Discover the new Château Élan Winery & Resort

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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 www.bevveg.com.


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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.

Cheers!



Working together in unfamiliar territory has a way of creating bonds. Bring your team members together through shared learning, and then relax and enjoy the fruit of your labors. All classes include choice of freshly brewed coffee, assorted teas, sodas, water, and appropriately paired wines. The typical class size is 12, but the Culinary Studio can be configured to accommodate 20 – 25. A selection of gourmet foods and culinary-themed products are available for gift baskets, as are personalized certificates of course completion.

Rates

Hands-on classes start at $85 per person for lunch and $125 per person for dinner, plus a $350 Chef fee and $500 rental fee. For use of the reception space (non-cooking), there is a $350 rental fee.

Group Menus

Working together in unfamiliar territory has a way of creating bonds. Bring your team members together through shared learning, and then relax and enjoy the fruit of your labors. All classes include choice of freshly brewed coffee, assorted teas, sodas, water, and appropriately paired wines.

Mediterranean Herb Medley
Served with Château Élan’s Specialty Bread selection and butter. Tomato Mozzarella Torte with Balsamic Reduction, Fresh Basil, and Herb Oil; Herb-Crusted Chicken Breast with Portobello Risotto, Sweet Onion Au Jus, and Spring Vegetables; Fresh Fruit Martini with Tequila Lime Honey and Toasted Coconut.

Tour of the Southern Mediterranean
A tempting introduction to the flavors of the Southern Mediterranean region and Northern Africa. Served with Château Élan’s Specialty Bread selection and butter. Greek Salad with Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Onions, Kalamata Olives, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Red Wine Vinaigrette; Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Apricot Couscous and Green Olive Sauce; Fresh Fruit Martini with Tequila Lime Honey and Toasted Coconut.

To reserve the Culinary Studio for Corporate or Group functions call 678-425-6017



Wine List & Tasting Notes

  • Muscadine Wines
  • “Fingerprint” Edition
  • White Wines
  • Red Wines

About the Muscadine Grape

Often called “America’s First Grape,” muscadine grapes thrive in hot climates of the southeastern United States. This unique environment makes them special in their ability to heal themselves from disease, bacteria, and fungi that often plague European grapes.

Many nutritionists have found muscadine grapes are loaded with more healthy compounds than other much-touted foods such as blueberries, goji berries, green tea, red wine, and dark chocolate. Muscadine grapes and their seeds are one of nature’s best sources of antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties. Compared to other grapes, muscadine grapes have 40 times more resveratrol — the polyphenol found in red wine that is proven to benefit cardiovascular health, blood sugar levels and the aging process.

Muscadry: The color is an intense straw yellow. The flavors are tropical, with a mix of guava, lemon zest, pineapple and grapefruit. It has an off dry nature, vibrant almost salty and the after taste tells you about the short 2 months aging in new French oak. 12.5% Alcohol.

Muscadry Rose: Bright and clear flavors, it has a light pink color with orange nuances. The perfume clearly speaks about ripe strawberries with a late spicy ginger note. On the palate it is medium dry, smooth, refreshing and very high drinkability. 12.5% in alcohol, 1.6% residual sugar and comes from the blend of the varieties Noble and Carlos.

Muscadry Rouge: Our first edition of MUSCADRY ROUGE has a deep and intense ruby red. It delivers strong aromas of spirit macerated cherries with notes of crust bread and rhubarb. It is dry with a nice smooth texture, a vibrant finish and a very clean aftertaste. It has 13.2% in alcohol, 0.5% residual sugar, and comes from 87% Estate Noble grapes and 13% Syrah grapes from our vineyards in Yuba (CA). It has been aged in new French oak for 5 months.

Duncan Creek: This light wine is from 100% Georgia Muscadine grapes. Sweet and crisp, it is the classic Georgia Muscadine wine., 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.

Duncan Creek Red: Made from 100% Georgia-grown Muscadines, specifically the red variety known as Noble. It is a sweet wine in a classic southern style and is as vibrant red as it is crisp and refreshing. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.

Summer Wine: Same great profile of our classic Muscadine wine but with clean and clear peach nectar essences. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.

Spring Blossom: This rose wine made from Muscadine grapes poses a unique flavor of strawberry and a nice clean taste.12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.

Autumn Blush: This wine has a light red color, with a sweet raspberry taste and a crisp and vibrant finish. 12.5% Alcohol, 6% Residual Sugar.

