Events

May
28
Thu
2015
Sippin’ & Readin’ Book Club @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We encourage you to join us for lively discussion paired with wonderful wine.  Some folks bring a light snack.  New members are always welcome!

Upcoming Books:

May 28: Midwives, Chris Bohjalian

July 2: The Kitchen House, Written by: Kathleen Grissom

Please RSVP on Stonefield Cellars Facebook page or to mcone@stonefieldcellars.com by the Wednesday prior to each meeting.

May
29
Fri
2015
Girls Night Out (and next morning option) – Pajama Party/Hike @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – May 30 @ 12:00 pm

Friends toastingThis event needs a minimum of 20 for the event to happen, so please get your girlfriends on board and purchase your tickets now!  

Join us for a fun evening out (and optional morning after)  with your girl friends!  You and your friends will start off with a wine tasting which will be  followed by a catered dinner in the barrel room.  Following dinner we will indulge in “Pajama Party” fun – i.e., bring your own cards or other games you like to play with your friends, bring an instrument for a firepit singalong, or just hang out and talk while you enjoy a bottle of wine!  Dress is CASUAL – coming from work? Bring sweats or pajamas and slippers to change into!  Post-Campfire-Wine

 

Dinner  & Wine Tasting – $35.00 per person, includes souvenir glass

 Menu:   Catered by Pepper Moon Catering – Menu Will Be Posted Soon

Note: Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions – some limited accommodations can be made.

SLEEPOVER OPTION:  

pajamaparty1For the first time ever we are offering a sleepover option:  Don’t worry about driving home – Bring your own air mattress & sleeping bag (or linens) and make this a real retreat!  Or if you have a tent you are welcomed to pitch it on our front lawn.  At 9:00 a.m. Saturday we will have a big breakfast together (waffles, eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, etc) and then go for a hike at the nearby Knight-Brown Nature Preserve.  The hike is very easy and takes just over an hour (at a moderate pace), so we will be back at the winery before noon.   Cost of Breakfast – $10 per person.  Cost of Hike – FREE! (We will carpool over or you can drive separately and follow us).SpringHike

IMPORTANT!!!!    This event requires ticket purchase in advance as this is a catered event.  Deadline for ticket purchase is Wed., 5/27/15.  Please call 336-644-9908 (winery) or 336-689-4071 (Natalie) to purchase your tickets.  No refunds given for cancellations (but just like a concert ticket, you are allowed to transfer your ticket to a friend if you get sick or something else terrible happens and you end up not being able to make it!). Be prepared to tell us whether you will be taking advantage of the Sleepover w/breakfast Option and whether you will join us for the hike on Saturday.

Jun
1
Mon
2015
Winemaking – Beginner/Intermediate – Class 1 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2015 Beginner/Intermediate Level Winemaking Course

Learn what goes on in a commercial winery and more about how wine is made.  Get hands on experience with most aspects of the winemaking process as you and your team make a white wine (beginner level*) or red wine (intermediate level*)  from fermentation to bottling.  Both class levels will learn techniques to improve your own wine evaluation and/or home winemaking and both class levels will experiment with how wine and food affect each other’s flavor and sensory perception.

*Beginner Level – Students have little or no experience in home wine making.

Intermediate Level – Students have some experience in home wine making or have taken our Winemaking 101 course in the past.

Provided:        All winemaking materials, snacks, educational wine consumed during class, 3 bottles of wine bottled by the class

 Registration –  Call 336-644-9908 or 336-689-4071 to register.  Deadline for registration is May 25th.

Additional Instructions:

Please wear clothes that can get stained.  You might get messy!

Must be at least 21 years old to participate

Class size limited and will fill up quickly

Additional class wine will be available for $12.50 per bottle

Instructor Biography 

Robert E. M. Wurz, Ph.D.  – Robert is a native of Napa Valley, CA.  He received his doctorate in wine chemistry from the University of California, Davis.  He has taught wine making classes at Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia, at Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, NC, and is currently the winemaker for Stonefield Cellars.

TOPIC FOR THIS FIRST CLASS:

Introduction – Fermentation initiation; Starting with white juice concentrate or with red juice concentrate and grape material supplements

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Jun
5
Fri
2015
“Friday Flavors” Concert – David Russell @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our kickoff Friday Flavors concert of the season, we are pleased to present a Stonefield Cellars favorite:

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David Russell  A dynamic performer with a broad range of acoustic styles, David has delighted us with his deft guitar skills, fluid vocals, and stories behind the music.  You will want to bring friends tonight folks because David is  a treasure that you’ll want to share!

———Reviews——–

“Outstanding! Refreshing! Simply not to be believed! David was super; congenial, cooperative and downright talented. I can’t begin to thank you for allowing us to showcase David Russell”
ABC-TV Leisure Attractions, NYC

“……With a musical career that has taken him to every major listening room in the South and Northeast, David plays with energy and presence born out of loving what he does…and it shows..”
Chicago Sun Times

“ We had a huge number of listener response calls to the station during the club simulcast of his show in Buckhead… would you please send us some of David’s recordings for our shows?”
WREK-FM Atlanta,GA

“ …Shows weave songs with powerful lyrics, which are complemented in the beauty of Russell’s guitar work. A classically trained guitarist, he offers a smorgasbord of styles including flatpicking, steel slide, jazz, Travis picking, Delta blues, folk, Celtic and country ……What you won’t hear are staples of many lounge acts…what you will hear is cutting edge writing.. and being a part of that audience is worth the drive…”
Jacksonville Times-Union (FL)

For more info on David, visit

http://www.davidrussellandcedarblue.com/

EVENT TIMELINE:   David will perform 7-9 pm.  Come early to get your table (or bring a chair/blanket) and purchase your beverages and food.

