In an email conversation with David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate Vineyards, about their current red releases, he told me that he and Barbara have sold Home to their long-time silent partner, saying "The 15 years we spent at Home were some of the best years of our lives.
We are excited about the opportunity to give Shinn Estate Vineyards and
Farmhouse our full attention."
Home will remain open through the end of the year, but will then close for renovations, reopening in the spring sometime. And while there will obviously be changes, Page told me that "The new ownership is planning on bringing back the current chef and manager as well as many of the classic menu items."
I’ve only eaten at Home once, but it was a great experience. The focus on local, seasonal ingredients shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows Page, but a wine list that offers only East Coast wines is a truly unique thing in a town where it’s tough to be unique.
So, if you want to enjoy local food with local wine, make sure you visit home before it closes.
Incidentally, I finally bought a copy of their Recipes from Home cookbook, and I look forward to trying some of the delicious-sounding recipes.