The Biltmore Estate was founded by George Washington Vanderbilt II in the late 1800’s when he moved from New York to the southern Appalachian mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore Farms on the estate was once the southeast’s largest independent dairy producer.
The Biltmore Estate includes 8,000 acres, though, at one time, it held 125,000 acres. Biltmore House is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet and 250 rooms, not to mention the pedestrian-friendly Antler Hill Village adjacent to the winery and farm with dining, shopping, and a new outdoor adventure center.
Touring Biltmore Winery will introduce you to the sprawling agricultural story of the estate’s history. Marvel at the expansive aging cellars and taste the wines with an experienced host. Biltmore wines have been honored with countless awards and medals over the years and enjoying one with some tapas at the Biltmore Winery wine bar is an experience in itself.
The guided tour of the Biltmore Winery and a wine tasting are included with every Biltmore Estate admission, but the Biltmore Estate offers add-ons and special tours to deepen your Biltmore Winery tour experience.
Take the Biltmore Bubbles Tour to go in depth with the Estate’s sparkling wines. Tour the champagne bottling room, learn Biltmore’s sparkling wine-making process, and taste all six of their sparkling wines.
Discover how red wine and chocolate compliment each other with the Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar.
Sign up for the Premium Wine Tasting at the Winery and sample Biltmore’s finest reserve and sparkling wines.
Take the Vine to Wine Tour and discover the Biltmore process. Go behind the scenes at the vineyards and production areas – wine tastings included.
To learn more about the Biltmore Winery Tours and Estate, visit the Biltmore Estate website.
Lodging in Asheville Near the Biltmore Estate
North Lodge on Oakland bed and breakfast inn is just a mile from the historic and famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville. If you plan on visiting the Biltmore Estate during your visit, be sure to ask us about any specials we may have on Biltmore tickets!