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July 2019

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Sparkling Rosé Champagne Wine Dinner

Thursday, July 18   |   6:00 pm   |   $245

Nothing makes Beverage Director Paula de Pano happier than enjoying a glass of bubbly. In terms of bubblies with food, rosé tends to be the friendliest type of the lot, as it can transcend as a beverage to be enjoy before a meal, to pairing with an aged steak, to even a chocolate dessert. Join her for this unique class and 3-course wine dinner featuring all rosé Champagnes from Special Club producers, to aged Grand Marque bottlings, and single vineyard…



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Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 20   |   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 2pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home. Taste something you love? Purchase wine, beer, cider and other tasty beverages in the Belted Goat’s wine shop. Questions? Call 919.545.5717.



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Wine Dinner with Max Kast of Broadbent Selections

Thursday, July 25   |   6:00 pm   |   $175

Maximilian Kast, MS, helmed the Fearrington House Restaurant’s wine list for a decade before passing it on to current Beverage Director Paula de Pano. He is now the Director of Education for Broadbent Selections, one of the premier wine importers in the country. Join us for a very special evening with Max and the wines of Broadbent Selections. Max will guide us through the wines of New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, Chile, and South Africa. Seats are at $175 per person…



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Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 27   |   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit The Goat on Saturdays at 2pm for a free wine tasting with Fearrington sommeliers and the occasional guest! Taste hand-selected red and white wines, and ask our sommeliers to help you find a bottle to take home. Taste something you love? Purchase wine, beer, cider and other tasty beverages in the Belted Goat’s wine shop. Questions? Call 919.545.5717.



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August 2019

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Wine Class: Tasting Old Vines: Grenache & Zinfandel

Thursday, August 1   |   6:00 pm   |   $60

Why is it such a big deal when wines are labeled to have “Old Vines?” What does it mean to have grapes coming from old vines? Explore two grape varietals that are known to be harvested from vines more than 70 years in age around the world, including Australia, California, Spain, and France. Find out how these gnarled and ancient vines manage to translate a unique depth of flavors in this class. Join us at the Belted Goat for this…



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Cooking School: Sunday Dinner from the Garden

Sunday, August 11   |   3:00 pm   |   $95

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration taking inspiration from the beautiful Fearrington gardens and our local farmer’s markets (plus, perhaps, our own backyard gardens). This menu showcases our summer bounty of fresh produce. • Pan-Seared Chicken Wrapped in Air-Cured Country Ham with Tomato Beurre Blanc • Herbed Butterbean and Corn Succotash • Summer Squash Gratin • Margarita Pie with Blackberry Compote This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks…



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Wine Class: Chablis: Distinct & Pure Chardonnay

Thursday, August 22   |   6:00 pm   |   $60

Oak is like makeup, a little goes a long way. This is an adage that many winemakers have repeated over time when it comes to aging Chardonnay in oak. And just like French women and their minimal use of makeup, this holds true with Chablis – minimal to none is best to show off the grape’s purity grown in one of the top terroirs in the world. Seats are at $60 per person and include wines, tasting bites, tax, and…



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Cooking School: Easy and Elegant Make-Ahead Chilled Menu for Hot Days

Sunday, August 25   |   3:00 pm   |   $95

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking class. A key to appealing summertime meals for entertaining family and friends is to make dishes ahead to stash in the fridge until it’s time to serve and enjoy the meal. These recipes fill that bill beautifully and deliciously. • Herbed Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Ricotta Salata • Poached Salmon with Green Goddess Dressing • Summer Vegetable Potato Salad • Blackberry Sherbet with Key Lime Shortbread…



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September 2019

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A Study of Alpine Wines: Switzerland and the Jura & Savoie

Thursday, September 5   |   6:00 pm   |   $55

Discover wines made from lesser known varietals including Jacquere, Altesse, and Petite Arvine from vineyards that have some of the most spectacular views, including Mont Blanc. These wines’ terroirs give a dimension of flavor not found elsewhere. The class will feature red and white wines from these high-altitude regions, as well as some unique styles including straw and fortified wines. Seats are at $55 per person and include wines, tasting bites, tax, and gratuity. This class will be held at…



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Wine Class: Hungary and Greece: History and Beverage Collide

Thursday, September 19   |   6:00 pm   |   $50

Bull’s Blood… Blood of Hercules. With comparisons evoking colorful and strong pictures, Hungarian and Greek wines are steeped in so much myth, legend, and history in its evolution in today’s world. It’s historical journey touched different corners of present-day vineyards, from its grapes, to winemaking techniques, to wine styles. Join this class and discover a different side of the wine world – while every oenophile knows about Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc, this class will introduce tongue-twisting grape…



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