The Fearrington Granary

A full-service restaurant, the Old Granary is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy an elegant lunch or brunch. The Contemporary american cuisine features an extensive selection of hand-made salads, entrees and desserts. This vibrant restaurant, decorated with warm colors and rich fabrics, provides seating on various levels with views of the charming village shops, surrounding gardens, and the rolling pastures filled with Belted Galloway Cows and Tennessee Fainting Goats.

Meet John Westmoreland

Have you heard the lovely music at The Fearrington Granary at dinnertime? John Westmoreland is the talented Chatham County artist who is playing jazz and classical music at The Granary on Monday & Tuesday evenings. We are excited to share a little more about Westmoreland and his love of music! What prompted your love of music? Honestly, I would say my love of music feels innate to my soul, but I was also lucky to grow up in a very musical environment. My father comes from a family... Full Post >

Bordeaux Wine Dinner with Trey Stephenson

There are moments that I feel bad for Bordeaux. It is the region that created modern wine as we know it. It has been an inspiration to wine regions across the world, from Rioja, Barolo, Maipo Valley to the  Napa Valley, Tuscan Coast, and Coonawara. It has been keeping us curious about the nuance of vintage since the comet year of 1815, and we have been at its whims in prices since the creation of the 1855 classification. Bordeaux, no matter how you look at it, is the most important wine... Full Post >

Second Year of the Winter Coffee Pecan Porter

When the temperature drops there are a few things that become necessities: scarves, hats, mittens, wool socks and my morning cup of coffee. The way a warm cup of coffee warms me up and awakens my senses prepares me for the activities of the day. Throughout the year, Fearrington Village is enveloped in that same aroma of freshly roasted coffee. In the winter the aroma is more powerful and even more welcoming. When I sense that smell I know our coffee roaster Julian Vargas is busy at work at... Full Post >

Beer for the Holidays

We were very excited to share a favorite beer from Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast, the Corsendonk Christmas Ale! This beer is perfect for relaxing after a day of holiday shopping or to share with family over dinner. Here's what Maximilian Kast shared about this holiday delight: "Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale made in a similar fashion as a Trappist Dubbel style. It has aromas of Prune, Raisin, Fig, and Floral notes as well, it is full-bodied and rich... Full Post >

Virginia Wine Summit 2014

I recently returned from the Virginia Wine Summit in Richmond, and yep, I am pretty excited about the wine. It’s not just local, it’s really good. The Summit is a well organized event promoting Virginia, its wines, and its wine regions. For the event, I was asked to participate on a panel discussion about "Dark Horse" grape varieties. The opportunity was exciting because it deals with one of the most important issues in the American wine industry today: the necessity to move beyond... Full Post >

Being Creative with Fullsteam

Food, beer, wine, restaurants, service, music, painting, sculpting -- what do all of these have in common? Creativity and imagination! Some are individualistic expressions and some are joint, or better, collaborative expressions. The teamwork and creativity that goes into restaurants is something that when working well, should go unnoticed, it should feel natural. In our second year collaborating with Sean Lilly Wilson and Fullsteam Brewery I feel that natural mutual creative energy in... Full Post >

Beer Pairings at The Granary!

The leaves are changing colors and the air is finally cooling down at Fearrington Village. Enjoy some of The Granary's most popular dinner dishes with beer pairings by Fearrington's Wine Director, Maximilian Kast. It's going to be hard to pick a favorite! If you love the Grilled Asparagus with Poached Egg, you'll want to try it with Otter Creek Pilsener from Vermont. The delicious Twice Baked Goat Cheese Soufflé is the perfect match to the Konig-Ludwig Hefe-Weissen, from Bayern,... Full Post >

Last Chance to Enjoy Summerfare

If you haven't tried the Summertime Fare Menu at The Fearrington Granary, this is your last chance to experience these fantastic summer flavors! There are amazing meals for summer days, including Warm Chicken Fritters with Honey Mustard, and Beer Batter Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom & Field Pea Ragout. Don't forget to leave room for those delectable desserts too! Remember, the seasonal fare menu changes about every three weeks! So, as the end of summer approaches, keep an... Full Post >

Delight in Summertime Fare

Come savor The Fearrington Granary's Summerfare Menu before summer fades away! This new lunch option allows you to combine any two courses for $18 per person. The dishes will delight your senses and Wine Director Maximilian Kast's wine pairings only add to the immersion of seasonal flavors. Summerfare Menu First Course Peach & Farmers Cheese Salad with Arugula Pesto Black Quinoa & Corn Dressing Wine Pairing: Koehler-Ruprecht, Riesling Kabinett, Pfalz, Germany $8/glass ~ Local... Full Post >

The Wine of the Alps

Today, July 24th we will be hosting Trey Stephenson from Neal Rosenthal Imports (Mad Rose) for a dinner focused on the wines of Switzerland and the Valle d'Aosta of Italy. This will be a dinner featuring wines that rarely make it to North Carolina, wines so good that barely 2% of them are exported, the rest consumed by the in-the-know locals. Even more enticing are the grape varieties of Switzerland and the Valle d'Aosta, grapes like Petite Arvine, Amigne, Cornalin, and Humagne Rouge, grapes... Full Post >