Super Premium “Fingerprint” Edition Wines

Nancy: Nancy is the newest addition to the Fingerprint collection and the very first super premium white wine of the series. Planning began over 3 years ago but only the 2016 harvest offered the chance of reaching the level of quality and style of this vintage which has been dedicated and named after Chateau Elan founder Dr. Nancy Panoz.

It is a blend of 4 varieties, 42% Viognier, 24% Trebbiano, 23% Albarino and 11% Chardonnay. The grapes were harvested from the 19th of August to the 20th of September 2016.  The single varieties have been fermented separately and blended just prior the bottling. No malolactic fementation, and only 5% was aged in new French oak barrels, the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks. It has zero residual sugars and 13.8% alcohol. Color is a nice middle tone gold with green nuances.  On the nose it shows a mix of citrus fragrances with sweet hawthorn and jasmine notes. Light notes of bread and ginger are present as well. After tasting, a light tannin structure coming from the viognier and trebbiano grapes follows. It has a great entrance, a smooth middle palate and a spiky-vivid acidity.  A persistent saltines is the last memory the wine leaves you with.

Nancy is the most elegant wine yet created by Executive Winemaker Simone Bergese whose passion and pride you can now enjoy while still available as part of the limited Fingerprint edition wines of Chateau Elan.

El Tempranillo: This wine is reminiscent of a perfectly executed harmony. It is crafted from 100% Tempranillo grapes grown in Lake County, making it strong, elegant and very balanced. Black garnet color with bright attractive aromas of mocha latte, toasted coconut and blueberry pie with a supple, vibrant full body. It finishes with coating woody tannins and moderate oak.

Les Petits: An even blend of  Petit Verdot and Petit Syrah grown in Paso Robles, this opulent wine is strong, deep and very rich. It is intense and highly structured, delivering layers of nuances from dark raisin to bread and spicy berry tart. Textured mouth feeling with a smooth intense feisty finish. It is only for true lovers of bold red wines.

Chardonnay Reserve: As per tradition Chateau Elan Chardonnay has a heavy gold color which is the anticipation of the full body taste profile you are going to experience. The bouquet is creamy and buttery even without passing through malolactic fermentation with notes of nougat, dolce vanilla and orange flavors. On the palate the wine is thicker than expected, smooth with subtle notes of lightly toasted hazelnuts and a very nice soft acidity.  The grapes of this chardonnay have been harvested in Kelseyville (CA), 20% on the 8th of September and 80% on the 21st of September. The entire volume aged in new French oak barrels for 6 months. It has zero residual sugar and a 13.8% alcohol level.

Pinot Grigio: Our Pinot Grigio differs from the typical light bodied grigios you might be used to. The color is yellow with very light copper reflections. The bouquet shows notes of nectarine, peach and sweet pineapple. It tastes mineral with a medium body, a nice acidity and a sustained alcohol. The finish is clean and it is all about saltiness. The grapes were harvested on the 24th of August in the Woodland vineyards and it aged in stainless steel until the bottling day. It has 13.5% of alcohol and zero sugars.

Sauvignon Blanc Reserve: Bright light medium emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of tutti frutti, bubble gum dust, and lemon salt water taffy with a supple, crisp, dry medium body. Classic vibrant and refreshing with medium depth. Grapes grown in Lake County, CA. 13.5% Alcohol.

Belle Reserve 2015: A blend of 60% Viognier and 40% Moscato di Canelli.  In the glass it shows a deep yellow with gold nuances. On the nose it is clearly Viognier as it opens up with peach and melon fragrances followed by some floral notes coming from the moscato grapes. The sustained alcohol content (14.3%) makes this white wine full bodied, intense, warm and oily, with a deep aftertaste and a big volume.  The Viognier grapes have been harvested in our Yuba vineyards on the 25th of August at the same time when the Moscato di Canelli was harvested in Kelseyville. Both wines aged apart in stainless steel tanks for 6 months and blended together prior bottling. This wine has no residual sugar.

Moscato D’Asti D.O.C.G: A true Italian wine made for us by our twin winery in Piedmont, Italy, and available only here at Château Élan. It is sweet and slightly sparkling with distinct notes of peach and orange blossoms, and perfectly tempered by the freshness of its refined bubbles that are accompanied by hints of elderberry and wisteria with a sweet white fruit finish.

Brut Reserve: It is a lively sparkling wine made in the charmat method.. 100% Chardonnay grapes, this is a fun, beautiful sparkling wine. It is slightly off-dry with beautiful flavors of lemon and green apple adorning the bouquet. Grapes grown in Lodi, CA. 12% Alcohol.

