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A thoughtful wine collector

Posted on 08/21/2014 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Taste and style were two hallmarks of George Vanderbilt’s life, and both are reflected throughout Biltmore—his private country estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Visually stunning...

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Cornelia’s birthday celebrations continue

Posted on 08/19/2014

As Cornelia Vanderbilt grew older, her birthday parties became grand events. Her twenty-first birthday on August 22, 1921 began with a surprise gathering of 250 estate workers and tenants at 7 a.m....

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Happy Birthday, Cornelia Vanderbilt

Posted on 08/06/2014 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

On August 22, 1900 George and Edith Vanderbilt welcomed the arrival of their only child—a daughter—who was born in the grand Louis XV Bedroom in Biltmore House. She was named Cornelia...

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Preparing for the vineyard harvest

Posted on 08/01/2014 by Jean Sexton

Though it’s still summer here in Western North Carolina, autumn isn’t too far away. We’re looking forward to a bit of fresh crispness in the Blue Ridge Mountains that signals the...

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Camping in Pisgah Forest, circa 1901

Posted on 07/18/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

Summertime in the mountains brings to mind thoughts of hiking trails, wading in clear creeks, and visiting a waterfall or two—sometimes all on the same excursion. Just as many of us do today,...

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