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Viva Voce: Biltmore’s Oral History Program

Posted on 09/12/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Have you ever wondered how exactly our Museum Services department knows so much about life on the estate during the Vanderbilts' era? “Many of the documents in our archives are...

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My Fair Biltmore

Posted on 09/11/2017 by Jean Sexton

As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change color, it's obvious that fall is on its way to Biltmore. It's the perfect time to celebrate the bounty of the harvest season at state...

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George Vanderbilt as a Thoughtful Wine Collector

Posted on 09/01/2017 by Jean Sexton

Taste and style were two hallmarks of George Vanderbilt’s life, and both are reflected throughout Biltmore—his private country estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Visually stunning...

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Biltmore is America’s Most-Visited Winery

Posted on 08/03/2017 by Jean Sexton

It has been suggested that it takes at least three generations for any winery to “come into its own.” The first generation learns what types of grapes will grow and thrive in the...

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So Many Options for Summer Fun - Just Like in the Vanderbilts’ Day

Posted on 06/06/2017 by Leeann Donnelly

Cornelia Vanderbilt, the young woman on the left in the photo above, is the picture of relaxed elegance, enjoying the company of her friends on the steps next to Biltmore House. This is what her...

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