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All the classic automobiles, vintage motorcycles and supercars you could ask for.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind Atlanta Fall event that brings a collection of rare, multi-million dollar vehicles to one show. Featured Classes: Motorcycles, Fabulous Fins of the Fifties, Loziers, the Magnificent Seven. There will also be a decades club, artists market, VIP experience, food trucks and more!

 

 

Ride & Drive the latest model Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley, Mercedes or Porche.

You don’t need to ask us twice! Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity to drive the hottest sports cars on the market right now. Reservations are required. For more info click HERE.

 

 

A 1911 EMF that raced in Savannah, GA.

View a true piece of Georgia history as one of only THREE EMF factory racers makes an appearance at the Atlanta Concours. Most are in museums, but this one is not only mechanically sound but also frequently driven by owner Dale Critz Jr. Learn more HERE.

 

 

Held at the beautiful Chateau Elan Winery & Resort.

While the car show is located on the rolling hills of the Chateau Elan golf courses, that doesn’t stop guests from heading over to the award-winning Winery for a wine tasting followed by a visit to Paddy’s Irish Pub (we may be a bit biased but the fish and chips are to die for!). Spend a little time at our Spa and you might just never go home! Overnight packages available.

 

 

The Rare Lozier Reunion.

This is a big deal. We are so excited to have a solid grouping of the rare, elegant, yet performance-oriented Lozier automobiles – which not only happen to be America’s first supercar, but an American Brass Era Icon.We have 8 of the surviving 20 cars coming to the Atlanta Concours event. Read more about these amazing cars HERE.

 

To learn more about this exciting event and get your ticket (prices start at $28) click HERE.


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Get those Pinterest boards ready because it’s #WeddingWednesday and that means another beautiful Chateau Elan winery wedding feature.

Today’s inspiration is brought to you in part by Sposabella Photography and our lovely couple, Shannon and Philip.

The bride wore an elegant tulle princess style wedding dress with a jewel encrusted bodice and a classic floor length veil. Bridesmaids were adorned in Lavender chiffon dresses with halter necklines; complimented with lush lavender rose bouquets in hand.

The indoor Atrium ceremony took place under the bright glass ceiling of our Inn. Perfect for photos and never impacted by weather!

You can’t help but smile when looking at these photos… the joy is just exuding from this sweet couple and their Atlanta vineyard destination event.

 

Vendor List

Photographer: Sposabella Photography

Florist: Roger Chapman – Floral Shoppe

Rentals/Lighting: Your Event Solutions

Dress: Madison James

Hair & Makeup: Formal Faces

Cake: The Baking Grounds Bakery

Caterer/Venue/Planner: Chateau Elan

To see more of our wedding photos check us out on Facebook. 

Start planning your dream wedding at Chateau Elan today.


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Labor Day Weekend usually marks end of Summer, but around here, we like to make it last as long as possible! If your first thought when walking out into the 90+ degree Atlanta, GA heat is “I need a refreshing Sangria to survive this,” then join the club! Today we’re sharing one of our favorite recipes: a super easy, delicious, red Muscadine wine and sweet Summer berry sangria that will impress every time. It is perfect for sharing with friends over the next few days buuuut we won’t blame you if you keep it all to yourself either.

We use our Duncan Creed Red because, with hints of berry, it shines in this recipe!

Wine Specs: Duncan Creek Red is our ruby red sweet wine crafted from the red Muscadine variety called NOBLE. This Georgia grown grape underwent a meticulous wine making process to create a premium wine with an exotic bouquet and is the ideal accompaniment for your next cookout.  Serve chilled and enjoy! 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.

Ingredients:

1 bottle of Chateau Elan’s Duncan Creek Red. For more more of a raspberry flavor use our Autumn Blush wine. For more more of a strawberry flavor use our Spring Blossom wine

1 cup of fresh raspberries

1 cup of fresh blueberries

2 cups of pineapple juice

2 cups of ginger ale

Stir, and let chill/marinate for 1 hour in the fridge and enjoy!

Show us your delicious creation on social media by tagging #ChateauElan.

Cheers!

SHOP WINE.


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Port Riserva

Tasting Notes

Made from 80% Tempranillo grapes and 20% Touriga Nacional grapes grown in Paso Robles and Lake County in 2016, this port is opaque garnet black color. Baked, fruity aromas and flavors of berry-peach compote, spices, cocoa, and brown butter with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a complex, long caramelized nuts, prunes and fruit leather, sweet and peppery spices, and cedar and earth finish. This is a remarkable domestic recreation of a fine, well-aged vintage Oporto. Fully aged in ex-rum barrels from the unique Richland Rum Distillery, it saw ZERO additions of Sulphur and no filtration at all.

Come celebrate the release of our BRAND NEW Port at our Release Party featuring a Richland Rum Tasting!

Friday, August 25th from 6PM-8PM at Cellar Door
Offering one complimentary tasting of our BRAND NEW American Port aged in rum barrels from Richland Rum.
In addition, $5 tastings of Richland Rum aged in the port barrels.

