Wine Class: Mencia – Spanish Pinot Noir?

Join Beverage Director Paula de Pano on Thursday, April 5th at 6pm for our Mencia wine class at The Granary.

Fans of Pinot Noir lament on the higher price tags they command these days. Top producers from Burgundy, Willamette Valley, and the Russian River Valley command prices upwards of $50 per bottle, sometimes even more! At Fearrington, we are always on the lookout for alternatives of mainstream grapes from all over the world. This usually means that they do not have the corresponding price tags attached as some of these grapes tend to be out of the spotlight. Mencia is a grape originating from the Iberian Peninsula that has been gaining notice from wine professionals as an alternative to lighter grape varietals like Pinot Noir, Gamay and Schiava. With its bright red fruit – strawberries, sour cherry, and pomegranate, licorice, crushed rose petals, and prominent minerality at a fraction of current Pinot Noir prices, what’s not to love?

$75 includes wine, two tasting courses, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Wine Supper Club
Love Fearrington’s Wine Classes? We are now offering wine classes that features a two-course food pairing with the six wines that will be taught by Beverage and Service Director, Paula de Pano. Watch out for these unique wine classes that will showcase the topic’s wines paired with the region’s specialties prepared by Granary Chef, Matt Cafarella. Limited seats per evening!


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