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I had the chance to take a visit to Biltmore Winery during Christmas and the display of lights was incredible. All the trees had lights, there was a lighted gazebo, and even the hallway to the tasting room was a luminous experience. If you are ever in Asheville, North Carolina, you will definitely want to stop by the Biltmore Winery. For even more fun ideas in the Ashville area, visit our friends at Uncorked Ashville.
About Biltmore Winery
From romantic escapes to a fast paced-fun experience, Biltmore is perfect for longer days and leisurely pursuits. With over 8,000 acres of majestic Blue Ridge Mountain views, exploring, and events, Biltmor is waiting for you to have the perfect getaway.
At the Biltmore Winery, you can stay, dine, wine, shop and enjoy events all in one place!
Where you can Stay
The great thing about Biltomore is that it has accommodations to fit every budget. There are three accommodations you can choose from: Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, The Inn at Biltmore Estates, and The Cottage on Biltmore Estates.
- Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate: The Village Hotel is just a short stroll from outdoor activities, the winery, shops, restaurants, and the vanderbilt exhibitions. It is convenient, comfortable, and one of the least expensive of the three accommodations.
- The Inn at Biltmore Estates: This four star accommodation is a little more pricey than the Village Hotel, but totally worth it. Here you will receive gracious hospitality and the service level in which the Vanderbilts received.
- The Cottage on Biltmore Estates: This Historic Estate Cottage offers you personalized service for a truly unique experience. This is one of the pricier options, but worth every penny. Here is the most beautiful of all the places to stay. The two bedroom, two bathroom cottage allows you to relax like the English.
A Visit to Biltmore Winery
Of course this winery both sells wine and has tastings which you can enjoy. If you aren’t sure which wine you would like, you can enjoy complimentary wine tastings from an indoor/outdoor wine bar for a distinctive experience at one of America’s most visited wineries.
Here, you will be taken on a memorable journey through the award-winning reds, whites, and roses as you make your selection for the perfect bottle of wine.
Of course, I would encourage you to expand your palate with their specialty wine experience tours and tastings. Here are just a few you can enjoy:
- The Red Wine and Chocolate Tasting: For $25 per person, you can discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven. You will have locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate Gems and an opportunity to taste delectable red wines with it.
- Premium Wine Tasting: For $3 per tasting, you can sample Biltmore Wineries finest wines while relaxing in the wine bar.
- Wine and Cheese Hour: Wine and cheese pairings can be just as delectable as red wine and chocolate. As you savor delicious pairings of Biltmore wines and artisan cheese, you will become better acquainted with the world of wine.
- Celebration of Sparkling Wine: For only $25 per person, you can enjoy an introduction to Biltmore Winery’s award-winning sparkling wines as they take you back in the scenes for an insider look at where sparkling offerings are crafted. This 45-minute program includes a tasting or each sparkling wine as well as a selection of paired light bites.
- Vine to Wine Tour and Tasting: During the months of March through October, you can enjoy this 2.5 hour tour. Throughout the tour, you will discover how Biltmore grapes become award-winning wines. You will take a trip into the vineyards, get a walking production tour, and a multitude of opportunities to sample a variety of wines.
Wine isn’t all you can buy at biltmore Winery. In fact, you can buy furniture for your home as well as gifts, apparel, food, wine, books, jewelry and more. The two stores you can visit are: Biltmore for Your Home and Biltmore Retail Store
At the Biltmore for Your Home, you can find furniture, classic artwork, and things to add color and texture to your home. Whereas, at Biltmore Retail Store you can get gifts, apparel, food, wine, books, and jewelry. So, don’t forget to bring a little extra cash. I loved the Retail Store.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities
There are also a ton of outdoor activities you can enjoy at Biltmore Winery. If you want to enjoy more than great wine, here some other outdoor activities you can enjoy while you are there:
- CARRIAGE RIDES
- HORSEBACK RIDING
- LAND ROVER
- RIVER FLOAT TRIPS
- SEGWAY TOURS
- SPORTING CLAYS
Do a Biltmore Tour
Your admission into the Biltmore Winery includes a self-guided tour of the Biltmore House. You are able to stroll through America’s Largest home while being assisted with knowledgeable guides along the way. The self guided tour takes about 1.5-2 hours depending on your pace. You will also see various sights of architecture, artwork and more from the Gilded Age. However, you can also experience other tours such as:
- Rooftop Tour: Head on up to the roof tops to enjoy amazing views of the design and structure of the Biltmore House. This is a 60-minute guided tour. Reservations are required in advance.
- Biltmore Revealed House Tour: This is a 60-minute guided tour. It offers you a glimpse of the archives and unrestored rooms of the Biltmore house. You will need an advanced reservation.
- Premium Biltmore House Tour: During your premium tour, you will tour the house with a guide for two hours. You will get to see areas unrevealed by other tours.
- Legacy of the Land Tour:For $29, you will be able to take a coach tour of the estate while you learn about the history of the land, structures, and the former residents. You will visit areas that are not typically open to guests. You must make reservations in advance.
Have you taken a visit to Biltmore Winery? Share your experience in the comments below! We would love to share your experience with other readers!