Discovering Biltmore Wines
Biltmore Winery, located on the grounds of George Vanderbilt’s historic estate, is America’s most visited winery and home to a notable collection of award-winning wines. Sold on the estate at the Winery and across the U.S., Biltmore Wines are produced under five primary labels:
- The Biltmore Collection: This collection of Biltmore Wines is inspired by a legacy of taste and style. Biltmore winemakers select grapes from vineyards in leading wine regions to create food-friendly wines at a great value suited for everyday enjoyment.
- The Century Collection: Warm and welcoming, these blends are unique creations handcrafted by Biltmore winemakers. They are easy to enjoy and pair well with a variety of foods making them a top seller among estate guests. The unique etched-style bottle celebrates the architectural elegance of Biltmore House, and the name pays homage to Biltmore’s 100-year anniversary and enduring legacy.
- The Biltmore Reserve Collection: George Vanderbilt was legendary for his hospitality and passion for the very best, a legacy that inspires Biltmore winemakers to seek superb domestic vintages for this collection including those from Biltmore’s estate vineyards. Outstanding grapes are selected from vineyards in leading wine regions for these premium quality wines that reflect their source.
- Antler Hill Collection: Named for the historic ridge on the estate, these wines are regarded as the finest wines in the Biltmore collection. They are carefully crafted by our winemakers using grapes selected from the best harvests and vintages in premium wine regions.
- The Biltmore Estate Sparkling Collection: These award-winning sparkling wines are part of a grand legacy and embody the gracious hospitality of George Vanderbilt’s estate. Regarded for their exceptional quality, the grapes for Biltmore’s sparkling wines are harvested with a high acidity and fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures. The wines then undergo a second fermentation in the bottle, the traditional méthode champenoise, which creates a crisp wine with tiny bubbles. Lastly, the wine is aged for at least a year before disgorging.
ABOUT BILTMORE WINES
Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore Estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Among the many attractions on the estate is the nation’s most visited winery, started in 1977 in a converted dairy barn. In keeping with the Vanderbilt tradition of entertaining in style and embodying the agricultural legacy of its founder, Biltmore produces award-winning wines using fruit harvested from its 94-acre vineyard as well as from partners in N.C. and other premium growing regions. Biltmore ranks in the top 1% of the U.S. wine business and produces more than 170,000 cases of wine annually. To learn more about Biltmore Wines and to access a regional wine-buying guide, please visit www.biltmorewines.com.