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Fall Winemaking 101 Course (Class 6 of 6)

November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 9 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.

Fall 2017 Course Dates & Times: 

Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm in the Stonefield Cellars Production Room.

September 25th: Introduction – basics of fermentation and winemaking

October 9th: Principles of Winemaking – racking, barrels, oak alternatives, tannins. Wines of the world

October 16th: Wine sensory evaluation. Food and wine pairing

October 30th: Defects and Problems: causes and remedies, fining agents, additives, filtering

November 6th: Blending, tasting panel, bottling preparations

November 20th Bottling, Labeling, Wrap-up, Exam

Cost: $185
Provided: All winemaking materials, detailed winemaking notes, snacks, and 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 – Registration for the Fall 2017 Winemaking Course has ended, but to be placed on the waiting list for the Spring 2018 Winemaking Course please email Sarah at  sswurz@stonefieldcellars.com. For Registration please either Purchase Tickets or Call 336-644-9908 during business hours. Please email Sarah at sswurz@stonefieldcellars.com with any questions.

Registration Ends 9/10/17

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.


November 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stonefield Cellars Winery
8220 NC Hwy 68 N
Stokesdale, NC 27357 United States
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