Fearrington’s wine program is delighted to offer 10% off six or more bottles of wine purchased at The Goat! Whether you ask The Goat’s wine guru to mix and match a custom case, or you choose the bottles yourself, you’ll enjoy wines from hand-selected producers at a great value!
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We were very excited to share a favorite beer from Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast, the Corsendonk Christmas Ale! This beer is perfect for relaxing after a day of holiday shopping or to share with family over dinner.
Here's what Maximilian Kast shared about this holiday delight:
"Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale made in a similar fashion as a Trappist Dubbel style. It has aromas of Prune, Raisin, Fig, and Floral notes as well, it is full-bodied and rich... Full Post >
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Over the past few years a new technology has swept the wine world by storm. Yes, there are a lot fads in the wine world, but sometimes an invention or innovation comes along that changes that world for the long run. The Coravin is that invention for those of us who love to drink and taste wines.
What is Coravin? It is the best wine preservation system that has ever been created. It allows you to go into your cellar pick that bottle of wine that you have been wanting to try, access a glass... Full Post >
Also In: The Goat
You got invited to a get together, you want to bring wine, but you have no clue what anybody's preferences are.
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 >
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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 >
Also In: Fearrington House Restaurant
TerraVita will be here before you know it! We are thrilled to annouce that both The Fearrington House's Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Wine Director Maximilian Kast will be making an appearance.
You won't want to miss Chef Bedford cooking up Smoked Shortrib with Sunchoke, Ginger, Brown Sugar Espuma & Sherry or Wine Director Kast's "Creamy Cheese & Wine Meltdown" with his brother and cheesemonger extraordinaire Alexander Kast from Goat Lady Dairy!
Get your ticket and we'll see... Full Post >
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 >
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Food, beer, wine, restaurants, service, music, painting, sculpting -- what do all of these have in common? Creativity and imagination!
Some are individualistic expressions and some are joint, or better, collaborative expressions. The teamwork and creativity that goes into restaurants is something that when working well, should go unnoticed, it should feel natural.
In our second year collaborating with Sean Lilly Wilson and Fullsteam Brewery I feel that natural mutual creative energy in... Full Post >
In honor of our upcoming wine dinner with Paul Michael of the Peter Michael Winery -- I wanted to share my experiences with their amazing vineyard and wine.
This past spring I had the honor to visit the Peter Michael Winery in Sonoma, California as part of their Sommelier Summit, an annual event they host. The Fearrington House has participated in the Peter Michael Foundation's charity dinners in years past, and I have had the opportunity to become very familiar with their wines. Their... Full Post >
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 >
On September 18th, South African winemakers Eben Sadie and Adi Badenhorst will visit us for a four-course dinner at the Garden Terrace. Not only are these two winemakers distinguished, and altering the state of wine in South Africa, they also love what they do -- and you can tell once you sip a glass of their wine.
I was lucky enough to spend a day with Adi last year. He is an amazingly passionate guy, a passion that is infectious, and that passion shows in his wines.
Eben's wines are... Full Post >