We are so excited to announce that Winemaker Simone Bergese and the Chateau Elan Winery brought home big scores from the recent Beverage Wine Tasting Institute in Chicago. Try them next time you visit the Tasting Room!

93 • Château Élan (GA) 2018 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, American. $25 Gold Medal

88 • Château Élan (GA) 2017 Reserve, Merlot, American. $27 Silver Medal

88 • Château Élan (GA) 2017 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, American. $29 Silver Medal

89 • Château Élan (GA) 2017 Fingerprint Collection, Malbec, American. $60 Silver Medal


After an extensive review of its production practices and ingredients, Château Élan Winery & Resort is now a staple in the vegan community having gained global vegan certification by BevVeg International — a law firm that specializes in vegan certification, regulation and advocacy — for its muscadine wines including Duncan Creek, Duncan Creek Red, Duncan Creek Rose, Summer Wine, Spring Blossom and Autumn Blush.

The majority of people are unaware that wine, although made from grapes, may have been made using animal-derived products. During the wine making process, the liquid is filtered through substances called “fining agents.” This process is used to remove protein, yeast, cloudiness, flavor, coloring and other organic particles. Around the world, conscious companies are starting to embrace higher standards of production and Château Élan proudly joins the prestigious ranks of wineries using a plant-based, cruelty-free approach verified by BevVeg International.

Featured as the GOLD STANDARD for vegan certification, BevVeg is nationally recognized for its efforts in Forbes, PETA, CBS, NBC and was also endorsed by celebrity supermodel, Christie Brinkley.

To learn more, visit


Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is excited to share that Marc is taking part in the James Beard Foundation and Mushroom Council’s 5th annual Blended Burger Project. Grab our featured burger, made with 25% mushrooms, May 27–July 31 in Marc!

Snap a photo and use the hashtag #BlendedBurgerProject on social media.

Marc is featuring a burger patty specifically made with 25% shiitake mushrooms with Ground Angus Beef and porcini mushroom powder shallot and gochujang sauce. It’s topped with Yum Yum sauce, pickled watermelon radish and fresh daikon sprouts on a brioche bun.

After you’ve experienced the burger…

Vote for Marc at Chateau Elan HERE.
How to? Search for ‘marc’ then “heart” our photo! 


Winemaker Simone Bergese is excited to announce the release of a BRAND NEW addition to the fan-favorite Duncan Creek collection. Duncan Creek Rosé hits the Tasting Room for tasting and purchase on MONDAY, MAY 27!

The Winery Tasting Room will be open 11am – 5pm on Memorial Day and we encourage you to stop by to try it. Get 10% off your bottle purchase of this new wine that day only.

The new Duncan Creek Rosè is crafted with 100%  Georgia grown Muscadine grapes. Winemaker Simone says it shows the classic exotic nuances and perfume of this beloved Southern grape variety and consumes the senses. A sweet, crisp wine, best served chilled, it has a beautiful light pink color and is 15.5% alcohol.



The 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest and most prestigious wine competition in the United States with over over 6800 wines from 1132 wineries competing to be the best.

In previous years Chateau Elan has placed well in San Francisco winning the Double Gold with Les Petits in 2017 and a handful of other Silver, Gold and Bronze medals.

This year, the FINGERPRINT COLLECTION MONTEPULCIANO 2016 won theBEST OF CLASS award together with the CHARDONNAY RESERVE which received a GOLD MEDAL in the over $25 chardonnay category.

Congratulations to Winemaker Simone Bergese and the Chateau Elan Winery for this outstanding performance!


BRASELTON, Ga. – Dec. 20, 2018 – Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills, is pleased to announce it will be offering the rare and extremely limited edition of Queen Tahiti Brut D’Ananas Pineapple Wine – the handcrafted premium collection created by Simone Bergese, executive winemaker at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, beginning this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, available for tasting or purchase until supplies last.


Now that the 2018 harvest has come to an end I wanted to thank you for your support of Chateau Elan and send you a quick recap of the season plus some exciting things to come! The harvest in Georgia started on the 13th of August and ended 18th of September with our estate grapes, reaching a record this year of 118 tons! As always, Muscadine grapes in Georgia never let us down. The 2018 vintage was remarkable for the great yield, flavor profile and overall quality of the fruit.


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.


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.