BRASELTON, Ga. – Oct. 29, 2018 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, is proud to be the host location for the 22nd Annual Vineyard Fest, a celebratory community event surrounding the fall harvest, on Nov. 11, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
“There is always so much to celebrate at Chateau Elan but one of the most exceptional is when we get the opportunity to applaud our winemaking efforts during harvest season,” said Simone Bergese, executive winemaker at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort. “We take great pride in hand-crafting unique varieties of Georgia wine and couldn’t be more excited to enjoy that with our community.”
Featuring more than 100 domestic and international wines for tasting, along with regional craft breweries and distilleries, the event sells out every year with attendance limited to 2,000 guests. The gathering also includes cooking demonstrations and wine seminars hosted by professional culinary and winemaking teams, live music, a grape stomping booth and an assortment of locally-sourced foods. New to Vineyard Fest, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is now offering a VIP Experience package featuring one hour early access, a wine glass holder, an event t-shirt and an exclusive parking and check-in area.
“Vineyard Fest has evolved and grown substantially over the past decade and this year is no exception,” said Ed Walls, general manager of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort. “We’re delivering many of our past favorite activities, while still adding in fresh elements sure to excite both our new and repeat guests.”
Located within the bustling Atlanta metro of Braselton, Château Élan offers guests traveling for business or leisure a unique destination experience marked by its unmatched luxury, distinguished offerings and amenities. Home to the most awarded winery in the Southeast, seven delectable restaurants, 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a destination spa and 45 holes of championship golf managed by Troon Golf,
Château Élan invites guests of all preferences to explore and enjoy the property’s picturesque land and architecture.
To learn more about Vineyard Fest or to book a stay at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, please visit chateauelan.com or call 678-425-0900.
Château Élan Winery & Resort
As North Georgia’s premier meeting, event and vacation destination, Château Élan Winery & Resort is located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta. On the 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, 45 holes of championship golf, tennis center, seven delectable restaurants and more. The winery and resort is owned by an affiliate of Wheelock Street Capital and managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, while Troon manages the golf experience. For more information, call 678-425-0900 or visit chateauelan.com.
HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality company that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, as well as, premium select-service hotels throughout the United States under such well-known brand families as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. HEI takes a holistic approach to creating value for its investors and employees by setting the highest standards across all aspects of hotel management and operation and focusing on the central principles of excellence and continuous improvement. HEI prides itself on some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. For more information about HEI, visit www.heihotels.com.
Wheelock Street Capital (www.wheelockst.com) was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with over 25 years of broad real estate transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has since raised over $2 billion in capital commitments and is currently investing its fifth fund comprising $725 million of commitments from leading pension funds, endowments and foundations. Wheelock will invest in a broad range of real estate assets throughout the United States. The fund may invest directly or with high quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations.