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Wine Experience

Meet our wine team

Fearrington’s wine experience extends throughout the entire Village Center. Here at Fearrington, we believe that food and wine are inseparable partners. This means we want guests to experience the magical experience of aromas, textures and flavors of food and wine combining in just the right way.

Wine Director Maximilian Kast oversees Fearrington’s wine program with the help of Sommelier Kevin Collins and Sommelier Xavyer Burroughs (also affectionately known as The Goat’s wine guru).

What to Expect

at The Fearrington House

  • Extensive wine list of over 1,500 selections
  • Personalized wine pairings by our sommeliers
  • Wines available by the bottle or glass
  • Received the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from The Wine Spectator since 2004
  • Wine list crafted to complement the restaurant’s refined cuisine
  • View the menu for the full wine list
  • Read Wine Director Maximilian Kast’s blog to stay up to date on wine happenings and check out our press room for recent features on and by Max

at The Fearrington Granary

  • Wines available by the bottle or glass
  • Multiple monthly wine classes and dinners hosted by Wine Director Maximilian Kast and welcoming wine producers
  • 1/2 off bottles of wine all-day, every Monday

at The Goat

  • Bottled wines from small producers for purchase (most under $30)
  • Wines available by the bottle or glass
  • 10% off when you purchase any combination of six bottles or more of beer and/or wine
  • Ability to special order wines (three bottle minimum) and create custom cases

at Roost

  • Wines available by the glass

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What People Are Saying

  • OpenTable diners voted The Fearrington House a Top 10 Restaurant in America.

    - OpenTable Diner's Choice 2014

    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.

    - OpenTable Diner's Choice 2014

    Fearrington receives one of the 2014 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America.

    - OpenTable Diner's Choice 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

  • 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.

    - The World of Fine Wine, 2015

  • Fearrington Wine Director Maximilian Kast places second in 2014 TopSomm competition.

    - Guild of Sommeliers, May 2014

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

    - Open Table Dining Check, October 2013

  • 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

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.