Q: Do I need prior experience to make wine?
A: No! If you are interested in making wine, a member of our winemaking team will make sure that you understand each step and answer any questions you may have.
Q: What’s the difference between making a barrel of wine and making a kit at Stone & Key?
A: When you make a barrel of wine with us, you are crushing grapes, deciding on specific blends, choosing barrels for distinct flavor, and generally take more control of the process. When making a barrel, you can make them in Full Barrel (288 bottles), half barrel (144) or quarter barrel (72) amounts, whereas when making wine from a kit, you are making your wine in 6 gallon (28 bottle) amounts. A kit comes with pre-pressed grape juice, and the specific amounts of ingredients to make a high quality wine.
Q: Do I need to book an appointment to come in and do a tasting?
A: We’re open seven days a week, and there is no appointment needed if you come in during our normal tasting room hours. We do ask that you call ahead if you have a group of eight or more, so that we can have staff ready to meet your party.
Q: Can I get your wines and ciders anywhere besides your winery?
A: Yes! We bring a selection of our wines and ciders to the Ambler, Perkasie, Media, & Jenkintown Farmers Markets. We also have many of our wines and ciders available in different bars and restaurants around the area, of which you can see a partial list here: http://stoneandkeycellars.com/wines-ciders/bars-and-restaurants/
Q: Can I bring food to your winery?
A: You are welcome to bring food to our Montgomeryville location. Stone & Key Cellars does not sell food, but you are welcome to bring food such as cheese and crackers, hor d’oeuvre’s, or anything else that you would like to enjoy with your wine.
Q: Do you have gluten free options on your menu?
A: Neither grapes, apples, or any of the other ingredients that we use contain any gluten. However, some barrels are sealed with wheat based products so our barrel aged beverages may contain trace amounts of gluten. We offer many products (Keys series, most ciders, most white wines, select reds) which spend no time in barrels and are therefore completely gluten free. Check with Stone & Key staff about the process each wine goes though to confirm it has not spent time in barrels.
Q: How can I find out about events and such going on at your winery?
A: Follow us on social media! We keep a regular schedule of events on our website, but for the most up to date, check us out on Facebook (Facebook.com/stoneandkey), Instagram (@stoneandkeycellars), and Twitter (@stoneandkey)!