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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 Fullsteam Summer ITA is Here

As the temperature starts to reach into the 90s and the humidity feels like a blanket of invisible water we find ourselves looking for the perfect way to cool down. Nothing in my opinion is better than the India Tea Ale produced in collaboration between Fullsteam Brewery and Fearrington Village. This is our second summer with this beer, and this year it is better than ever. Since we are in the South, and the historical summer beverage of choice is iced tea, we thought it would be a great... Full Post >

Fearrington Coffee

Did you know over 100lbs of coffee beans are roasted at Fearrington every week? Those beans make the coffee at The Goat for frappes and gelato, morning coffee at breakfast at The Fearrington House, and after dinner at The Granary. Fearrington coffee just doesn't compare to big name coffee blends, says Fearrington's coffee roaster, Patrick. "We use only premium Arabica beans and carefully roast our coffee to the best of its potential," he said. "We ensure freshness by bagging our coffee the... Full Post >

Supporting Local Farms

As a small, family-owned business, Fearrington truly appreciates the support we get form the local community. In return, we do our best to support the local farms in the area producing great products. From organizing the Fearrington Farmer's Market 25 years ago, to establishing relationships with farmers to create delicious farm-to-fork meals at The Fearrington House Restaurant, it is our priority to work with local food and local farmers. At The Goat, we use solely Maple View Farm cream... Full Post >

Housemade Gelato

The Fearrington House Restaurant’s Chef Colin Bedford is always thinking “what’s next?” Last year he surprised us all with the idea to make homemade gelato. As the weather continues to warm up, we are quite grateful for Chef Bedford’s brainchild and our Italian gelato machine. With tried and true flavors such as Valrhona Dark Chocolate, Brown Butter Pecan Crunch and Fearrington Coffee, we know we can choose a Fearrington classic, or opt for something different like Key Lime Pie... Full Post >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >