Spring Winemaking 101 Course (Class 1 of 6)

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.

Winemaking Courses

trying-wineWant 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 CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom to purchase a ticket, 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: (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.

Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 6 of 6)

Class Time (same for each week) – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 9/12/16) 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, ExamLabelingWM101lastclass

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Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 5 of 6)

Class Time (same for each week) – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 9/12/16) 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

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Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 4 of 6)

Class Time (same for each week) – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 9/12/16) 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

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Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 3 of 6)

Class Time (same for each week) – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 9/12/16) regarding overall details of the course. Information below is specific to this class only, 3 of 6.

TOPIC FOR THIS THIRD CLASS:

Wine sensory evaluation, food and wine pairing

 

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Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 2 of 6)

Class Time (same for each week) – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See posting for Class 1 of 6 (to be held on 9/12/16) 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, Wines of the World

 

 

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Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 1 of 6)

Class Time (same for each week) – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 or red wine from fermentation to bottling. You will learn techniques to improve your own wine evaluation and/or home winemaking and will experiment with how wine and food affect each other’s flavor and sensory perception.

WINE MAKING CLASSES

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

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 $13.95 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.

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Introduction – Basics of fermentation and winemaking

 

Last Day to Register for Fall Winemaking Course!

Today is the Last Day to Register for the Fall Winemaking Course!

Taught by Robert E. M. Wurz, Ph.D, the Stonefield Cellars Winemaking Course is comprised of 6 classes over 10 weeks, where you will learn the winemaking process from fermentation to bottling. Starting with high-quality concentrate, the class will take beginners and advanced home winemakers through the process of making small lots of wine. Learn techniques to improve your own wine evaluation and/or home winemaking. In addition, there will be classes on sensory evaluation training and food and wine pairing.

Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Stonefield Cellars Production Room
Cost: $185
Provided: Materials, multiple wine tastings, snacks, 3 bottles of wine bottled by the class

Dates:

  • Sept 12: Introduction – basics of fermentation and winemaking
  • Sept 19: Principles of Winemaking – racking, barrels, oak alternatives, tannins. Wines of the world
  • Oct 10: Wine sensory evaluation. Food and wine pairing
  • Oct 17: Defects & Problems: causes and remedies, fining agents, additives, filtering
  • Oct 24: Blending, tasting panel, bottling preparations
  • Nov 14: Bottling, Labeling, Wrap-up, Exam

Registration – Email Sarah at sswurz@stonefieldcellars.com OR Call 336-644-9908 to register. Deadline for registration is August 28, 2016.

Additional Instructions:
Please wear: Sturdy shoes and clothes than can get stained
Must be at least 21 years old to participate
Class size limited to 16 people
Additional class wine will be available for $13.95 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 Winery in Stokesdale, NC.

Welcome to Stonefield Cellars Winery!

  

 

 

Looking for a wonderful wine experience?

“Great wine, great people, the best in North Carolina!” – Just one of the many accolades that
Stonefield Cellars receives from guests that have visited our NC winery. Conveniently located just north of Greensboro, we offer award winning wines in a beautiful, relaxed setting.
Our Tasting Room is the perfect place for you to enjoy your wine tasting and then linger with friends, sharing a bottle and enjoying some of our cheese, cracker, and other snacks available for purchase. We always have great events going on – please check our events page for details (quick links to our calendar are to the right). 

 

REGULAR HOURS:  

Our Tasting Room is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Noon – 6pm, and Sunday 1-6pm. Our last wine tasting starts at 5:30pm.  If you are coming with a group of 6 or more people, please call ahead so that we can accommodate you (336-644-9908).  Want to have a party at the winery?   Our Barrel Room and other property areas are available for private party rental – see our Private Parties page.

Inclement Weather Policy:   We rarely close or cancel events due to inclement weather, but if we do, we will post it here and on Facebook.  We want you to be safe, so please use good judgement whenever you consider traveling during inclement weather.

Perfume & Pet Policy: Please do not wear perfume or cologne when visiting as it interferes with the ability to smell & taste wine and we have staff members who are highly sensative to these synthetic chemicals. Additionally, we have our very own furry greeter, Fezzick, a loving and affectionate winery cat. Although Fezzick adores humans, he doesn’t play well with other animals, so we ask that you please leave your pet at home. 

Stonefield Cellars Winery has been featured on  UNC-TV’s NC Weekend Show!
You can watch us at minute 15:15 –  HERE! For a video of our onsite bottling process click HERE!

We welcome you and your friends, family, or special guests and hope to exceed your expectations!