America’s Most Visited Winery – Biltmore Winery
Go ahead; admit it. You were thinking Napa Valley. Or Sonoma. Where do 600,000 people a year go to visit this winery? Need another clue? You might recognize scenes from Patch Adams and Forrest Gump. The winery is located on the Biltmore Estate which is home to “America’s Largest Privately Owned Home“.
Welcome to Biltmore Winery! Wine Channel TV had the opportunity to take part in the 30th Anniversary Celebration this past week which included the release of a commemorative 30th anniversary wine – a full bodied red wine blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel.
Wine Channel TV CEO , Jessica Altieri had the opportunity to meet with Chase Pickering, a fifth generation Vanderbilt (George’s great great grandson) at George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore Estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.
The nation’s most visited winery, started in 1985 in a converted dairy barn. In keeping with the Vanderbilt tradition of entertaining in style and embodying the agricultural legacy of its founder, Biltmore produces award-winning wines using fruit harvested from its own vineyard as well as from partners in N.C. and other premium growing regions including California.
Biltmore ranks in the top 1% of the U.S. wine business and produces approximately 150,000 cases of wine annually.
Cheers to Biltmore Winery, America’s Most Visited Winery and its 30th Anniversary Celebration!