Awards & Accolades

The Chateau Elan Winery has been the most awarded winery on the east coast over the past 3 years.  Below are our latest competition awards from national and international wine tasting competitions.  Shop our current selection of wines online.

Recent Awards

 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Scarlet Reserve, "Gold" 92 Points
  • Mameli 2014, "Gold" 90 Points
  • Zyrah 2014, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Blanc 2015, "Bronze"
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015 , "Bronze"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, "Bronze"
  • Meritage 2014, "Bronze"

 2016 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

  • Mameli 2014, "Gold"
  • Zyrah 2014, "Gold"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, "Gold"
  • Pinot Noir, 2015, "Gold"
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2015, "Gold"
  • Bell Reserve 2015, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, "Silver"

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Meritage 2014, "Gold"
  • Muscadry Rose 2014, "Gold"
  • Muscadry Pink, "Silver"
  • Pinot Grigio 2014, "Silver"
  • Muscadry 2014, "Silver"
  • Zyrah 2014, "Bronze"
  • Mameli 2014, "Bronze"
  • Muscadry Rouge 2014, "Bronze"

 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, "Silver"
  • Meritage 2014, "Silver"
  • Zyrah 2014, "Bronze"
  • Muscadry Rouge, "Bronze"

 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, "Platinum" 94 Points
  • Meritage 2014, "Gold" 91 Points
  • Zyrah 2014, "Silver" 94 Points
  • Muscadry, "Silver"  87 Points
  • Muscadry Rose, "Silver" 89 Points
  • Muscadry Blanc, "Silver" 89 Points

 2016 Tasters Guild

  • Belle 2015, "Bronze"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, "Bronze"
  • Mameli 2014, "Gold"
  • Meritage 2014, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Blanc 2015, "Bronze"
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, "Gold"
  • Pinot Grigio 2015, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Rose, "Silver"
  • Sauvignon Blanc, "Silver"
  • Scarlet 2014, "Gold"
  • Zyrah 2014, "Silver"

 

2016 International Eastern Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, "Silver"
  • Zyrah 2014, "Silver"
  • Meritage 2014, "Bronze"

 2016 Texom International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, "Silver"
  • Zyrah 2014, "Bronze"
  • Meritage 2014, "Bronze"

 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, California

  • 2014 Scarlet Reserve, "Gold"
  • 2013 La Barbera, "Silver"
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Silver"
  • 2014 American Chardonnay, "Bronze"
  • 2014 American Pinot Noir, "Gold"
  • 2014 Muscadry Pink, "Silver"

 The Grand Harvest Awards in Sonoma, California

  • 2014 Muscadry Pink, "Gold"
  • 2013 Scarlet Reserve, "Gold"

 The International Sommerlier Challenge in Sand Diego

  • 2014 Muscadry Pink, 88 Points "Silver"
  • 2013 La Barbera, 89 Points, "Silver"
  • 2013 El Tempranillo, 87 Points, "Silver"

 2015 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Pinot Noir "Gold"
  • Muscadry Pink "Gold"
  • Muscadry "Silver"
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve "Silver"
  • Merlot Reserve "Silver"
  • La Barbera "Silver"
  • El Tempranillo "Silver"
  • Les Petits "Silver"
  • Duncan Creek Red "Bronze"

 2015 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

  • Muscadry Pink "Best of Category"

 2015 International Women's Wine Competition

  • Muscadry "Silver"
  • La Barbera "Bronze"
  • Les Petitis "Bronze"
  • El Tempranillo "Bronze"
  • Pinot Noir "Bronze"

 2015 Wine Critique International Challenge

  • El Tempranillo, "Platinum"
  • Les Petit "Gold"
  • Chardonnay "Silver"
  • Muscadry Pink "Silver"

2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • El Tempranillo, 90 Points "Gold"
  • Barbera, 90 Points "Gold"
  • Muscadry "Silver"
  • Muscadry Pink "Bronze"
  • Let Petits "Bronze"

 2015 Beverage Tasting Intitute of Chicago

  • Muscadry Pink, "Gold & Best"
  • El Tempranillo, "Gold"
  • Barbera "Silver"
  • Pinot Grigio "Silver"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon "Silver"
  • Scarlet "Silver"
  • Malbec "Silver"
  • Sauvignon Blanc "Silver"
  • Les Petits "Bronze"
  • Chardonnay "Bronze"
  • Muscadry "Bronze

  2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

  • Chardonnay "Gold"
  • Let Petits "Gold"
  • Barbera "Gold"
  • Muscadry Pink "Silver"
  • Muscadry "Silver"
  • Tempranillo "Silver"
  • Duncan Creek "Bronze"
  • Duncan Creek Red "Bronze"

 2015 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Les Petits "Gold"
  • Duncan Creek  "Gold"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon "Silver"
  • El Tempranillo "Silver"

