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.

Fall Time Beer

After much success with our summer collaboration with Sean Lilly Wilson and Chris Davis of Fullsteam Brewery, last week we released the Fearrington Fall Beer at a release dinner on our Garden Terrace.  We also had the release of the great art work that Win Crannell from Georgia created for the Fullsteam Fearrington Beer series label, an oak tree in each season.  Thanks to Sean at Fullsteam we will be featuring the art work at the entrance of The Fearrington Granary.  Each season as we... Full Post >

She said Yes!

Congratulations to Wade Bramble and Elisabeth Brown on their engagement! The happy couple had dinner at The Fearrington Granary on September 16th, after which Wade popped the question over a champagne toast with friends. We are honored to have been chosen as the location for this wonderful event and wish Wade and Elisabeth years of happiness together. Full Post >

Spicing up the Refreshments

This fiery concoction was created by The Fearrington Granary's own resident mixologist, Talita Mauro. While experimenting with hot peppers from one the Village's gardens, she crafted this perfectly balanced cocktail featuring tequila, Cointreau, mango and orange juice. This creativity is the driving force behind our popular Daily Cocktail Features (ask your server next time you dine at The Fearrington Granary for dinner), which have included the Jalapeno Margarita, the Cantalope Cooler, and... Full Post >

Mas de Daumas Gassac Wine Dinner

Mas de Daumas Gassac is not your everyday wine. You will not see it at your local grocery store, you will not easily find its scores in your favorite wine magazine, and you might just have a hard time placing it in your wine vocabulary -- yet, to taste these wines is a necessity for any wine lover. These wines represent the very essence of what makes wine great.  On September 19th we will have Vergile Rousseau, National Brand Manager for the winery, and Thomas Meunier its importer, joining us... Full Post >

Cherie Westmoreland at the Granary Gallery

Stop by The Fearrington Granary Gallery and take a look at the many faces of Cherie Westmoreland’s art. Cherie’s work will be on display at the Gallery through the end of September. Want to meet her in person? The Granary is hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 10th from 6-8pm. Stop by for light refreshments, a visit with Cherie, and live music by her son, guitarist John Westmoreland. Here is how Cherie describes her work, “I have always loved the process of creation, whether in... Full Post >

Crab Apples

Many people who know and live close to the Fearrington House Restaurant, know that on our wonderful grounds the Chefs have a herb garden to play with, but there is another treat just outside of the fenced in herbs that may go unnoticed for most of the year -- an orchard of Crab Apple trees. They stand between The Fearrington House Restaurant and Jenny's Garden. The bounty of these trees arrive slap bang in the middle of summer and there we are, waiting patiently for these apples to turn from... Full Post >

RDV, The Future of Virginian Wine

I arrived early at DC's Union Station; it was a cool morning with a constant drizzle of rain. I met up with my group, and we shot out of town toward the countryside west of DC.  One of the group members was Adi Badenhorst. He is one of my favorite winemakers from South Africa, whose Badenhorst wines from the Swartland are taking the American wine world by storm at the moment (as they should).  With a long salt-and-pepper beard, hair to match, and a "t-shirt for any occasion" style, Adi... Full Post >

A Collaboration in the Name of Beer

A few years back I remember reading an article about a brewery that was opening up in Durham.  They were going to make beers with a "Plough to Pint" philosophy, and they were making beers like a Hickory Smoked Porter, that was made for Barbeque, and a Lager made out of sweet potatoes.  The name of the brewery was even better: Fullsteam.  I thought "I have got to meet these guys." Fast forward a year, and one afternoon I meet up with Sean Lilly Wilson to taste some of their beers.  Right... Full Post >

Of Wine, Goals, Dreams, and the Art of Getting Better

Like many Sommeliers around the country I have been studying and working towards a goal for many years. This goal is the certification of Master Sommelier, one of the most difficult professional certifications in the world. To achieve this goal one must first pass the Introductory Class, the Certified Sommelier Examination, the Advanced Sommelier Examination, and then be invited to sit the Master Sommelier exam. The examinations are in three parts, blind tasting, theory, and practical (which is... Full Post >

Double Vision

The ambiguity of a sophisticated farm is the source of inspiration that led painters Brenda Behr and Robert Rigsby to capture Fearrington in a series of oil paintings. The artists share a studio in downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. Problem is, they’re never there. They also share a love of plein air painting. Started in France by the group best known as the Impressionists, plein air is French for open air. In the mid-nineteenth century, new technology introduced a means by which paint could... Full Post >