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 and winery 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.

NO PERFUME!  Please do not wear perfume or cologne when visiting as it interferes with the ability to smell & taste wine and many people, including are staff, are allergic to perfume!

NO DOGS!  Please leave your dog at home.  Although we love dogs, the presence of dogs on our property presents issues too numerous to list here.   Exception:  By ADA law we must accommodate guests with a disability that require a service dog who is trained to do a specific task, and we welcome those guests on our property. (Pets and emotional comfort dogs are not considered service dogs, so please leave them at home).   

SMOKING in Designated Area Only: All indoor spaces are non-smoking. We have provided a cigarette butt receptacle and bench in a small graveled space in our garden to accommodate smokers.  Please be considerate of others and extinguish your cigarette if the wind direction is such that it carries your smoke towards others; members of our staff are highly allergic to cigarette smoke (to the point of asphyxiation).  Please do not deposit cigarette butts any where else on our property!

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 look forward to providing you with an exceptionally wonderful winery experience whether you live locally or are traveling!