About the Winery
The building that houses the Biltmore Winery today was once the location of the estate Dairy. Designed by Richard Howland Hunt (son of Biltmore House architect Richard Morris Hunt), the Dairy was home to Biltmore's herd of approximately 1,000 Jersey cows. Visitors to Biltmore in the 1930s could visit the Dairy and see the milking parlor and processing areas before sampling milk and ice cream from the estate.
Since its opening in 1985, the Winery has become the hub of Biltmore Wine production. Here, our winemakers work in partnership to produce Biltmore's growing selection of quality wines. Grapes are weighed, de-stemmed, and "crushed" at the crush dock. Wines are fermented in one of 75 tanks and aged in oak barrels or steel tanks, bottled in our bottling room, and sampled by visitors in our tasting room, which was once the Dairy milking parlor.
Each Biltmore guest is invited to visit the Winery for a complimentary tour and tasting during their time on the estate.