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BRASELTON, Ga. – Sept. 17, 2018 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, proudly announces the launch of its exclusive Château Élan Wine Box. Due to high demand for the resort’s highly-acclaimed wines, the pick-up subscription offers those who live within 50 miles of the most-awarded winery on the East Coast the option to try new wines, while also enjoying those they have come to know and love, in the comfort of their own home.

Curated by Simone Bergese, executive winemaker at Château Élan Winery & Resort, each quarterly box will feature four hand-selected wines for the season. With the option to pick between the sweet, classic and premium box, each combination is customized with a variety of unique blends, early releases and custom label options. Other inclusions are winemaker tasting notes, chef recommendations for pairings with carefully curated recipes, exclusive discounts and tickets to the Quarterly Winery Reception (for classic and premium boxes only), which will feature live music, wine specials and tastings. In addition, each quarterly box will feature different take-home gifts, examples include engraved wine glasses, a wine glass lanyard, buy-one-get-one wine tasting vouchers and more. Prices range from $59-$149 per box.

“We couldn’t be more excited to launch this offering for our community,” said Simone Bergese, executive winemaker at Château Élan Winery & Resort. “People come to Château Élan and make memories they want to relive. Now, they have the opportunity to do that through a complete sensory experience in the comfort of their own home. We’ve hand-crafted every last detail to ensure this product is one wine lovers in our area can enjoy.”

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 the Chateau Elan Wine Box and preorder YOUR fall box click HERE

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, 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


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The grand culinary spectacular that is Taste of Atlanta serves as an unparalleled opportunity to get the flavor—quite literally—of the City in a Forest, and meanwhile Chateau Elan delivers the very finest accommodations for the proceedings that you could ask for. Enjoy a luxury escape to our lavish resort and winery on the occasion of this outstanding food festival, coming up this October!

The 17th Annual Taste of Atlanta

Better than 90 restaurants from across the metro area take part in Taste of Atlanta, going down for its 17th edition October 19ththrough October 21st at Historic Fourth Ward Park. From Benihana to True Food Kitchen, from Wagaya to Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar, from Las Brasas Peruvian Roasters to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, it’s an amazing lineup of local eateries all in one foodie-focused spot.


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Nobody’s conception of a “dream wedding,” of course, is quite the same, and a nuptial ceremony can take a beautiful range of forms. Here at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, we offer the Atlanta area’s most breathtaking wedding venue: a destination where you can enjoy not only gorgeous backdrops, well-equipped facilities, and a comprehensive suite of coordinating and catering services, but also the flexibility to let your hopes, whims, and imagination take flight to truly manifest the matrimonial experience of your dreams.


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BRASELTON, Ga. – Aug. 27, 2018 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, proudly announces Ed Walls as general manager. In this role, Walls will be responsible for managing the resort’s day-to-day success, overseeing all operational aspects, including everything from sales and marketing to food and beverage, while maximizing company revenue.

“I am incredibly honored to join Chateau Elan Winery & Resort,” said Ed Walls, general manager. “With the resort’s unparalleled amenities, exceptional guest service and dedicated team of industry professionals, I look forward to our bright future ahead.”

With more than 39 years of hospitality experience, Walls most recently served as the general manager for the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. Other previous roles include director of operations and area managing director for Arden Hotels, Boykin Management, Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Walls received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.

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 Château Élan Winery & Resort or to book an upcoming visit, please visit chateauelan.com or call 678-425-0900.

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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

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.


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You won’t find a more luxurious, well-equipped, and all-around unique venue for meetings and events in Greater Atlanta than Chateau Elan Winery & Resort. Whether a business meeting, corporate party, reception, or large conference, we’ve got the facilities and the service—not to mention the conveniently situated luxury accommodations—to ensure it’s a memorable success!


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BRASELTON, Ga. – Aug. 21, 2018 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills – has selected Troon® – the leader in golf management, development, and marketing – to manage the golf and clubhouse food and beverage operations at the Château Élan Golf Club.

Featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole par 3 short course, Château Élan’s Golf Club is open to resort and daily-fee play. The Club’s Château Course opened in 1989 and was designed by Denis Griffiths. The 7,030-yard, par-71 course winds along three lakes and two creeks with water coming into play on 10 of the 18 holes. The Woodlands Course, also a Denis Griffith design, opened for play in 1996. The rolling hills and tree-lined fairways of this stunning 6,735-yard, par-72 course provide spectacular views on nearly every hole. The Club’s Short Course is located behind the Inn at Château Élan and features beautifully landscaped holes varying in length from 100 yards to more than 200 yards.

