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April 2017
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New California Wine Class

Thursday, April 6   |   6:00 pm   |   $45

What is Californian wine? Are we over Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from California? Is California the benchmark of American wine? What is this new wave of renaissance winemakers who are trying to scale back on alcohol levels and ripeness, while emphasizing grape quality and acid levels? Why do nearly all California wines taste the same these days? These are some questions that will be answered while sipping on the old and new styles of these ubiquitous California wines. $45 includes wine,…

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Wine Tasting

Sunday, April 9   |   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beverage & Service Director Paula de Pano will be joined by Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wines for a free wine tasting at The Goat. Stop by to taste hand-selected wines, and ask them to help you find a bottle to take home from the Wine Shop. Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

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Walter Magazine Destination Walter Event

Sunday, April 9   |   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   $25

Join Walter Magazine for an afternoon of beer tastings with local breweries at Fearrington’s Garden Terrace. Enjoy craft beers from Fullsteam Brewery, Mother Earth Brewing, Bond Brothers Beer Company, Four Saints Brewing Company and Tarboro Brewing Company. With hors d’oeuvres, special pop-up shops, live music from Gasoline Stove, and more throughout the Village, this will be a Sunday afternoon well-spent. Tickets are $25 per person, free for children. Find more details and purchase tickets at bit.ly/waltermag VILLAGE CENTER ACTIVITIES 10am-2pm Brunch at The…

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Wine Dinner with Mark Vlossak

Wednesday, April 12   |   6:00 pm   |   $125

Join Beverage & Service Director Paula de Pano in hosting Mark Vlossak, the founder, winemaker and president of St. Innocent Winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Founded in 1988, St. Innocent produces small lots of vineyard designate wines from the best of the Willamette Valley vineyards. Mark focuses on six single vineyard Pinot Noirs, including a “village Cuvee” Pinot Noir, and outstanding white wines. $125 includes wine and seven course dinner. Please call 919.542.2121 to reserve. MENU Hors D’Oeuvres Amuse Bouche First Course…

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May 2017
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Jura & Savoie Wine Class

Thursday, May 4   |   6:00 pm   |   $40

Why are sommeliers going crazy for these particular regions? Why are most wines from this region smell weird and funky, and nothing like the usual wines from the rest of France? The Jura and Savoie border Switzerland and share similar geographical features that contribute to winemaking styles and Alpine flavor profiles. It’s not a region that attempts to seduce a large market, but there is beauty in the unfamiliar with these wines. Find out what a clavelin is and how flor…

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Alsacian Riesling Wine Class

Thursday, May 25   |   6:00 pm   |   $50

Many are familiar with Riesling as a sweet, light wine perfect for sipping during the summer time. It’s easy, uncomplicated, and perfectly thirst-quenching. But what if a glass of Riesling in front of you was heftier in texture, powerful in style, with a ripping acidity and a drier flavor profile? This is not your typical QbA German Riesling; powerful, textural Rieslings come from Alsace – one of Beverage Director Paula de Pano’s favorite wine regions in the world. Discover how age-worthy…

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June 2017
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Exploring Sherry Wine Class

Thursday, June 1   |   6:00 pm   |   $45

We’ve all known it as the drink of choice for our older relatives – Tio Pepe’s Fino, chilled and uncomplicated. These past couple of years, sherry has made such a wonderful comeback, showing savvy drinkers that sherry isn’t past its prime. Olorosos with its wonderful heady nutty aromatics, to a Manzanilla’s apple, almond flavors perfect for sipping alone or for mixing that perfect “welcome, summer” cocktail. How does this fortified wine get such complex flavors? How it is made? Join…

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Barboursville Wine Dinner

Thursday, June 22   |   6:00 pm   |   $125

Join Beverage & Service Director Paula de Pano in hosting Barboursville Vineyards’ winemaker, Luca Paschina, and Broadbent Selections’ Maximilian Kast, for a wine dinner at The Fearrington House Restaurant. With over 25 years of expertise at Barboursville Vineyards, Luca and the winery are now considered pioneers of quality winemaking in Virginia, if not the entire United States. Originally from Piedmont in Italy, Luca’s perspective on the role of wine in life “is drawn from a trust in the land and humility in…

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Lees, Malo, and Oak Wine Class

Thursday, June 29   |   6:00 pm   |   $40

What am I smelling? Why does it smell like bread dough? Buttered Popcorn? Crème Fraiche? Nutmeg and Cedar Shavings? Where are those aromatics come from and why do they manifest a lot stronger with certain wines? The science behind wine flavors and smells can be intimidating, but there are telltale aspects of how a particular wine is made. What do these particular treatments to wine contribute to the overall wine? Aside from the wines for the class, enjoy smelling and…

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