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
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 CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom to purchase a ticket, Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 336-644-9908 during business hours.
- Dry Red Team 1: Bold Cabernet Sauvignon (Beginner)
- Dry Red Team 2: Amarone w/ Grape Skins (Advanced)
- Dry/Sweet White Team 1: (Beginner & Advanced)
- Sweet Red Team 1: Chocolate Cherry Dessert Wine (Beginner)
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.