Rose Reserve: Our first edition of Chateau Elan Rose Reserve has a very elegant light salmon pink. Bright citrus flavors with delicate fragrant raspberry notes. This rose is dry as a traditional rose from the Provence region in France; smooth, mineral and salty it ends with a lovely buttery crust bread aftertaste. Predominantly from Zinfandel grapes grown in Davis and harvested on the 4th of September 2015, the wine aged in stainless steel tank for 6 months. Zero residual sugar and 13.5% in Alcohol.

Dolce Rosso: From the extremely rare Brachetto grape variety, this wine is made exclusively for Château Élan by our twin winery in the Piedmont region of Italy. Aromas of fresh roses greet the nose as a delicate sweetness meets the palate. Made in the frizzante style, this slightly sparkling sweet wine is sure to not disappoint from start to finish.

Pinot Noir Reserve: Fruity, earthy and elegant our Pinot Noir also exhibits fruit characteristics only displayed in the finest Pinot Noir grapes. After a seven month aging in brand new French oak barrels, this vibrant, powerful Pinot is sure to please even the most discerning palates with an unexpected depth and smoothness. Grapes grown in Yuba, CA. 13.5% Alcohol, 0.1% Residual Sugar.

Merlot Reserve 2015: A deep intense red color with some dark orange accents. It has spicy and peppery flavors with dust notes and some persistent fragrances of sweet vanilla in conjunction with a light pomegranate background. The palate is extremely textured with a smooth yet persistent tannin structure. The after taste is long, elegant and classic of this variety. This wine is made from 4 French clones of Merlot grown in 2 different vineyards in Davis and Yuba, California.  Harvested together on the 28th of August 2015, the wine aged for a little over 5 months in French oak barrels. It has been bottled without any filtration nor addition of fining agents.

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in Yuba and Livermore Valley. It aged for 10 months in new French oak, unfined and unfiltered it has an opaque violet color. Creamy, fruity aromas of black raspberry buttercream, praline, and delicate herbs and spices with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long cassis, honey, nuts, and earth finish with dusty coating tannins and moderate elegant oak. A zesty, flavor-packed cabernet that is sure to please the most exigent palates.

Velvet Reserve: Velvet Reserve 2015 has a vivid ruby color and comes from the blend of Zinfandel and Barbera grapes grown in our Davis vineyards. It is a slightly-oaked fruit bomb with lots of cassis and strawberry flavors, somehow reminiscent of the Beaujolais  wines. It balances power (15% alcohol) and smoothness with a round palate and soft tannins. It is the classic food-friendly wine that can pair with mild and flavorful foods. It has been bottled after only 4 months from the harvest in order to enhance the young and fresh character of the grapes.

Scarlet Reserve: This 2015 vintage is a completely new blend of Montepulciano and Petit Verdot grapes harvested in Lake County and Paso Robles California.  A full bodied fruity profile of watermelon, sweet spices and cedar that drinks like a ripe Italian Red.  The aroma hints at buttery nut brittle, dark chocolate, creme brulee, and berry jam on toast.  Enjoy now or up to 3 years on its own or paired with dishes like lasagna or braised oxtail ravioli.

American Port Riserva: Our Ruby Port balances the high residual sugar with a high acidity level that works superbly with the high alcohol content. It is deep ruby red, with some intense notes of macerated fruit, coconuts and toasted vanilla with a full body. You can enjoy it now as well as in 20 years from now. Grapes grown in Paso Robles, CA. 18.5% Alcohol, 8% Residual Sugar.

As always per our tradition, our Chardonnay Reserve is an heavy weight – full bodied white wine. The color is gold with some light green nuances. At the nose it opens up with a strong peach jam bouquet followed by a light gardenia flavors and a sweet vanilla background. It is intense on the palate, smooth and coating with a sustained acidity and a clean finish. The after taste is long and extremely persistent. The grapes were harvested on the 17th of September in Lake County CA, 60% aged in new French oak barrels, 40% in stainless steel. It has zero sugar and 15% of alcohol. This wine didn’t go through malolactic fermentation.



Awards & Accolades

Recent Awards


Chateau Elan Winery has been the most-awarded winery on the East Coast for the last three years garnering over 300 national and international awards.