INSIDE OR OUT?:  The concert will be held outdoors in our patio garden (or in barrel room if rain or dangerously hot).

DRINKS:      Wine, Fresh Sangria, and NC Craft Beers available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase also.

FOOD:  Romano’s Macaroni Grill will be our food vendor for the evening.  Check back for examples of their menu offerings.

                                 

 EVENT POLICIES –  No Pets, No Outside Alcohol or Food, Smoking restricted to inside your vehicle please.

 

 

Jun
12
Fri
2015
“Friday Flavors” Concert – Bonnie and Chris Reed @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BonnieReedThis Friday Flavors concert will feature one of our most requested local duet performers, Bonnie and Chris Reed.   When they are not performing with their much in demand band Back Porch Orchestra, they are delighting audiences with their duet arrangements, including a wide range of musical styles from bluesy rock to country and folk, with familiar cover songs as well as some of their original songs – there is something for everyone!  

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EVENT TIMELINE:   Bonnie and Chris will perform 7-9 pm.  Come early to get your table (or bring a chair/blanket) and purchase your beverages and food.

INSIDE OR OUT?:  The concert will be held outdoors in our patio garden (or in barrel room if rain or dangerously hot).

DRINKS:      Wine, Fresh Sangria, and NC Craft Beers available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase also.

FOOD:  TBD – check back for Food Vendor and Menu!

                                 

 EVENT POLICIES –  No Pets, No Outside Alcohol or Food, Smoking restricted to inside your vehicle please.

 

 

Jun
15
Mon
2015
Winemaking – Beginner/Intermediate – Class 2 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 6/1/15) regarding overall details of the course.  Information below is specific to this class only,  2 of 6.

TOPIC FOR THIS SECOND CLASS:

Principles of Winemaking – Racking, fermentation evaluation, pressing, barrels, oak alternatives, tannins

Note:  TEAM PHOTOS will be taken at the beginning of the class this night.


 

Jun
19
Fri
2015
“Friday Flavors” Concert – Brandon Lee Adams @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

Brandon Lee Adams is a top recording musician and brandonleeadamsstar solo performer as well.  Just to give you an idea of the company he keeps, Brandon has recorded with Tony Rice(Jazz Hall of Honor, Fretz Magazine Bluegrass Hall of Fame/Grammy Winner featured artist New York Times feb2014), Scott Vestal(Nashville Session Musician/Sam Bush Band), Randy Kohrs(Nashville Session Musician/Recording Artist), and Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five)

 

Brandon was the Featured artist on John McEuen XM Radio March/April 2014, Featured Artist(Album Spotlight) Flatpick Guitar Magazine, Session Musician(Guitar)for Grammy nominated album “East to West Virginia” artist Bobby Maynard, has been a Session Musician (Guitar) for the Perry Sisters, and has performed at the Rhyman Auditorium(Nashville Tn), Macc Bluegrass Festival(Columbus Ohio), IBMA Songwriter Showcase (Nashville TN), IBMA (2014 Raliegh NC) guitarist for Donna Hughes, Tony Rice Benefit (2014 EdenNC), Balyemena Ireland (2004 guitar,vocal with Don Rigsby).  Brandon is currently signed with Teronus Records.image

We are pleased to bring Brandon to the Stonefield Cellars stage.  We know you won’t be disappointed and will want to share this talent with others, so bring friends when you come!

For more on Brandon, visit his website:   brandonleeadams

EVENT TIMELINE:   Brandon will perform 7-9 pm.  Come early to get your table (or bring a chair/blanket) and purchase your beverages and food.

INSIDE OR OUT?:  The concert will be held outdoors in our patio garden (or in barrel room if rain or dangerously hot).

DRINKS:      Wine, Fresh Sangria, and NC Craft Beers available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase also.

FOOD:  TBD – Check back for food vendor and menu info.

                                 

 EVENT POLICIES –  No Pets, No Outside Alcohol or Food, Smoking restricted to inside your vehicle please.

 

 

Jun
22
Mon
2015
Winemaking Beginner/Intermediate – Class 3 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 6/1/15) regarding overall details of the course.  Information below is specific to this class only,  3 of 6.

TOPIC FOR THIS THIRD CLASS:

Wine evaluation: varietal differences; how different wines used in cooking affect flavors of food

 

Jul
6
Mon
2015
Winemaking Beginner/Intermediate – Class 4 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 6/1/15) regarding overall details of the course.  Information below is specific to this class only,  4 of 6.

TOPIC FOR THIS FOURTH CLASS:

Defects & Problems: causes and remedies, fining agents, additives, filtering, Homemade wine sample evaluation 

 

Jul
13
Mon
2015
Winemaking Beginner/Intermediate – Class 5 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 6/1/15) regarding overall details of the course.  Information below is specific to this class only,  5 of 6.

TOPIC FOR THIS FIFTH CLASS:

Blending, tasting panel, bottling preparations