Fall into Fearrington Wine Dinners and Classes

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Whether it’s a ladies night out, date night or you’re taking some personal time, Fearrington Village is offering both wine tasting classes and wine themed dinners this August. Join them for a trip around the world from South Africa to the Danube, for a crash course on wine history and tasting.

Fearrington Village keeps the wine flowing for two select dates in September and October for feature wine classes with Chris Tyrell of Tyrell’s in Hunter Valley, Australia and Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar.

Taste the South African Wine Culture:

South African Wine Tasting

Exploring the Wines of South Africa

As an epicenter of wine innovation in the world, South Africa is without a doubt making history with its unique wine culture, a culture that spans from the present day to the seventeenth century. From the foundation of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company, South Africa began to establish a name for themselves in the management of their vineyards.

Taste the many wine varieties this country has to offer by “Exploring the Wines of South Africa.” Did we mention that cheese was involved too?

WHEN: August 4: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $35 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Take Advantage of Free Wine:

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The Goat

Join Fearrington Sommelier Collin Williams for free wine tastings each Saturday at The Goat from 3-4 p.m. With Williams’ help, and a taste from each of their hand-selected wines, you’ll find the perfect bottle to take home for your next dinner party!

WHEN: August 6, 13, 20, 27: 3-4 p.m.
PRICE: Free
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 919.545.5717

Swim Through Wines of the Danube:

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The Wines of the Danube

For this trip down the second-largest river in Europe, you won’t need a boat. The Danube River runs from Germany to the Black Sea through 10 different European nations. With so many countries, come so many different wine cultures. The staff at Fearrington Village encourages you to indulge in some of the lesser-known European wines.

An experience you will not forget, and one that will change your wine palate forever, Fearrington Village recognizes “The Wines of the Danube” as one of their most exciting classes of the year.

WHEN: August 18: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $35 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Be Lead Blindly:

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Blind Wine Tasting Class

See, swirl, smell, sip and savor- now try it blindly! Fearrington Village Wine Director Maximilian Kast teaches guests how to identify specific wine flavors in their “Blind Wine Tasting Class.”

Next time you head out to that five star dinner with your friends, you will be able to identify how oak tastes in a wine, or how buttery a certain wine can be or maybe even the smell of select wines. Impress them with your knowledge!

WHEN: August 25: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $35 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Catch a Flight to the Land Down Under:

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Chris Tyrell

Join Fifth-Generation CEO Chris Tyrell of Tyrell’s Wines in Hunter Valley, Australia, one of the most legendary wine institutions in the country. As producers of some of Australia’s most important wine, Tyrell will take your wine palate on a trip through some of their best selections.

Enjoy a taste from their prized selection, Shiraz from Hunter Valley and Victoria, and savor in some of the world’s most unique, treasured wines.

WHEN: September 21: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $45 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121

Spend an Evening with Chateau Musar:

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Marc Hochar

One of the top wineries in Fearrington Village, Chateau Musar’s part owner, Marc Hochar, shares his experience with an in-depth tasting of both red and white wines from the estate. Taking guests back to vintage wines of the 1980s, Hochar shares the story of the estate itself through a night with Chateau Musar’s best wines.

WHEN: October 20: 6 p.m.
PRICE: $45 per person (includes wine, cheese plate and service fee and tax)
RESERVE: 919.542.2121