2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Judging Competition

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, “Silver”
  • Chardonnay 2016, “Gold”
  • El Tempranillo 2014, “Silver”
  • Les Petits 2015, “Double Gold”
  • Mameli 2014, “Silver”
  • Nancy 2016, “Silver”
  • Tannat 2015, “Silver”

2017 Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago

  • Port Riserva, “Gold”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Gold” and “Cellar Selection”
  • Mameli 2014, “Gold”
  • Pinot Grigio 2015, “Gold”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Muscadine Summer Wine, “Silver” and “Best Buy”
  • Meritage 2014, “Silver”
  • Muscadine Duncan Creek Red, “Silver” and “Best Buy”
  • Muscadry Rose 2015, “Silver”
  • Belle Reserve 2015, “Silver”
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Blanc 2015, “Silver”
  • Muscadine Duncan Creek, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, “Bronze”
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2015, “Bronze”

2016 The International Sommelier Challenge

  • Belle Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Mameli 2014, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2014, “Silver”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Silver”

2016 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, “Double Gold”
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Duncan Creek, “Silver” & “Best of Class”
  • Muscadry Rouge, “Silver”
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2015, “Silver”
  • Pinot Noir 2015, “Silver”
  • Meritage 2014, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Blanc, “Bronze”
  • Pinot Grigio 2015, “Bronze”

2016 Wine Enthusiast – Featured in the September issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013, 91 Points and Editor’s Choice
  • Les Petits 2013, 90 Points
  • El Tempranillo 2013, 86 Points
  • La Barbera 2013, 86 Points

2016 Denver International Wine Competition

  • Chardonnay Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Meritage 2014, “Gold”
  • Muscadry Blanc 2014, “Gold”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, “Gold”
  • Port Riserva, “Gold”
  • Muscadry Rose, “Silver”
  • Duncan Creek, “Silver”

2016 International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Scarlet Reserve, “Silver”
  • Mameli 2014, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Blanc 2015, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Rose 2015, “Silver”
  • Meritage 2014, “Bronze”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2015, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2014, “Silver”

2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Scarlet Reserve 2014, “Gold” 92 Points
  • Mameli 2014, “Gold” 90 Points
  • Zyrah 2014, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Blanc 2015, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015 , “Bronze”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, “Bronze”
  • Meritage 2014, “Bronze”

2016 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

  • Mameli 2014, “Gold”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Gold”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, “Gold”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve, 2015, “Gold”
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2015, “Gold”
  • Belle Reserve 2015, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, “Silver”

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Meritage 2014, “Gold”
  • Muscadry Rose 2014, “Gold”
  • Muscadry Pink, “Silver”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve 2014, “Silver”
  • Muscadry 2014, “Silver”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Bronze”
  • Mameli 2014, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, “Bronze”

2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, “Silver”
  • Meritage 2014, “Silver”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, “Bronze”

2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, “Platinum” 94 Points
  • Meritage 2014, “Gold” 91 Points
  • Zyrah 2014, “Silver” 94 Points
  • Muscadry, “Silver”  87 Points
  • Muscadry Rose, “Silver” 89 Points
  • Muscadry Blanc, “Silver” 89 Points

2016 Tasters Guild

  • Belle Reserve 2015, “Bronze”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, “Bronze”
  • Mameli 2014, “Gold”
  • Meritage 2014, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Blanc 2015, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Rouge 2015, “Gold”
  • Pinot Grigio 2015, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Rose, “Silver”
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2014, “Gold”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Silver”

2016 International Eastern Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, “Silver”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Silver”
  • Meritage 2014, “Bronze”

2016 Texom International Wine Competition

  • Mameli 2014, “Silver”
  • Zyrah 2014, “Bronze”
  • Meritage 2014, “Bronze”

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, California

  • 2014 Scarlet Reserve, “Gold”
  • 2013 La Barbera, “Silver”
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, “Silver”
  • 2014 American Chardonnay Reserve, “Bronze”
  • 2014 American Pinot Noir Reserve, “Gold”
  • 2014 Muscadry Pink, “Silver”

The Grand Harvest Awards in Sonoma, California

  • 2014 Muscadry Pink, “Gold”
  • 2013 Scarlet Reserve, “Gold”

The International Sommelier Challenge in San Diego

  • 2014 Muscadry Pink, 88 Points “Silver”
  • 2013 La Barbera, 89 Points, “Silver”
  • 2013 El Tempranillo, 87 Points, “Silver”

2015 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Pinot Noir Reserve “Gold”
  • Muscadry Pink “Gold”
  • Muscadry “Silver”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve “Silver”
  • Merlot Reserve “Silver”
  • La Barbera “Silver”
  • El Tempranillo “Silver”
  • Les Petits “Silver”
  • Duncan Creek Red “Bronze”

2015 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

  • Muscadry Pink “Best of Category”

