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A Romantic Legacy

Posted on 10/04/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, the younger son of Cornelia and John F. A. Cecil, was born at Biltmore in 1928. He attended schools in England and Switzerland before serving in the British Navy....

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Preserving the Legacy of Cornelia’s “Baby Tree”

Posted on 09/26/2016 by Amy Dangelico

George and Edith Vanderbilt welcomed the arrival their first and only child—a daughter named Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt—in the late summer of 1900. In October of that year, a...

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Biltmore’s Winery: A Tradition of Evolution

Posted on 09/12/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(3)

Today, Biltmore’s Winery is the most visited in the country. We produce about 150,000 cases of wine annually, available on the estate and also distributed across the country, and our wines...

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Centennial Celebrations: A Landmark, A Legacy

Posted on 08/15/2016 by Amy Dangelico

This year, we join the National Park Service in celebrating its centennial anniversary. With an emphasis on strict preservation, the National Park Service focuses on protecting natural and...

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Coming home to Biltmore

Posted on 08/15/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

The fate of George Vanderbilt’s visionary estate featuring Biltmore House set like a jewel amidst a breathtaking landscape might have been very different if Mr. Vanderbilt’s grandson...

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