The Goat

Our newly renovated deli and coffee shop includes an expanded wine selection, extended evening hours, light dinner fare and live music. Still making delicious salads, sandwiches and selling confectioneries made at The Fearrington House Restaurant.

A Fresh Look, While you Look!

If you've been in The Goat recently to gander at the beautiful new pastries and gelato, you may have seen the changes that have also been going on with the beer and wine here in The Goat.  The old kraft paper shelf-talkers have been tucked away, and replaced with the snazzy new "chalkboard" style format that is easier to navigate...and read!  In addition to the tasting notes, there are also pairing options for each wine to make it easier to decide if the Viognier that you're considering will... Full Post >

Gelato Galore!

This Friday, March 20th marks the arrival of a much awaited Spring! While others are preparing for Spring cleaning, The Goat at Fearrington and Executive Chef Colin Bedford have been perfecting gelato -- lots and lots of gelato! Why gelato at The Goat rather than ice cream? "It's a wonderful vehicle for showcasing local fruit and dairy," said Chef Colin Bedford. "The idea started when we were experimenting with our housemade tea blends. The flavors and aroma of hot tea sparked an idea, that... Full Post >

Mastering Chocolate

Fearrington's Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Cake Designer Emma Isakoff made the trip to the "Big Apple" for an exclusive chocolate class with master chocolatière and Valrohna chocolate specialist Philippe Givre. Chef Bedford first met Philippe at a Valrohna class in Paris. The Fearrington duo, along with 10 other participants, settled in to a three day class at Valrohna's school in Brooklyn, New York. "The building is beauitful," said Chef Colin Bedford. "An old shoe factory filled... Full Post >

A Pretty Sweet Holiday

They say "there is no love sincerer than the love of food," and at Fearrington Village we often agree! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and whether you're shopping for your special someone or seeking the perfect Valentine's Day date, we have just the thing for you! Date Night The Fearrington House Restaurant was recently named one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in America by OpenTable diners! Tip: The restaurant is fully booked on Saturday, treat your sweetie to a... Full Post >

A Little Wine & Wisdom for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says "I love you" like...saying..."I love you," but we all know that your special someone would prefer you speak in gifts instead of English. This is not unfortunate, as wine is a perfect gift that is as rewarding to give as it is for the both of you to enjoy! They say there is a Champagne for every occasion, and for Valentine's it's DUVAL-LEROY Brut Non-Vintage.  Sharing the bounty of chocolate treats that you ordered from The Goat is going to be all the better with a... Full Post >

Valentine’s Day Sweets & Wine

Shower your sweetheart with housemade chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and wine? Can you think of anything sweeter? The Goat at Fearrington has three choices for a perfect (and delicious) Valentine's Day gift! Call 919.545.5717 or stop by The Goat to place your order. Sweets for your Sweetheart Variety Chocolate Bon Bons $35 15 housemade chocolates in various flavors Housemade Chocolates & Chocolate-Covered Strawberries $30 9 housemade chocolates in various flavors... 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 >

Wine for the Wintertime

As I'm sure you've noticed, it's a tad chilly out. A little wine can do wonders in helping to pass the time, anxiously awaiting the chance sighting of a little wintry precipitation. I mean, if its going to be this cold, we better get some snow out of it! Here are three cool bottles that we have featured and on display here at The Goat to help warm the spirits this Winter. DOMAINE DANIEL ET ETIENNE DEFAIX | CHABLIS:  Ridiculously rich, full bodied, concentrated yellow melon,... Full Post >

Wine for New Years

New Year's Eve means bubbles, conversation, and committing to resolutions that probably won't last more than a week. While I can't help you with your yearly goals, or give you any hot topics for conversation, I can help you pick out a nice bottle of sparkling wine that might make the aforementioned tasks a little easier to bear. Everything in life goes better with Champagne, and at the Goat we've made sure that there's plenty of Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne to be had.  If your tastes are... Full Post >

Wine for “Santa”

Santa's been working hard all year, makings his lists, checking them twice, and getting patent rights issues ironed out so his elves can make the new MacBook Air in time for Christmas. All jokes aside, Santa's pretty bored with the same old milk to go with his cookies. Why not spice it up and give Santa something he'll really enjoy, wine! Vin Santo and biscotti is a pretty neat Italian combination, or ginger cookies and a late harvest Alsatian Gewurztraminer for another original flavor... Full Post >