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On May 15, 1985, the Biltmore Estate Winery will open, marking the start of a new industry for Biltmore House & Gardens. It is the brainchild of William A. V. Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt who built the Estate. Production will start with 25,000 cases a year, and officials predict that by 1994, the winery will be producing 100,000 cases a year.
The author quickly outlines the history of wine making in North Carolina before highlighting some of the state’s current offerings. From large scale operations like that of the Biltmore Estate Winery to the small outfits like The Teensy Winery in Union Mills, production styles in North Carolina range from Traditional European style to traditional Tar Heel scuppernong varieties.