April 26, 2022 marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted. Biltmore will celebrate the legacy of his astonishing final landscaping project: The gardens and grounds of George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore. In honor of Olmsted, Biltmore will unveil a Collection of Scenic Stops throughout the historic grounds that detail the life and work of this remarkable man.
More information about Olmsted’s work at Biltmore is available in the materials below.
High-resolution photography is available for download below. B-Roll and Virtual Tours of Biltmore’s Gardens and Grounds are available in this Playlist.
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Welcome to the official Press Kit for Biltmore Wines and Winery.
Biltmore Winery is located on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt, a thoughtful collector of wines and passionate steward of the land with intent on making it a self-sustaining estate. Today the estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres, including the Winery and Antler Hill Farm, two hotels, numerous restaurants, an equestrian center, and event and meeting venues. Under the direction of head winemaker Sharon Fenchak, Biltmore Wines produces a storied portfolio of award winning wines using grapes harvested from its own estate vineyards as well as from partners in other premium growing regions across America. Each wine has a source, an intention and a story behind it, much like the estate itself. Through these wines, share in the ongoing family legacy of agricultural innovation, conservation and sustainable business.
Biltmore’s formal gardens and pastoral grounds began from seed in the heart and mind of Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s father of landscape architecture. Hired by George Vanderbilt to create a European country setting, Olmsted achieved that goal, and then some. The variety of Biltmore’s gardens attracts garden lovers, master gardeners, and hobbyists every day from all over the world.
As America’s Largest Home, Biltmore House has captured the imagination of millions with its sheer size – the square footage of four football fields – the 35 bedrooms, the 43 bathrooms, and a full-sized swimming pool in the basement. Yet it was also a warm and welcoming home where a family lived and a little girl grew up. George Vanderbilt’s dream lives on as one of western North Carolina’s rarest treasures.
George Vanderbilt enjoyed getting away from it all, as much as he did tending to the operations of Biltmore House and the formal gardens. In 2010, Antler Hill Village opened to guests as a place to relax and unwind after a day of House tours and jaunts around the grounds. The village features a large Village Green, an exhibition hall, Biltmore Winery, and more.
Biltmore’s award-winning Inn came along in 2001, after years of guests asking, “Can we stay in Biltmore House?” The Inn on Biltmore Estate honors the essence of Biltmore House and the graciousness of the Vanderbilt family.
Village Hotel is adjacent to Biltmore’s popular Winery in Antler Hill Village, giving guests a convenient home base for exploring the estate’s grounds, shopping, dining and live music on the Village Green. Village Hotel is the estate’s second overnight accommodations. The award-winning Inn on Biltmore Estate opened in 2001.