Raise A Glass To Our Newest Masterpiece

This spring, we invite you to raise a glass to our newest masterpiece–a delightful white wine blend that is the first release in our Masterpiece Collection series.

Tasting notes

Masterpiece Collection white wine with fruit
Our new Masterpiece Collection White Wine features soft floral and almond aromas, plus flavors of citrus and slight hints of oak

“Smooth, refreshing, and off-dry with floral and citrus notes, this wine was handcrafted to honor George Vanderbilt’s legacy as a collector of extraordinary art and exceptional vintages,” said Shruthi Dhoopati, Assistant Winemaker. “It echoes the return of warm weather with soft floral and almond aromas, plus flavors of citrus and slight hints of oak.”

A masterpiece of Impressionist art

Strada Romana à Bordighera landscape painting by Claude Monet
“Strada Romana à Bordighera,” an Italian landscape painted in 1884 by Claude Monet, was purchased by George Vanderbilt in 1892

The label features an original landscape painting by Impressionist artist Claude Monet. He captured a colorful scene entitled Strada Romana à Bordighera in 1884, and Vanderbilt purchased it from Durand-Ruel, a noted dealer of Impressionist art, in 1892.

In addition, Vanderbilt acquired another Monet landscape entitled Belle-Île, le chenal de Port-Goulphar (1886) that remains in the Biltmore collection today. Beginning this spring, both paintings will be displayed in Biltmore House for the first time in many years.

Choosing the label

Masterpiece Collection White Wine with paint brushes and tulips
Our Masterpiece Collection White Wine captures the essence of spring!

“We chose Strada Romana à Bordighera as the label for our new Masterpiece Collection White Wine because of its lovely colors and bright energy,” Shruthi noted. “It captures the feel of warmer weather and the desire all of us feel to enjoy the outdoors during spring and summer.”

Pairing this masterpiece with your favorite flavors

Masterpiece Collection White Wine with tiramisu
Pair this lovely white wine with your favorite flavors–including decadent desserts like tiramisu!

According to Shruthi, our Masterpiece Collection White Wine pairs perfectly with the lighter fare we favor in spring and summer.

“Try it with classic fare such as crab, ham, fried oysters, salmon, and pasta with cream sauce for a light meal, or make a small moment memorable as you sip it by the glass in the garden on warm evenings, pack it for your next picnic, and enjoy it with friends at brunch or lunch,” said Shruthi.

Masterpiece Collection white wine with glasses
In addition to its crisp, refreshing flavors, the label featuring original artwork by Claude Monet makes this wine an exceptional gift

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 label makes it a charming gift for art lovers and those who appreciate all things Biltmore.

Our Masterpiece Collection White Wine is now available in estate shops and online.

Halloween How-to: Pairing Biltmore Wine with Candy

Take spooky-season fun to the next level with our special Halloween how-to on pairing Biltmore wine with classic candies.

“There’s nothing scary about enjoying Biltmore wines with your favorite sweets,” said Jill Whitfield, Senior Marketing Manager, Biltmore Wines.

“The same principles that apply to successful food-and-wine pairings also work with candy,” Jill said. “For desserts, you’d normally choose a wine that’s sweeter than the dish you’re serving, but this Halloween how-to focuses on pairings that add a little sophistication and a lot of fun to the mix.”

To make it even easier to enjoy Biltmore wines with Halloween treats, consider the following classic wine-and-candy pairings detailed below.

Candy corn complement

Halloween How-to: Pairing Biltmore wine with candy corn
Biltmore Estate® Limited Release Dry Riesling pairs perfectly with tri-colored candy corn

For those who love the seasonal stripes and sugary sweetness of old-fashioned candy corn, it’s twice as nice with a glass of Biltmore Estate® Limited Release Dry Riesling.

“Our Dry Riesling opens with scents of bright citrus and hints of spice that that make you think of fall,” Jill said, “while the taste recalls sun-warmed plums, nectarines, and other stone fruits. The wine’s flavor and dryer style provide a pleasant balance for the pure sweetness and soft, waxy texture of candy corn.”

Mint madness

Biltmore Estate Limited Release Mourvedre with peppermint patty candies
Savor the dark side by pairing Biltmore Estate® Limited Release Mourvédre with peppermint patties

For a minty match made in heaven this Halloween, don’t put all the classic goodies out for the kids–save some of them for pairing with our lush Biltmore Estate® Limited Release Mourvédre.

