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.

Wine of the Week [December 22nd - December 28th]

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, wonder why Santa drank all of the 1989 Joseph Longen Spatlese that I asked for on Christmas, 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. To bubbly or not to bubbly, that is the... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [December 29th - January 4th]

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, use a combination of Voodoo magic and persuasive negotiating (begging) to select the bottle of Champagne for New Years, 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. Spain is the country... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [December 15th - December 21st]

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, make it a personal mission to be able to distinguish A.O.C. Beaujolais from Beaujolais-Village in a blind tasting, 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. The expansive Loire Valley... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [December 1st - December 7th]

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, think seriously about the varietal composition of the wines of biblical times, 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. The pair of wines that we have for this week is just as much a... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [November 24th - November 30th]

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, baste the holiday bird with the Leacock Family's Vintage 1870 Sercial Madeira after a 24 hour dry brining, 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. As thrilled as everyone is for... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [December 8th - December 14th]

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, take it personally when people say they don't like Riesling, 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. The selections that we will be pouring for the tasting this week have one... Full Post >

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time!

It's that time of the year!  On the third Thursday of November, the wine world welcomes the release of what has become the most commonly associated wine with the region, Beaujolais Nouveau.  What began very humbly as harvest wine, made very quickly using a method known as Carbonic Maceration (Carbon Dioxide pumped into a sealed tank with the grapes fermenting from the inside out), has evolved into a highly publicized event celebrated the world over.  The wine itself is incredibly fresh,... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [November 10th - November 16th]

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, trace wine maps to learn the geography of different regions, 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. The storied Bodegas Ochoa are the source of the wine for this week.  Spain,... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [November 17th - November 23rd]

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 together with record executives to explore the market for rapping sommeliers (with Max, Paula, and myself as the Schlossböckelheimer Kupfer-groovers...), 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... Full Post >

Our Wine Mission

Our goal for wine here at The Goat is to provide high quality, small production and affordable wine that is among the most delicious you can find in the state. We constantly work to achieve this goal by tasting an incredible amount of wine every week, weeding out the eh, the blah, and the so-so, settling only for what we ourselves would both buy for ourselves and happily serve to our guests. Working with small producers, however, presents a unique set of challenges. Sometimes we might only... Full Post >