At the winery you can sample their award-winning red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. I didn’t get to do that, I’m not a wine person, I use it mostly for cooking and it doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive, but I did get to sample their gourmet foods.
Then we visited the River Bend Farm, it’s right behind the winery.
I’m so envious of these beautiful curls. I’d love to have this as a pet, they are totally domesticated. Of course, dog is man’s best friend and they were the first animal to be domesticated, and sheep and goats are tied for second and third place. It‘d be a job for me trying to convince my neighbors that sheep are totally domesticated, and it‘s a pet, not a livestock. We wouldn’t have to cut our grass, the sheep can take care of it.
I’ve never seen a Budweiser Clydesdale horse before, it is huge, this one is Bert.
Here is a better picture, photographs by Charles Ferguson, a photo at the Winter nationals drag races in Pomona, CA. The driver of the Budweiser King dragster got a ride behind the famous horses.
Next to the farm is a kitchen garden, there’s not a lot growing right now since it’s still cold, I’d love to come back and visit in the summer.
This picture below is taken from inside the kitchen garden, the white building in the background is a hotel. This is for those that want to stay for several days, a great spot for vacationing. The winery and farm are about 4 miles from the Biltmore house.
Beautiful trails, you can rent a bicycle to tour the place, something that I didn’t get to do, we left Biltmore Estate by 5:15 PM.
I think this is a great vacationing spot, you can choose from carriage rides to horseback riding, river float trips, biking, hiking, Segway tours, sporting clays, fly-fishing school, and Land Rover driving school, to find out more.