Raise A Glass To Our Newest Masterpiece
Our Wines 03/08/23
Written By Jean Sexton
Raise a glass to our newest masterpiece–a delightful blend created exclusively for the 2023 release of our Masterpiece Collection White Wine.
“Crisp, smooth, and refreshing, this off-dry white wine was handcrafted to honor George Vanderbilt’s legacy as a passionate collector of extraordinary art and exceptional vintages,” said Shruthi Dhoopati, Assistant Winemaker. “It echoes the return of warm weather with citrus and orange blossom aromas, plus wonderful flavors of honeydew, lime, and peach.”
Inspired by a masterpiece of preservation
For 2023, our Masterpiece Collection White Wine features a set of four labels inspired by hand-painted floral tiles on the overmantel of an 18th-century tile stove known as a kachelöfen that George Vanderbilt likely purchased in his European travels, possibly in Switzerland.
Created in the 18th century, the kachelöfen in Biltmore’s Tyrolean Chimney Room is made of tin-glazed earthenware tiles hand-painted with exquisite floral designs.
While the tile was in relatively good condition for its age, Biltmore’s conservators spent hundreds of hours cleaning and in-painting damaged areas of the overmantel in conjunction with the Louis XV Suite restoration project.
The painstaking work required a combination of conservation experience and artistic ability. The results show the vivid colors and delicate florals that inspired the room’s striking design.
Choosing the label
“We chose the bouquets on these floral tiles as the label for our new Masterpiece Collection White Wine because the blooms are so beautiful, and they capture the feel of warmer weather and the desire all of us feel to enjoy the outdoors during spring and summer,” said Lisa Vogel, Art Director.
In fact, all of the tiles were so unique that Lisa couldn’t choose just one for the 2023 Masterpiece Collection label; she selected four separate tiles and created a whole set!
“When you see the four labels together, you may notice slight variations in the background behind each bouquet,” Lisa said. “That’s because of the age of the original tiles and the fact that they were painted by hand–it gives them subtle shadings and textures that we worked to preserve in these lovely labels.”
Pairing this masterpiece with your favorite flavors
According to Shruthi, our Masterpiece Collection White Wine pairs perfectly with the lighter fare we favor during warmer weather.
“Perfect for spring and summer sipping and entertaining, this wine pairs well with classic fare such as pasta Alfredo and lighter seafood dishes like crab, fried oysters, and salmon. Make a moment memorable by packing a bottle for your next picnic, or enjoy it with friends at brunch or lunch,” said Shruthi.
In addition, you can stir up a cool, refreshing pitcher of Refreshing White Sangria with our Masterpiece Collection White Wine. Enjoy with friends and freeze any leftovers for a fun take on grown-up popsicles or slushies.
Select this special masterpiece for spring!
If you’re looking for a special gift for spring and summer occasions such as Easter, Mother’s Day, bridal luncheons, weddings, and college graduations, this wine’s one-of-a-kind labels make each bottle a charming gift for flower lovers and those who appreciate all things Biltmore.
Look for our 2023 Masterpiece Collection White Wine in estate shops and online while supplies last*.
*If you order online, your shipment will contain one or more of the label designs chosen at random.
I love the painting! It would be so nice to view them both, and taste that wine!
We hope you’ll have a chance to do both very soon. Cheers!
Myself and a friend will be there in June. Can’t wait!
How sweet is this wine?
Thank you for your question! Our new Masterpiece Collection White Wine is off-dry rather than sweet. It is crisp and refreshing, making it somewhat similar to our Pinot Grigio (and perfect for warm-weather sipping!).
Don’t go anywhere Biltmore. See you this Fall ; )
I bought this on a recent visit. Should it be served cold or room temperature?
Thank you for purchasing our Masterpiece Collection White Wine! This refreshing white blend is best enjoyed chilled (45-49 degrees is ideal). Leave it in the fridge for several hours and take it out about 20 minutes before you plan to serve or sip it. Cheers!
We visited the Biltmore last month for the first time. I grew up in Asheville and as a kid was all over the estate but never saw the inside of this beautiful estate. We are already planning a trip around the holidays to see the estate decorated. While we were there my friend and I arranged to do the wine tasting. We liked several of your wines but really liked the Biltmore Masterpiece Collection White Wine. We each purchased 3 or 4 bottles. Sad to say I only have 1 bottle left. Is this wine available for purchase at any… Read more »
Hi, Lynda! We’re so glad you enjoyed your Biltmore visit and the wine tasting! You can purchase Biltmore Masterpiece Collection White Wine online if you live in a state to which we can currently ship our wines (all states except AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, LA, MS, NJ, RI, UT). To order, visit biltmoreshop.com/wine.
Is this wine sold out? I cannot find it on the website. It was our favorite and so bummed we cannot order more, although we’ve ordered more than our share already! Will you have it again? If not, what is comparable? Thanks!
We’re delighted that you’ve enjoyed our Masterpiece Collection White Wine so much! The 2023 release should be available in stores and online in March.
Is this year’s Masterpiece Collection White Wine a blend of Biltmore whites? If so which ones.
Great question, David! Our 2023 Biltmore Masterpiece Collection White Wine features a blend of Albariño, Orange Muscat, and Semillon wines, which accounts for its lightly aromatic nose of citrus and orange blossom and crisp flavors of peach and lime. We hope you are enjoying it this spring–it’s perfect for warm-weather sipping.
We were there last week. This wine is yummy and the label delightful.