Join Fearrington Wine Director Maximilian Kast for an exciting new series of wine and beer classes! Attendees will learn about and taste beer and wines from all over the world, while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres from Fearrington's Executive Chef Colin Bedford. Featured wines and beers will be available for sale after the events.
All classes start at 5pm.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011: Wines for a Special Spanish Dinner
Since we will be gearing up for the holiday season and everybody will be thinking of what wine to pair with the traditional fare of the season, we will look at the large diversity of Spanish wines, and why they are the perfect fit for your winter table. From a lively Cava, to the great white wines of Galicia, the smooth and ethereal reds of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, and the Sweet wines of Jumilla and Malaga. Spain is its own world of wine that you will always be searching for more.
Thursday, January 12th, 2012: The Wines of Argentina and Uruguay
Join us for a tour of the wines of Argentina and Uruguay. Along with Argentina’s successful Malbec, we will delve into the world of Uruguayan Tannat, try some Albarino from Montevideo, and Pinot Noir from Patagonia. Come and explore the cutting edge of South American winemaking.
Thursday, February 16th, 2012: The Wines of Piemonte and Lombardy
At the base of the Alps, in the north-western part of Italy, lies perhaps two of the most interesting winegrowing states in Italy. We will take a look at wines from Barolo, Barbaresco, Carema, Valtellina, and yes Franciacorta. Come and escape the cold of winter and be embraced by the warmth of these wines.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012: Cheese & Wine with The Brothers Kast
Join brothers Maximilian Kast, Fearrington House Wine Director, and Alexander Kast, A Southern Season’s Cheesemonger, as they explore the world of English Farmhouse cheeses with wines from the Priorato, Bordeaux, and Rioja. ($55 per person)
Thursday, April 12th , 2012: The Mysteries of the Viennese Forest, I mean Vineyards
Vienna, the city of culture, the imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian and Habsburg empire, the city of art, coffee, and of course, the croissant. However Vienna is also the largest wine city in the world, with vineyards at every turn, and home of the famous Heurige. This place is steeped in wine culture, come join us and explore the famous Gemischter Satz, field blends of Vienna, and many other rare treats.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012: The White Wines of the Loire Valley
As summer approaches it is always a good idea to prepare your repertoire of summer sippers, and one of the best places to do that is the Loire Valley. Join us and taste some classic Muscadet, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, Savannieres, and Vouvray' some sweet, some dry, and some bubbly.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012: Coastal Wines for Your Coastal Vacation
You're at the beach, enjoying the salty breeze from the sea, the sun, the sand under your feet, and asking yourself what wine shall I drink, and not only that, but what wines come from regions that are located right on the coast of an ocean or sea? Do not suffer in your quest any longer, take a tour of coastal growing regions like Rias Baixas, Verdicchio de Castello Jesi, Santorini, Cinque Terra, and Bandol. Refresh yourself from the summer heat or find some new wines to take with you on your beach vacation.