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We are so excited to introduce new craft cocktails and two new menu items to our L’Auberge Lounge, located off the Atrium of our Inn. Stop by during your visit and tell us which cocktail is YOUR favorite!

NEW COCKTAILS

Java Mint

Bulleit Bourbon, Kahlua, White Crème de Cacao, White Crème de Menthe

Elderflower Mojito

Pyrat Rum XO, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur with a hint of Mint

Blueberry Lemon Fizz

Tito’s Vodka, Blue Curacao, Fresh Squeezed Lemon, Muddled Blueberry & Mint leaves,         House-made Simple Syrup, topped with Club soda water

Nightcap

Knob Creek, Cointreau, Crème de Cassis, Orange Bitters, Ginger Beer

Sparkling French Martini

Absolut Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple Juice, Topped with Château Élan Brut

 Rusty Mule

Glenlivet Single Malt, Drambuie, Domaine de Canton, Sugar cube, Fresh squeezed Lime

Southern Peach Tea

Basil Hayden, Peach Schnapps, Peychauds bitters, Sweet Tea, Fresh squeezed lemon

Pomegranate Martini

Tito’s Vodka, Cointreau, Pomegranate juice, Fresh squeezed Lime & Lemon juice

Maui Sunrise

Tito’s Vodka, Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Orange juice, Sweet & Sour, Grenadine

Don’t forget to try our delish Brisket Taco with avocado and fresh kimchee.

And last but certainly not least, our shrimp cocktail with pineapple cocktail sauce takes the experience to a whole new level.

See full menu and L’Auberge live music schedule HERE.


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It may be chilly outside but we’re all smiles sharing today’s winter vineyard wedding inspo!

Once like a Spark Photography captured every heart-melting moment. The beautiful couple’s Inn Atrium ceremony was perfect for the January Atlanta weather, and we loved how they incorporated their dogs into the wedding ceremony! Golden hour portraits, puppies, and twinkly lights in the industrial-style Winery Pavilion Reception–just a couple of our favorite details.

Kelsey was shining in her layered organza wedding gown with diamond belt and beautiful fur stole. Her bridesmaids looked fabulous in their multicolored but coordinated blush, plum, and navy dresses.

   

    

 

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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We received so many requests for our recipes from our VineyardFest 2017 demos that we just had to share. You can make the flavors of VineyardFest last all year long.

Polenta

1 cup Polenta

2 cups Chicken Stock

2 cups Heavy Cream

Salt & Pepper To Taste

  1. Boil Chicken Stock & Heavy Cream
  2. Whisk in Polenta
  3. Reduce Heat and Cook until Polenta is Tender
  4. Add Salt & Pepper to Taste

 

Lamp Chops

1 rack of lamb

1 tsp lavender

2 sprigs thyme

Olive oil

  1. Blend Dried Lavender Flowers and Thyme into fine powder and then mix with Olive Oil
  2. Mix Lamb with Marinade and let them Marinade over-night
  3. Cut Lamb into individual size lamb lollipops.
  4. Cook Lamb Lollipops on High Heat for 4 minutes each side.

 

Braised Vegetables

1 each Red and green cabbage

1 Collard greens

1/2 c Champagne vinegar

1/2 c Lager beer

Salt and pepper

Pinch Red pepper flake

Water

  1. Heat Skillet to Medium Heat and drizzle olive oil
  2. Add Cabbage & Greens
  3. Pour in Champagne Vinegar, Beer, Salt, Pepper & Red Pepper Flake
  4. Cover and simmer for a few hours or till tender

Brussel Sprouts were cut in to 1/4 tossed in olive oil salt and pepper and sautéed until slightly tender.


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VineyardFest 2017 is only a few days away and WE CAN’T WAIT!! This exclusive event has been sold out for months and if you’re one of the lucky ones that snagged a ticket… here’s what you have to look forward to:

All-inclusive tickets

Enjoy wine, cooking demonstrations,  live music, parking, all the vendors you can squeeze in, and more! With the all-inclusive tickets, you’re free to enjoy everything our fest has to offer with no hassle.

         

    

Unlimited Wine

It’s wine o’clock from start to finish at Vineyard Fest. Taste to your heart’s content with all the local wine you could want! Your glass never has to be empty—and that’s nothing to w(h)ine about.

All the Vendors

From assorted locally-sourced food to regional craft breweries and distilleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Chef-curated food

Desserts, local veggies, finger foods, premium cheese, artisan bread, and all the appetizers in-between. You can expect the best sides to compliment your wine.

Grape stomping

The ultimate stress reliever—at least that’s what we think! Do a little jig in the barrels and you’ll have the best stories at your next #WineWednesday get-together. Don’t forget to snap a photo or boomerang and tag us online!

 

Cheers and see you there!

Vineyard Fest


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We’re Rockin’ & Rollin’ into another fantastic corporate event feature.

Your Event Solutions stunned us again with the decor of this throwback ACDC concert-esque event. Yes, your next corporate event could be this level of awesome too!

“I love rock n’ roll
So put another dime in the jukebox, baby
I love rock n’ roll
So come an’ take your time an’ dance with me”

Photos by PWP Studios.

Start planning your spectacular corporate event today!


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Fall is a special time here in the Chateau Elan Vineyards–the vines are lush and full, the smell of crushed grapes permeates the air and if you can believe it, everything is even more picturesque than it usually is.

If you weren’t able to visit during harvest season (typically August through September) take a moment to enjoy a few photos from our 2016 harvest!


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 We can’t get enough of our amazing Chateau Elan wedding couples! Today we’re sharing another celebration of love with Lauren and Houston’s joyous big day.

 

“Little did I know that while swinging in my favorite place in the park, Houston would get down on one knee and ask me to spend the rest of my life with him. It was completely unexpected and so special with just the two of us in the park that afternoon!”-Lauren

 

Vendor List

Hair & Makeup: Brushworx

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There are no limits to what you can do with a group event at Chateau Elan.

Take a look at this “sweet” event, designed by our friends at Your Event Solutions that is anything but boring! They turned our Inn glass-topped atrium into a Willy Wonka Wonderland that truly WOWED attendees. From the over-the-top candy bar to the “golden ticket” station… we can’t get enough!

“Come with me, and we’ll be in a world of pure imagination”

Photos by PWP Studios.

 

Start planning your corporate event today!


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The 2016  Chateau Elan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes from grapes grown in two of our classic sister vineyards in Woodland (high trellising cordons with original ENTAV French clones) and in Red Hill AVA next to Kelseyville in Lake County (25 plus years old vines VSP trellising with an extreme low yield). It shows the classic California superpower grape, Cabernet, featured with an elegance that the previous vintages didn’t have. The grapes were harvested on the 19th of September and the 19th of October 2016. The wine aged 100% in new French oak barrels for ten months, no filtration, no stabilization and extremely low sulfites. We bottled 773 cases.

The wine is nearly opaque dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried cherries and sultanas, plum pie, chocolate and marinated grape leaves with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long raspberry jam on scone, vanilla nuts, and mocha finish with fine, chewy, dusty tannins and light oak. As usual our Cabernet is very bright, tasty and fruit forward. Over the next few months the style will develop into a more spicy and smooth one.

Shop the wine HERE.