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Biltmore Wines Have Big Personalities

Posted on 08/25/2017 by Jean Sexton

In honor of North Carolina Wine Month, we’re matching some of Biltmore’s historic figures with the corresponding Biltmore Wine that best fits their personality!

Antler Hill Cabernet SauvignonGeorge Vanderbilt
Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Mr. Vanderbilt was known as a thoughtful collector of wine, often bringing back cases of his favorite discoveries from his world travels to share with friends and family at Biltmore. Handcrafted from exceptional grapes grown by phenomenal west coast vineyard partners, our full-bodied Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is as refined and elegant as George Vanderbilt himself.


Boldini portrait of Edith Vanderbilt

Edith Vanderbilt
Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay

Crafted from North Carolina's finest locally grown Chardonnay grapes, this wine is full-bodied with good acidity highlighted by citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Only vintage wines worthy of the Biltmore Reserve name earn this select honor, and the excellence of this Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay reflects the gracious character of Edith Vanderbilt who symbolizes the heart of Biltmore and all that the estate represents.

Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir sparkling wine

Cornelia Vanderbilt
Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir 

Born in 1900, Cornelia Vanderbilt would come of age in the 1920s, a time characterized by the effervescent enthusiasm of the American Jazz Age. Our Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir sparkling wine captures the joie de vivre of this exciting era in a crisp, sparkling wine with a delightful light pink hue and flavors of cherries and strawberries.



The Hunt Bordeaux-style red wine

Richard Morris Hunt
The Hunt

The name of our richly-layered and refined Bordeaux-style red blend already honors Richard Morris Hunt, the architect of America’s Largest Home®, so it’s no surprise that it also represents his dynamic personality! Aging for 18 months in French and American oak barrels gives The Hunt great structure, just like Biltmore—the magnificent estate that Hunt designed for George Vanderbilt.


Sargent portrait of Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
Limited Release
Biltmore Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Known as the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted planned the breathtaking gardens and grounds that surround Biltmore. With classic grassy and herbal varietal characteristics, Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect partner for such an accomplished horticulturalist, and our Biltmore Estate Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc—refreshing and unexpectedly creamy with hints of toasted coconut, key lime, and oak—is no exception.

Want to match your own personality with one of our outstanding wines? Visit the Winery for complimentary tastings of our most popular Biltmore Estate American Series wines or purchase samples of our finest reserve and sparkling wines while relaxing in our Wine Bar. You can also stock-up on old favorites and new finds at estate shops, local retailers, and online.


Featured image: Photograph of Edith Vanderbilt paired with Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay
-- First image: Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
-- Second image: Giovanni Boldini portrait of Edith Vanderbilt
-- Third image: Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir sparkling wine
-- Fourth image: The Hunt 
-- Fifth image: John Singer Sargent portrait of Frederick Law Olmsted

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