Pour on the Holiday Cheer with Biltmore Wines!
All Things Biltmore • 10/25/17
Written By Jean Sexton
From traditional feasts and fireside gatherings to heartfelt toasts that mark the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, holiday celebrations bring out the best in us.
Whether you’re visiting friends or welcoming family during this special time of year, we are delighted to share the warmth and cheer of Biltmore Wines with you. We’ve even created a gift-giving guide to help you select the best Biltmore Wines to give based on the person receiving it.
“This guide is based on lifestyles and situations to help guests make decisions on wines they want to give this season,” said Jill Whitfield, Senior Marketing Manager, Biltmore Wines. “We offer recommendations for wine enthusiasts and culinary adventurers, hosts and surprise guests, and even suggestions for perfect wines to complement your Thanksgiving feast.”
“For the true wine lover on your list, consider our Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted from North Carolina’s finest locally grown grapes,” Jill said. “The recipient will appreciate the chance to taste a local varietal and compare it to their Californian or French favorites.” Wine enthusiasts will also appreciate our Biltmore Estate Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc for its food-friendliness. Bonus: it happens to be Biltmore winemaker Bernard Delille’s favorite varietal!
Take a breath: Enthusiasts will appreciate a thoughtful gift such as a Host Wine Aerator that enhances the aroma and taste of wine by allowing it to breathe properly with just the tilt of the bottle.
For those who seek culinary adventures, the dynamic duo of food and wine come together to elevate any dining experience! Our Biltmore Estate Pinot Grigio is a versatile wine that is great with lighter fare such as shellfish and salads, while our earthy Biltmore Estate Sangiovese—a guest favorite at the Winery—is perfect with heartier, fare such as Italian cuisine and herb-driven dishes.
Spice it up: Add Biltmore Wassail Spice Blend to any of our red wines to create a delightful seasonal treat for your next gathering.
Add some sparkle
Sparkling wines are always welcome, and our Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir is carefully aged to produce a delightful light pink hue and flavors of cherries and strawberries. It makes a pretty partner for a romantic toast—and it’s hearty enough to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey!
Tip: Preserve the endless effervescence of our sparkling wines with the gift of a Biltmore Winery Bottle Stopper—once you twist it on, it provides an airtight seal.
The Hunt, a robust, Bordeaux-style red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, includes a striking label of an unusual firearm in Biltmore’s collection. “This elegant, complex wine is perfect for anyone who enjoys the sporting life—or fine wines in general,” said Jill. In addition, consider any of the wines from our distinguished Antler Hill collection. The label, drawn from a classic sporting print in the Billiard Room of Biltmore House, makes this wine a special gift for those who appreciate the natural world.
Add-on: Include our handsome Antler Wine Stopper with The Hunt or any Antler Hill wines.
Whether you’ve gathered family and friends around your table or you’re heading across town (or across country) to celebrate the holiday, Thanksgiving is a special time for sharing with those you love. Make the most of the year’s most memorable meal with our Thanksgiving Trio—a thoughtful selection of Biltmore Wines, carefully chosen to pair with everything from traditional fare to dishes with exotic flair!
Enjoy our Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Chardonnay crafted from North Carolina’s finest locally grown grapes (and excellent with creamy mashed potatoes!); Vanderbilt Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir featuring supple fruit flavors that complement your Thanksgiving turkey; and our Biltmore Estate Brut that is perfect with holiday fare or a special toast full of tiny refreshing bubbles.
Bonus: save 20% when you purchase these three wines together at the estate or online.
“Last but not least,” Jill said, “if you’ve ever hosted a holiday gathering where someone arrived with an unexpected guest, then you know it’s always nice to have a little something extra on hand. Our Christmas at Biltmore Wine is a thoughtful gift that is available as a white or red blend, and the unique label makes it extra special.”
Better together: Our Italian marble coasters featuring hand-printed Biltmore Wine labels are backed with cork to help protect surfaces.
Vanderbilt Wine Club membership
Give a year of wine to someone special with a gift membership in our Vanderbilt Wine Club. Members receive three hand-selected Biltmore wines each season, shipped direct to their door and their first club shipment ships free. In addition, members save up to 25% on all wine purchases online or at the estate plus complimentary premium wine tastings and a Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour & Tasting.