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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Biltmore

Not only does Biltmore in Ashville, North Carolina feature gorgeous gardens...








Spectacular vistas...






And an off the charts mansion....


But they also have a more than decent winery, with unlimited, free tastings!!  Really worth the visit!  We spent hours touring the grounds and then about 45 minutes at the winery.  They even packaged our wine purchases so we could check them at the airport.  

10 comments:

Life's Reflections said...

Hi Kathy,

Love your blog and your photos. We're planning a trip to Ashville...what is the name of the winery?

Love,
Bonnie

forsythia said...

I read that the French are miffed because American wine makers are using the word "Chateau" in their brand names. "Only France has chateaus," grumbled a French wine maker. Gotta say that "Biltmore" looks pretty much like a chateau to moi. Lovely pictures.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. I don't know if I have ever seen photos of Biltmore; I've only heard about it. I looks like a great place to tour.

Kay said...

What a gorgeous looking place. Free wine tasting? How wonderful! I love the gardens!

Kimberly said...

I've always wanted to visit, so thanks for the tour! Beautiful!

Linda said...

Beautiful things to see.

Retired English Teacher said...

I must visit here someday. It is so beautiful. I have read other posts about this place. It must be incredible.

Cheryl said...

I've always wanted to visit, too. One day...

Betsy Adams said...

Didn't realize that you all were going to Biltmore... As you know, that is one of our favorite places!!!!!

Sounds like you enjoyed it... We've never been in the winery.... Too many other things to do and see!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Bilbo said...

Nice mansion! I think I could live in a place like that, at least as long as I could get a reinforced division of people to clean and mow.