2015 International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Muscadry “Silver”
  • La Barbera “Bronze”
  • Les Petits “Bronze”
  • El Tempranillo “Bronze”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2014, “Bronze”

2015 Wine Critique International Challenge

  • El Tempranillo, “Platinum”
  • Les Petits “Gold”
  • Chardonnay “Silver”
  • Muscadry Pink “Silver”

2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • El Tempranillo, 90 Points “Gold”
  • La Barbera, 90 Points “Gold”
  • Muscadry “Silver”
  • Muscadry Pink “Bronze”
  • Les Petits “Bronze”

2015 Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago

  • Muscadry Pink, “Gold & Best”
  • El Tempranillo, “Gold”
  • La Barbera “Silver”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve “Silver”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve “Silver”
  • Malbec “Silver”
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve “Silver”
  • Les Petits “Bronze”
  • Chardonnay Reserve “Bronze”
  • Muscadry “Bronze

2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition

  • Chardonnay Reserve 2014, “Gold”
  • Les Petits “Gold”
  • La Barbera “Gold”
  • Muscadry Pink “Silver”
  • Muscadry “Silver”
  • El Tempranillo “Silver”
  • Duncan Creek “Bronze”
  • Duncan Creek Red “Bronze”

2015 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Les Petits “Gold”
  • Duncan Creek  “Gold”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve “Silver”
  • El Tempranillo “Silver”

2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

  • Duncan Creek Red  “Double Gold”
  • Les Petits “Gold”
  • El Tempranillo “Silver”
  • Muscadry “Silver””
  • Duncan Creek “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Pink “Bronze”
  • Summer Wine “Bronze”

2015 Eastern Wine Competition

  • El Tempranillo “Gold”
  • La Barbera “Silver”
  • Les Petits “Silver”

2015 TexSom International Wine Awards

  • El Tempranillo “Silver”
  • La Barbera “Bronze”
  • Les Petits “Silver”

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve “Double Gold”
  • Pink Muscadry “Gold”
  • Muscadry “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve “Silver”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve “Bronze”
  • Belle Reserve “Silver”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve “Silver”
  • 2014 Grand Harvest Awards
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013, “Gold” “Best of Class”
  • Muscadry 2013, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, “Bronze”

2014 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, San Diego, California

  • Muscadry 2013, “Gold”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, “Gold”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2013, “Silver”

2014 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Duncan Creek, “Double Gold”
  • Scarlet Reserve, “Silver”
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, “Silver”
  • Pinot Noir, “Bronze”
  • Summer Wine, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Pink, “Bronze”

2014 International Women’s Wine Competition

  • Belle Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Brut Reserve NV, “Bronze”
  • Duncan Creek Muscadine NV, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry Pink 2013, “Bronze”
  • Port Riserva, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, “Silver”

2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2013, “Bronze”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Belle Reserve 2013, “Bronze”
  • Muscadry 2013, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Pink 2013, “Silver”

2014 Critiques Challenge International

  • Belle Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Muscadry 2013, “Gold”

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2014, Rochester, New York

  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Muscadry 2013, “Silver”
  • Muscadry Pink 2013, “Silver”

San Diego International Wine Competition 2014

  • Scarlet Reserve 2013, “Silver”
  • Muscadry 2013, “Silver”

The Beverage Tasting Institute 2013 (BTI)

  • Port Riserva, Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • 2012 Scarlet Reserve, Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve, Silver Medal, 88 Points
  • 2012 Autumn Blush, Silver Medal & Best Buy, 89 Points
  • 2012 Muscadry Pink, Silver Medal & Best Buy, 87 Points

2013 International Women’s Wine Competition, Sonoma, California

  • Pink Muscadry, “Best of Class” and “Gold”
  • Muscadry, “Silver”
  • Duncan Creek, “Silver”

2013 Indy International Wine Competition

  • Duncan Creek, “Double Gold” and “Best in Class”
  • Pink Muscadry 2012, “Double Gold” and “Best in Class”
  • Summer Wine, “Gold”
  • Muscadry, “Silver”

2013 Grand Harvest Awards, Sonoma, California

  • Muscadry 2012, “Gold”
  • Pink Muscadry 2012, “Silver”
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012, “Silver”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve 2012, “Silver”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2012, “Silver”
  • Moscato D’Asti DOCG 2012, “Silver”
  • Port Riserva, “Silver”

Wines of the South Wine Competition 2013, Knoxville Tennessee

  • Duncan Creek, “Bronze”
  • Merlot Reserve 2010, “Silver”
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012, “Double Gold”
  • Pinot Grigio Reserve 2012, “Bronze”
  • Scarlet Reserve 2012, “Silver”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2012, “Silver”
  • Port Riserva, “Silver”

