The Biltmore Estate & Gardens, Winery Tour & Tasting
Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly an architectural and historical wonder. Acres of beautiful gardens and grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Whether you’re interested in tasting complimentary Biltmore wine, taking a guided winery tour, learning more about the history of Asheville, NC vineyards and the art and science of winemaking, or just relaxing with some delicious food and wine in a beautiful setting during your estate visit.From the Village, I began my winery experience by taking a stroll through the historic cellars to the impressive tasting room where gracious wine hosts are happy to guide you through a complimentary wine tasting of their robust reds, refreshing rosés, and crisp whites. Even grape juice is available so everyone can enjoy the jovial experience.
Frederick Law Olmsted intended the Walled Garden to be mixed plots of flowers, fruits and vegetables, typical of an English kitchen garden, but Mr. Vanderbilt insisted on a “garden of ornament rather than utility.” Accordingly, this formal garden consists of two lengthy arbors entwined with vines and symmetrical flower beds arranged in patterns. The garden blooms with a progression of colors in spring with daffodils, hyacinths, and tulip