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 10 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.
Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm in the Stonefield Cellars Production Room.
First Class: Introduction – Basics of fermentation and winemaking.
Second Class: Principles of Winemaking – Racking, barrels, oak alternatives, tannins. Wines of the world.
Third Class: Wine sensory evaluation. Food and wine pairing.
Fourth Class: Defects and Problems: Causes and remedies, fining agents, additives, filtering.
Fifth Class: Blending, tasting panel, and bottling preparations.
Sixth Class: 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.
Additional Class Wine will be available for $13.95 per Bottle
Registration: To sign up to receive a notification for Early Registration for the Spring 2019 Course or if you have any questions about the course please contact Sarah at 336-644-9908 during regular business hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.