaped gardens, patio and amphitheater, along with the indoor spaces of the winery’s Tasting Room and Barrel Room, all provide an inviting and relaxed environment in which to share the wine experience with one or many.   Stonefield Cellars has become one of the most awarded, respected, and beloved wineries in the state of North Carolina.  

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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.

 

                     

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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 11 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 & Wine Club Manager

Sarah has ‘grown up’ with Stonefield Cellars and has been a valuable asset in many areas of the business for the last 11 years.  Versatile in her abilities, she graduated from UNCG with a BFA in Technical Production, then going on to bolster her skills in event and property management as a contractor for conventions and concert venues. She now works full-time managing our Wine Club, assisting in wine production and wine-making education, and coordinating our concerts, private parties, and weddings. Sarah is always ready with a smile and is happy to share her knowledge for those wanting to learn more about wine!

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Matt Bailey, Tasting Room Manager

Matt brings over 12 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 11 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!