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The 4th of July is almost here and we are gearing up to celebrate with sunshine, wine, live music and of course…BBQ! You can usually find Chef Madeline Medon running the kitchen at Marc Bar & Restaurant, but today she took a little break to share her AMAZING Peach Barbeque Sauce recipe with us! Chef Madeline joined the team at Chateau Elan in December of 2019 and has a reputation for whipping up delicious bites that pair perfectly with our selection of wines. Her favorite way to spend the holiday is with her two children and husband playing outside, firing up the grill for burgers and enjoying fireworks.

In true southern fashion we’re already dreaming about the delicious barbeque that is sure to fill the weekend and everyone knows you can’t have great barbeque without the perfect sauce! This sweet & tangy peach variety is perfect on ribs and even smoked duck. Add in a side of baked beans and you’ve got yourself a meal! You can even store it in the freezer and use for multiple dishes. Okay, now on to the recipe…

Peach Barbeque Sauce

3 Tablespoons unsalted Butter
1 large Shallot
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 Cup Ketchup
1 Cup peaches, pulsed in a food processor
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Juice from a ½ fresh Lemon
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, place on med-high heat and allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes, blend in the blender. Store in an airtight container for up to seven days in the refrigerator, or up to three months in the freezer.

We’re celebrating Independence Day all weekend at Chateau Elan! Join us for live music, food & drink specials, exclusive sales and maybe even some peach barbeque sauce! Learn More.


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The answer to your Summer getaway just north of Atlanta, Georgia.  

Be it a weekend escape or staycation, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is your next hotel escape.

Discover the beauty of our rolling vineyards and experience the luxury of our wholly reimaged and redesigned resort, winery, spa, and golf this Summer.

During the day retreat to the Winery for a wine tasting and tour, spend the day relaxing in our luxurious Spa mansion, or brave the Georgia heat with cool beverages and cocktails poolside or swinging sticks on either of our two championship golf courses.  As evening rolls in enjoy special activities like cooking classes, night golf or soak in the live music at the Louis’ House of Bourbon or the famous Paddy’s Irish Pub.

Those are only a few ideas!  More events and Summer specials are continually being announced such as the 1st Annual Cars of Chateau car-show, and upcoming concerts.

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DIANNE + PANCHO AT CHATEAU ELAN 

This week’s #WeddingWednesday wedding took place at Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia. Dianne wanted a destination wedding where their guests and family could enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend getaway. Timeless and rustic describes the feel of the wedding.  The woods were an inspiration for them so they incorporated earth tones – ivory flowers and shades of green for bridesmaid dresses.  Dianne also wanted a princess feel so she brought in gold and rose gold for décor elements. Their first dance was a great cover of “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Toto Sorioso and Lulu Panganiban which we at Wonderland actually helped her pick.

Vendor Team

  1. Wedding Gown: Sincerity Bridal from Wonderland Bridal
  2. Flowers: Design House of Flowers
  3. Cake: The Baking Grounds
  4. Catering: Château Élan
  5. Entertainment: One Night Entertainment
  6. Invitations: Minted
  7. Wedding Planner: Southern Charm Details
  8. Hair: Bombshell Creations
  9. Nails: Blow to Paris
  10. Make Up: Bombshell Creations
  11. Photographer: Sarah Jordan Photography
  12. Videographer: Indy Productions
  13. Dance Instructor: I Do Dance

 

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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Experience the sounds of the North Georgia Wind Orchestra this Summer at Chateau Elan.

If you are looking for convenient entertainment between Gwinnett and Athens, Georgia then join us on Sunday April 26, 2020, at Chateau Elan for a Spring Concert featuring the North Georgia Wind Orchestra. Enjoy a delightful afternoon at the award-winning Chateau Elan with this 90-minute Symphony concert and optional afternoon tea. The concert is held in the Debussy Ballroom and will have two 45 minute halves with a 30-minute intermission. 

$20 Concert Only Tickets (Tickets increase to $30 after April 1)
$60 Tickets include concert and afternoon tea

Cash Bar will be available.

Learn more about the North Georgia Winds HERE.

Click HERE to book your ticket.

Seating with a direct view of orchestra is not guaranteed. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert begins at 2:00pm.


More events and Summer specials are continually being announced such as the 1st Annual Cars of Chateau car-show, and upcoming concerts.

