Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)

Swedish hat company WIGENS has been dressing heads in hats and caps for over a century, enduring the elements and outliving every trend with quiet confidence. Handcrafted using skills that have been passed down for over a century, every WIGENS hat is an inspiring testament of what we can achieve when we put our heart and souls into what we do. The combination of genuine craftsmanship and exquisite fabrics makes a cap from WIGENS more than just a cap. Pictured here is Bosse LP – a 100%... Full Post >

Sweet Tea Chicken Wings

I do like a good chicken wing! Sweet tea brined chicken wings with lemon barbeque sauce are at The Fearrington Granary for a limited time only! Come out and try this special dish over the weekend. Full Post >

Wine of the Week [October 17th - October 23rd]

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 "Situation Room" where a team of minions walk busily around multi-monitor virtual maps displaying every wine tasting's location and occurrence around the world updated in real time, 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... Full Post >

Mums the Word

Taller, softer, and more graceful than the pampered mums sold everywhere at this time of year, perennial mums like "Sheffield Pink," seen here in front of Fearrington's home and accessories shop, Dovecote, reliably return to mingle beautifully with fall asters and salvias. Full Post >

Fall Scarves as Favors

We loved Paige and Jeff's plaid scarves they handed out to guests as favors at their wedding. The scarves came in three different colors and were a great touch to a fall wedding -- a perfect way to keep warm with an evening chill. The couple even wore their a matching pair for their introduction to the reception as the new Mr. and Mrs. Wilber! Full Post >

The Art of Blind Tasting

I get it. I really do. I understand why it may seem impressive or look like a magic trick to people who get to see someone who can pinpoint a wine’s provenance just by looking, sniffing, tasting and spitting out a wine. Out of the thousands of different grapes in the world, a gifted wine taster can tell you what grape a wine is made of, where it’s from, which vintage it came from, and if it is worth its salt to have that price attached to it in a wine list. I remember my jaw dropping... Full Post >

New at Dovecote: Gentlemen’s Collection

My favorite new stop on my wedding tour of Fearrington is the brand new men’s collection at Dovecote.  We’ve been spending a lot of time in that corner lately...who says men don’t like to shop?! Dovecote has a fine new stock of Collared Greens ties and cumberbunds that I think are the perfect fun, stylish new option for groomsmen for Fearrington’s outdoor weddings. They have fabulous colors in stripes and polka dots that would go with any bride’s choice of wedding colors.  You... Full Post >

A Fall Show from Our Gardens

It may be cloudy and drizzly outside, but with dozens of different camellias in bloom, the gardens at Fearrington are exploding with color! Fragrant fall-blooming sasanquas -- like "Sparkling Burgundy" shown here -- are approaching peak bloom time. Don't miss the show! Full Post >

Affordable Luxury with New Wines by the Glass this Fall

It is that time of the year again when the cooler air of the fall season descends upon us here at The Fearrington House. One by one, we exchange the crisp and refreshing white wines of summer for the richly textured red wines more suitable for the cooler months. This year, Max and I are delighted to be able to offer our guests some iconic wines that are rarely seen on any restaurants’ wines by the glass offerings -– Guido Porro’s Vigna Lazzairasco Barolo, and Angelo Gaja’s highly... Full Post >

The Suite Life

Traveling with your colleagues, family or girlfriends and need adjoining overnight accommodations? Fearrington can certainly meet your all your needs with our 2 and 3 bedroom adjacent suites! Located on the 2nd floor in our charming courtyard section of Inn Rooms are three rooms that are all accessed by one private door. Here we offer one Standard Room with a queen sized bed, one Deluxe Suite with a king sized bed and one Grand Suite with a king sized bed, separate sitting room, fireplace,... Full Post >