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.

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 >

Fearrington-Fullsteam Summer Beer

So with the coming of each season, we at Fearrington get excited to release the newest collaboration with Fullsteam Brewery.  This week we are releasing our Fearrington-Fullsteam Summer Beer, and it is: An American Berliner Weisse steeped with local Elderflower for lifted aromatics. If you recall from last Fall's beer, a Berliner Weisse was the traditional sour ale of Prussia, made with a wheat and barley base with a lower hop inclusion, it was referred to as the "Champagne of the... Full Post >

The New Summerfare Menu at the Granary!

The North Carolina summer is in full swing and so is the new Summertime Fare Menu at The Fearrington Granary! There are so many delicious flavors featured that are perfect for the summer season, including refreshing Silver Queen Corn soup with Lemon Pickled Tomatoes, and Beer Batter Snapper with Cucumber and Potato Salad. It is going to be hard to choose a favorite with so many delectable options! These light and tasty meals are tempting enough, and that's not without mention of... Full Post >

California, On My Terms.

This past May I took one of my bi-annual trips to California.  I love California -- the wine, food, natural beauty and diverse culture is an ever-beckoning call to visit. As a Sommelier I am fortunate enough to have visited many times, and have gotten to know Sonoma and Napa Valley in a very in-depth way.  However, all of the trips I have taken in the past were group oriented, and everything needed to be on a tight schedule, and, most importantly, I had no choice over which wineries I... Full Post >