Complimentary Wine Tastings

Capacity is limited.
Tasting room by reservation only. Make reservations in-person on the day of your Winery visit.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Reservations are required for all wine tastings and must be made on the day of your visit. Because our complimentary wine tastings fill up quickly, we recommend you reserve your tasting when you arrive for your visit.

Self-Guided Visit to Gardens

Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s lush landscape is a living tribute to the genius of Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

Self-Guided Visit of Biltmore House

Stroll through America’s largest home on a marked route, assisted by knowledgeable guides along the way. See displays of art, furniture, and more that illustrate the lives of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees during the Gilded Age.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings Expert-Guided Tour

Famous for holiday hospitality since 1895, Biltmore invites you to experience an exclusive Candlelight Christmas Evenings Expert-Guided Tour of America’s Largest Home®. Not only will you discover the inspiration for this year’s spectacular seasonal décor, you will also enjoy heartwarming stories about the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and staff during this special time of year, as well as access to parts of the house unseen on other tours.


Available only with Expert-Guided Visit ticket option. Expedited entry for all Expert-Guided Tour guests. Guests must be 10 years of age or older for Expert-Guided Tour. Backpacks are not permitted on guided tours; guests are required to store backpacks in a locker or in their vehicle.

Limited Capacity: 8 Guests per Tour

Hiking

Experience the grounds at your own pace with nearly 22 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through lush green forests, or in the open meadows of the estate. Stop by the Bike Barn or Outdoor Adventure Center for a detailed trail map and orientation.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Guided Bike Ride

This relaxing, easy-paced adventure takes you along the French Broad River and the estate’s lush agricultural fields. Your three-to five-mile spin over a combination of flat paved trails, gravel-packed roads, and dirt trails includes occasional stops where your guide will share intriguing tidbits about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and the estate’s natural history.

Advance reservations are required. To make reservations for this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or an overnight stay booked at Village Hotel, The Inn, or Cottages on Biltmore Estate.

Mountain & Comfort Bikes are available. A limited number of trailers and tag-alongs are available for younger children.

Antler Hill Village & Winery Access

A casual and relaxing way to extend the Biltmore experience, Antler Hill Village & Winery connects the estate’s past and present with dining, shopping, exhibits, world-class food and wine, and more.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Farm to Table Tour & Taste

Join us for an unforgettable experience that features a fascinating tour of Biltmore’s rarely-seen West Side, plus an opportunity to taste farm-fresh estate-grown artisanal fare!

As you ride aboard a comfortable air-conditioned estate shuttle, Biltmore’s agricultural experts will share the history of our working farm’s agricultural operations, as well as the innovative farming practices in use today. This experience—the only tour that offers guest access to the estate’s pastoral West Side—includes “behind-the-scenes” looks at the estate’s Black Angus beef cattle and Berkshire hog facilities, hydroponic greenhouses, and picturesque vineyards.

After hearing how we continue to fulfill George Vanderbilt’s original vision of Biltmore as a self-sustaining estate, you’ll enjoy a relaxing respite under the trees. Here you’ll savor a glass of handcrafted Biltmore Wine and taste other estate-grown delights like a salad comprised of artisanal lettuces, creamy goat cheese, thyme-infused olive oil cake, and wildflower honey!


Available exclusively to overnight guests of Village Hotel, The Inn, and Cottages on Biltmore Estate. Maximum of 20 participants per tour. Advance reservations required.

Majority of tour is aboard an estate shuttle with minimal walking (10-20 minutes). Dress comfortably for the season and wear closed-toe shoes.

Biltmore Wine and bottled water provided, plus sampling of fresh, estate-grown artisanal fare, and a keepsake Biltmore acrylic stemless wine glass.

Menu and tour details subject to change seasonally based on harvest and product availability.

Kids Sensory Journey

Created for our younger guests (but with the whole family in mind), this unique Biltmore experience offers an opportunity for you and your kids to connect to nature—and each other. Enjoy games with your little ones that encourage mindfulness and engage the senses while surrounded by the estate’s lush, natural beauty. Great for beginners or families who practice mindfulness regularly, we invite you to enhance your day with this creative activity.

All kids must be accompanied by an adult; activity is complimentary for accompanying adult.

Maximum of 10 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties. Participants are encouraged bring water, dress for the weather, and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven! Featuring locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate, and an opportunity to taste and experience the tactile attribute of a raw cacao bean, this tasting provides information about wine production at Biltmore, the process of farming origin-specific cacao, and its effects upon the finished product.

Limited Capacity: 10 Guests per Tasting