Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Biltmore Estate & Winery

George W. Vanderbilt officially opened this estate Christmas Eve of 1895. He married his wife Edith Stuyvesant Dresser in 1900 and they lived here together until he died in 1914. Edith later married the Honorable John Francis Amherst Cecil in 1924. "In response to requests to increase area tourism during the Depression and to bring in money to preserve the estate, the Cecil's opened the house to the public in 1930." Today, the Biltmore Estate is still maintained as a family business. Vanderbilt's grandson, William A.V. Cecil, owns Biltmore and his son and daughter serve in executive capacities. They continue to work to preserve the estate along with 1,800 employees.

Antler Hill Village

Biltmore Estate Winery is surprisingly the most visited Winery in the United States beating out Napa Valley.
Approximately 1 million people visit per year.


  1. I bought the Limited Releases of the Sauvignan Blanc and the Chenin Blanc. You can only get those there. They had some pretty good reds too.