“The Mourvédre is bold with dark notes of fruit and herbs to complement the bittersweet chocolate exterior of peppermint patties, plus flavors of chocolate, blueberry, vanilla, and subtle hints of cedar that offer a nice counterpoint to the brisk mint filling,” said Jill. “In addition, it’s a medium- to full-bodied wine, which is a good partner for the easy-melting texture of this type of candy.”

Peanut butter perfection

Halloween How-to: Pairing Biltmore wine with peanut butter cups
For a special Halloween treat, savor smooth, creamy peanut butter cups with our approachable Biltmore Estate® Chardonnay

If your Halloween traditions include snagging all the chocolate-covered peanut butter cups out of the treat bags to savor later, we suggest you consider complementing the dynamic duo with our approachable Biltmore Estate® Chardonnay.

“This is a pairing that surprises people,” Jill admits, “because you don’t normally pair peanut butter with wine. But if you think about it, what’s more perfect with peanut butter than grape jelly, which gives you a point of reference.”

According to Jill, our Chardonnay works well because it’s a delightfully smooth wine with fruit flavors and hints of oak that enhance most food flavors. It’s also crisp and offers good acidity to balance the higher fat content and rich mouthfeel of peanut butter.

Sweet-and-sour surprise

Biltmore Estate Sauvignon Blanc with Halloween candy
Create a sweet-and-sour surprise by pairing Biltmore Estate® Sauvignon Blanc with sour gummy candy!

This is another surprising pairing,” said Jill, “mostly because nobody thinks about trying sweet-and-sour Halloween candy with wine–especially an elegant white varietal like Sauvignon Blanc!”

The pairing works on two levels, Jill said, beginning with the bright citrus aromas of Biltmore Estate® Sauvignon Blanc that complement the playful scent of the candy.

“Give them both a good sniff,” said Jill, “and you’ll start to understand how they can work together. The Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, with refreshing flavors of peach and a touch of minerality that keeps the candy from being overly sweet as you enjoy them together.”

Halloween how-to with Biltmore wine

Halloween how-to: pairing Biltmore wines with classic candy
Halloween how-to: pairing Biltmore wines with classic candy

Ready to try our Halloween how-to and savor Biltmore wine with your favorite candies? In addition to the four pairings noted above, you can find any of our award-winning wines at estate shops, online, or close to home with our Retail Locator.

Pairing Our Gardens with Biltmore White Wines

Looking for expert advice in selecting wines for spring entertaining? Be inspired by our playful pairing of our beautiful gardens with Biltmore white wines!

Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Rosé in the Walled Garden
Nothing could be finer than sipping our Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Rosé with all your favorite flavors!

Outdoor entertaining with Biltmore Wines

From patios to picnics to pool parties, here’s a basic tip on serving and appreciating wine outdoors in spring:

“Just follow the ‘20-Minute Rule’,” said Spencer Knight, Winery Tours Supervisor. “Remove white wine from the refrigerator 20–30 minutes prior to serving so the flavor profile has a chance to expand.”

Bucket full of Biltmore Wines
Put Biltmore wines on your “bucket list” for summer sipping!

According to Spencer, 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 in warmer weather.

Pairing Biltmore white wines with our historic gardens

Biltmore wines provide great summer sipping
Enjoy Biltmore white wines by the glass or bottle this summer

In addition to pairing the distinct “personalities” of Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds with our refreshing white wines, you’ll also find suggestions for white wine pairings with your favorite seasonal flavors.

Diana at Biltmore

Temple of Diana overlooking Biltmore House
Temple of Diana overlooking Biltmore House

This elegant site overlooking Biltmore House offers a classic setting that calls to mind Biltmore’s 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. 

Spring in the Shrub Garden

Olmsted planned colorful blooms for spring in Biltmore's Shrub Garden
Colorful spring blooms in Biltmore’s 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, Biltmore’s Riesling makes a surprisingly savory companion to spicy Thai dishes as well as fruity desserts.

A classic wine pairing for the Walled Garden

White wisteria blooming in Biltmore's Walled Garden
White wisteria blooming in the 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, Biltmore’s Chardonnay shines when served with favorites including chicken and grilled vegetables, pasta with cream sauce, and even hard-to-pair fare like squash dishes.

Our Rose Garden paired with a special rosé

Roses blooming in Biltmore's Rose Garden
Biltmore’s historic Rose Garden in front of the Conservatory

Biltmore’s 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. 

Pairing our Spring Release Wine with the Azalea Garden

Azaleas blooming in late spring
Azaleas blooming at Biltmore in late spring

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!

Enjoy Biltmore white wines this spring
Pair Biltmore wines with all your favorite flavors this spring

Savor Biltmore wines now

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