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Complimentary Wine Tastings

Daily. Included with estate admission.

Enjoy complimentary tastings of more than 20 of our celebrated wines as our wine hosts take you on a journey through reds, whites, and rosés. In September only, be among the first to try our new North Carolina Cabernet Franc, a medium-bodied red wine with soft, lingering tannins.   No reservation required.*


*Guests must be 21 and older to be served alcohol.

Biltmore Bubbles Tour

$18 per person with estate admission, plus applicable tax

Fully experience our sparkling wines! Guests will tour the champagne bottling room, learn our sparkling wine-making process, and taste all six of Biltmore’s sparkling wines. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend. 800-411-3812. Offered daily at 5:45 p.m.

Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar

$20 per person with estate admission, plus applicable tax

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven. Register at the Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend. 800-411-3812. Offered daily at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Premium Wine Tasting at the Winery

Daily. $3.00 per tasting or $8.00 for three tastings.

Sample our finest reserve and sparkling wines while relaxing in our Wine Bar. Biltmore Wine Club Members receive a complimentary premium tasting for up to four.  No reservation required.*


*Guests must be 21 and older to be served alcohol.

Saturday, May 16th - Sunday, September 27th

Grape Stomp at the Winery

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays. Included with estate admission.

Weekends this summer, the kids will love the Grape Stomp at the Winery. They'll get a Grape Stomp souvenir to commemorate their visit.

Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, September 5th

Local Crafter Demos in Antler Hill Village

Fridays & Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Included with estate admission.

Biltmore has a rich heritage of beautiful handmade art and craft. Come meet local crafters and watch them create an array of beautiful and unique items, which will also be available for purchase.

Crafts include hand-crafted jewelry, natural soaps, bath bombs, hand-blown glass, traditional corn husk dolls, hand-woven baskets, and pottery. Craft demonstrations vary daily, and may involve one to three crafters per day.

Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, October 31st

Live After Five

Friday and Saturday evenings. Included with estate admission.

Join us at Antler Hill Village for live music, food*, and fun for everyone!  The whole family can relax and enjoy summer evenings on the Village Green as you watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

*Food, beverages, and tours available for an additional cost.

Tuesday, May 26th - Friday, July 31st

A Gardener’s Place Seminars - Summer

Included with estate admission

Please join us in A Gardener’s Place Gift Shop, located beneath the Conservatory, for daily free demonstrations featuring gardening and floral topics.

Summer Seminars:
1:00 p.m. - Arrangements Inspired by the Garden

  • Using colorful seasonal flowers
  • Top garden flowers for arrangements
  • Unexpected foliage to create unusual designs
  • How to condition your blossoms
  • Flower food to extend the life of your cuttings

2:00 p.m. - Plant a Beautiful Terrarium

  • The many types of terrariums
  • Gardening in glass
  • Materials needed for your miniature world
  • Top plants that thrive in these conditions

Tuesday, May 26th - Monday, September 7th

Summer at Biltmore

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

Friday, June 19th - Monday, August 10th

Stand Up Paddleboarding

3:30 p.m. daily, $50 per person*

The Outdoor Adventure Center is offering guided Stand Up Paddleboard trips down a three mile stretch of the French Broad River for a limited time. Stand up paddleboarding is a fun and relaxing way to play on the water. It can also be a great way to get a high-energy workout. Enjoy amazing views and test your balance while a guide gives you pointers along the way.

Call 828-225-1425 to reserve.

*Minimum age of 12 years; a guardian must accompany anyone 17 years or younger.