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1904 Menu Recreation: Oysters on the 1/2 Shell

Posted on 11/15/2016 by Sharon Bell

In Biltmore's Archives, a cherished diary detailing menus for luncheons and dinners served between Sepember 27 and December 31, 1904 is safely stored. Kept by estate cook Ester Anderson,...

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Biltmore Becomes a Port Authority

Posted on 11/01/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

If you think the phrase “any old port in a storm” also applies to port-style wines, think again: the pleasure of sipping a fine port makes it worth the effort of selecting something...

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A renaissance for Roussanne

Posted on 10/18/2016 by Jean Sexton

Receipts in Biltmore’s archives document that George Vanderbilt purchased and consumed wine on a regular basis, both at Biltmore and during his travels. Records of some trips, including one...

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Renovating America’s Most-Visited Winery

Posted on 10/07/2016 by Jean Sexton

In 1985, George Vanderbilt’s grandson William A.V. Cecil opened a new state-of-the-art winery in what had been an original estate dairy barn. Little did we know that within a few years, it...

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8 Reasons to Make Biltmore the Center of Your Fall Getaway

Posted on 09/13/2016 by Leeann Donnelly

Fall is prime vacation time for those who love “leaf-peeping,” and Biltmore offers the best of the Blue Ridge Mountains, all in one convenient location. Biltmore’s setting makes...

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