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Honors and Awards:

  • "Retail Superstars: Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America" - George Whalin 
  • The late New York Times food critic Craig Claiborne once described Southern Season as “wall to wall and floor to ceiling…a visual and gustatory delight!
  • National Association for Specialty Food: Outstanding Retailer of the Year 
  • Gourmet News: Retail Achievement Award for Success in Food Education 

2017 Chapel Hill Magazine Best of Chapel Hill Awards

  • Weathervane Patio and Restaurant - Best Place for a Business Lunch
  • Best Gift Store
  • Best Home Furnishings and Accessories
  • Best Wine Beer and/or Spirits Store
  • Best Garden Store

2017 IndyWeek Best of the Triangle

2016 Chapel Hill Magazine Best of Chapel Hill Awards

  • Weathervane Patio and Restaurant - Best Place for a Business Lunch
  • Weathervane Patio and Restaurant - Best Place for Breakfast/Brunch

2015 OpenTable

  • Weathervane Patio and Restaurant Best Brunch Restaurants in America - OpenTable's Diner's Choice Award

2014 OpenTable

  • Weathervane Patio and Restaurant Best Brunch Restaurants in America - OpenTable's Diner's Choice Award

2013 News & Observer Rose Awards—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Wine Selection in Orange County

2013 Independent Weekly—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Place to Buy Candy
  • Best Place to Buy Desserts
  • Best Place to Buy Pie
  • Best Place to Buy Chocolate

2013 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Wine Selection in Orange County

2012 Independent Weekly—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Place to Buy Candy
  • Best Place to Buy Desserts
  • Best Place to Buy Pie
  • Best Place to Buy Chocolates

2012 Fire in the Triangle Competition—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill

  • Chef Ryan Payne Named Got To Be N.C. Competition Dining State Champion
  • Chef Ryan Payne Won First Place in Triangle Chef Showdown
  • Chef Ryan Payne Won Fire in the Triangle Competition Dining Series

 2011 Independent Weekly—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Place to Buy Candy
  • Best Retail Cheese Selection

2011 Chapel Hill Magazine—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Gift Store

2011 Chapelboro.com—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Gift Shop

2010 Independent Weekly—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Candy Selection
  • Best Local Wine Store
  • Best Retail Cheese Selection

2010 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Specialty Food Store
  • Best Wine Selection

2009 Independent Weekly—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Candy Selection
  • Best Local Wine Store
  • Best Retail Cheese Selection

2009 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Specialty Food Store
  • Best Wine Selection
  • Weathervane Restaurant and Patio: Best Place for Breakfast

2008 Independent Weekly—Raleigh, Cary, Durham & Chapel Hill

  • Best Candy Selection
  • Best Local Wine Store with Knowledgeable Staff
  • Best Retail Cheese Selection
  • Best Retail Wine Selection

2008 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Specialty Food Store
  • Best Wine Selection
  • Weathervane Restaurant and Patio: Best Place for Sunday Brunch
  • Weathervane Restaurant and Patio: Best Restaurant for Fine Dining

2007 Chapel Hill News Rose Awards—Chapel Hill, NC

  • Best Wine Selection
  • Best Place to take “Out-of-Towners”
  • Weathervane Restaurant and Patio: Best Place for Dessert

Recent Media

May 2017

Specialty of the House: Weathervane's butternut squash soup

February, 2017

How to make a Texas-style comfort-food breakfast

May, 2016

Staycation: Splurge on a Southern Season Class

May 20, 2016

March, 2016

Fearrington Village Wine Director Max Kast Wants You to Eat Your Vegetables With Wine

March 16, 2016

February, 2016

Southern Season Launches Farmer and Chef Cooking School Series

February 29, 2016

December, 2015

Whisking in the Holiday Season with Yule Logs

December 20, 2015

Deep South Magazine - 8 Tips for Holiday Entertaining

December 14, 2015

November, 2015

Raleigh Woman's Pie Business Inspired by Son's Military Service

November 10, 2015

8 Places to Find Handmade North Carolina Gifts

November 10, 2015

WRAL: Go Ask Mom: Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin with Sage

November 6, 2015

Triangle Restaurant lands on Opentable's '9 Top Breakfast Restaurants'

November 6, 2015

9 Top Breakfast Restaurants: Start the Day in a Delicious Way

November 4, 2015

September, 2015

Our State Magazine Article: "To Everything A Southern Season"

September, 2015

May, 2015

Time Warner Cable News: Construction Begun on Southern Season Distribution Center in Mebane

May 1, 2015

February, 2015

WRAL: Not your average box of chocolates

February 5, 2015

January, 2015

The Local Palate: Tips for Brewing a Better Cup of Tea

January 13, 2015

WRAL: The week ahead

January 10, 2015

Triangle Business Journal: Foundation fights local hunger

January 9, 2015

December, 2014

Durham Herald-Sun: Wine merchants hope sales sparkle on New Year's Eve

December 29, 2014

Chapelboro.com: Vivian Howard at Southern Season!

December 17, 2014

Indy Week: Two big names on the food scene coming to Southern Season

December 10, 2014

Indy Week: A simple gift search revealed a galaxy of utensils undiscovered

December 10, 2014

WRAL: Southern Season can help you find that special gift

December 8, 2014

News and Observer: Want a signed cookbook for the holidays?

December 3, 2014

The Gourmet Retailer: A Taste for All Seasons

December 1, 2014

Christmas 2014 - A Gift Giver's Destination

December 1, 2014 

Chapel Hill Magazine: 5 Events Not to Miss