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Only Georgia’s own Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, located in North Atlanta, boasts many awards and his highly recognized across its wide variety of luxury offerings.

Chateau Elan’s unique personal service, amenities, and facilities are truly world-class and regionally renowned for top-tier hospitality in the luxury resort and meeting destination travel industry.

Experience it for yourself.  Start planning a weekend getaway, corporate meeting, a fairy-tale wedding or special eventBut don’t take our word for it!

Atlanta Meetings & Events

Remarkable Atlanta Convention Center ResortConventionSouth “Remarkable Resorts” 2020
After thousands of likes, shares and comments in ConventionSouth’s “Remarkable Resorts” social media contest, Chateau Elan was picked as the winner! Out of over 800+ resorts in the Southeast, readers and fans voted for Chateau Elan as one of the top.

ConventionSouth “Reader’s Choice Award for Georgia” 2019

Meetings Today Magazine’s “Best of Meetings” 2018

Learn more about North Atlanta’s best corporate meeting location.

Chateau Elan Inn

Nominated for Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” 2020
Southern Living’s “South’s Best” 2019
Conde Nast Traveler “Readers’ Choice Awards” 2018

Chateau Elan Golf

Golf Advisor’s “Top 25  Best Golf Vacations for Couples” Read more. 

Weddings

The Knot “Best of Weddings” 2019
Wedding Wire “Couples Choice Awards” 5-Star 2019

Winery

Marc Bar & Restaurant OpenTable’s “Diner’s Choice Award” 2020

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL: Chardonnay Reserve & Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
SILVER MEDAL: Cherokee Rose

Beverage Wine Tasting Institute of Chicago
93: Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
88: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
89: Fingerprint Collection Malbec

World Wine Championship
90: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
86: Fingerprint Collection Les Petits


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Experience something new on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia. 

Our culinary team has created an exclusive event for lovers of hot teas and sweet treats simply called Afternoon Tea.

This is the perfect opportunity to unwind with a cup of tea and a selection of delectable treats in addition to an optional and extensive wine list during our traditional Afternoon Tea held in the Versailles Restaurant.


The Versailles Tea experience includes a variety of delicious teas accompanied by a selection of tea sandwiches, scones, pastries and sweets.

Tea is served from 2pm-4pm by reservation only Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting February 22, 2020. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Online booking only.

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW

Afternoon Tea $55
Afternoon Tea with Sparkling Wine Flight $75
Children (12 and under) $15

 


 

Sample tea offerings below. Menu items may vary each week.
Ask your server for our extensive wine menu if desired.

FEZ #39: Rare green tea from China combined with aromatic spearmint grown in the Pacific Northwest and a hint of lemon myrtle from Australia. Fez artfully evokes old Morocco and tastes best when shared with friends while lounging on pillows.

Jasmine Silver Tip #96: Delicate, tender green tea leaves from China’s Fujian Province are harvested each May and steam-fired to maintain their fragrance. Many call it the perfect marriage.

British Brunch #18: The perfect lunch tea. Sophisticated and delicious at any time of the day. A rich blend of full-bodied Indian Assam teas paired with succulent Ceylon Dimbula, intense and floral Ceylon Uva and a touch of smokey China Keemun from Anhui.

Lord Bergamot #55: A flavor somewhat superior to traditional Earl Grey. Fragrant Ceylon Dimbula and Uva are artfully combined with select teas from India’s Assam valley, then scented with the flavor of bergamot from the realm of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Meadow number #67: A caffeine-free blend from Egyptian chamomile flowers and mildly stimulating, fragrant hyssop joined with smooth Cape rooibos, rose petals and linden flowers.

Big Hibiscus #25: The cabernet of hibiscus teas. We join luscious red hibiscus with Indian sarsaparilla, ginger, pink rose petals, and elderflowers from Europe. Deep red, complex, nuanced and caffeine-free, this tea almost needs a corkscrew.

White Petal: These delicate, shade-dried leaves from China’s Fujian Province are naturally high in antioxidants. Egyptian chamomile petals and Chinese osmanthus flowers add a fragrant, toasty, creamy and
slightly sweet bloom of flavor.

Ali Shan Oolong: This lightly oxidized oolong is produced in the Ali Shan range of eastern Chaiyi County in Taiwan using the Si Ji Chun (Four Seasons Spring) tea cultivar. It is prized for its full mouthfeel, robust tropical floral notes, and candied finish.

