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.

Watch the World Cup at The Granary

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 12th at 5pm pitting Brazil against Croatia and The Fearrington Granary is prepped and ready! With a Croatian wine by the glass and a classic Brazilian cocktail, we expect to see you cheering on your favorite team, or simply enjoying your drink of preference! The Granary will be open for every World Cup game beginning June 12th through July 2nd (check The Granary Facebook regarding Sunday games) for mouthwatering comfort food, drinks... 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 >

Greek Wines for June

Part of our inspiration for the Village's monthly wine themes is to bring attention to wines that don't get the attention they deserve.  With each month we provide information, fun anecdotes, and lots of opportunities to taste great wines from all over the world, and in June, we are very excited to feature the wines of one of the oldest European winemaking cultures, the wines of Greece. Wine has been produced in Greece for over 4,000 years, and was such an integral part of ancient Greek... Full Post >

Meet Gilda McDaniel

This is my dear friend Gilda McDaniel. Today is her 25th anniversary here at Fearrington. That’s a long time, especially in the hospitality business. I shall now proceed to thoroughly embarrass her (she really doesn't like it when we brag on her - sorry Gilda). She is a true mensch - someone that we can all count on as a friend; someone who is always there to help when you are in a pickle. She is the coworker who jumps in and helps you move 200 ceremony chairs just as the rainstorm starts.... 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 >

A Bubbly, Pink May in The Village

As we get into late spring, there is nothing more refreshing to sip on than a great rosé or sparkling wine. We will be featuring rosés and bubblies from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, the United States and...well, all over the world this May. These wines are perfect for an every day glass, and also great for celebrating special events that happen during this time of year. Join us at The Granary, The Fearrington House, The Goat and Roost and sip to your hearts delight. Full Post >

Celebrate April with the Wines of Southern Italy and the Craft Beers of North Carolina

Did you know we are featuring a new wine region throughout the Village Center each month? Read about what we did in March! April, one of my favorite times to live in North Carolina, brings with it the promise of renewal and regeneration after a long winter.  With its flowers and buds it brings back memories of times past while refocusing us on the freshness and excitement of the future. It is a time to explore new things, and in our opinion, to explore new things to drink. So, in honor of... Full Post >

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Twist

One dish I'm working on at the moment is a "double-roasted chicken noodle soup." I don't think many dishes come closer to comfort food than one with healing qualities -- maybe a grilled cheese! So, what does "double-roasted" mean? The "double-roasted" part of the soup is created when we combine a white chicken stock and equal amount of roasted chicken bones, giving the soup a beautiful color. The underlining ingredient in this dish is the noodle, and I am going to take it and run! In the... Full Post >

Wines of Rioja

Rioja, the most recognizable and famous wine region in Spain, is the focus of March's wine class at The Granary on Thursday, March 6th. We will be taking a look at the region's history from the middle ages, to the first "modern period" when the influence of the Bordelais changed the regions course in the mid-19th century, to the second "modern period" in the late twentith Century when Rioja delved into a more international style, creating a divide between classical and modern producers. We... Full Post >

Extending that Halloween Feeling

Our Halloween Gladiolus are blooming by The Fearrington Granary, just about a week too late for their namesake holiday! These quirky plants get their "Halloween" name for their orange color and wacky appearance (plantsman Tony Avent calls them "a tacky plant for a tacky holiday"). At Fearrington we have eleven stalks in the "hot" garden between The Granary and McIntyre's Books. These plants are great perennials add a unique element to any garden. If Pumpkinfest is your favorite event of the... Full Post >