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Taste the terroir of Biltmore Wines

Posted on 02/22/2017 by Jean Sexton

Don't let the word "terroir" strike terror in your heart--it may sound like something from a foreign horror film, but it actually refers to the complete natural environment in which the grapes...

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Behind the Scenes: Sustainability and Our Winemaking Process

Posted on 09/01/2016 by Amy Dangelico

Fall at Biltmore marks the beginning of our winemaking process. During the seasonal harvest, our grapes are hand-picked in the vineyard and brought to the Winery, where their stems are removed....

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Meet Our Farmers

Posted on 07/30/2015 by Jean Sexton

From the beginning, George Vanderbilt envisioned Biltmore as a working estate and farm. He set aside the acres of rich, rolling land along the French Broad River for raising healthy livestock and...

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Three cheers for 30 years!

Posted on 04/01/2015 by Jean Sexton

It takes at least three generations for any winery to “come into its own.” The first generation learns what types of grapes will grow and thrive in the vineyard. The second...

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A Shared History of Wine

Posted on 09/07/2013 by Sharon Fenchak

A Shared History of Wine The muscadine grape is native to North Carolina, thriving all across the region’s geography and climate, from the mountains to the piedmont to the coast. Scuppernong,...

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