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.

Yule Log Tradition

Yule Logs are back again this year at The Goat! Chef Colin Bedford and Fearrington's cake designer Emma Isakoff thought up some especially delicious flavors to tempt your taste buds this season. Don't forget the wine. Selections and notes below by Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast. These decadent desserts are $35 each and can be ordered by stopping by or calling The Goat at 919.545.5717. The final day to place a yule log orders is Friday, December 19th. All orders will be... Full Post >

Wine for the Holiday Hostess

The Setup You got invited to a get together, you want to bring wine, but you have no clue what anybody's preferences are. The Solution Think blends. Wines made from a blend of varieties will inherently tempt a wider spectrum of tastes and offer what will typically be a more complex, balanced wine. For white wine, we have this unthinkably delicious blend from the Napa Valley in ODISEA's Veritable Quandary that returns a glass full of tropical citrus, star fruit, kiwi, a river... Full Post >

Cheers to Thanksgiving

Turkey season is upon us once again, and for those of us who would rather not slave away in the hot kitchen making a dish to bring to the family dinner this year, the gift of wine seems much more appropriate!  Very little is more appropriate than Beaujolais Nouveau for Thanksgiving, as it is an extremely fresh wine whose flavors and structure (body, acidity, alcohol, etc.) make a perfect match for turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and the like.  Pick up a bottle of JOSEPH... Full Post >

Virginia Wine Summit 2014

I recently returned from the Virginia Wine Summit in Richmond, and yep, I am pretty excited about the wine. It’s not just local, it’s really good. The Summit is a well organized event promoting Virginia, its wines, and its wine regions. For the event, I was asked to participate on a panel discussion about "Dark Horse" grape varieties. The opportunity was exciting because it deals with one of the most important issues in the American wine industry today: the necessity to move beyond... Full Post >

Holiday Pies at The Goat!

What better way to give thanks this Thanksgiving than with homemade pies? Chef Colin Bedford and team will be baking classic pies perfect for your holiday meal finale! Each pie serves approximately 4-6 guests. Stop by The Goat to place your pie order or call 919.545.5717. Don't forget to try the wine pairings suggested by The Goat's wine guru Xavyer Burroughs! PIE MENU Apple & Cinnamon Pie with Crumble Topping  $21 Wine Pairing: Domaine Pacory Poire Domfront Sparkling Pear Cider... Full Post >

September: Chic Wines of the Loire Valley!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring wines of a specific place or type 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 September, we'll welcome Autumn with wines of the Loire Valley! DOMAINE BRANGER - "Terroir les Gras Moutons" | $7/gls Branger's top tier Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine is light-medium... Full Post >

What our Somms are Sipping!

Have you ever been a little curious about what the Sommeliers here at Fearrington like to drink once the rigors of a day's work have passed?  Here are a few bottles that Max, Kevin, and Xavyer have enjoyed recently, all of which can be found and purchased at The Goat! MAXIMLIAN KAST, Fearrington Wine Director DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK, Grüner Veltliner, 2011 ...I should start this off by mentioning I probably consume about a third of Austria's Grüner Veltliner production...no, but seriously... Full Post >

August: Renegade American Wine!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring wines of a specific place or type 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 August, the American wine rebellion has taken hold! BANYAN - Gewürztraminer l $6/gls This light-medium bodied white is very soft and appeasing, with white peach flesh and honeydew sans... Full Post >

Fearrington-Fullsteam Summer Beer

So with the coming of each season, we at Fearrington get excited to release the newest collaboration with Fullsteam Brewery.  This week we are releasing our Fearrington-Fullsteam Summer Beer, and it is: An American Berliner Weisse steeped with local Elderflower for lifted aromatics. If you recall from last Fall's beer, a Berliner Weisse was the traditional sour ale of Prussia, made with a wheat and barley base with a lower hop inclusion, it was referred to as the "Champagne of the... Full Post >

California, On My Terms.

This past May I took one of my bi-annual trips to California.  I love California -- the wine, food, natural beauty and diverse culture is an ever-beckoning call to visit. As a Sommelier I am fortunate enough to have visited many times, and have gotten to know Sonoma and Napa Valley in a very in-depth way.  However, all of the trips I have taken in the past were group oriented, and everything needed to be on a tight schedule, and, most importantly, I had no choice over which wineries I... Full Post >