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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!

What will you find?

  • An extensive wine list boasting over 1,500 selections available by the bottle
  • A by the glass wine list featuring organic, bio-dynamic and sustainable wineries that is changed seasonally
  • A wine program that has received the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from The Wine Spectator every year since 2004

 

What People Are Saying

  • Best of Award of Excellence

    - Wine Spectator, 2015

    Best of Award of Excellence

    - Wine Spectator, 2015

  • Best Wine Lists in the World with highest possible ranking of three stars

    - The World of Fine Wine, 2015

    Best Wine Lists in the World with highest possible ranking of three stars

    - The World of Fine Wine, 2015

  • Wine Director Maximilian Kast named a Carolina Rising Star, read more

    - Star Chefs

    Wine Director Maximilian Kast named a Carolina Rising Star, read more

    - Star Chefs

  • AAA Five Diamond Award winner, every year since 1996

    - American Automobile Association

    AAA Five Diamond Award winner, every year since 1996

    - American Automobile Association

  • Top 100 Wine Lists in America

    - OpenTable, 2014

    Top 100 Wine Lists in America

    - OpenTable, 2014

  • 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

    - WFAE, 2014

  • Wine Director Maximilian Kast places 2nd in Top Sommelier Competition

    - Guild of Sommeliers, 2014

    Wine Director Maximilian Kast places 2nd in Top Sommelier Competition

    - Guild of Sommeliers, 2014

  • 10 Great Restaurants with Stellar Wine Lists

    - USA Today, 2013

    10 Great Restaurants with Stellar Wine Lists

    - USA Today, 2013

  • Top 100 Notable Wine Lists

    - Open Table, 2013

    Top 100 Notable Wine Lists

    - Open Table, 2013

  • Wine Director Maximilian Kast names 2000 Finca Villacreses from Ribera del Duero Reserva the best value wine… More >

    - OpenTable, 2013

    Wine Director Maximilian Kast names 2000 Finca Villacreses from Ribera del Duero Reserva the best value wine at The Fearrington House Restaurant, read more

    - OpenTable, 2013

  • Wine Director Maximilian Kast places 1st in Top Sommelier Competition

    - Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, 2013

    Wine Director Maximilian Kast places 1st in Top Sommelier Competition

    - Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, 2013

Meet the Team

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.