Pumpkin Treatments to Indulge In

The transition from summer heat to chilly fall weather can take a toll on our skin. With autumn approaching, it’s time to indulge in everything pumpkin. This signature fall vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, just to name a few. Among its numerous health benefits, pumpkin spice also promotes glowing skin from head to toe. The...



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Sarah & Pete’s Reads

Whoa, what a story! Both Sarah and I (at Sarah's urging) read I Let You Go and neither of us could put it down. A young boy is killed in a hit-and-run accident that leaves the police stymied and us, the reader, certain we know who committed the crime. But do we? This is one of those twisting, turning stories that are so much fun to talk about afterwards. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up...



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Reflecting on our Summer Gardens

The Fearrington Gardens have had a busy summer producing vegetables like eggplant, cucumber and so much more for our dishes at The Fearrington House. We sat down with Junior Sous Chef Zac to find out how the gardens performed this season, and what's being planted next! As a whole how did you feel about the first major season incorporating the garden and The Fearrington House menu? When we...



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Meet Our Bees

Have you heard the buzz? Of our bees, that is! Fearrington is now home to four bee hives, which produce the honey for The Fearrington House menu and for our Fearrington House-to-Home take-home honey. We talked with Junior Sous Chef Zac to see what's new with our flying friends. Where are they from? Our bees are from local hives in North Carolina. It is best to use bees from the area you...



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Pinot Grigio vs. Pinot Gris

Wine is a unique and compelling product. Each wine pulls flavors and aromas from where it is produced. Factors such as soil type, sun exposure, humidity, temperature shifts, and a variety of other factors guarantee that good wine has a distinctive taste of its home, or terroir. These differences mean that neighboring vineyards may end up producing vastly different wines. Enter Pinot...



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Q&A with Molly Hurley & Suzanne Pond

We were excited to catch up with Molly Hurley and Suzanne Pond, before their Kinross trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th. Here is what they shared with us about their collection! How does your brand develop from season to season? Kinross strives to put a fresh, modern, relevant and original perspective on design. While keeping an eye on emerging...



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In The Mood For An Adventure?

The Golem And The Jinni is a creative delight, a tale of fantastical creatures. Full of adventure, philosophical and spiritual conundrums tangled amid devotion, friendship, and love. I absolutely love this book! Not only because of the wonderful story, but also because of its physical beauty. I didn't want the story to end, and I didn't want to put this book down! Stop by McIntyre's...



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The Belted Bottle Club

It's simple and easy to become a member of The Belted Bottle Club - just purchase six (or more) bottles of wine at The Goat! Our wine team is pleased to offer a discount of 10% off of orders of six bottles, or a half case, and 15% off of full case orders. If you can't find what you're looking for, stop by Wednesday - Saturday from 2-4pm to place a special order with Colin, Fearrington's...



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The Fearrington House & Prostart

Fearrington's Sous Chef Thomas Card worked with a team of five talented high schoolers for the third time last year, through the Prostart Program, a nationwide program that connects the classroom and industry. Every year, Chef Card's Cary High School team has qualified for the National Competition. "I have learned how inspiring a younger generation of culinarians can be," said Chef Card on his...



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A Smoky Summer Cocktail

The bittersweet flavors of the Mezcal inspired the name for this unique cocktail. With lots of ingredients grown in the gardens at Fearrington, to the combinations of fennel, gentian root and sea salt, this cocktail is not for the faint of heart. Smoky Summer Cocktail Mezcal's origins in Oaxaca inspired the name for this cocktail. The flavors and aromatics from Salers Gentian...



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