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Xavyer Burroughs, Sommelier at The Goat

Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Xavyer began working at the impressionable age of 15 as a dishwasher at On the Square Restaurant in Tarboro. Working with husband and wife team Stephen and Inez Ribustello, he developed a passion for food and wine and worked his way through every position in the kitchen and floor, lastly in the wine cellar selling, serving and studying wine. After passing his Certified Sommelier Course with the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2012, Xavyer joined Fearrington at The Goat. Check out his blog!

July: The Summer of Riesling!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring wines of a specific place or type throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of July, everything by the glass is Riesling! LOOSEN BROS. - "Dr. L" l $6/gls This is an entry level, off-dry (sweeter), Riesling with loads of juicy apricot, tangerine, and mouthwatering... Full Post >

Fearrington Spring Belgian Dubbel Brown Ale!

With the increasingly warmer weather must come increasingly more delicious beer!  The seasonal beer that we germinated in conjunction with our buds over at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham (notice the Spring references there, witty right!) is brewed in Belgian style with coriander, turmeric, and lemongrass grown here in our herb garden.  If you'd like to share this treat with your friends and family, we have our Spring beer available on tap at The  Fearrington House, The Granary, and our beer... Full Post >

June: The Wines of Greece!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring wines of a specific place or type throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of June, everything by the glass will be from Greece! THYMIOPOULOUS VINEYARDS - "Boarding Pass" l $7/gls Crisp, floral, and light on its feet, this perfect warm weather white is sure to... Full Post >

May: Rosé and Sparkling Wines!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring the wines of a specific place or type, throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of May everything by the glass will be either pink, bubbly or both! CASCINETTA VIETTI - Moscato d'Asti l $6/gls This is bubbly made using the Charmat process, think Prosecco,... Full Post >

New Bottles at the Granary!

Spring is definitely upon us!  Although it's not really out with the old, it is definitely in the new.  We've scoured the nether regions of the wine world, and have stumbled across a few gems that we are pleased to offer by the bottle here at The Fearrington Granary! Come out and enjoy these new additions to our wine list any night of the week, or score a deal with our 1/2 off bottles of wine every Monday! ZLATAN - Plavac: $38/bottle All the way from Dalmatia in Croatia (I was just as... Full Post >

April: The Wines of Southern Italy!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring the wines of a specific place, throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of April everything by the glass will be of Southern Italian origin! CANTINA DEL TABURNO - Falanghina Spumante...........$8/gls This is bubbly made using the Charmat process, think... Full Post >

March: The Wines of Spain!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring the wines of a specific place, throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of March everything by the glass will be of Spanish origin! PARES BALTA - Brut Cava...............................$7/gls This refreshing, sparkling white is a must for anyone's... Full Post >

Wine for your Valentine!

It’s always nice to give a Valentine’s Day gift you can both enjoy!  Sant’ Evasio’s Brachetto D’Acqui is a pleasantly sweet sparkling red wine, made similarly to Moscato d’Asti.  In the glass, soft red flowers, muddled cherries, and raspberry liqueur are prominent on the nose and palate, with a few gentle bubbles dancing around in the background.  This will be perfect with all of those dark chocolate treats you are going to be feeding each other! ... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [February 2nd - February 8th]

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, get unnecessarily emotional upon seeing a chipped wine glass, 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. Los vinos de España han sido cautivando los corazones y las mentes de los... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [January 26th - February 1st]

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, can't remember what your socks are but can recall the residual sugar threshold differentiating Rosé d'Anjou from Rosé de Loire, 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. We have two... Full Post >