 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

  • Duncan Creek Red  "Double Gold"
  • Les Petits "Gold"
  • El Tempranillo "Silver"
  • Muscadry "Silver""
  • Duncan Creek "Bronze"
  • Muscadry Pink "Bronze"
  • Summer Wine "Bronze"

 2015 Eastern Wine Competition

  • El Tempranillo "Gold"
  • La Barbera "Silver"
  • Les Petits "Silver"

 2015 TexSom International Wine Awards

  • El Tempranillo "Silver"
  • La Barbera "Bronze"
  • Les Petits "Silver"

  2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve "Double Gold"
  • Pink Muscadry "Gold"
  • Muscadry "Silver"
  • Scarlet Reserve "Silver"
  • Pinot Noir Reserve "Bronze"
  • Belle Reserve "Silver"
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve "Silver"

 2014 Grand Harvest Awards

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013, "Gold" "Best of Class"
  • Muscadry 2013, "Silver"
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, "Bronze"

2014 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, San Diego, California

  • Muscadry 2013, "Gold"
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, "Gold"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2013, "Silver"

2014 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Duncan Creek, "Double Gold"
  • Scarlet Reserve, "Silver"
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, "Silver"
  • Pinot Noir, "Bronze"
  • Summer Wine, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Pink, "Bronze"

2014 International Women's Wine Competition

  • Bell Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Brut Reserve NV, "Bronze"
  • Duncan Creek Muscadine NV, "Bronze"
  • Muscadry Pink 2013, "Bronze"
  • Port Riserva, "Silver"
  • Scarlet Reserve, "Silver"

Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2013, "Bronze"
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Belle Reserve 2013, "Bronze"
  • Muscadry 2013, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Pink 2013, "Silver"

Critiques Challenge International

  • Belle Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Muscadry 2013, "Gold"

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2014, Rochester, New York

  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Muscadry 2013, "Silver"
  • Muscadry Pink 2013, "Silver"

San Diego International Wine Competition 2014

  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, "Silver"
  • Muscadry 2013, "Silver"

The Beverage Tasting Institute 2013 (BTI)

  • Château Élan Port Riserva, Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • Château Élan 2012 Scarlet Reserve, Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • Château Élan 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve, Silver Medal, 88 Points
  • Château Élan 2012 Autumn Blush, Silver Medal & Best Buy, 89 Points
  • Château Élan 2012 Muscadry Pink, Silver Medal & Best Buy, 87 Points

The 2013 International Women's Wine Competition, Sonoma, California

  • Pink Muscadry, "Best of Class" and "Gold"
  • Muscadry, "Silver"
  • Duncan Creek, "Silver"

The 2013 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Category: White Muscadine, Duncan Creek, "Double Gold" and "Best in Class"
  • Category: American Blush/Rose, Pink Muscadry 2012, "Double Gold" and "Best in Class"
  • Category: Naturally Flavored, Summer Wine, "Gold"
  • Category: White Muscadine, Muscadry, "Silver"

2013 Grand Harvest Awards, Sonoma, California

  • Muscadry 2012, "Gold"
  • Pink Muscadry 2012, "Silver"
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012, "Silver"
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve 2012, "Silver"
  • Scarlet Reserve 2012, "Silver"
  • Moscato D’Asti DOCG 2012, "Silver"
  • Port Riserva, "Silver"

Wines of the South Wine Competition 2013, Knoxville Tennessee

  • Duncan Creek, "Bronze"
  • Merlot Reserve 2010, "Silver"
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012, "Double Gold"
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve 2012, "Bronze"
  • Scarlet Reserve 2012, "Silver"
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2012, "Silver"
  • Port Riserva, "Silver"

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2013, Rochester, New York

  • Duncan Creek, "Silver"
  • Summer Wine, "Bronze"
  • Autumn Blush, "Bronze"

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Competition 2013, Haymarket, Virginia

  • Muscadry 2012, "Silver"
  • Pink Muscadry 2012, "Silver"
  • Duncan Creek, "Bronze"

International Eastern Wine Compeition 2013, Sonoma, California

  • Chardonnay reserve 2010, "Bronze"
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2011, "Bronze"
  • Port Riserva, "Bronze"

 

Gold
GOLD MEDAL, 92 points, Château Élan Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Scarlet, Reserve, American, USA, $27.   --- Award Code: 1303
GOLD MEDAL, 90 points, Château Élan Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Finger Print Collection, Mameli, American, USA, $50.   --- Award Code: 1305

Silver
SILVER MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Finger Print Collection, Zyrah, American, USA, $50.   --- Award Code: 1306

Bronze
BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2015 Muscadry Blanc, Native Branch, Georgia, USA, $18.   --- Award Code: 3898
BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2015 Muscadine Noble, Muscadry Rouge, Georgia, USA, $20.   --- Award Code: 1301
BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, American, USA, $37.   --- Award Code: 1302
BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2014 Meritage, Finger Print Collection, American, USA, $50.   --- Award Code: 1304
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