Tasting Room UPDATE!

Featured Artist Program!   We have started featuring the work of local artists in our tasting room.  Our area is rich in talent and we want to showcase that talent and give you the chance to own a unique creation from your local art community!   At the beginning of each new showcase, we host an Art Reception where we encourage you to visit the winery, socialize with friends, meet the featured artist and enjoy their wonderful pieces of art.  You are welcome to ask questions about the artistic process and will often be able to watch the artist at work.  Please check our events tab for the dates and times of upcoming receptions.  We invite local artists who would like to participate in our Featured Artist Program to email a brief biography and several photos of your work to michellecone@stonefiieldcellars.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Stonefield Cellars NC Winery!

Looking for a wonderful wine experience?  “Great wine, great people, the best in NC!”  - Just one of the many accolades that Stonefield Cellars receives from guests that have visited our NC winery.  Stonefield Cellars Winery won the 2013 Go Triad Reader’s Choice Award for  “Best Vineyard” .   Conveniently located just north of Greensboro, we offer award winning wines in a romantic setting.  Our beautiful Tasting Room is the perfect place for you to enjoy your wine tasting and then linger with friends, sharing a bottle and enjoying some of our cheese, cracker, and other snacks available for purchase.   We always have great events going on – please check our events page for details (quick links to our calendar is to the right).  NOTE:  Our Winemaking 101 Classes have been moved to start in July – check our Events Calendar for details!

 ANNOUNCING OUR NEW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!

Every Friday night during the months of June, July, and August, Stonefield Cellars Winery will host  “FRIDAY FLAVORS” – A weekly concert series that will feature local and regional talent – Each week we will present a different style of music (e.g., blues, rock, celtic, jazz, bluegrass, folk, etc.).   $10 cover for each concert, Season Pass w/discount available (13 concerts for the price of 10). Wine, beer, and food will be available for purchase – Burning Wood BBQ (Santa Maria style, wood-fire open pit grill), will be selling fresh, exciting flavors from the grill (meats, veggies, etc. – menu will vary from week to week).  The event each Friday is from 6-10 pm (music performances are 7-9 pm).  In addition to the Friday concerts, we will also host some special Saturday concerts and workshop events during the summer.  For detailed information about the Friday Flavors Concert Series performers and menu options, along with information and dates for the Saturday concerts/workshops,go to our Events Calendar.

Our Tasting Room is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Noon – 6pm, and Sunday 1-6pm.  If you are coming with a group of 6 or more people, please call ahead so that we can accommodate you.  Want to have a party at the winery?   Our Barrel Room and other property areas are available for private party rental – see our Private Parties page.

 We welcome you and your friends, family, or special guests and hope to exceed your expectations!

Stonefield Cellars Winery has been featured on  UNC-TV’s NC Weekend Show!  You can watch us at minute 15:15 – just click on the link below:

http://video.unctv.org/video/2320041299/

For a video of our bottling process, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWd9A1f7m28&feature=related

Wine Appreciation Workshops

Students during Wine Workshop

Students during Wine Workshop

 Wine Appreciation

Workshops

 

Location:         Stonefield Cellars Winery  – 8220 NC Hwy 68 N., Stokesdale, NC 23757

Are you interested in attending a wine appreciation workshop with your friends?  Winemaker Robert E. M. Wurz, Ph.D will educate and entertain your group in the techniques of assessing wine characteristics and quality, including varietal differences and food and wine pairings.

Contact Stonefield Cellars to arrange for your workshop date and time (based on winemaker availability).  Workshop duration is 2 hours, Group minimum is 12, maximum is 24.  Cost per person is $35

Instructor Biography 

Robert E. M. Wurz, Ph.D.  – Robert is a native of Napa Valley, CA.  He started making wine when he was fourteen.  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.

