I’m not normally a wine person, but I enjoy a white wine now and then. Could I name the top wine makers? Nope, probably not. I just know what I think tastes good. I do enjoy going to wineries and tasting their different selections. It’s the best way to be introduced to new wines.
When Mike and I went to the Biltmore, I was excited about going to their winery. Conveniently the hotel is quite close to the winery. Coincidence? I don’t think so!
We didn’t go inside the hotel, but I’m sure it’s quite lavish given the rest of the Estate.
The winery itself is a nice building with a little bit of an old world feel.
There are large barrels of Champagne as you walk in. The entire room is very clean and sterile looking. I love the way the barrels look stacked together.
Then when you walk a little further down you enter “The Cellars”. This is where they keep all of the old bottles of wine.
I can’t remember the oldest bottle they had, but the cellar area with the cool stone walls and the dusty bottles definitely gives a feeling of age. They also had some champagne cellars but I wasn’t able to get a picture of that.
When you’re finished taking the self-guided tour, you can go to the tasting room where there are many employees ready to wait on you. This was one of the best parts of the winery! They also have grape juice so if you have kids they can “taste” with you.
When you’re finished taste testing, go over to the food area where you can pick up Biltmore wine, tons of good and rare foods, wassail, and other accessories. Each year Biltmore has a different Christmas wine. This particular year the Christmas wine was outstanding. I can’t speak for any other year!