bon voyage24th Annual Vineyard Fest

It's time to pop that champagne! Vineyard Fest is officially set to return for its 24th year with more unique experiences, activities, and live entertainment than ever before. Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 7th, and plan to join us as we celebrate with internationally inspired wine and food at ‘Vineyard Fest 2021: Bon Voyage.’ 

Tickets and Packages

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General Admission

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General Admission includes unlimited samples of wine, beer, and spirits. Also enjoy bites from our restaurant partners, culinary demos, live music, and complimentary Vineyard Fest swag.

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VIP Admission

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Vineyard Fest VIPs should look forward to the royal treatment! Receive all the perks of general admission plus early entry, access to our private VIP section, Vineyard Fest T-shirt and much more.

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Rooms Package

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Take the elevator home after enjoying the day at Vineyard Fest. Our Vineyard Fest Rooms Package is available for one or two nights and includes overnight accommodations and two tickets for Vineyard Fest.

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Meet Our Partners

Reds, Whites, and Sparkling

Attendees can sip and stroll around the Chateau Elan Winery while enjoying an unlimited amount of wine. Samples range from our fan-favorite local Muscadines to award-winning Italian reds and California whites.

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Brews and Spirits

Craft beer and local distilleries are taking center stage in this year’s Vineyard Fest, offering guests the unlimited opportunity to sample over fifty different brews and blends. Walk through 'Distillery Row' inside our Winery Pavilion and taste rare whiskeys, bourbons, vodkas, and beyond.

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Food and Culinary

Eat and explore a diverse range of internationally inspired bites. From banh mi to burgers, embark on a delicious journey around the globe as you enjoy an all-inclusive culinary exploration. Plus, attend one of the many cooking demonstrations, available every half-hour, inside our Viking Culinary Studio.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vineyard Fest?

Since 1996, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort has taken time every fall season to celebrate the fruits of their labor with friends and family. With attendance limited, the resort’s annual showcase has been a sell-out event for the past decade. Returning for its 24th year, Vineyard Fest 2021 features more than 100 vendors – including domestic and international wine, regional craft breweries, and local distilleries. The all-inclusive tickets also include cooking demonstrations, live music, grape stomping booth, and an assortment of locally-sourced foods.

What are the times and dates of Vineyard Fest 2021?

Vineyard Fest 2021 will take place on Sunday, November 7th, from 1PM to 5PM. VIP guests are given early admission at 12:30PM.

Does Vineyard Fest benefit any nonprofit organizations?

Supporting our local community is always top-of-mind at Chateau Elan, which is why we are excited to announce that this year’s beneficent for a portion of all ticket proceeds, will go towards our hometown hero, the Chateau Elan Military Support Foundation. The Chateau Elan Military Support Foundation is a 501 (c) non-profit organization that assists local veterans and active military and their families in need within the North Georgia area with food, temporary housing, and repairs.

How do I receive my tickets?

If you are purchasing tickets without an overnight accommodation, you will receive a confirmation email with your electronic ticket from our ticketing platform, FareHarbor. Please check your inbox and/or spam folder shortly after purchasing your ticket. 

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If you are purchasing a rooms package, with accommodations and ticketing bundled together, tickets will be automatically sent to your email address 24-to-48 hours after rooms package is purchased online. You will receive an electronic ticket from our ticketing platform, FareHarbor. Please check your inbox and/or spam folder for the confirmation.

WHAT ALL COMES WITH A TICKET PURCHASE?

General Admission Vineyard Fest tickets include entry to the event from 1PM to 5PM with unlimited 1.5oz pours of signature wines, craft beers, and local spirits. Guests will also enjoy bites from our restaurant partners and food trucks, culinary demonstrations, live music, backyard games, and complimentary Vineyard Fest swag.

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VIP Vineyard Fest tickets includes all of the items from general admission, plus early entry at 12:30PM, access to our private VIP section including separate check-in, soft seating, and private bar, private guided wine tasting seminar led by Simone Bergese, and complimentary 2021 Vineyard Fest T-shirt.

ARE TICKETS AND PACKAGES REFUNDABLE?

All tickets and packages are non-­refundable and cannot be exchanged. Ticket sales are final. Rooms packages are cancellable up to 7 days in advance – tickets associated with rooms packages are non-refundable.

What other activities will be available at the event?

We are thrilled to announce that our signature grape stomping station will be back this year! In addition to that, we have some exciting new and exciting interactive experiences that we are keeping 'hush-hush' until the festival arrives. Guests can also enjoy cooking demonstrations every half-hour in our culinary studio and we will have three live music stages throughout the festival grounds. A live music schedule will be announced soon. 

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT?

No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers or carriers, will be admitted into Vineyard Fest. Proof of age via valid form of ID will be required at check-in.

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE ON PROPERTY?

Yes. There will be limited parking spots available, reserved for overnight guests with rooms packages. 

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For all other Vineyard Fest ticket holders, parking is subject to availability. We encourage you to park in the downtown Braselton parking deck and take our complimentary trolley to-and-from the resort. The trolley will pick-up and drop-off right in front of the winery. The Braselton Trolley will run exclusively to-and-from the parking deck to the resort from 12:30PM to 6:00PM.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?

There is no enforced dress code; however, we do ask you to dress in keeping with the nature of the event venue. Please check the weather and dress appropriately as the event takes place primarily outdoors and is rain/or shine.

WHAT DO I DO IF I’VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK?

Please be responsible. There are a number of transportation options if your ability to drive is impaired. Safe Ride America (404) 888‐0887 is a nonprofit organization and will provide transportation for free, if necessary. Options like Uber and/or Lyft also provides on­-demand car services. Download their apps and use the pick-up address of: 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton, GA 30517.

What COVID-19 procedures is Chateau Elan taking at the event?

The health and well-being of our guests and employees is our top priority. All Chateau Elan events will be following and practicing CDC and State of Georgia COVID-19 mandates to ensure the safety of our staff and guests. Our event has a limited capacity, following specific guidelines, that allows attendees to social distance. Hand-sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the event, inside portable restrooms, and other well‐marked locations to encourage frequent use. All public space and facilities will be sanitized regularly and employees are required to frequently wash their hands. At this time, all our staff, vendors, and volunteers will be required to wear masks. They will also complete a daily health check before starting the day and will go home immediately if they experience any symptoms. We ask that any guests who feel unwell or have recently been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 to stay home.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A VENDOR?

For all sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to our marketing department at marketing@chateauelan.com.

CAN PRESS AND MEDIA ATTEND THIS EVENT?

Press and media are welcome to submit an inquiry directly to our Public Relations team at chateau.elan@phase3mc.com.