This summer bring a taste of Biltmore to your table – and enter for a chance to win a wine and culinary weekend at the Asheville, North Carolina estate.
Biltmore produces a range of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines using grapes grown in North Carolina and California. The Biltmore Century Collection, first released in 1999 to commemorate Biltmore’s 100th anniversary, are among their most popular wines.
The Biltmore Century Collection was crafted to be fun, approachable and delicious, and to enable people to re-live their Biltmore experience at home. Each wine comes in an etched bottle depicting the Biltmore House.
The Biltmore Century White Wine is an aromatic blend of Gewurztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Riesling and Symphony (an American viticulturalist-created cross of Muscat and Grenache Gris). The majority of the grapes came from California, with a small percentage from the estate’s vineyards in North Carolina. The wine is light and refreshing with gently sweet flavors of lemon, lime, honeydew, lychee and rose. The Biltmore Century White Wine is enjoyable as an aperitif or with Asian or spicy cuisine.
The Biltmore Century Rosé is a blend of Syrah and Grenache from California. Light magenta in color, the wine has off-dry flavors of raspberry, strawberry and violet. It’s a great wine for brunch or for sipping outdoors on the patio. Serve it with turkey, pork or white fish.
The Italian-style Biltmore Century Red Wine is a fruit forward blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Zinfandel from central and northern California. The wine spent 10 to 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Smooth and easy to drink, this red has flavors of boysenberry, black cherry and plum, with a touch of vanilla and smoke. It’s great with hamburgers, steaks or barbecue.
The Biltmore Century wines are priced around $15 per bottle. They can be purchased at wine shops or online. Click here to find a retailer near you.
Let one of Biltmore’s Century wines inspire your meal for the chance to win a culinary and wine weekend at Biltmore!
Submit your best original recipe (appetizer, entrée or dessert) and recommend one of Biltmore’s three Century Wines to pair with it. Submissions will be presented before a panel of Biltmore’s top chefs. For more information and to enter the contest visit www.biltmore.com/recipecontest. The contest runs through August 31st.
Here are the prizes:
Grand Prize Winner Receives a Culinary & Wine Weekend at Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina
— Two night accommodations at the Inn on Biltmore Estate for winner and one guest (1 room/double occupancy)
— Two length-of-stay daytime admission tickets to the estate grounds
— Chef’s breakfast buffet daily at the Inn on Biltmore Estate
— One lunch for two up to $100 value at Stable Café on Biltmore Estate
— One dinner for two at Bistro on Biltmore Estate up to $150 value at Biltmore
— A private winery tour and tasting, guided tour of estate vineyards and Field-to-Table garden on west side of estate
— One $200 pre-paid gift card to supplement travel expenses
— Recipe will be featured on the menu of an estate restaurant and on Biltmore.com
Two First Place Winners Will Receive Wine & Food Pairing Dinner at a local restaurant
— Dinner for winner and three guests at a local restaurant nearby winner’s place of residence up to $300 value
— Where legal and available, wine and associated corkage fees will be provided by company to pair with meal
— Recipe will be featured on Biltmore.com
Fan Favorite: The three recipes with the most votes in each category will receive:
— Biltmore-inspired food and wine prize pack
— Recipe featured on Biltmore.com
Click here to enter the Biltmore Savor Summer recipe contest