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.

“Considering the queen pineapple is known for being one of the best varieties in the world, we’re beyond proud to be the only provider in the country of this sparkling wine made in Tahiti for Chateau Elan, said Simone Bergese, executive winemaker. “Uncovering unique opportunities to deliver elite flavor profiles to our guests is one of the many ways we are setting the bar.”

Handcrafted in Tahiti, the wine is made in extremely limited quantities totaling 800 cases per year with Chateau Elan Winery & Resort receiving 300 of those cases. Recently known for its royal debut, the wine was selected in 2018 by celebrity chef, Chef Ducasse, at Chateau de Versailles in Paris to commemorate King Louis XIV and the excellence of the French culinary represented by the pineapple. Vegan and crafted with an organic winemaking process producing minimal sulfites, this creation restores all the aromatic richness of the pineapple, sublimated by subtle notes of lemon and vanilla. The wine is available in the Chateau Elan Winery for $65.

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

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

Wheelock Street Capital ( 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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