Yunnan Silver Needle: Harvested in early spring, this white tea is produced in the Yunnan Province of China, the birthplace of tea, and is made from only the bud of the tea bush. With delicate sweetness and melon-like flavor, it has subtle floral notes and a lingering complexity telling of the terroir of Yunnan.

Chamomile Flowers: Soothing and caffeine-free, with a subtle taste and aroma that is apple-like and toasty, Egyptian chamomile is an eternally pleasant infusion. These golden buds are harvested just for us from January to April.

Rooibos: Caffeine-free rooibos, also known as red bush, grows near the South African town of Clanwilliam. In September and October (their spring), the tender, topmost leaves are carefully handpicked and processed for a sweet, creamy, tea-like flavor.

Kandy: Named after one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka, Kandy brings together full and flavory Dimbula with highly aromatic and intense Uva and lightly scented high-grown Nuwara Eliya. A tea made for sipping with pleasure all-day

Tea is served from 2pm-4pm by reservation only Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting February 22, 2020. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Online booking only.

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW


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SAM + TIM AT CHATEAU ELAN 

This week’s #WeddingWednesday has a ceremony held on the Matisse Lawn and a reception in the Winery Pavilion.  Are you looking for a premier wedding destination in North Atlanta or simply near Gwinnett?  Then look no further than Chateau Elan as the area’s premier wedding destination!

Congrats to Sam and Tim on their special day!

Photo Credit: Jaimie Dee Photography or on Instagram @jaimiedeephotography

 

 

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Start planning your dream wedding at Chateau Elan today.


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Just in time for Valentines Weekend! In case you missed it, Chateau Elan Executive Chef Rodney Ashley cooked LIVE on Fox5 Good Day Atlanta sharing his Lover’s Fondue recipe. Missed the segment? You can watch it HERE. Try the recipes yourself at home, don’t forget to tag us in your photos! Cheers!

Lover’s Fondue in Versailles at Chateau Elan

2 Cloves Garlic (Chopped)
1.5 Cup Dry Chateau Elan White Wine
8oz Gruyere (Grated)
8oz Cream Cheese (Room Temp)
8oz Raclette Cheese (Grated)
2 Tbls Cornstarch
2 Tbls Lemon Juice
Pinch White Pepper
Salt TT

Pour wine in a fondue pot with garlic on medium heat.
When liquid comes to a high simmer, sprinkle handfuls of cheese at a time while stirring until combined
Whisk corn starch and lemon juice together until the starch is dissolved and add to the cheese mixture.
Transfer the fondue pot to table above heat source or use a hot cast iron. Cast iron retains heat.
Fun items to dip: Diced Cheddar, Sourdough Bread, Strawberries, Melon, Sausage, Shrimp, Scallops

Flexi-Chocolate Ganache
3 grams Gelatin leaf Sheets
450 grams Heavy Whipping Cream
100 grams Glucose
1 teaspoon Salt
3 grams Agar Agar
10 grams Sugar
190 grams Dark Couverture Chocolate
Bloom gelatin Sheets in cold water.

Mix the Agar Agar in with the sugar. In a sauce pot mix the heavy cream, glucose, salt and sugar/agar mixture. Whisk over low heat, as soon as it comes to a boil turn off heat.

Drain the gelatin sheets and add to cream along with the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Pour into a greased loaf pan or an acetate lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate 3-4 hours. Score and cut into strips or shapes that you prefer.

Meringue Bites
6ea egg whites, room temperature
¼ teaspoon Cream of tartar
1.5 grams granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

Begin whipping egg whites until Frothy. Add in cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until dissolved and stiff glossy peaks form. Beat in vanilla. Using a piping tip, pipe rosettes, stars or dollops onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in the oven and allow to bake until firm. 30-35 minutes


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KALE + MORGAN AT CHATEAU ELAN 

This week’s #WeddingWednesday highlights the Atrium and Ballroom ceremony and reception space at north Atlanta’s premier wedding destination.

Congrats to Kale and Morgan on their special day!

Venue: Chateau Elan Atrium and Debussey Ballroom
Floral and Design: Jim White Designs
Photo: Kelly and Logan Photography
Video: Up and Up Weddings
Hair: Melanie Sorrow
Makeup: Robin Shanael
Dress: Bridals By Lori

 

 

 

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Start planning your dream wedding at Chateau Elan today.