At The Goat

Our coffee and wine shop shop offers an extensive wine by the bottle selection, wines by the glass, artisan lunch options and confectioneries made at The Fearrington House Restaurant, including housemade gelato. Read below for behind the scene details on the menu, the story of our coffee, and the selection process for our wine!

New By the Glass Wines!

With the changing of the seasons, our wine team looks forward to offering new and exciting wines to be available by the glass at our different outlets. We have some really fun and delicious wines for you to try this fall, and we hope you enjoy the new selections! Wines by the glass at Roost: Leese Fitch Chardonnay A bright, medium, bodied chardonnay from California offering fresh apple and pineapple along with a creamy texture. Rickshaw Pinot Noir The grapes for this wine are grown... Full Post >

Fearrington-Fullsteam Fall Collaboration

The Fearrington-Fullsteam Fall beer is our take on an English-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB). To give the beer a Southern twist, we add over 100 pounds of cider apple pomace (pressed apple pulp) from Silver Creek and Seamans Orchards in Virginia. These fruity apple tones complement the ESB's natural nutty and sweet aromas, resulting in flavors of caramel, toasted malts, and a lingering apple sweetness. On the label, we call this seasonal offering "the true taste of autumn in the South,"... Full Post >

Wine Spotlight: Ca’ del Sarto

For this week's spotlight we are travelling to Italy, where there is always plenty of delicious wines to indulge in! At The Goat, we love to focus on wines that are not only delicious, but also a great value. Ca' del Sarto's wines fit this description perfectly and are a great addition to any dinner table. Ca' del Sarto is a unique collaboration between Enotec Imports and local vintners that started in 1998. Since then, they have produced wines all over Italy, focusing the quality of... Full Post >

Fall Wines at The Goat

With fall fast approaching and the turning of the leaves on our horizon, it's time to enjoy a bit crisper weather with some delicious wines. At The Goat, we have a wide variety of wines to sip while the fall breeze blows by. Here are some of my favorites: Montinore, Borealis, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($18) This aromatic blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Muller-Thurgua is a beautiful, easy-to-drink white during this time of year. Full bodied with a touch of... Full Post >

What Makes Fearrington Magic

It was almost ten years ago that I came to Fearrington Village for the first time. I had flown across the country to interview for the position of Sommelier at The Fearrington House Restaurant.  At the time, my wife, daughter and I were looking to relocate and it just turned out that I had met Fearrington's General Manager Theresa Chiettini and Proprietor R.B. Fitch the previous year at a Relais & Chateaux Conference in Switzerland.  I remember being nervous the entire flight to... Full Post >

Wine Spotlight: Java

This week we are featuring Java wines at The Goat! No, I don't mean coffee-infused wine, or those pop-ups you get on the internet. These are wines from the Domaine Chiroulet winery in France. Domaine Chiroulet is a winery located between Bordeaux and Languedoc in the heart of the Armagnac region. The Fezas family has been farming there for centuries, producing beautiful, value driven wines that captivate the senses. We're very excited to have these wines back in stock. They're an... Full Post >

Tailgate Season & Wine

The return of fall means football season is on the horizon. What better way to bring in the season than with a celebration (and wine)? Did you know The Goat offers discounts on half and full case orders of wine? Our wine team is pleased to offer a 5% discount on all half case (6 bottle) orders, and a 10% discount on full case (12 bottle) orders. Mix and match, or order a case of your favorite wine! If you're not sure, stop by Wednesday - Saturday from 2-4pm to get tips and recommendations... Full Post >

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 Grigio, a humble and expressive variety that is perfect for a study in terroir. Pinot Gris and... Full Post >

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 sommelier. In addition, with the purchase of six bottles, you'll receive a complimentary wine satchel... Full Post >

Old World Wines at The Goat

The Old is New Again! Wine has an amazing history that traverses around the world. In this Golden Age of wine that we are living in, we have access to wines from remote and exotic grapes. To celebrate this, we are taking a look at unique wine regions that may have been overshadowed by the modern behemoths of the wine world. Hopefully, through this tasting, we can appreciate the full journey wine has made from its start to where we are today! Giocato, Pinot Grigio, Slovenia,... Full Post >