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Wine Director Maximilian Kast oversees all wine experiences throughout the Village Center. He describes the wine program as, “Encompassing wines of character and quality curated for optimal drinking with Fearrington cuisine.”
The Fearrington House Restaurant’s wine cellar is a library. Each wine allows you to discover a story, as told by our wine team. Fearrington’s sommeliers expertly select wine for you based on your preferences to pair perfectly with Chef Colin Bedford’s cuisine.
Choose to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, enjoy wine pairings with your three or four course meal, or purchase a glass or bottle at The Fearrington House Restaurant’s full-service bar to enjoy by the fireplace in the lounge.
Wine pairings by our sommeliers include sparkling, white, red, dessert, fortified wines and the occasional beer. Allow our wine professionals to treat your taste buds to unique grape varietals and wine regions!
6.15.16 As the weather turns brighter and temperatures start to rise, the need for seasonal, refreshing cocktails begins to show itself. At The Granary, we want to focus on fun, approachable cocktails full of the flavors of summer. In that regard, this season's cocktails feature a...
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The Fearrington House Restaurant receives Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for 2015.
- Wine Spectator, 2015
OpenTable diners voted The Fearrington House a Top 10 Restaurant in America.
- OpenTable Diner's Choice 2014
Fearrington receives one of the 2014 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America.
Mike Solomon, Wine Auction Director for Leland Little Auctions and Estate Sales, names the Fearrington House… More >
- WFAE, 2014
Mike Solomon, Wine Auction Director for Leland Little Auctions and Estate Sales, names the Fearrington House Restaurant in his best wine lists across North Carolina.
The Fearrington House Restaurant included on the World of Fine Wine’s 2015 Best Wine Lists in the World… More >
- The World of Fine Wine, 2015
The Fearrington House Restaurant included on the World of Fine Wine’s 2015 Best Wine Lists in the World with the highest possible ranking of three stars.
Fearrington Wine Director Maximilian Kast places second in 2014 TopSomm competition.
- Guild of Sommeliers, May 2014
The Fearrington House Restaurant named in 10 Great Restaurants with Stellar Wine Lists by USA Today.
- USA Today, December 27, 2013
Sommelier Maximilian Kast is a purveyor of elegance. In a world where fine-dining is becoming less relevant… More >
- The Carolinas Rising Stars - StarChefs.com
Sommelier Maximilian Kast is a purveyor of elegance. In a world where fine-dining is becoming less relevant by the day, Kast reminds us that excellence in elegant dining transcends all.
The Fearrington House Restaurant makes the Top 100 Notable Wine Lists in the country from Open Table.
- Open Table, October 2013
AAA Five Diamond Award winner, every year since 1996
- American Automobile Association
2000 Finca Villacreses from Ribera del Duero Reserva named the best value wine at the Fearrington House… More >
- Open Table Dining Check, October 2013
2000 Finca Villacreses from Ribera del Duero Reserva named the best value wine at the Fearrington House Restaurant by Sommelier Maximilian Kast
Maximilian Kast takes top spot in second annual Sommelier Challenge
- Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2013
Maximilian Kast quoted regarding the generational appeal of Bordeaux
- Wine & Spirits, April 2011
Maximilian Kast, Wine Director
Max joined The Fearrington House in 2007 as Sommelier, and within a year was promoted to Wine Director with responsibilities for the beverage program for the entire property. He organizes and hosts Fearrington House’s popular wine dinner series. And he also teaches popular and inexpensive wine and beer classes at The Fearrington Granary Restaurant. Read more about Max here or view his blog!
Chetan Reddy, Sommelier
Before joining the Fearrington team in 2015, Chetan worked in fine dining for many years and was given the opportunity to run the wine/beverage program at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill. He also worked at Black House at Straw Valley under master sommelier Fred Dexheimmer and at ONE Restautant. Chetan is a Level 2 certified sommelier.
Colin Williams, Sommelier
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2013, Colin returned home to NC and accepted a job at The Fearrington House Restaurant as a line cook. After two years, Colin became interested in wine and, under the guidance of Maximilian Kast, began his wine career. After passing his Certified Sommelier course in July of 2015, he became Fearrington’s Assistant Sommelier.