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Wine Program

Our Wine & Spirits Classes

Learn more about the world of wine and other great libations.

Our wine & spirits classes give you the opportunity to taste selections from all over the world and expand your palette to find new favorites.

Impeccable wine service

“Our team combines southern charm and warmth with the polished technical service fully integrated into the experience. We believe that you cannot do great service without getting the basics down. We may possibly be the least intimidating wine team in the country. We’re just a team of service professionals who love wine and want to spread the word.”

-Paula de Pano
Beverage & Service Director

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Paula De Pano

Meet the Director

Paula de Pano, Beverage & Service Director

Paula De Pano pairs an enduring passion for providing hospitality with deep expertise in the wine industry to create an unforgettable experience for her guests.

Since 2016, she’s led a talented team of beverage professionals at the Fearrington House Restaurant. As the restaurant’s Beverage & Service Director, she oversees a multi-awarded wine list featuring more than 1,500 unique labels. The program has garnered three stars since 2015 from The World of Fine Wine, the beverage industry’s equivalent of Michelin stars, and its coveted Jury Prize for the Top 100 wine lists in the world since 2017. The restaurant wine list has held the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine since 2004.

Learn More About Dining at Fearrington

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