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Fearrington House Restaurant, Wine
January 27, 2016 2:00 PM | By Megan Caron | No Comments
We previously announced the beginning of our transition to include more organic and local wines on our wine by the glass menu at The Fearrington House. We live in a very exciting time for wine, and one fortunately where some of the best producers are using organic or biodynamic methods. There are three main types of eco-friendly viticulture: Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic.
Sustainable viticulture is a practice that has no formal regulations, but states a grower interest in the long-term viability of their vineyard as well as having a minimal effect on the environment. Here, farmers choose for themselves which techniques to implement and which to avoid. There are certifications for sustainable, and certifying organizations vary by country and region.
To be clear, in talking about organics as it pertains to wine, the wines we offer are going to be made from organically grown grapes, the wines themselves are not organic. For grapes to be organic they have to be grown without any synthetic chemicals, artificial fertilizers, engineered plant materials, and pesticides. There are many certifying groups for organic agriculture, and some of the producers featured on our wines by the glass are certified. In the United States, wines that are deemed organic do not use additional sulfates to stabilize the wine.
The practices that are involved in biodynamic agriculture have been used for centuries. However, it was a series of lecture done by Rudolph Steiner -Austrian Spiritualist, Scientist, Philosopher, Educator, and Architect – in the 1920s, and then expanded upon by his student Maria Thun, that brought them into a concentrated working philosophy. The basis is vineyards or farms should exist holistically and in tune with nature. Compost is made on the farm, soils are fertilized with animal waste, and a selection of seven treatments, using all natural products, are mandated for use. All farming activities are done in line with the cycles of the moon and the twelve houses of the Zodiac. The goal is to create a natural harmony where the vineyard takes care of itself. There is an international certifying group called Demeter for Biodynamic certification. Some of the producers on our list are Demeter certified.
We are excited to begin including more vineyards and farms that work hard to maintain these practices on our by the glass menu. Follow Fearrington’s Wine Team on Facebook to get more updates and see how our wine menu is changing!
– Maximilian Kast, Wine Director
At Haven, In Our Spa
Now that the holidays are behind us, it is time to focus on reducing the stress this may have created. Begin the New Year with a new you. Take time to focus on your well-being to have a healthy start to the year. The Spa at Fearrington would like to introduce a new facial, the White Brightening Facial.
This highly effective 60 minute facial visibly illuminates the complexion to leave it naturally more even and translucently clear. Our skilled estheticians use precision movements to... Full Post >
The Fearrington Granary
Triangle Restaurant Week kicks off this week - meaning there are some great specials coming up at The Granary! As a participant in the week-long celebration of culinary excellence, The Granary is offering a three course lunch for $15, and a three course dinner for $30 this week. Both menus feature some of our favorites, like Chef Bedford's Beef Wellington, and the Crab, Kale & Ricotta Crepe!
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At Dovecote, Style Defined
This look was styled by Cassie.
Chic is always defined by restraint. Class, style, a balance of timeless elegance and not falling into trend traps, tempting as they may be. That's why we love this look; a beautiful leopard-print blouse could get very loud, very quickly, but not so with this outfit. Lareida makes the perfect blouse and we've layered it with a simple white tank and perfect pencil skirt. Streamlined, simple, and easy as 1-2-3. That's what chic is supposed to... Full Post >
Fearrington Weddings, Real Weddings
Lauren and Peter tied the knot on September 5, 2015. These newlyweds said their 'I dos' in the Garden Terrace and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn.
How did you and your partner meet?
In Fall 2010, Pete was a third-year at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I had eagerly moved overseas for a one-year Masters program at the same school. As a part time job, Pete was a bartender at the university’s student union, and I luckily went into that same bar when my... Full Post >
This look was styled by Sharon.
We love the juxtaposition of this look, bringing 70’s-style characteristics such as a wide-brimmed hat and a fuzzy vest and 90’s-style flannel shirt to create a thoroughly modern look with great contemporary touches: the handcrafted Italian hardware on the handbag, the knit back of the vest in such a trendy olive tone, the textural funk of the Israeli-designed ankle boot.
This is a beautiful fall look, perfect for a stylish gal who embraces both the... Full Post >