“Bottle the Barrel” Program

Stonefield Cellars, Winery, Stokesdale, NC, Excellent Wines, Tours, Wine, Tastings, winery, wineries, nc wineries, vineyards in north carolina, wineries in north carolina, visiting north carolina, wine tours, winery tours, wine tasting, wine clubs, wine trail, red wine, white wine, tasting roomBottle the Barrel Program –  We have a great custom wine labeling program called “Bottle the Barrel”  at Stonefield Cellars!  We have conducted several of these bottling sessions geared toward serious Red Wine drinkers who 1.  Want to have a hands on bottling experience, 2. Want to purchase an exclusive release wine (high quality, limited quantity, not available outside the winery or sold as our regular retail wine), and 3. Want to customize their bottles with their own label.

So how can you get in on this really cool private wine, custom label bottling?
Here’s how it works:

You can either

1:  Assemble a group to commit to purchase a barrel’s worth of wine (22 cases minimum) – and do some blending with the winemaker and decide on the final blend that you’ll want to bottle (per bottle price starts at $12.95 and can go up depending on which wines are chosen) – this will need to be done a couple of weeks before bottling – Coordinate with us a bottling date – make it a party! (bring food or hire a caterer)
Make your own labels for the front (we will provide a back label with all the required information)
Show up on the bottle date/time, have a blast doing it, and then enjoy your wine!
A 10% non-refundable deposit is required upon the reservation of a bottling date.  Balance is due from each participant at the time of bottling.

or

2:  We will pick the wine and we will set the date – you just commit to purchasing at least a case and then show up to bottle and label and take your wine home with you!

For more information about our next planned “Bottle The Barrel” event or to request a custom blend and date for your group, contact Robert or Natalie Wurz at 336-644-9908.

NOTE:  OUR NEXT BOTTLE THE BARREL IS SCHEDULED FOR November 29th, 2013 – 7-9 pm – The wine is a Sangiovese/Merlot blend.  For more information and to reserve your case(s), call 336-644-9908!

Best Vineyard!

 

Recent Awards of Distinction

Stonefield Cellars Winery was recently voted “BEST VINEYARD” by the readers of the Greensboro News & Record’s Go Triad.  Thanks to all that voted for us and continue to support the Triad’s local wineries!  We are the ‘gem in your own backyard’.  Please share this news with your friends and others and encourage visits and wine purchases to help keep us successful as your community’s best winery!

Recent Wine Competition Awards

2013 Mid-Atlantic Southeaster Wine Competition -  GOLD -  Gato Merlot,  SILVER – 2008 Sangiovese, 2008 Synchronicity, and 2009 Malbec.

Barnhill’s in Winston-Salem recently awarded Stonefield Cellars the Mother Vine Award 2013 for Synchronicity – Best Dry Red!  Barnhill’s carries a great selection of NC Wines, with several of Stonefield Cellars’ among them.

Business Hours

Our regular business hours: Thursday 12-6 pm/  Friday  12-6pm /  Saturday 12-6pm /  and  Sunday 1-6 pm, or by appointment*.  Please note that we start our last tasting at 5:30 pm.  We conduct tasting and tours as folks arrive, so no appointment is necessary unless you would like to visit outside regular hours or have a group of 6 or more (you can reach us at 336-644-9908 or email nwurz@stonefieldcellars.com to arrange ahead).   We are located only 13 miles north of the I-40 and NC Hwy 68 intersection (exit 210).  For map, click on the “Location” tab above or enter the following coordinates in your GPS:   36° 15’13″N   79° 57’47″ W

 

*Important Information Regarding After Hours Appointments:   Our policy is that a credit card number will be required to secure your appointment and a $15 cancellation fee will be applied in the event of no-shows beyond an hour of the scheduled appointment.  (Please understand that we still must pay staff to open and wait even though someone doesn’t show up).

GROUPON, LIVING SOCIAL,DAILY DEAL, DEAL CHICKEN FAQ’s

Have you recently purchased a Groupon, Living Social,Daily Deal,or Deal Chicken Coupon? Here are some FAQs we can help you with:

May I redeem the coupon right away? Yes – as soon as you are able to print your coupon (sent to you by Groupon, Living Social News & Record Daily Deal, or Deal Chicken) you may redeem it during our normal business hours:   Thursday – Saturday Noon – 6pm, and Sunday 1-6 pm.  Note:  Tasting and tours take at least 30-45 minutes, so please arrive closer to 5pm since we close at 6pm.

