Stonefield Cellars’ Harvest Festival

Stonefield Cellars’ 2017 Harvest Festival 

Saturday, September 23rd

Noon-7:00pm

$10 Admission per Person

Come Celebrate the Harvest at Stonefield Cellars Winery with live music by the Moxie Band (Rock/Soul/Blues) (performing between 2 and 6 pm).

and food for sale by Hunger Flames Food Truck (TJ’s Deli’s newest mobile restaurant!) all afternoon. Participate in the harvest tradition of our “I Love Juicy” Grape Stomping Competition“Mountain Mama” Look-Alike Contest, and our new “Dread Pirate” Costume Relay Race!

“I Love Juicy” Grape Stomping Competitions: Held at 2pm & 5pm. Head-to-head grape stomping fun! Bring your own Lucy costume or borrow ours, but dress to get messy and out stomp the competition in order to win great wine themed prizes.

 

 

 

 

“Mountain Mama” Look-Alike Contest: Held at 3pm. Ladies, tease out your hair and wear your best red dress- the contestant who looks the most like the Mountain Mama will receive some fabulous wine themed prizes! 

 

 

 

 

“Dread Pirate” Costume Relay Race: Held at 4pm. Gentlemen, Pirates, and Scallywags grab a partner for this daring relay race. Strike your best piratey pose as your relay partner sprints across the patio, grabbing as many costume pieces as they can and dashing back to deck you out in pirate swag before time runs out! The contestant who looks the most like the Dread Pirate gets to sail home with some wine themed prizes.  

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Advanced ticket purchase is always recommended because: 1) It helps our food vendor anticipate food amounts and 2) If the event is held indoors, seating is limited (we’d hate to turn you away at the door). All tickets purchased in advanced are held at Will Call under the name of the purchaser.  Tickets available over the phone at 336-644-9908 during regular business hours (12-6pm Thurs-Sat & 1-6pm Sun).

COST: $10 per person.

EVENT TIMELINE:   The Harvest Festival is from Noon-7 pm. The Entrance Gate/Door opens promptly at Noon. (You are welcome to arrive as early as 11:30am, but guests will be asked to wait outside of the entrance gate until it opens at noon.) See above for specific event times.

INSIDE OR OUT?: This event will be held Rain or Shine! If it is held OUTSIDE in fair weather in our lovely garden. If there is chance of rain or extreme weather, the event will be held INSIDE, in our Barrel Room. We will make the call early morning the day of the  event and will update the website to reflect our decision.

SEATING: If the event is OUTSIDE, it will be first-come, first-seat general admission seating only. We have a limited number of bistro tables on the lower and upper patio, picnic tables in the upper garden, or please bring a lawn chair or blanket for our terraced lawn area. If the event is INSIDE (except the grape stomping, which will be under the gazebo), family style table seating will be provided in our barrel room with our advanced ticket purchasers seated first. 

DRINKS: Wine, Fresh Sangria, Beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

FOOD:  Hunger Flames Food Truck will be selling food all afternoon.

EVENT POLICIESNo Pets, No Outside Alcohol or Food, Smoking Restricted (smoking in non-designated areas is strictly prohibited) and please, please, please do not litter our property with cigarette butts or other trash.

 

Additional info: Concert tickets are non-refundable but are transferrable. Children 12 and under free. 

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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

Book to be discussed this evening:

September 7th – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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

Book to be discussed this evening:

August 3rd –  “In The Land of Second Chances” by George Shaffner

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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

Book to be discussed this evening:

July 6th –  “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead 

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting Copy

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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

Book to be discussed this evening:

July 6th –  “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead 

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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

Book to be discussed this evening:

June 1st –  “The Reincarnationist” by M J Rose 

Sippin’ and Readin’ Book Club Meeting

bookfood10 - Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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

Book to be discussed this evening:

April 6th –  “The Gates of Evangeline”  by Hester Young

 

Girls Night Out – 3/31/17

 

 

Girls Night Out at Stonefield Cellars Winery 3/31/17

7-10 pm  This event is now SOLD OUT !   (We hope you can join us for another Girls Night Out in the future).

