September Ushers In North Carolina Wine Month at the Biltmore Estate

Summer may be wrapping up, but the fall season is just around the corner here in Western North Carolina. Fall is an exquisite time of year to vacation in Asheville and the surrounding Western NC area. The fall colors bring vibrancy to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the crisp cool air is nothing short of invigorating, and the views are as stunning as ever. The local autumnal events are just starting off, so we'll be sure to keep you fully informed here in our blog.
NC Wine Month in Western NC
The month of September brings a celebration of all things wine. The North Carolina Wine Month celebration at the Biltmore Estate offers a host of special activities including wine tastings, music, special menus, and so much more.

The Biltmore Winery is offering some specialty tours which include a Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar, Biltmore Bubbles Tour, Vine to Wine Tour, and Premium Tastings at the Wine Bar. Recurring events during NC Wine Month include barrel tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening and music on the Wine Bar's patio on Saturday nights.

On Friday, September 13, the estate hosts a Moveable Feast. It offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a rustic al fresco dinner inspired by the harvest season on Dry Cow Hill. Dry Cow Hill is a secluded knoll tucked away behind the Biltmore. It offers stunning views of the French Broad River valley and Pisgah mountain range on one side and rear views of the Biltmore itself on the other. The feasting table is set on the ridge of the grassy knoll surrounded by majestic oak trees and includes a five-course dinner prepared by Chef Damien Cavicchi and his team. Dinner that evening is inspired by the bounty of the Appalachian harvest, paired with Biltmore wines, and accompanied by classical guitar music. You can view the delectable Moveable Feast menu here.

Every day in September, the Biltmore Inn offers a wine pairing dinner in its dining room where guests can indulge in a delicious dinner paired with Biltmore wines. The menu changes weekly and is offered alongside the regular dinner menu.

Other wine-related events include Fridays After Five in Antler Village. This is a chance to sip some wine while the kids partake of a grape stomp. Grape stomps occur every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Carriage House and Gate House offer wine tastings every single day during business hours, so be sure to stop in. Wine flights are available at the Bistro, Cedric's Tavern, Stable Cafe, and Deerpark Restaurant.

Western NC photo by Denise KnoppelYou may need to allot more than one day to experience the Biltmore Estate during the fall since there are so many special activities and events that surround the season. Remember to purchase your tickets at least 7 days in advance to receive a $15 discount.

All you need to do now is look at your calendar, block off some time to travel to Western North Carolina, and book your local vacation rental. That cozy cabin nestled in the fall brilliance of the Blue Ridge Mountains is ready and waiting for you. Cheers to the upcoming fall season and all the beauty that it brings. We hope to see you soon!

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