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At The Goat

Our coffee and wine shop shop offers an extensive wine by the bottle selection, wines by the glass, artisan lunch options and confectioneries made at The Fearrington House Restaurant, including housemade gelato. Read below for behind the scene details on the menu, the story of our coffee, and the selection process for our wine!

Fearrington Coffee Roasted On-Site

Did you know we roast our signature Fearrington blend coffee on site at The Goat? We actually roast over 150 pounds of coffee weekly for the Village Center. Our coffee blend is made of several beans and roasted by our coffee aficionado Patrick Soucey. From regular blend, to decaf, to espresso, each is distinct in aroma and flavor. All are blended in our own coffee roaster, Melina. All coffee beans are roasted in Melina's open-flame, rotating drum, which causes changes in their flavor... Full Post >

Roasting Coffee

At Fearrington we roast our signature blend coffees on-site. In fact, we roast around 150 pounds of coffee each week! So what does “roasting coffee” actually mean? We asked our coffee roaster Patrick that very question. “Roasting coffee is the process of transforming green coffee beans, physically and chemically, using heat,” says Patrick. “We use a very unique opened flame rotating drum roaster, our beloved Melina. Once the beans are poured inside the drum it will go through a... Full Post >

This Saturday’s Wine Tasting!

It's spring time and with that the weather is (hopefully!) warming up. For me, nothing shouts spring more than Riesling. I love a nice, crisp white with a touch of sweetness to sip on the porch. It's the iced tea of wine for me! However, Riesling gets a bad wrap due to that reputation of being cloyingly sweet. Thankfully, it is a versatile wine that can run the gamut of sweetness, from dry and austere all the way to honeyed-sweet, and everywhere in between. To celebrate this wide range, we... Full Post >

Syrah This Saturday

This weeks theme for the wine tasting is Syrah, one of my personal favorite red grape varieties. With the weather warming up and the sun starting to show a bit more, the grill that's been laying dormant in everyone's storage should be making more of an appearance! With that in mind, we have three Syrah selections that would be perfect for any afternoon spent by the grill! To celebrate this wide range, we have three beautiful Syrahs for you to taste this Saturday! We hope you can join us... Full Post >

Maximilian’s Monthly Wine Satchel

I am happy to announce a project that has been in the making for the past couple of months. Starting in April we will be offering a monthly selection of wines called "Maximilian's Wine Satchel" at The Goat. It will be a collection of six wines, chosen each month by myself, with different themes. Each wine will come with a detailed sheet about the winery, the region it comes from, a little bit about the history of the region, cuisine of the region, and pairing recommendations. The great... Full Post >

Fullsteam Fearrington Seasonal Spring

We are excited to launch the newest beer in the Fearrington-Fullsteam Seasonal series: The Heritage Grain Farmhouse Ale.  It is a rustic and lively farmhouse ale made with "Wrenz Abruzzi" rye and toasted buckwheat.  It is fermented with Wallonian Yeast, a yeast that originates from the Walloon region of Belgium and is the traditional "funky" yeast that adds complexity to the greatest beers of this style. This complex beer is perfect for reflecting and celebrating the revitalizing nature of... Full Post >

Sprucing Up The Goat

We are making some exciting changes to our coffee and wine shop The Goat! To make the renovations quick and safe, The Goat will be closed now through Friday, February 12th. During this time, Roost will be open and serving coffee, morning pastries and newspapers from 8-11am daily. Looking forward to seeing you at The Goat's new and improved space in mid-February! Full Post >

A Holiday Red, White & Fortified

It's that time of year again! Holiday lights are twinkling and a jolly man in a red and white hat is making a list and checking it twice. Nice or naughty, we have a red, white and bubbly for you that makes a fantastic host (or hostess) gift and pairs well with your holiday meal -- all under $30! Purchase three or four and receive 10% off at The Goat at Fearrington. Barboursville, Cabernet Franc, Reserve, Virginia, 2013 - $25 From the hands of the talented wine artist Luca Paschina... Full Post >

Holiday Tidings & Yule Logs!

The air is getting colder, but we're just getting warmed up with our holiday celebrations! Soon, we'll bring out the beautiful holiday decor and begin counting down the days until The Fearrington House Restaurant's Christmas lunch. Meanwhile, we're eagerly awaiting scrumptious yule logs crafted by the fabulous team at The Fearrington House! Choose from four delicious yule logs to ring in the holiday season with your family: Gingerbread & Cream Cheese White Chocolate... Full Post >

Return of the Coffee Pecan Porter

Each year, when the air begins to cool, the smell of the fireplace in the lounge at The Fearrington House Restaurant permeates and mixes with the aroma of our coffee roasting. Combining the two really make you feel as if you are in a quaint village in Europe. When you walk into the restaurant and through the kitchens you feel the magic that goes into creating what we do everyday in throughout the Village Center. There is one window in the restaurant that looks out to our herb garden and our... Full Post >