During your Biltmore visit, don't miss the winery! Access to the winery is included in your admission ticket, and you drive by it on your way out of the estate. Reservations are now required on the day of wine tastings, so make reservations early on the day of your visit to ensure you get a time that works best for you. Since it's open late (until 8 PM spring-fall and 9 PM for the holiday season), this is a perfect way to end the day. They usually open at 11 AM. For reservations call 1-800-211-9803.
The completely renovated Tasting Room (photo at top) provides a personal tasting with expert guidance. Choose from a variety of wines to sample, from sweet whites like Chenin Blanc to dry reds like Cabernet Sauvignon.
Whether you're interested in sampling wines, learning more about winemaking, shopping or just relaxing with some delicious food and wine, there's much to do! It's about 5 miles from the Biltmore House in Antler Hill Village on the estate. It's located adjacent to the Inn at Biltmore Estate and the Village Hotel. Begin the visit by taking a stroll underground through the historic cellars of the former Biltmore Dairy to the impressive tasting room.
After your tasting, pick out your favorite wines in the shop to take home.
Browse gourmet foods, cooking accessories, and gifts in the fantastic Wine Shop. Join the Vanderbilt Wine Club and enjoy exclusive access to a variety of wine-centric social events, exclusive first releases, handcrafted award-winning wines, and many other benefits (including up to 25% off wines). Four times a year, receive three special vintages from the Club category of your choice: red, white, mixed, sweet.
Have a seat at the Wine Bar beneath the Winery clock tower with many wines by the glass, plus cheese plates and truffles. There's an outdoor area perfect for unwinding after a day of touring. Adjacent to the Biltmore Winery is Bistro restaurant with a seasonal farm to table menu with an open kitchen and award-winning Biltmore wines.
Special Biltmore Winery Tours
Take guided tours, enjoy special tastings, and learn about the vineyard to bottle process much more with a variety of special experiences. Go to the Biltmore Estate website for the latest options. Biltmore annual passholders receive discounts on tours, dining, and gift shop purchases.
Biltmore Wine Tasting Tips
- Feel free to ask your host questions about the wines and wine tasting.
- Wine tasting is a social activity, so feel free to talk about what you see, smell, and taste.
- Notice the clarity of good wines as you hold them to the light.
- Place your nose at the rim of the glass and inhale deeply to catch the wine's "bouquet."
- Hold the wine on your tongue a few seconds; then whistle in to take advantage of additional flavors released by exposure to the air.
- Notice the more full-bodied taste of red wines and the aftertaste that lingers in your mouth, a sure sign of a good wine.
- Most of all, have fun!
Rate: From $35/shipment depending on wines selected