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Spring Winemaking 101 Course (Class 1 of 6) Copy

March 13, 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 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.


March 13, 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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