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More than souvenirs: George Vanderbilt’s 1892 trip to Japan

Posted on 09/15/2014 by Judy Ross

Like most of us, George Vanderbilt purchased souvenirs to remind him of the places he visited. Unlike us, he had a 250-room home under construction with plenty of space for accessories! It’...

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First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Sharon Bell

A little bit of the past caught up with Biltmore last week when actors portraying George Vanderbilt, Frederick Law Olmsted, Gifford Pinchot and Carl Schenck were on property to film scenes for a...

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Experience the thrill of The Hunt

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Jean Sexton

We are honored to announce the release of our newest wine—The Hunt. Inspired by the celebration of feasts based on estate hunts, this wine is a robust, Bordeaux-style red blend of 40%...

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Guastavino’s architectural influence in Asheville

Posted on 09/03/2014 by Judy Ross

When Spanish architect Raphael Guastavino came to the U.S. in 1881, he already had a reputation for creating grand arches, domes, and vaults in Europe. Within a few years, his work caught the...

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Richard Sharp Smith’s architectural legacy in Western North Carolina

Posted on 08/27/2014 by Judy Ross

Tracing the spread of Biltmore’s architectural influence in Western North Carolina begins—naturally enough—with George Vanderbilt. He brought favorite family architect Richard...

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