Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | 55 comments

If you're visiting my blog for the first time, you've picked the perfect time for us to meet–

 

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Today's giveaway is so special, I was thrilled that Janice and Susan's Ultimate Blog Party (an annual, fun meet & meet for bloggers) begins TODAY–while I am still hosting my 50th Birthday Blog Bash.  Especially if you're new to blogging, the UBP is a wonderful way to connect with bloggers with whom you might not otherwise cross cyberpaths.

Today's giveaway?  An amazing offer from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC:

  • Two tickets to the Estate ($90 value)
  • A Biltmore Estate Souvenir Guidebook
  • Two tickets to the "Vine to the Wine" tour lasting about 2Ā½ hours ($170 value)
    • Exclusive–no more than 10 guests/tour
    • Begins at the Winery where guests will learn a bit of history & enjoy a sparkling tasting
    • Proceeds to the west side of the Estate to tour the vineyard + a Chardonnay tasting
    • Back to the Winery for a production tour + a Cab Franc tasting
    • Ends with another sparkling tasting AND four more Biltmore wines!

Notes & Restrictions to consider before entering:

  • Winner and guest MUST be at least 21 years old.
  • Available now through end of May, only on Saturdays and Sundays, 1:45-4:30 pm.


Biltmore_Estate_Vine_to_Wine_Tour_and_tastingIf you enjoy wine
and live close enough to drive or can plan a getaway before the end of May, THIS is a fantastical opportunity!  (If not, I've got additional crazy/wonderful giveaways totalling more than $1,000; some entries deadline April 7th, all published this week run through April 14th).

Mandatory Entry:

Please comment your favorite wine and/or why you would like to win this giveaway.

Additional entries (after completing above; I will check once the winning number is drawn through Random Integer Generator).  IN A SEPARATE COMMENT, let me know which of the following you've done, sharing the specific URLs for tweets, FB, Pinterest, etc.: