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Celebrate Moments with Biltmore

By: The Local Palate

As experts in gracious hospitality for more than 125 years, Biltmore is honored to share their legacy of holiday entertaining and to share with us their secrets to creating special moments—both big and small—that make this the most magical of seasons.

“Gracious gatherings, special events, and festive decorations accompany the holiday season, but many times it’s the small moments that we really remember most, like catching up with friends over a glass of wine,” says Jan Douglas, director of guest relations.

“Amidst the exciting rush of the holidays, it’s important to celebrate small moments that matter. Remembering what’s meaningful, carving out time for ourselves, and prioritizing family and cherished friends is truly what this joyful season is all about,” Douglas says

Seasoned with Cheer holiday hospitality guide

As the holiday season gets under way, the ambience of your get-togethers makes all the difference, and it’s an opportunity to set a stunning holiday stage. To help you set your own stage, Biltmore has assembled a team of expert hosts with tips to assure you and yours a merry and memorable holiday:

Need a little gift-giving inspiration? Let them take the guesswork out finding the ideal gift for everyone on your “nice” list—from wine and gourmet foods to jewelry, apparel, toys, unique, memorable gifts, clever wrapping ideas, and the teams’ most beloved Biltmore treasures.

And of course, no celebration is complete without your favorite handcrafted Biltmore wines. From robust reds and wonderful whites to spectacular sparkling vintages.

This year’s Christmas at Biltmore Red and White wines are very special,” said Jill Whitfield, Senior Marketing Manager. “The original artwork featured on each label was created by Craig Sponseller of Asheville, North Carolina. Not only is he a talented artist—he’s also a member of our family of employees, and we’re excited to share his beautiful interpretations of the estate during this wonderful time of year.”

Whether you’re pairing them with cookies, entertaining friends, or simply enjoying a peaceful glass by a crackling fire, the wines—including their Christmas blends—are perfect for pairing with any holiday happening.

The hospitality experts at Biltmore have also curated great new pairing ideas, plus delicious traditional recipes and modern takes on festive favorites along with some of their guests’ favorite memories and traditions to inspire your own celebrations.

Sips & Tips

Like many of their guests whose special Christmas memories are created with Biltmore as the backdrop, they invite you to join in celebrating your own small moment traditions—or create new ones—that will bring you closer to family, friends, and what matters most to you.

And if your holiday allows, they welcome you to make time to visit Biltmore and discover your own small moments that matter.

You’ll find all the award-winning Biltmore wines at their estate shops, online, and close to home with their Retail Locator.

For a special gift for yourself and others, consider joining the Vanderbilt Wine Club®. You’ll enjoy hand-selected Biltmore wines delivered to your door each season, plus all the other privileges membership brings.

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