George Vanderbilt's 250-room Chateau Biltmore in Asheville in North Carolina was completed in 1895, and as impressive today as it was a century ago. The first vineyards at the estate were established in 1971 just below the Biltmore House.
After several years of experimenting, William A.V. Cecil, then president and owner of Biltmore, decided that a winery was the natural outcome of his grandfather's intention that the estate be self-supporting. TheDemand for Biltmore Wine continues to rise. "We're excited about the growth of our winery and the attention it's been receiving," said Bill Cecil, Jr., current President and CEO of The Biltmore Company and great-grandson of estate owner George W. Vanderbilt.
"North Carolina is gaining a reputation for producing quality wines and we hope to continue to lead the charge in educating wine enthusiasts and novices alike about what our state has to offer."
Vineyard Director Dennis Wynne honored as 2008 N.C. Winegrower of Excellence
Bernard Delille & Sharon Fenchak Biltmore Winemakers
What to Taste
Biltmore® Reserve Viognier - 2010 North Carolina - Crafted from North Carolina’s finest, this exceptional Viognier is full-bodied with intense aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, and lime.
Pairs well with: crab, oysters, scallops, lobster, prawns
Antler Hill Syrah – 2006 Napa Valley - This expressive full-bodied wine offers rich blackberry flavors and a complex aroma of spice, vanilla, and smoke. This well balanced yet powerful wine is the perfect choice for braised meats.
Pairs well with: venison, pheasant, beaufort cheese, dark chocolate
Biltmore Estate® Blanc de Blancs Methode Champenoise - Brut 2007 with Slightly floral with notes of yeast, lemon and apricot.A refreshing and balanced sparkling wine with tinybubbles and good acidity.
Pairing Suggestions: Delightful with slightly spicy dishessuch as crawfish etouffee, fresh seafood including halibut and oisters on the half shell, or with soft, savory cheeses such as Brie.
Biltmore Estate® Château Reserve Blanc de Blancs - 2008 North Carolina - with Tropical flavors burst forth with citrus notes an a touch of yeast and honey. A sparkling wine with good acidity and tiny bubbles.
Pairing Suggestions: Great with Carolina trout caviar, oysters, creamy cheeses in phyllo pastry, smoked salmon or scallops.
- Street: One Lodge Street
- City: Asheville
- State,Zip: NC 28803
- Country: United States
Tasting Room Hours
A guided visit of the Winery and complimentary wine tasting is included in estate admission.
Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar at the Winery
Daily: 2:00 p.m. Discover why chocolate and red wine is a match made in heaven. Please register at the Winery Portal area in Antler Hill Village.
Cost: $15.00 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.
Biltmore Bubbles Tour at the Winery
Friday–Sunday: 4:00 p.m. Biltmore Bubbles is a 45 minute program that will allow Estate guests to experience the process by which our sparkling wines are made. Guests will tour the champagne bottling room, learn how sparkling wines are made and taste all six of Biltmore's sparkling wines.
Cost: $18.00 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.