My Favorite Place in Fearrington

Roost is my favorite place in all of Fearrington Village. It really and truly is. You can enjoy an amazing dinner at the "perfect for special occasions" Fearrington House or delicious casual "comfort food any time" at The Granary. You can stroll the beautiful gardens, stop by the farmer’s market on Tuesday afternoons or swing through the Goat for ice cream on a hot summer day to name but a few options. But, best of all (and you can check with my husband and children on this, they will... Full Post >

Mas de Daumas Gassac Wine Dinner

Mas de Daumas Gassac is not your everyday wine. You will not see it at your local grocery store, you will not easily find its scores in your favorite wine magazine, and you might just have a hard time placing it in your wine vocabulary -- yet, to taste these wines is a necessity for any wine lover. These wines represent the very essence of what makes wine great.  On September 19th we will have Vergile Rousseau, National Brand Manager for the winery, and Thomas Meunier its importer, joining us... Full Post >

Food Takes Form

Inspiration comes from many different avenues -- this one happened to be vessel driven. We ended up with some of my favorite combos, blue cheese mousse with port jelly, candied walnuts, pear, celery and newski bacon. Full Post >

Wine of the Week [September 5 - September 11]

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, muse on the complexities of wine service in outer space, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. Austria is once again the geographical commonality of the wines for this week, with... Full Post >

Newest Neighborhood is Taking Form

Our grading contractors have been hard at work the past few weeks creating the road and homesites for Fearrington's newest neighborhood, Rutherford Close. Road curb and gutter is in, as is the base layer of asphalt. Next week the final course of asphalt is laid. And with the road in, the central community park is now defined - and contains some wonderful mature trees. Only twelve homes will be built, and so incredibly close to the Village Center. Until the heavy machinery is gone, Rutherford... Full Post >

Self Seeding Annuals

If you walk behind the Inn Building you’ll notice a large flowering plant the size of a shrub – an African foxglove - that may seem a bit ‘out of place’ with the formal gardens around it. We've kept African foxgloves (Ceratotheca triloba) in cultivation ever since finding them growing in the gravel behind our beer garden Roost (they probably escaped from a container). They are native to South Africa but are not related to foxgloves (Digitalis spp.) Here they behave as self-sowing... Full Post >

Cherie Westmoreland at the Granary Gallery

Stop by The Fearrington Granary Gallery and take a look at the many faces of Cherie Westmoreland’s art. Cherie’s work will be on display at the Gallery through the end of September. Want to meet her in person? The Granary is hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 10th from 6-8pm. Stop by for light refreshments, a visit with Cherie, and live music by her son, guitarist John Westmoreland. Here is how Cherie describes her work, “I have always loved the process of creation, whether in... Full Post >

Experience the Wine Pairings at The Fearrington House Restaurant

One of the best things about dining at Fearrington House are the custom wine pairings that we offer to our guests. Max and I believe that it enhances the complete dining experience – the perfectly executed cuisine complemented by the perfectly chosen wine. Most restaurants tend to list down the particular wines they will be automatically serving their guests on their menus – while that is convenient, it loses that element of adventure – of trying new things. I, personally, do not believe... Full Post >