Have You Met Melina?

The Goat is home to Fearrington’s beloved coffee roaster, Melina! Melina was built in 1972 in a small village outside of Athens, Greece by Theodore Sakantaris. He named the roaster Melina Mecour in honor of her Greek heritage.

Melina’s voyage to America began when a shop owner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, commissioned Mr. Sakantaris to build a coffee roaster. Sakantaris shipped Melina by boat to Wilmington, N.C., and then on to Winston Salem. Melina was likely the first coffee roaster in the Southeast to produce premium, on-site roasted coffee.

When the demand for coffee at the Winston-Salem store outgrew Melina, she found her home here at Fearrington! Today Melina continues to produce small batches of freshly roasted coffee for the enjoyment of the whole village.

Read more about the coffee roasting process here. Follow The Goat on Facebook to see behind-the-scenes-action, and tag your pictures with #FearringtonNC to share your experiences!

Fourth of July

Whether you’re entertaining or merely partaking in various patriotic festivities, the Fourth of July always gives us an excuse to dress in a fun way. We love a printed Krazy Larry pant paired with a Wilt tee and a bold Matta scarf. If you’re entertaining, we suggest investing in a classic cookbook such as the one we carry in the store, chock full of deviled egg ideas! Deviled eggs, prepared any way, are THE perfect party snack. We also love these clever steak markers, perfect for a... Full Post >

Did Someone Say Pastrami?

The Goat's pastrami sandwich is proving to be one of the most popular dishes on the new menu! What’s the key? Well the housemade bread doesn’t hurt, but the real kicker here is in the meat. We smoke and roast our pastrami in house for 6 hours before slicing it and serving it to guests. The hearty meat, balanced by the sauerkraut and pickles, and all held together by our sourdough bread makes for a filling lunch you’ll be thinking about for days! Stop by The Goat to try this delicious... Full Post >

Spa Gifts for New Graduates

If you're looking to treat the new graduate in your life to a relaxation experience after all of their hard work, Haven Spa Boutique and The Spa at Fearrington have hand selected our favorite gifts for graduates. From shaving kits to salt glow treatments, there's something perfect for everyone. For Him: Caswell Massey Shave Soap ($80), Caswell Massey Badger Brush ($75), and Caswell Massey after Shave Balm ($45) are the ultimate in facial skincare. These products are available in the... Full Post >

All in the Bread

The new menu at The Goat focuses on artisanal sandwiches, soups and salads. When Chef Colin Bedford was testing out the new recipes, he knew to make the sandwiches exceptional, they needed to be made-well from the bottom up. What better place to start than with the bread? All of our bread is made in-house each morning by Pastry Sous Chef Paola de Maayer and her team. Whether you love the tomato bread, sourdough bread or ciabatta, they are all made by hand in our kitchen using natural... Full Post >

New Pizzas at Roost

The summer weather arrived this week and so have new pizzas at Roost! We're taking advantage of the flavors of summer with pizzas featuring corn, peaches, and more. See the full menu below for all your delicious wood-fired pizza options. Then, see who's playing tonight and mark your calendar to visit Roost this weekend! RED Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil $11 Prosciutto, Olives, Fontina, Arugula $15 Italian Sausage, Local Corn, Red Pepper Jam $16 Grilled Artichokes with Avocado, Crispy... Full Post >