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Procure the perfect centerpiece for your next celebration or a unique gift commemorating a special occasion with a customized wine label from Chateau Elan Winery!

Here’s how to go about getting a case of fine Chateau Elan wine, sporting a label of your own design.

Ordering Custom-Labeled Wine From Chateau Elan

You can place your order for custom wine labels from the Chateau Elan Winery either directly at our resort or via our online form. These orders are done by the case: a 12-bottle minimum, in other words.

You’ll be able to select one of three backgrounds for your label, compose your own custom message, and provide a print-ready logo or photo to go on the label if you so desire.


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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.

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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 (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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At the heart of Chateau Elan is our esteemed winery: the first of its kind established in the region since Prohibition. Whether you’re a guest of our resort or a day visitor, we heartily invite you to visit this pride-and-joy of ours—and, naturally, to taste some of the award-winning vino it produces!

Wines at Chateau Elan

We create a wide array of fine wines here at the Chateau Elan Winery spread across several different series. These include our Muscadine Wines, made with the nutrient-packed muscadine grape native to the American Southeast, as well as our super-premium “Fingerprint” Edition bottles.


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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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Whether you’re staying as an overnight guest of ours at our luxury resort’s Inn, Spa, or Villas, or you’re simply seeking us out as a gorgeous and well-accoutered daytrip destination in the North Georgia foothills, a tour of the Chateau Elan Winery makes for a magical experience—an experience that can be had any day of the week!


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Spring is an exciting time in the Chateau Elan vineyards, just north of Atlanta, with the vines busy budding. Pruning has just been completed and the Winery team is busy bottling with grapes harvested last year. Winemaker Simone Bergese gives a quick update on the wine making process this March.

 


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Last weekend our resort (and most of Atlanta and north Georgia) was transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland. This doesn’t happen often and while the snow is gone now, we can’t help but share some of our favorite photos from our (rare) “white Christmas.”

Need some gift ideas? Keep reading for our holiday gift guide! Spoil your special someone this season with the gift of Chateau Elan. We like to think its the only way to gift wrap a resort and spa (and who doesn’t want that?!). Shop our wide selection of online gift cards and discover gifts perfect for the golf enthusiast, wine connoisseur, spa lover or foodie in your life. Pssst.. get free shipping on all gift card orders now through Monday, December 18 with code FREE.

FOR THE WINE LOVER

  • Quarterly or year-long Wine Club membership. The gift that keeps on giving! Purchase a one year or quarterly wine club membership for as low as $50 a quarter. Choose from sweet, red, white or classic membership and explore the perks HERE.
  • Talk about a tasty wow factor… our custom label wine is perfect for those that want to give a bottle or case of wine with that extra special touch. View options HERE.
  • All about the basics? Shop our wine online HERE. Pssst, December 20-22 we will be running a HUGE FLASH sale on all Muscadry wine. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media to be the first to see the promo code!

FOR THE SPA LOVER

  • We pride ourselves on having the most luxurious, romantic and upscale spa for men and women in the Atlanta area. Purchase a gift card for a massage, pedicure or one of our custom spa day packages online. Or let them customize their own spa experience with a simple dollar amount! Our luxury gift cards are shipped in beautiful red packaging and always a favorite.
  • Take the spa experience up a notch with a gift certificate for an overnight stay in one of our exclusive spa suites. Explore the gorgeous suite photos HERE.
  • Want something more tangible to give this Christmas? Let our Spa Gift Shop staff customize a spa gift basket with items starting at just $5. Contact Kris at 678-425-6064 to start your order! Happy Spaliday!

FOR THE GOLFER

  • With 63 holes of championship golf we’ve got something for everyone! Give a round of golf, unlimited golf package or stay and play gift certificate! The golfer in your life will thank you.
  • Stay right on the course in our two and three bedroom golf villas. Explore them HERE.
  • Our golf shop also creates custom golf baskets and has a wide variety of logoed items including hats, polos, beanies and more! Call for more information: 678-425-9117  

But don’t let that stop you! We have wonderful gifts for foodies (our weekly cooking class package is a fan favorite), couples romantic weekend getaways, girls trip packages and so much more!

Happy Holidays!


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December 1 is here and with it the holiday season is ushered in with all the trappings. We have fully decked our halls and December is a wonderful time to visit Chateau Elan. Learn more about our holiday packages HERE.

BY THE NUMBERS

20 hours for set up by Your Event Solution
17 Trees on Property
2 Wine Bottle Trees
850 Wine Bottles on each Tree.
1 SPECTACULAR Holiday Season!

Take a photo journey through our property to experience our favorite holiday decor spots!

The Winery Wine Bottle Tree

Holiday drinks galore

Inn Atrium Decor

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!


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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.