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2013, Rochester, New York

  • Duncan Creek, “Silver”
  • Summer Wine, “Bronze”
  • Autumn Blush, “Bronze”

Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Competition 2013, Haymarket, Virginia

  • Muscadry 2012, “Silver”
  • Pink Muscadry 2012, “Silver”
  • Duncan Creek, “Bronze”

International Eastern Wine Competition 2013, Sonoma, California

  • Chardonnay Reserve 2010, “Bronze”
  • Pinot Noir Reserve 2011, “Bronze”
  • Port Riserva, “Bronze”

Gold

  • GOLD MEDAL, 92 points, Château Élan Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Scarlet, Reserve, American, USA, $27.  — Award Code: 1303
  • GOLD MEDAL, 90 points, Château Élan Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Finger Print Collection, Mameli, American, USA, $50.  — Award Code: 1305

Silver

  • SILVER MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Finger Print Collection, Zyrah, American, USA, $50.  — Award Code: 1306

Bronze

  • BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2015 Muscadry Blanc, Native Branch, Georgia, USA, $18.  — Award Code: 3898
  • BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2015 Muscadine Noble, Muscadry Rouge, Georgia, USA, $20.  — Award Code: 1301
  • BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, American, USA, $37.  — Award Code: 1302
  • BRONZE MEDAL, Château Élan Winery 2014 Meritage, Finger Print Collection, American, USA, $50.  — Award Code: 1304


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Custom label wine bottles are a unique and stylish way to recognize and celebrate your occasion. Take your event to the next level with the special touch sure to wow!

Please remember… form MUST be completed for order to be processed.

For questions email: tastingroom@chateauelan.com.

To start, complete the order details in the form below with your details and feel free to upload a photo or logo as well (JPG, PDF and PNG files please).

Once we have this information you will receive a PDF sample by email of your design to approve or request changes.

After you have approved your label we will deliver according to any arrangements you have made with your Event or Catering manager or by pick-up in the Winery. No payment is made online, rather the master account for your event will be billed, or you can pay via credit card in the Winery when picking up your wine.

  • Details

  • Orders should be placed 30 days in advanced of date required. No exceptions.
  • Quantity

    Type in the desired amount of cases of wine you are requesting. Each case contains 12 bottles, price INCLUDES custom labels. We will arrange payment with your catering or sales manager. If you are ordering for an individual please note there is a 4 bottle minimum.
  • Velvet Reserve 2015 has a vivid ruby color and comes from the blend of Zinfandel and Barbera grapes grown in our Davis vineyards. It is a slightly-oaked fruit bomb with lots of cassis and strawberry flavors, somehow reminiscent of the Beaujolais wines. It balances power (15% alcohol) and smoothness with a round palate and soft tannins. It is the classic food-friendly wine that can pair with mild and flavorful foods. It has been bottled after only 4 months from the harvest in order to enhance the young and fresh character of the grapes.
  • Background

    Select a background for your custom label. Your custom message, logo, or image will be placed on the desired background.
    1. Winery Background - Custom Wine Labels for Groups
    2. Silver Background - Custom Wine Labels for Groups
    3. Wedding Background - Custom Wine Labels for Groups
  • Accepted file types: ai, eps, pdf, jpg.
    Print-ready artwork is required. A small logo captured from a website will not be suitable for print. Please supply a high resolution JPG, EPS, PDF or AI format logo or image. If your file is not high resolution this may cause a delay in creating your label. If you are unsure if your file is suitable, try printing it and see if it appears blurry or crisp at the size you want.



CHATEAU ELAN WINE

THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX


Want to take your Wine commitment up a level? Winemaker Simone Bergese and the Chateau Elan Winery team are now offering the Chateau Elan Wine Box Subscription! This pick-up subscription experience is perfect for those who live within 50 miles of the most-awarded Winery on the East Coast and want to try new wines while also enjoying the wines they have come to know and love. In addition to curating the quarterly box, Simone also bottles blends exclusively for Wine Box subscribers as well as including early releases, custom label wine and more. No contract required!


STEP ONE: Choose from the Premium, Classic or Sweet box. Our box subscription requires no contract and no reoccurring payments. You choose to resubscribe each quarter based on the wines in each box. Want to switch it up? Try the Sweet box this quarter and the Classic box next quarter! Winemaker Simone is always changing it up.