During the event, we will be offering a 20% discount on bottles and cases of Port. Retail of Port: $39.95

Disclaimer: Only one complimentary tasting per person.


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Château Élan Winery is proud to announce the grand opening of marc, the final project in a four-year revitalization of the Château Élan vineyards and winery. This exciting new restaurant concept maintains the exceptional standards the Georgia landmark is known for, while curating a brand new wine and food immersion experience.

“marc is a French word meaning ‘spirit of the grape’,” said Executive Winemaker Simone Bergese. “In the past, farmers and cellar hands paid homage to the essence of the grape; marc is committed to in turn, honoring the essence to our carefully chosen, locally-sourced ingredients.”

Beginning in 2016, the winery underwent a two million dollar restoration, working with Atlanta based Subeau design team. marc’s modern yet down-to-earth main dining room features sliding barn doors, rustic wood table slabs, brass accented industrial chairs and elegant, sweeping velvet curtains for a warm but refined dining experience.

The culinary team, led by Chef Cameron Udick, formerly of Husk-Nashville, prepares a regularly-changing lunch and dinner menu focusing on southern classics and regional highlights featuring small plates, large butcher cuts and house-made desserts. “My team and I are working hard to showcase the quality of our ingredients, changing things up constantly and having a lot of fun,” said Udick.

“We are really excited about this opportunity to get back to our farm winery roots and bring a truly unique dining experience not found elsewhere in Northeast Georgia,” added Winery Food and Beverage Director, Peter Evers.

As expected from an award-winning winery and restaurant, marc offers all of Château Élan’s 27 varietals of wine both by the bottle or by the glass. In addition to the Château Élan wines served, marc also features an extensive beverage menu, proffering guests additional wines, spirits, and locally brewed beers. All of which were carefully chosen based on their unique characteristics and are made following the same sustainable philosophy as the Winery, staying true to the territory.

Ideal also for hosting events, marc has an open, industrial-style main dining room and features two large private dining rooms and a climate-controlled airy veranda with beautiful vineyard views year-round. Reservations are recommended. To book your reservation, call 678-425-0900 Ext. 6317 or visit Open Table.

About Château Élan Winery

Château Élan Winery, with its 32 acres of vines, is located at 100 Tour De France in Braselton, GA just 40 minutes north of Atlanta and remains North Georgia’s premier winery and most awarded on the east coast. On the 3,500-acre estate sits a 16th century-styled French château with a full-service winery and tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000-sq ft European spa mansion, 63 holes of championship golf, tennis center, six distinctive dining outlets and more Château Élan is a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group.  For more information call 678-425-0900, visit us online at www.chateauelan.com or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Today we welcome guest blogger AshSaidIt to talk about last years VineyardFest Festivities in anticipation for this year’s big bash! 

“The 20th annual Vineyard Fest 2016 was exquisitely executed this past Sunday. Chateau Elan Winery and Resort rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of guests. This yearly gala is a favorite to locals as well as many out of state patrons. I met groups from Detroit, Long Island, Nevada, San Jose and even Utah. This festival is well known and bigger than I had imagined.

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Once you check in, you receive a program and your commemorative wine glass. The first section was the Pavillion. This area included a music stage, an elaborate cheese station, decadent desserts, Tipsy Canvas and many seats to enjoy the ambiance. League of Decency lit up the music stage with classic rock hits. Their energy was up tempo and kept the crowds entertained. The cheese station was beautiful! There was so many different varieties of cheese. It was perfect for such an event.

The dessert station was unlike anything I had ever seen. They fried funnel cake bites and put them on a round black plate. Then you could pick toppings to add on top. There was strawberry, caramel, chocolate, candied pecans and even brandied bacon. Everything tasted so fresh. I love it when food is cooked to order. It was an overwhelming table of sweet delights.

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The next stop was the Vat Room. This room hosted all of the food stations. The features included Braised Oxtail, Confit Chicken Lollipop, Conecuh Sausage Corndog, The Elvis, Tomato Water Aspic, Grilled Oyster and Lobster Beignet. The presentation of food was absolutely flawless!

The Cask Room was up next. Here we began our first tastings of the afternoon. Southern Distinctions, Inkwell Designers, Chateau Elan Muscadines, Red Hare Brewing Co., Boston Beer and Wild Heaven Craft Beers were on full display. Each company showcased their most acclaimed products. We gladly sat in line for a sample.

Just up the staircase, the Winery Tasting Room took up most of the time. It was comforting to speak directly with local distilleries about their companies. I was delighted to see several familiar faces behind the counter. Lazy Guy Distillery was front and center. I just met them a few weeks back at another tasting event. They only bring the cream of the crop wherever they go. In this case, it was their Snow Cream. I am definitely scheduling my tour of their distillery in Kennesaw, Ga. 

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Sassy Bitch Wines was present as well. They are a local favorite that I enjoy. Their Pinot Noir is a crowd pleaser. The fruity flavors mixed with the smokey oak make for a great experience. In the past 4 months Sassy Bitch Wines has been present at many events. Look out for them at your local stores.

