Asheville, N.C. — If you have ever visited Biltmore Estates in Asheville, then you know about the wine!
The estate's winery is celebrating 30 years in business with a special celebration on Saturday. Most of the winery's celebration events are free with your Biltmore admission.
Not many people know that the estate has its own vineyard.
George Vanderbilt’s grandson, William Cecil, actually planted French-American hybrid vines below Biltmore House in the early 1970s. His inaugural vintage was bottled in the Conservatory basement.
In the late 1970s, the vineyards were moved to their current location on the west side of the estate and expanded them to 150 acres of vinifera grapes. The Biltmore Estate Wine Company was established in 1983, but didn't open to the public until two years later.
Now, Biltmore's winery is one of the most visited wineries in the country.
A production tour and samples are all part of your Biltmore admission.