“With their level of expertise in golf management, the decision to partner with Troon came naturally,” said Ed Walls, general manager, Château Élan Winery & Resort. “This will continue to expand upon and elevate the exceptional offerings already provided here at Chateau Elan.”

Recently renovated by Blur Workshop – an Atlanta-based architectural firm – Château Élan Golf Club now includes a refreshed front porch and players’ lounge, a newly redesigned golf shop, expanded locker rooms with upgraded finishes and fixtures as well as a new roof, paint and landscaping around the exterior. The club’s restaurant has been rebranded as “The Sarazen’s Bar & Grille” and now includes a large central bar, an open dining room, an entirely new 1,053 square-foot back porch for outdoor dining overlooking the 18th green, and “backyard” area with lounge seating and fire pits.

“Château Élan is a stunning property,” said Mitch Harrell, president, Troon. “We’re excited about the recent enhancements and improvements made around the club. Our golf and food and beverage teams will now look to enhance the entire guest experience at the Château Élan Golf Club.”

Château Élan’s “Wee Links” short game practice facility offers a place for guests to practice putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. To assist guests in further improving their short-games, Château Élan is now home to a Dave Pelz Golf School, with one-day clinics as well as two and three-day schools available throughout the year. The golf clubhouse features a golf shop, locker rooms and restaurant and bar. In addition to outstanding golf, Château Élan also 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 and a destination spa, Château Élan invites guests of all preferences to explore and enjoy the property’s picturesque land and architecture.

Guests also have the option to choose an exclusive overnight ‘Stay & Play Experience,’ including a deluxe overnight room in the Inn at Château Élan, unlimited golf, cart access and range balls on the Troon branded Château course or Woodlands course. Tee times are recommended at the time of booking. “We are excited to have two industry leaders as our golf partners,” said Keith Manning, vice president of asset management for Wheelock Street Capital. “Troon and Dave Pelz Golf are both considered frontrunners in their respective fields.” To learn more about the Château Élan Golf Club, please visit chateauelan.com or call 678-425-6050 or to book a tee time, call 678-425-0900 extension 41.

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.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 330 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.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.


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If you’re a fan of electronic music, you likely already know about Atlanta’s Imagine Music Festival—and there’s a good chance you’re coming! If so, we invite you to stay with us here at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, which provides you a convenient jumping-off point for the DJ-driven goodness going down at the Atlanta Motor Speedway while lavishing a luxury resort experience upon you.


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BRASELTON, Ga. – July 25, 2018 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, proudly announces the addition of Kevin Phenegar to its executive team as director of food and beverage. In this role, Phenegar will be responsible for all food and beverage operations including planning and implementing the menu, oversight of personnel, food production, inventory, catering and more.

“Food and beverage is a major piece of what we have to offer our guests. We couldn’t be more proud to welcome Kevin Phenegar to our team to lead the charge,” said Glenn Tuckman, general manager, Château Élan Winery & Resort. “With his diverse experience and passion for the industry, we look forward to refreshing our program with his guidance.”

Phenegar brings an extensive wealth of knowledge and more than 25 years experience to his new role. He most recently served as the director of food and beverage at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. and prior to that position he served as the director of resort food and beverage at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y., assistant director of food and beverage at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. and the director of dining at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Additional experience includes work with Doubletree and Hyatt Hotels.

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 Château Élan Winery & Resort or to book an upcoming visit, please visit chateauelan.com or call 678-425-0900.

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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.

Wheelock Street Capital

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.

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.


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We’re obsessed with these dreamy photos from Makenzie and Keith’s Chateau Elan wedding. The purple and cream colors were perfect for their light and airy ceremony in our atrium followed by a nonstop party in our industrial-style pavilion. Learn more about our wedding venues and packages HERE.

Beautiful photos by Laura Anne Watson

Congratulations Makenzie & Keith! Thank you for choosing Chateau Elan for your special day.

To learn more about Chateau Elan Weddings & Packages click HERE.


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Atlanta’s largest music festival and one of its signature end-of-summer bashes is coming up, and now’s prime time for securing tickets—and securing your luxury accommodations not far away at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort.

The concert extravaganza we’re referring to is, of course, Music Midtown, which will once again draw thousands to Piedmont Park when its 17th edition takes place Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th. Some very big names are taking the stage this year, and we invite you to enjoy our lavish resort while you enjoy the show!