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Kanonkop Estate Wine Dinner

We live in the most exciting time to be a wine enthusiast in the history of the world. Some may say that this is a bold statement but the reality is, there has never been such high quality wine coming from so many regions all over the world. In the eighteenth century, when one mentioned world class wine there was just Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Rhein Riesling. Even a hundred years ago the conversation was still focused on those areas. Now the world is our oenological oyster and there are... Full Post >

Our Spring Brew

Fearrington’s Wine Director Maximilian Kast and Fullsteam Brewery’s Sean Lilly Wilson have combined talents for a collaboration in the name of beer! The result is a seasonal beer line that use local ingredients to compliment each season right here in central North Carolina. Their latest beer creation, the Spring Tart Saison is made with 50% Two Row Barley, 30% North Carolina Malted Wheat, and 20% Torrified Wheat, using both Hallertau Magnum and Santium hops. It is fermented with a... Full Post >

Get to Know the Iberian Peninsula

Over the next few weeks we have two exciting opportunities with leading experts in the wines of the Iberian Peninsula. Wine has been made in both Portugal and Spain since Antiquity and both countries have gained numerous accolades over time. Now, however, is the most exciting time in both countries' histories, and it is imperative to explore what is new while nodding to the great wines of the past. These two events will be informative, fun, and sure to introduce you to wines you've never tried... Full Post >

A Fresh Look, While you Look!

If you've been in The Goat recently to gander at the beautiful new pastries and gelato, you may have seen the changes that have also been going on with the beer and wine here in The Goat.  The old kraft paper shelf-talkers have been tucked away, and replaced with the snazzy new "chalkboard" style format that is easier to navigate...and read!  In addition to the tasting notes, there are also pairing options for each wine to make it easier to decide if the Viognier that you're considering will... Full Post >

Bordeaux Wine Dinner with Trey Stephenson

There are moments that I feel bad for Bordeaux. It is the region that created modern wine as we know it. It has been an inspiration to wine regions across the world, from Rioja, Barolo, Maipo Valley to the  Napa Valley, Tuscan Coast, and Coonawara. It has been keeping us curious about the nuance of vintage since the comet year of 1815, and we have been at its whims in prices since the creation of the 1855 classification. Bordeaux, no matter how you look at it, is the most important wine... Full Post >

A Little Wine & Wisdom for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says "I love you" like...saying..."I love you," but we all know that your special someone would prefer you speak in gifts instead of English. This is not unfortunate, as wine is a perfect gift that is as rewarding to give as it is for the both of you to enjoy! They say there is a Champagne for every occasion, and for Valentine's it's DUVAL-LEROY Brut Non-Vintage.  Sharing the bounty of chocolate treats that you ordered from The Goat is going to be all the better with a... Full Post >

Valentine’s Day Sweets & Wine

Shower your sweetheart with housemade chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and wine? Can you think of anything sweeter? The Goat at Fearrington has three choices for a perfect (and delicious) Valentine's Day gift! Call 919.545.5717 or stop by The Goat to place your order. Sweets for your Sweetheart Variety Chocolate Bon Bons $35 15 housemade chocolates in various flavors Housemade Chocolates & Chocolate-Covered Strawberries $30 9 housemade chocolates in various flavors... Full Post >

Second Year of the Winter Coffee Pecan Porter

When the temperature drops there are a few things that become necessities: scarves, hats, mittens, wool socks and my morning cup of coffee. The way a warm cup of coffee warms me up and awakens my senses prepares me for the activities of the day. Throughout the year, Fearrington Village is enveloped in that same aroma of freshly roasted coffee. In the winter the aroma is more powerful and even more welcoming. When I sense that smell I know our coffee roaster Julian Vargas is busy at work at... Full Post >

Wine for the Wintertime

As I'm sure you've noticed, it's a tad chilly out. A little wine can do wonders in helping to pass the time, anxiously awaiting the chance sighting of a little wintry precipitation. I mean, if its going to be this cold, we better get some snow out of it! Here are three cool bottles that we have featured and on display here at The Goat to help warm the spirits this Winter. DOMAINE DANIEL ET ETIENNE DEFAIX | CHABLIS:  Ridiculously rich, full bodied, concentrated yellow melon,... Full Post >

Littorai: Above the Best, In a World of Its Own

Let's just say it, there are a lot of wineries that claim that they are the best (in their region, of all producers, of a certain grape varietal, etc). The idea of "the best" is, as I think we can all agree, largely subjective. Now, when we talk of a wine which is in and of itself completely different than anything else, I think that the classification "the best" no longer does that wine justice. How can you compare a wine so unique to others? When I speak about the wines of Ted Lemon from his... Full Post >