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Pour on the Holiday Cheer with Biltmore Wines!
As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, we encourage you to put Biltmore wines at the top of your menus and gift lists.
“We handcraft our wines to pair perfectly with your favorite foods and to complement any occasion,” said Sharon Fenchak, Biltmore winemaker.
Wrap up your gift giving with Biltmore wines
This year, let our annual holiday Wine Gift-Giving Guide help you give the gift of wine to everyone on your list.
According to Jill Whitfield, wine marketing manager, George Vanderbilt enjoyed bringing home the distinctive wines he discovered in his world travels to share with friends and family at Biltmore.
“His holiday celebrations were legendary,” Jill said, “ and our wines honor that heritage.”
Top pick: Remarkably smooth with rich vanilla aromas, lush cherry flavors, and soft lingering tannins, our Biltmore Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 95 points in the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition. It makes any occasion more memorable!
Your Thanksgiving table
“This special holiday was a great favorite of the Vanderbilt family, and their celebrations included time well-spent with loved ones,” said Sharon.
Whether you’re traveling across the country to visit family or hosting a casual “Friendsgiving” at home, let Biltmore wines help bring everyone to the table.
Savor and save: Enjoy special 20% savings on our Thanksgiving Wine Trio chosen to pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving menu.
Thanksgiving Wine Trio includes:
• Our Biltmore Estate Brut featuring tiny refreshing bubbles is perfect with holiday fare or for making a special toast.
• Crafted from North Carolina’s finest locally grown grapes, our Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Chardonnay is excellent with creamy mashed potatoes.
• Complement your Thanksgiving turkey with the supple fruit flavors of our Vanderbilt Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
Make sure your Thanksgiving table includes plenty of Biltmore wines
Elevate your holiday dining experience
“Select Biltmore wines that pair perfectly with your special occasion while reflecting the gracious hospitality for which the Vanderbilts were famous,” suggests Jill.
Looking for versatile options for the foodies on your gift list? Our wines are always in good taste.
Perfect Pinots: Both our Biltmore Estate Pinot Grigio and Biltmore Estate Pinot Noir were awarded 90 points each by Beverage Testing Institute.
For your hosts
“We know that George and Edith Vanderbilt were exceptional hosts who always offered a warm, personal welcome to their guests,” Sharon said.
Handcrafted to be food-friendly for any occasion, Biltmore wines make a thoughtful thank-you to your hosts for including you in the celebration.
Give the gift of wine: Century Sweet Red and Century Sweet White wines are best-sellers at Biltmore’s Winery, and the beautiful bottle featuring Biltmore House simply sweetens the deal.
Go for the bold
“For more than a century, Biltmore guests have been exploring the great outdoors. From sports fans with a passion for competition to wine enthusiasts in pursuit of the finest vintages, our distinctive red wines capture the spirit of your next great adventure,” said Jill.
Prized points: Critic’s Challenge awarded 93 points to our Antler Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Biltmore sporting prints inspired the distinguished label, making it a special gift for those who appreciate the natural world. The Hunt Sonoma County Red Blend—our robust, well-aged Bordeaux-style red blend with a stunning label featuring a vintage August Francotte firearm from Biltmore's original collection—scored a stellar 90 points.
Add some serious sparkle
"Pour on the cheer at all your holiday occasions, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve,” Sharon advises.
Handcrafted in the traditional méthode champenoise to produce the finest tiny bubbles, our sparkling wines honor the Vanderbilt family’s love of festive gatherings.
Ready, set, celebrate! Enjoy all the special events of the holiday season with Biltmore Estate Château Reserve North Carolina Blanc De Blancs—our finest sparkling wine.
Pour on the holiday cheer with Biltmore Estate Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine
Vanderbilt Wine Club membership
“One of my favorite ways to celebrate the season is to give a year of wine to someone special with a gift membership in our Vanderbilt Wine Club®,” said Jill.
Members receive three hand-selected Biltmore wines each season, shipped direct to their door, and their first club shipment ships free. In addition, members save up to 25% on all wine purchases online or at the estate plus complimentary premium wine tastings and a Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour & Tasting.
Vanderbilt Wine Club members enjoy a holiday celebration on the estate
Exclusive holiday shipping offer
Enjoy FREE shipping on six or more bottles of wine when you purchase them online. Enter promo code WINECHEER at checkout* Offer valid through December 31, 2018.
*WINECHEER offer subject to restrictions and may change without notice.