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 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 >

April: The Wines of Southern Italy!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring the wines of a specific place, throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of April everything by the glass will be of Southern Italian origin! CANTINA DEL TABURNO - Falanghina Spumante...........$8/gls This is bubbly made using the Charmat process, think... 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 >

March: The Wines of Spain!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring the wines of a specific place, throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of March everything by the glass will be of Spanish origin! PARES BALTA - Brut Cava...............................$7/gls This refreshing, sparkling white is a must for anyone's... 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 >

Sweets for Your Sweetheart!

Valentine's Day is here! What are you getting your special someone? Here at Fearrington, our restaurants and inn will be busy with couples retreating for the weekend. If you're simply looking for something simple to be the "icing on the cake" for your Valentine, The Goat has everything you need! From a special Valentine's Day wine chosen by The Goat's wine guru Xavyer to pastries galore! The pastry chefs from The Fearrington House have been pouring their hearts into lovely treats, like red... Full Post >

Wine for your Valentine!

It’s always nice to give a Valentine’s Day gift you can both enjoy!  Sant’ Evasio’s Brachetto D’Acqui is a pleasantly sweet sparkling red wine, made similarly to Moscato d’Asti.  In the glass, soft red flowers, muddled cherries, and raspberry liqueur are prominent on the nose and palate, with a few gentle bubbles dancing around in the background.  This will be perfect with all of those dark chocolate treats you are going to be feeding each other! ... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [February 2nd - February 8th]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, get unnecessarily emotional upon seeing a chipped wine glass, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. Los vinos de España han sido cautivando los corazones y las mentes de los... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [January 26th - February 1st]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, can't remember what your socks are but can recall the residual sugar threshold differentiating Rosé d'Anjou from Rosé de Loire, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. We have two... Full Post >

The Best Job…

Like Paula and Max, I am passionate about wine, and revel in any experience that satisfies my never ending curiosity about the stuff.  Unlike so many other professions, such as engineering or programming, where there is some separation between product and customer, sommeliers get tons of interaction with guests!  Nothing affirms ones sense of purpose in the world like seeing faces light up after tasting something they otherwise would have never touched, or discovering how perfectly paired the... Full Post >