Wines of Rioja

Rioja, the most recognizable and famous wine region in Spain, is the focus of March's wine class at The Granary on Thursday, March 6th. We will be taking a look at the region's history from the middle ages, to the first "modern period" when the influence of the Bordelais changed the regions course in the mid-19th century, to the second "modern period" in the late twentith Century when Rioja delved into a more international style, creating a divide between classical and modern producers. We... Full Post >

Escape the Winter

Here are a few ideas from The Spa at Fearrington to help you escape this chilly winter. You can purchase a Spa gift certificate for spa treatments to indulge and relax. How about extending that gift for future visits to the spa? Our Fearrington Signature Series package is a wonderful way to continue the pampering. Purchase five of the same treatment in advance and receive the sixth one complimentary. Another idea would be some of our wonderful Elemis products. We have a large... Full Post >

A Colorful Village

We had an amazing weekend filled with whimsical folk art, food and wine. If you weren't able to come out and experience The Fearrington Barn filled with Southern art and personalities, do not despair! The Village Center has a few lively surprises waiting for you to discover. It may be a tree covered in books outside of McIntyre’s or a waitress waiting to take your order on The Fearrington Granary’s patio – don’t forget to look on the ground too, for knitted mushrooms that will make you... Full Post >

Stone Cold Belties!

While most have seen our lively Beltie Crew in the front pastures as they enter the Village Center, only some know where to find their friends made of stone that also "live and graze" in Fearrington.  When the temperatures started to drop in the Fall some of our residents took it upon themselves to keep our concrete sheep nice and warm throughout the winter with scarves and little leg warmers!  To visit with these friendly animals we challenge you to come find them and their handmade... Full Post >

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Dreaming of a beautiful wedding in the snow?  Sure!  We can do that, with a little help from Mother Nature. I’m not sure how you get much prettier than this, in fact. Thanks to this gorgeous and unbelievably sweet couple, we are off to a great start for our 2014 season.  Very exciting!  It’s going to be a great year. Full Post >

Springtime Reminders

Just a reminder that in the midst of a cold February, Springtime at Fearrington is not far away. Only a little more than a month to go, and our gardens will be filled to bursting with color. Hang in there! Full Post >

Out-of-Season Tree Decorations

ALERT: Last night, a gang of witty Fearrington knitters tagged a tree in front of McIntyre's with scarves. On the scarves are snarky fake book titles like Smart Beer by Bud Wiser and Robots by Anne Droid. One title, Falling Trees by Tim Burr, made me jump back! I was, after all, standing under a tree. That title may just be an homage to Pitbull and Ke$ha. These crafty ne'er-do-wells didn't stop at one tree --you'll find homemade scarves, flowers, and puppets on... Full Post >

The Newest Home Building Trends

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – not this time! This year’s International Home Builder's Show was combined with the Industry’s Kitchen and Bath show and the combination made for an exciting and educational experience. It was great to see what styles will be hot this year -- think gray! We saw all the new appliances, faucets, counter tops, and the list goes on and on. The wood-look porcelain tile was one of the best new products we saw. Often a big design dilemma for folks... Full Post >

The Promise of Spring

The promise of Spring is apparent on a walk through our gardens and Camden Park this beautiful sunny afternoon. The first buds of the flowering apricot (Prunus mume) are unfurling against a Carolina blue sky (pictured to the right) and the fuzzy fat buds of Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) are ready to open soon (pictured above)!   Full Post >

Sweets for Your Sweetheart!

Valentine's Day is here! What are you getting your special someone? Here at Fearrington, our restaurants and inn will be busy with couples retreating for the weekend. If you're simply looking for something simple to be the "icing on the cake" for your Valentine, The Goat has everything you need! From a special Valentine's Day wine chosen by The Goat's wine guru Xavyer to pastries galore! The pastry chefs from The Fearrington House have been pouring their hearts into lovely treats, like red... Full Post >