STEP TWO: Scroll to the bottom of this page and click the LINK to pay for and reserve your box online. The reservation will say it is for a specific date (the June 19th Winemaker Reception), but don’t worry, visit the Winery desk anytime during the quarter to pick up your box and included perks. Show your confirmation email or code to pick up. 

STEP THREE: Now for the fun part! Your exclusive perks can be used anytime in the quarter and don’t forget to attend the Winemaker Reception, included with every subscription box purchase. The next one is June 16th! Use our Chef’s recipe card and Winemaker’s pairing notes to hold your own tasting at home. 


QUARTERLY BOXES ALWAYS FEATURE:

Four wines a quarter carefully selected by Winemaker Simone Bergese packaged in our special subscriber box.

Subscription options include Sweet, Classic and Premium. If it is a Bonus Bottle Quarter, box will include two additional wine bottles.

Winemaker Simone Bergese’s tasting notes on each wine and recommendations for pairings with a Chef Card detailing carefully curated recipes to make at home that will pair well with one or more of the boxes’ wines.

In addition, each Box subscriber receives email access to our Head Wine Steward for any questions, pairing inquiries or suggestions as well as early access (and often promo codes) to exclusive Winery events. Cheers!



YOU’RE INVITED

WINEMAKER RECEPTION

Enjoy an evening of wine and chef-curated hor d’oeuvres as Winemaker Simone Bergese gives the seasonal update on the Winery including sneak peeks at brand new wine releases and all-things NEW at the Chateau Elan Winery. All Wine Box Subscribers receive TWO tickets to the Spring Winemaker Reception on June 19th at the Winery. Tickets are available for purchase for $25 a la carte and Barrel Club members can get their tickets for $10 each but must pick up at the Winery.



Available April 1 – June 19

SPRING SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Sweet Box

$69

WINEMAKER SELECTIONS

Duncan Creek Red
Spring Blossom
Velvet
Moscato

Two tickets for the June 19th Winemaker Reception ($25 each a la carte)
10% off your retail purchase in the Tasting Room
Exclusive Monthly Discounts & Promotions
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Chef Recipe Card for at-home Pairing Dinner

(retail value: $132)

Classic Box

$99

WINEMAKER SELECTIONS

Brut Reserve
Rose Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon
Scarlet Reserve

Two tickets for the June 19th Winemaker Reception ($25 each a la carte)
10% off your retail purchase in the Tasting Room
Exclusive Monthly Discounts & Promotions
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Chef Recipe Card for at-home Pairing Dinner

(retail value: $170)

Premium Box

$149

WINEMAKER SELECTIONS

Pineapple Sparkling Wine
Nancy
Uvaggio
Montepulciano

Two tickets for the June 19th Winemaker Reception ($25 each a la carte)
10% off your retail purchase in the Tasting Room
Exclusive Monthly Discounts & Promotions
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Chef Recipe Card for at-home Pairing Dinner

(retail value: $293)


What are you waiting for?

Prices are per Quarter. No substitutions allowed. For questions or more information email: tastingroom@chateauelan.com




Explore Your Inner Foodie

Culinary & Cooking Classes

Our Culinary Studio, equipped with top-tier Viking Range® appliances, is a beautiful 1,600 sq. ft. teaching kitchen located inside the Chateau Elan Winery.

Our skilled culinary team brings an individual and cultural specialty to the kitchen as they educate guests through public cooking classes and private culinary events.

Book a Class

About Our Classes

Cooking classes are instructed at an introductory skill level, however, even an experienced foodie can enjoy the interaction with our professional Chef in our Culinary Studio kitchen. Each class includes professional cooking instruction of a three-course meal, a chef’s hat, a full serving of each dish, wine pairings chosen by our Sommelier and recipe booklet.

The Day of Your Class Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably closed-toe). Chef reserves right to substitute menu items/ingredients if necessary. Classes are subject to re-scheduling at Chef’s discretion.

Registration You must be 21 years or older to participate. Classes are approximately 2 to 3 hours long. $125 per person (plus taxes). Price is for cooking class only. To inquire about adding an overnight stay, please call Reservations.

Cancellation Policy & Liability Prepayment by credit card is required to reserve a class space. Students who cancel their reservations 72 hours prior to the scheduled class will receive a full refund. No-shows and cancellations made less than 72 hours before the class will not receive a refund.

