Celebrating Christmas at the Chateau: There’s no place like home for the holidays — especially when that “home” is the gorgeous and recently-renovated Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton.
The award-winning winery and resort, located on 3,500 acres just off of I-85, is a popular holiday destination, thanks to its festive decor and delicious menus at the property’s ten restaurants and bars. And staffers say there’s even more reason to celebrate this season, thanks to the completion of a $25 million renovation earlier this year. It’s the first major renovation since the resort began welcoming visitors back in the 1980s, and included upgrades to the more than 250 guest rooms and suites along with the addition of new hangouts including contemporary sports bar Louis’ House of Bourbon and coffee and wine bar Le Petit Cafe.
Speaking of food, Marc Bar & Restaurant is one of the most popular eateries at Chateau Elan, and its menu also got an update, now focused as a southern-inspired chophouse — and that’s where we spent part of our morning, getting a cooking lesson from Winery Chef Madeline Medon and learning more about why the resort is such a special place during the holiday season.
Click the video player to check out our morning with Chef Madeline, and click here for more information on what’s being called the “new” Chateau Elan Winery & Resort.
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