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I was in ‘Bread Heaven’ with the Artisan Bread Display. OMG! So many varieties of bread. I could hardly contain myself. This display was in the center of the hall and was constantly being replenished. New bread all the time.

To the left of the staircase was the center attraction of the day. The Vegetable Garden. It was the most creative thing that I’ve seen in some time. It’s hard to even explain it. It was a HUGE display of hummus with different veggies decorated to look like an actual vegetable garden. I was tickled pink at how marvelous everything appeared. I was even more impressed with how savory it tasted. Bravo!

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On the 3rd floor, there was even more to discover. Yes. There was a 3rd level of activities. At the top of this staircase was a jam tasting table. It was a local farmer and they had over 10+ varieties of jellies. To the left was an ongoing wine seminar. And to the right, there were ongoing cooking demonstrations. I was fortunate enough to catch a bit of the crab cakes demo. Both the seminar and the food demos were packed with people eager to learn something new.

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I was dressed to the T so I did not partake in grape stomping. However, I saw many that got their stomp on some grapes. Looked like a lot of fun.

I now understand why this festival is sought after by people across the country and even across the world. Chateau Elan perfected yet another pleasurable event that I will look forward to attending in 2017. If you want the red carpet treatment by the finest winery in Georgia, schedule your tour of Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Book a room and make it a weekend getaway. You’ll be glad that you did!”- AshSaidIt

Take Advantage of  $10 off Pre-Sale Tickets Today! 

 

August 14th prices go up to $85 for Early Bird Special

 October 1st, prices go up to regular price of $95 

Secure your spot and get ready for the biggest vineyard party of the year.

Cheers!


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One of our favorite things is celebrating our lovely Chateau Elan Wedding couples. Join us on our trip down memory lane as we relive some of the precious moments in our new wedding feature blog series. Get ready for some serious vineyard wedding inspo!Today we’re featuring Jean and Aretha’s beautiful summer Atlanta wedding held on our lush winery lawn in front of the iconic chateau building. Their reception followed in our large industrial-style pavilion with photography by Cains Camera. From gorgeous beaded mermaid gowns to diamond and pearl table setting accents, this wedding was breathtaking from start to finish. 

Vendor List

Wedding Planner: Crystal Pink Events
Photography: Cain’s Camera
Videographer: Kirk Wedding Films
Wedding Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Men’s Wear: Miguel Wilson

To see more of our wedding photos check us out on Facebook. 

Start planning your dream wedding at Chateau Elan today.

 

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Mike’s Wasted Mussels

Ingredients:

1 tsp cooking oil

½ red bell pepper, diced

½ small onion, diced

½ cup tequila

¼ cup water 1 lime, juiced Freshly ground black pepper, season to taste

2 tbsp diced jalapeno peppers (optional)

2 lbs fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.Cook red pepper and onion in oil, stirring frequently, for 5 minutesStir in tequila, water, lime juice, fresh pepper, and jalapenos.Bring to a boil, and dump in the mussels.Sprinkle cilantro over the mussels, and cover with a tight fitting lid.Allow to steam for 3-4 minutes or until all mussels have opened (discard any that don’t)Click HERE to view our cooking class schedule where you’ll learn a new dish with step by step instruction from Chef Michael!Culinary Team Building

ABOUT CHEF MIKE ECHOLS

Born in Philadelphia, Chef Michael Echols was heavily into football as a kid before setting his sights to the kitchen. At the young age of eight, he would surprise his mother by preparing the breakfasts’ he and his mother would try from various diners and restaurants they would eat at on her days off. By the age of 15, Michael had developed a full-fledged passion for cooking delicious food for his friends and family with his own flare.Mike’s greatest motivational cooking influences were his family members. After his brother graduated from Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts, Michael decided that he also wanted to pursue his greatest passion, cooking, as a career. He then went on to attend Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, GA earning his degree in Culinary Arts. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Michael worked for the Ritz-Carlton Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands for his internship.In March of 2014, Echols joined the Chateau Elan Culinary team starting out as a cook III and progressing up to lead line cook I.Michael has developed a distinct influence when preparing food. His diverse southern style of cuisine with a dash of Northern flare has propelled him into a Chef at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, located in Braselton, GA where he has held the position of Culinary Studio Chef for the past two years.

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Introducing… a brand new premium wine experience.

TNT

Tasting Notes

This is our first edition of a pure 100% Tannat. Famous in France and in Uruguay, this wine is a champion of style and character, unique, powerful, explosive. The grapes were harvested as a favor in a very small vineyard in Davis by the owner and his 5 month pregnant spouse at the end of the 2015 harvest, it concluded that vintage and I could have not ask for more. Aged for 18 months in new Jupilles French oak barrels,  as the other finger print wines, it has never been filtered and has almost zero sulfites. The color is a dark bright ruby with some violet nuances. At the nose some notes of dolce vanilla, dry straw and hint of peaches. At the palate, it starts with and overture of salinity followed by a huge body, ending with a bright, soft, long and elegant powdery tannin finish. A bomb for your senses. 

SHOP TNT