Events

Mar
2
Mon
2015
Winemaking – Beginner/Intermediate – Class 1 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Mar 2 @ 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 February 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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Mar
5
Thu
2015
Sippin’ & Readin’ Book Club @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Mar 5 @ 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:

March 5: Thirteen Reasons Why,  Written by: Jay Asher

April 9: Cuckoo’s Calling, Written by J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith

May 7: The Boys in the Boat, Written by: Daniel James Brown

June 4: Midwives, Written by:  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.

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

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 3/2/15) 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


 

Mar
10
Tue
2015
Tunes on Tuesday @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm
– Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have
questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.
For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit highlonesomestrings.org

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a
great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during
the session.

Mar
16
Mon
2015
Winemaking Beginner/Intermediate – Class 3 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 3/2/15) 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

 

Mar
30
Mon
2015
Winemaking Beginner/Intermediate – Class 4 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 3/2/15) 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 

 

Apr
9
Thu
2015
Sippin’ & Readin’ Book Club @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Apr 9 @ 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:

April 9: Cuckoo’s Calling, Written by J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith

May 7: The Boys in the Boat, Written by: Daniel James Brown

June 4: 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.

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

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 3/2/15) 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

 

Apr
14
Tue
2015
Tunes on Tuesday @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TunesonTues-300x199Stonefield Cellars hosts the
High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm
– Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have
questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.
For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit highlonesomestrings.org

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a
great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during
the session.

Apr
27
Mon
2015
Winemaking Beginner/Intermediate – Class 6 of 6 @ Stonefield Cellars Winery
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 3/2/15) regarding overall details of the course.  Information below is specific to this class only,  6 of 6.

TOPIC FOR THIS SIXTH AND LAST CLASS:

Bottling, Labeling, Wrap-up, food pairing, Exam