Biltmore Winery and Estate is known for the legacy of hospitality started under George Vanderbilt when the house first opened for guests, 125 years ago this holiday season! Today, they keep this legacy alive through a storied winemaking program which offers a wine for every occasion, from black tie events to casual nights on the couch. But wouldn’t you know - one of their most popular wines, and a best kept secret, is their Christmas Wine. These slightly sweet wines, red and white, have gained sell out status in part because of the fun surrounding their label design. Each year this is crowd sourced for creativity, creating a collectible wine year after year. And these sell out fast! Give a bottle of their Christmas Red Wine or Christmas White Wine this season or perhaps give the best gift in the house and get your loved one a Vanderbilt Wine Club membership. This membership has all the perks – 20% discount on shipments, member-only wine area at the Winery, invite to exclusive Winery events, first access to new wine releases and more – like these special holiday wines.


AMERICAN WHITE
Enjoy this fragrant, semi-sweet white wine with all your  favorite holiday dishes!

The 2020 Christmas at Biltmore white wine label features  original artwork by Denise Nelson of Sherrils Ford, NC. Fans  voting online chose the elements and themes she would  include in her painting. The finished label celebrates the  natural splendor of this special season at Biltmore.

GRAPES: Blend of Muscat Canelli, Orange Muscat, Riesling, Gewürztraminer  and Viognier
ORIGIN: California
BOTTLED DATE: Summer 2020 
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.8%
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CELLAR PRACTICES: Juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a low   temperature until complete. After fermentation, the wine is adjusted to the   appropriate sugar level, blended and bottled. COLOR: Light gold NOSE: Pleasantly aromatic, bouquet of pear, tropical fruit, peach, and floral spice.
TASTE: Delicate balance of acidity and sweetness in flavor, this wine offers delightful   hints of spice, lime, peach.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 48 - 50° F
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Turkey and holiday dishes, maple-glazed ham,   pumpkin pie, and sweet potato casserole. RETAIL PRICE: $18 


AMERICAN RED WINE

 Enjoy this soft, fruit-forward red wine with all your favorite holiday dishes!

The 2020 Christmas at Biltmore white wine label features original artwork by Denise Nelson of Sherrils Ford, NC. Fans voting  online chose the elements and themes she would include in her painting. The finished label celebrates the natural splendor of  this special season at Biltmore.
GRAPES: Blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot
ORIGIN: California and Washington
BOTTLED DATE: Summer 2020 
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2%
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CELLAR PRACTICES: The juice is fermented in contact with the skins allowing   for proper color and flavor development. After fermentation, the wine is   pressed and transferred to French and American barrels. After months of   barrel aging, the wine is blended, sweetened and bottled.
COLOR: Ruby
NOSE: Offering aromas of plum, pepper, and baking spices.
TASTE: Medium-bodied, soft tannins, lightly sweet flavors of dried fig, cherry,   and nutmeg, with a dry finish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Slightly chilled
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Holiday dishes, turkey, turducken, and sweets,   including cranberry sauce and pecan pie
RETAIL PRICE: $18

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