Seasonal Menus

  • January 2021
  • February 2021
  • March 2021
Week 1 1/7 – 1/9 Beef Wellington 
Learn how to make the perfect Beef Wellington. Beef tenderloin fillet, coated with mustard, mushroom duxelles, ham, wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Guests will also learn how to make honey tarragon carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, and a bourbon pecan pie trifle.
Week 2 1/14 – 1/16 Handmade Gnocchi 
Learn how to make gnocchi like an authentic Italian grandmother. Guests will master the entire gnocchi process from scratch and complete the meal with a rich, velvety vodka sauce, sautéed zucchini and roasted chicken.
Week 3 1/21 – 1/23 Winter Risotto with Lamb 
Learn how to make a classic winter risotto with roasted winter butternut squash. Guests will also tackle how to properly prep and clean a lamb lollipop. Dish is served alongside a mixed green salad with candied pecans, sliced pears, whipped brie, and honey lavender balsamic.
Week 4 1/28 – 1/30 Chicken and Dumplings
Learn how to make the ultimate classic comfort food, a bowl of creamy chicken and dumplings. Guests will learn how to make fluffy, made-from-scratch dumplings served inside the most flavorful chicken and vegetable soup. Guaranteed to warm up your winter!
Week 1 2/4 – 2/6 Seared Scallops with Bacon Jam
We’ll just say it… nothing is sexier than a perfectly seared scallop. Students of this class will learn the proper technique for achieving a restaurant-worthy seared scallops, how to make bacon jam, steamed broccoli, and herbed cornmeal polenta.
Week 2 2/11 – 2/13 Seared Lamb Chops
Guests will be able to prove that they have the chops in the kitchen after they take this culinary course. Learn how to make a seared lamb chops with a pomegranate balsamic gastrique, sautéed rainbow chard and perfectly-roasted potatoes.
Week 3 2/18 – 2/20 Lobster Ravioli with Creamy Alfredo
Ravioli is the epitome of romance, especially if it is filled with a beautifully buttered lobster. Learn how to make ravioli pasta from scratch, rolled into sheets, and the perfect lobster filling. Students will also be mastering sautéed asparagus and tomatoes.
Week 4 2/25 – 2/27 Seared Filet with Béarnaise
Learn how to prepare this romantic classic, pan-seared filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. Guests will learn the proper techniques for searing filet, how to make béarnaise, sautéed brussel sprouts and sliced fingerling potatoes. Guests will also learn how to make chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis, dehydrated meringue bites and chocolate shavings.
Week 1 3/4 – 3-6 Mussels with Saffron White Wine Butter Sauce
Learn how to properly clean and prep mussels, build a well-balanced saffron white wine butter sauce, and sautéed gourmet mushrooms. Guests will also create a pasta side dish, made from scratch, to pair with mussels.
Week 2 3/11 – 3/13 New York Strip with Spring Onions
In this course, guests will learn how the brining process works — from simple ratios of salt to water, to infusing flavor and brining times. Guests will also master sautéed spring onions and mushrooms, an how to build a blueberry red wine reduction sauce.
Week 3 3/18 – 3/20 Seared Sea Scallops
Students of this class will learn the proper technique for achieving a restaurant-worthy seared scallops, with spring peas, fingerling potatoes, and a beautifully buttery lobster brandy sauce. Guests will also learn how to make a fresh field green salad with watermelon radish, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, and vidalia onion dressing.
Week 4 3/25 – 3/27 Tagliatelle With Prosciutto and Spring Peas
Roll up your sleeves for this hands-on culinary course and learn how to go from dough to pasta. Learn how to make the signature tagliatelle-shaped pasta, and a parmesan cream sauce tossed with prosciutto and fresh spring peas.

A candlelit dinner

Overnight Epicurean Escape


Package includes a deluxe overnight room in the Inn at Château Élan and a candle-lit food and wine pairing experience for two in our hands-on interactive Culinary Studio by Viking.

Valid only during one of our regularly scheduled Culinary Cooking Classes.

Call 678-425-0900 x 41 to book.

Private & Corporate Events

Bring your friends, family, or coworkers together through shared learning and create memories that will last a lifetime. All classes include choice of freshly brewed coffee, assorted teas, sodas, water, and appropriately paired wines. The typical class size is 12, but the Culinary Studio can be configured to accommodate 20 – 25. A selection of gourmet foods and culinary-themed products are available for gift baskets, as are personalized certificates of course completion.

Learn More

When booking a cooking class at the Chateau Élan Culinary Studio, participants must assume and accept that they will be participating in cooking activities where there is a natural element of risk of injury with kitchen appliances, equipment, knives, allergic reactions, and other participants in the class. When you confirm your cooking class you acknowledge this level of risk to yourself while participating in the activities at the Chateau Élan Culinary Studio.