Chapel Hill Magazine Recognizes Jon Condoret

Jon Condoret our longtime architect passed away in 2010 but his legacy endures in this beautiful article in Chapel Hill Magazine. Jon designed almost every house at Fearrington and also the ‘new’ structures in the Village Center like the Inn Building and McIntyre’s. French by birth, Jon brought a fresh sensibility to his craft including an embrace of Carolina sunlight. Current architect Brian Cather had the opportunity to work briefly with Jon and when we met Brian we marveled that he... Full Post >

Here Comes Springtime!

Fill her Easter basket with our signature Matta scarves in jelly bean colors for Spring! Same detailing as our signature shawls, this pint-size version is a perfect pop of fresh color with white jeans and a summer tee. Drop by and see our rainbow of choices! Full Post >

Spring Ceremonies at Fearrington

Whether it's an intimate wedding or a larger group our gardens are  the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony! One of my favorite gardens this time of the year in the Dovecote Lawn. The sweet smell of the fragrant blooming wisteria, friendly pops of blooming tulips in the surrounding flower beds and the amazing blooming cherry blossom tree make this site the perfect back drop for a spring ceremony! It's no wonder that Spring is the most magical time of the year to get married! Full Post >

Wine of the Week [March 24 - 30]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or like me, have a handmade papier-mâché statue of Dionysus to which you present daily offerings of fruits and breads, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering two wines per week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays. This week we turn to the country most... Full Post >

Planning for Summer

While the past few weeks may have still been blustery and cold outside, within the cozy confines of our glass greenhouse the gardeners at Fearrington have been busy planning--and planting!--for warmer weather. Flats of seeds have been prepared and are being eagerly checked on daily for signs of growth. New cultivars that we are particularly excited about include ornamental peppers "Tangerine Dream" and "Hot Lemon", which our gardener Donna will add to the gardens surrounding the Granary, and... Full Post >

Castello di Verduno, The Noble Star of Barolo

Often, as in more times per day than I can actually remember, I am asked the question "What is your favorite wine?" This is a great question and one that for most of my time as a sommelier I have answered by just stating my favorite regions (which is of course a perfectly good answer).  However, as I have grown and traveled and met amazing people in the wine world, some wines and wineries have gained a very special place in my heart.  Castello di Verduno, in the small town of that same name... Full Post >

Amuse Bouche and Pre-Dessert Treats

Chefs Tom and Thomas recently acquired some Wagyu Brisket, and what better way to use it than for a Reuben? Of course, no ordinary Reuben would be enough for them, they had to make it all fancy and beautiful! I've never seen cleaner amuse bouche plates after our guests were through with them...   Our Pastry Chefs didn't want to be outdone that day, so they also made a tasty pre-dessert. They made a Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Espuma and Cranberry Gel, topped of with... Full Post >

Photographer Spotlight: Krystal Kast

I have had the pleasure recently of looking at a lot of Krystal Kast’s work, and she simply amazes me.  What a talent!  She has a great eye and always seems to capture the moment with the perfect mix of creative artistry, classic style and sensitivity to the occasion.  She has great skill at anticipating fun moments of the party, so her candid shots are wonderful.  And she’s just so lovely that you want to have her around all the time!  Take a look at some of her work: ... Full Post >

Cooks & Books Heats Up this Spring

McIntyre's Cooks & Books Series has been growing since it started in 2011! We have hosted gracious cooks, enjoyed lively conversation and devoured delectable meals from some of the best cookbooks of the year. The Cooks & Books momentum is not slowing down this Spring! We have some amazing events lined up (including dinner with the one and only Thomas Keller). Check out the upcoming events here or pictures from the past event on our Facebook page! Full Post >

The Granary Gallery Welcomes Brenda Behr’s Watercolors

The Gallery is awash in Spring watercolors! Brenda Behr will have her works on display through May. Come by Tuesday, March 26th from 6-8 p.m. for a reception to welcome her work. Talk to the artist and stay for dinner at the Granary. Sounds like a great way to usher in the warmer weather! Brenda Behr’s plein air watercolors combine her eye for detail with a heart that captures the essence of her subject. She prefers painting from life or on location, but is equally comfortable painting... Full Post >