Stonefield Cellars Winery opened the tasting room doors in March of 2006 in the small town of Stokesdale, NC. The founders’ common love of wine and farming provided the foundation for the creation of a winery that provides a wide variety of high quality, award winning wines (dry white, dry red, semi-sweet, and sweet wine offerings) in a relaxed, rural setting close to the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem. Stonefield Cellars specializes in wine-making education (taught by Ph.D. Oenologist) and Event Management (the winery is available for private party rental such as weddings, corporate meetings, birthdays, etc.), including small to large community events from Girls Night Out to an outdoor concert series (every Friday night, June-September), as well as indoor Barrel Room concerts and other music-focused events. The beautifully landscaped gardens, patio and amphitheater, along with the indoor spaces of the winery’s Tasting Room and Barrel Room, all provide an inviting and relaxed environment in which to share the wine experience with one or many. Stonefield Cellars has become one of the most awarded, respected, and beloved wineries in the state of North Carolina.
Robert Wurz, President and Wine Maker
Robert Wurz, a California native, began making wine at an early age of fourteen in the basement of his parents’ home near Calistoga. He followed his passion for wine through college, where he earned a Ph.D. in Wine Chemistry from University of California – Davis. His experience with North Carolina’s grapes since 1999 has resulted in excellent wines, even from challenging vintages. Robert has expanded the Stonefield Cellars wine list to include wines made with varietals grown outside of North Carolina. Regardless of where the grapes (or other fruit) is grown, all of our wines are produced (from fermentation to bottling) on site.
Robert also teaches wine-making classes at Stonefield Cellars Winery in the Spring and Fall for hobbyists and beginner and intermediate wine makers.
Natalie Wurz, Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing
Natalie Wurz, a Georgia native, has called North Carolina home since 1989. Natalie’s diverse background includes a 20 year career in Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Research and Quality Assurance followed by 15+ years as a business owner in the wine and hospitality industry. As the co-owner, Vice-President, and Director of Sales and Marketing for Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, NC, Natalie manages inside and outside sales and handles onsite and offsite special events, from festival sponsorships and participation to hosting of weddings, corporate meetings, private parties, winery concerts and jam sessions. Natalie also manages the winery staff and a large volunteer base. Natalie’s love of music, photography and the outdoors keep her busy in her spare time – when she is not working or playing music she’s off hiking, cycling, kayaking, and fishing!
Tasting Room Associate – Mary Green
Mary Green has joined our team as our Tasting Room Associate. Mary has a great deal of experience in relationship based customer service and program and facility management. Her love of wine and people, along with her education and experience in Leisure Sciences and Community Recreation makes Mary the perfect fit for Stonefield Cellars. We can’t wait for you to meet her and hope that you find her smile welcoming and her enthusiasm elevating!
Operations Associate – Molly Elston
Molly brings a background in theater production and a passion for wine. With a diverse range of experiences from living and making art in big cities like New York City to small towns in Ohio and Illinois, she settled down in Manassas, VA to raise her family. In 2019, just before the start of the pandemic, Molly moved to North Carolina and is excited to get back out into the world by working at Stonefield Cellars, where everyone is treated like family.
If you are interested in winemaking / learning more about how a winery operates please join our Volunteer Email List! Throughout the year we need volunteers to help us out with vineyard work, harvesting, crushing/pressing, and bottling wine, and we always need help with our Adopt-A-Highway cleanup (4 times a year). This ‘Will Work For Wine” Program includes a meal with wine, and bottle(s) of wine to take home! You can join our volunteer list by clicking this link! If you have trouble with the Google Form, you can also just email Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what you are interested in helping with.
Join our general once-a-month email by clicking this link.