Cost: $35 Wine Tasting, Dinner, & Gourmet S’mores

 

 

Join us for a fun evening out 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. After dinner we will enjoy making gourmet S’mores (weather permitting we do this by our outside fire pit, otherwise, we have an indoor option that results in the same yummy S’more result!)

Our dinner will be catered by Pepper Moon.

Menu:

  • Apple Harvest Salad (with artisan greens, thinly-sliced granny smith apples, dried apricots, pistachio nuts in a roasted cinnamon honey venaigrette
  • Chicken Bruschetta – Pan-seared Chicken Breast topped with pieces of fresh mozzarella and whole roasted grape tomatoes with herbed butter sauce
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Yeast Rolls with Butter
  • Gourmet S’mores

 Note:  If you have any special dietary needs please let us know well in advance and we will try to accommodate you.          

This is a catered event and all tickets must be purchased in advance.   See below for online ticket option or call 336-644-9908 no later than the day before, 3/30/17.  Tickets are non-refundable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Winemaking 101 Course (Class 1 of 6) Copy

Want to Make Wine?

Stonefield Cellars hosts two Winemaking Courses per year (in the spring, and in the fall) taught by Robert E. M. Wurz, Ph.D.

In six classes over 8 weeks, this course covers the full winemaking process: from fermentation to bottling. Learn techniques to start or improve your own home winemaking while creating your own wine during class in small teams of 2-4 & hone your wine evaluation skills with classes on sensory evaluation training and food and wine pairing.

Spring 2017 Course Dates & Times: 

Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm in the Stonefield Cellars Production Room.

March 13th: Introduction – basics of fermentation and winemaking

March 27th: Principles of Winemaking – racking, barrels, oak alternatives, tannins. Wines of the world

April 3rd: Wine sensory evaluation. Food and wine pairing

April 10th: Defects and Problems: causes and remedies, fining agents, additives, filtering

April 17th: Blending, tasting panel, bottling preparations

May 1st: Bottling, Labeling, Wrap-up, Exam
Cost: $185
Provided: Materials, snacks, 3 bottles of wine bottled by the class

Must be at least 21 years old to participate.
Class size limited to 16 people.
Registration – For Registration please either Purchase Tickets Below, Email Sarah at sswurz@stonefieldcellars.com or Call 336-644-9908 during business hours. 

Students Registering Between 2/23/17 & 3/5/17 Will Be Added to an Existing Team:
Current Teams: 
  • Dry Red Team 1: Bold Cabernet Sauvignon (Beginner)
  • Dry Red Team 2: Amarone w/ Grape Skins (Advanced)
  • Dry/Sweet White Team 1: Chardonnay (Beginner & Advanced)
  • Sweet Red Team 1: Chocolate Cherry Dessert Wine (Beginner)
Registration Ends 3/5/17

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 Winery in Stokesdale, NC.

Sweetheart Sunday – Wine and Chocolate Pairing Event

Spend a Sunday afternoon with those you love – treat yourself and them to a wine and chocolate pairing for just $15 per person! (for groups of 4 or more, please call ahead at 336-644-9908) Wine and chocolate pairings will be held all day and take ~30 minutes to complete. Advance ticket purchase has ended, but walk-ins are welcome: we will have the lowest wait time between 4-5:30pm.

Stonefield Cellars Winery is partnering with our local chocolatier, Mama Laura’s Chocolates, to create a delicious combination of flavors.  Your Sweetheart Sunday experience includes:  

  • Seven wines (five paired with gourmet chocolates)
  • Souvenir Glass
  • Meet the Winemaker and Chocolatier (Winemaker Robert Wurz and Chocolatier David McLean) will be in our barrel room ready to answer your questions about their masterful craft!

  Featured wines and chocolates will be available for additional take-home purchase.