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Pairing Our Gardens with Biltmore White Wines

Posted on 05/06/2019 by Jean Sexton

Spring weather calls for white wines

As the season changes to spring, it’s natural to move from Biltmore’s heartier red wines you enjoyed during the colder winter months to our lighter and more refreshing white wines.

Celebrate spring by entertaining outdoors with Biltmore white wines

Think outside the house

From patios to picnics to pool parties, Spencer Knight, Winery Tours Supervisor, offers this basic tip on serving and appreciating wine outdoors in spring:

“Just follow the ‘20-Minute Rule’,” said Spencer. “Remove white wine from the refrigerator 20–30 minutes prior to serving so the flavor profile has a chance to expand. During warmer weather, it’s also a good idea to return open wine bottles to a container of ice and water between refills, especially if you’re entertaining outside.”

Biltmore White Wine & Garden Pairings
 

Bottle of Biltmore white wineBiltmore white wines are perfect by the glass or bottle

Biltmore’s beautiful gardens all have distinct “personalities” that we’ve playfully paired with our wines—plus suggestions for enjoying our wines with your favorite flavors. This spring, we encourage you to get to know our white wines in the great outdoors. Choose the one that best suits your mood, or try them all!

Diana at Biltmore

This elegant site overlooking Biltmore House offers a classic setting that calls to mind our outstanding sparkling wines. Brighten any special occasion with our Pas de Deux Moscatohandcrafted in traditional méthode champenoise to create fine, tiny bubbles, this aromatic semi-sweet sparkler features the essence of orange blossom and flavors of wild strawberry and lemon. Enjoy with fresh fruit, chocolate covered strawberries, or cheesecake. 

View of Biltmore House from Diana at BiltmoreTemple of Diana overlooking Biltmore House

Shrub Garden

Savor the beauty of Biltmore's Shrub Garden—a picture-perfect pairing for Biltmore Estate Riesling as the wine's fresh and fragrant style is reminiscent of early-blooming spring shrubs. Beautifully balanced with sweet apricot aromas, light honey flavors, and a crisp finish, our Riesling makes a surprisingly savory companion to spicy Thai dishes as well as fruity desserts.

Shrub garden in bloom at Biltmore

Colorful blooms in the Shrub Garden

Walled Garden

Stroll the paths of this grand garden and enjoy the sun-warmed stone walls that enfold you with tradition, much like the classic taste of our Biltmore Estate Chardonnay. Smooth and balanced with subtle floral aromas, crisp fruit flavors, and hints of oak, our Chardonnay shines when served with favorites including chicken and grilled vegetables, pasta with cream sauce, and even hard-to-pair fare like squash dishes.

White wisteria in Biltmore's Walled Garden White wisteria blooming in the Walled Garden

Rose Garden

Our rambling rose garden is a perfect match for our Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Rosé 2018. Crafted from select North Carolina Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, our pretty-in-pink rosé blossoms with beautiful color, layered aromas, and flavors of red berries, tropical fruits, and a hint of spice. Enjoy with cheese plates and pizza.

Biltmore's historic rose garden and ConservatoryBiltmore's historic Rose Garden in front of the Conservatory 

Azalea Garden

The informal feel and bright colors of the Azalea Garden make it a natural match for our fragrant and food-friendly Biltmore Spring Release White Wine. Handcrafted to capture the essence of the season, this is the perfect wine for warmer weather and picnics. You can also spice up spring by pairing it with zesty sausage and Indian food!

Azalea garden at BiltmoreAzaleas blooming in late spring

Purchase Biltmore wines today

Whether you're stocking up on favorite varietals or trying new ones, you can purchase Biltmore wines on the estate, online, or close to home through our Retailer Locator.

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