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.
Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm in the Stonefield Cellars Production Room.
March 16th: Introduction – Basics of fermentation and winemaking.
March 23rd: Principles of Winemaking – Racking, barrels, oak alternatives, tannins. Wines of the world.
March 30th: Wine sensory evaluation. Food and wine pairing.
April 6th: Defects and Problems: Causes and remedies, fining agents, additives, filtering.
April 20th: Blending, tasting panel, and bottling preparations.
May 4th: Bottling, Labeling, Wrap-up, Exam.
Provided: Materials, extensive 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 our Spring 2020 class has closed! You can join our Fall 2020 Interest List by calling Sarah at 336-644-9908 during regular business hours or emailing Sarah 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.