The Chateau Elan Story

History of the Chateau Elan Winery

1981

Idea first discussed by Don and Nancy Panoz

1983

First vineyards planted

1985

First (1984 Vintage) of wines released

1985

Chateau Elan opens to public in August

1988

The Chateau Winery Visitors Center opens

1993

Chateau Elan Inn & Conference center opens with 144 rooms

2008

Chateau Elan completes $11 million renovation on Inn Rooms & Conference Center

2012

Winemaker Simone Bergese joins Chateau Elan to run the Winery Program

2013

Vineyards replanted

2015

Outside of Winery Renovated

2016

Chateau Elan becomes the most-awarded winery on the East Coast and Tasting Room renovation is completed

Château Élan Awards

Château Élan Awards

Don & Nancy Panoz

Don & Nancy Panoz

Panoz Museum

Panoz Museum