Do I need to make an appointment?   IT DEPENDS….Usually you won’t need to as long you arrive during normal business hours (see above).  However, if you are redeeming the coupon during the last two weeks prior to expiration, an appointment is recommended since we tend to be very busy during these times (We suggest that you do not wait until the last two weeks to redeem the coupon).  Also, if you are planning on coming with several friends (parties of 6 or more), we ask that you do call ahead so our staff can be prepared to best serve you.  And of course if you are coming with a large party, your tasting will take even longer, so please plan on arriving early to enable finishing by closing time.

Do I need to bring a printed copy of my coupon with me? Absolutely yes. We ask that you bring a printed coupon with you because some redemption systems require a code on the printed version that will not be available via a smart phone.

May I bring a third person with me and my friend, even though I am purchasing a deal for two? Yes, they are welcomed to join you.  They just won’t be part of the “deal”.  Our tastings are offered at $7.00 for 7 wines (non-reserve wines only) or $10 for 7 wines (including any reserves).   They will also get a souvenir glass as is customary for our tasting guests.  Any glass of wine or bottles purchased will be at our normal prices for those accompanying you outside of the “deal”.

Where are you located? We are in Stokesdale, NC, just north of Greensboro and about 10 miles north of the Piedmont International Airport.   The best map to use is the one here on our website – we suggest you click on the Location Tab and print one out….it even shows you where to park!

New Wines and Wines on the Horizon…

Stonefield Cellars’ newest wines and wine vintages on the horizon include:

NEW and Available NOW -

  • Blueberry – Yes, it is amazing, like all the previous vintages.
  • Dread Pirate Robert’s Bloody Red Wine -  We think this is the best DPR blend produced yet.  Won’t you come visit and taste for yourself?

ON THE HORIZON -

  • Pinot Gris – Robert knows how to make this varietal a white wine lovers’ favorite – we will be bottling this soon and hope to have it available just before Christmas!
  • Mountain Mama Madness White – Yes, this new vintage will be just as wonderful as what you have to come to expect from the Mama.
  • Riesling – Finally, a straight varietal bottling of Just Riesling for you Just Riesling fans!
  • BellaSelena – One of our flagship sweet wines, the new batch will surely delight.
  • Niagara – Almost sold out of the previous vintage, we will have a new one soon for you Niagara folks.
  • Vin de Narle’ – It’s been a while since we sold out of our delicious port style dessert wine that pairs so well with chocolate, so it’s about time we brought it back (you just can’t rush Vin de Narle’ though).  This new bottling is going to be luscious, and we may have it available by Christmas  (note: skinny bottles fit in stockings so well!!)
  • Dark Sky -  A NEW LABEL – This wine has been limited released and well received at festivals.  We are ready to offer it to you now under a new label that includes a great ‘dark sky’ photo (© N. Wurz). 

 

 

Fire and Wine?

Looking for a relaxing afternoon?  Come visit the winery and feel free to picnic in our garden on some of our warmer winter afternoons, or if it is a bit chilly, take advantage of our fire pit under our gazebo.  We also have extended seating in our tasting room to linger with a glass of hot spiced wine.   What a great way to catch up with friends, spend time with a date (or your spouse that deserves an afternoon off and with YOU), or bring a book and hang out by the window inside.  

Firepit

Cheers to great wine and friend time at Stonefield Cellars!



   

New Gift Items now available!

 

 

In addition to Mountain Mama Madness T-Shirts,  we now have in more Pirate T-Shirts (Grog be good, Wine be better) – many different colors and different styles (women and men).  Who new that Piratey Fun and Wine go together?   (Come to the Pirate Party next year and find out…!)  We have lots of other great new wine related gift items for the wine lovers on your gift list.  So come up, stock up, and cheers to an easy and fun filled shopping and sipping time!